Band Name: The Dayna Clay Band
Year Formed: 2002
Maya Kuper: vocals/keyboards.
Paul McComas: bass/guitar/vocals.
Mike Holden: guitar/bass/flute.
The Dayna Clay Band:
Fictional character. Real band. Vital cause. #RockAgainstRape
“Dayna Clay” is a 27-year-old rock star, battling post-traumatic stress and depression in the wake of an abusive childhood. She’s the heroine of Paul McComas’ acclaimed 2002 novel, UNPLUGGED. Although Dayna’s story is a work of fiction, the book addresses issues that are all too real.
The Dayna Clay Band brings UNPLUGGED to life on stage in an original alt-rock musical. Featuring songs by Paul McComas and Maya Kuper, “UNPLUGGED: A Survivor’s Story in Scenes & Songs” chronicles Dayna’s bumpy journey out of depression, through the South Dakota Badlands, and into self-discovery, healing, full embrace of her bisexuality, and love.
All proceeds from the Dayna Clay Band’s performances benefit the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)’s National Sexual Assault Hotline, as well as The Kennedy Forum, which works to eliminate the stigma of mental illness and enforce parity for behavioral healthcare.
Watch for their debut album on Chicago Acoustic Underground’s CAUDog Records label!
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Record Label: CAUDog Records
Official Site: https://daynaclay.bandcamp.com