Dana Boulé is an American composer, producer, performer and multi-instrumentalist based in Paris, France. She has produced and released nine studio albums in genres from punk rock to pop, folk, orchestral, children's music and multiple film/tv/theater scores. Her music has been featured in Oscar nominated Midnight In Paris, Jimmy Neutron and Sesame Street. She has scored multiple independent features, theater pieces and commercials for clients including MTV Networks and Marie Claire.
Dana is a classically trained pianist and accordionist who first began her music career as frontwoman for NY punk bands Stupid and The Sobs. Known in the NY punk world for playing a screaming accordion through distortion pedals and baking cookies for every show, she released three albums and had a successful career touring their lively pop punk parties. She relocated to Paris, France in 2008 where she released her first solo album, the lush orchestral pop Going, Gone released in 2009. Dana is one half of the indie folk duo The Resident Cards whose 2013 release We Won't Leave Any Trace on the label Proper UK received rave reviews. Dana released her second solo album in 2015, We All Need To Calm Down, a spacious 90 minute soundscape designed for mindfulness, meditation and movement. The album is currently featured in dozens of films worldwide.
An experienced music teacher, Dana has worked with children since 1995 directing theater, music workshops and teaching private lessons. She founded Petit Punk Rock, a bilingual concert and songwriting program, in 2012 with performances and workshops in both the U.S. and France. While raising her bilingual son, she was inspired to write and record an electropop family album using both the American and French children in her family. The result is What Do You Want To Be? / Que est-ce que tu veux-être?, a double album in English and French made for singing, dancing and learning while having fun.
What Do You Want To Be? / Qu’est-ce que tu veux être? was inspired by beat making and dance music so Dana teamed up with street artists Robin Drysdale (Brooklyn) and Kashink (Paris) for a colorful album and interactive book design. The album was mixed and mastered in London by Charles “Chicky” Reeves at Sublime Studios who has mixed such legendaries as Johnny Cash, Tito Puente, Radiohead and Prince among others.
Dana is currently working on her second album for families and children for release in 2019.
DISCOGRAPHY / DISCOGRAPHIE
Dana & The Petit Punks - What Do You Want To Be? Qu’est-ce que tu veux être? (2017)
Dana Boulé - We All Need To Calm Down (2015)
The Resident Cards - We Won’t Leave Any Trace (2013)
Dana Boulé - Drool soundtrack (2009)
Dana Boulé - Going, Gone (2008)
The Sobs - The Early Year (2004)
Stupid - Stupid (2003)
The Sobs - Devils Are Dreaming soundtrack (2001)
Stupid - Cotton Candy, Candy Apples (2000)