Taylor Dayne: Pop Icon and Exceptionally Talented Freestyle Music
Singer-Songwriter and Actress Reveals her Inner Most Secrets
Ms. Namita Nayyar: You have also gained notice for your songwriting skills.
Several of your gold and platinum-selling solo albums featured your own
compositions, and "Whatever You Want," a song you co-wrote for Tina Turner,
became a Top 40 hit in 10 different countries in 1996. This propelled your
singing career to the height where you have been at the top of the world as a
singer and songwriter. Tell us something about your professional journey in the
world of music?
Ms. Taylor Dayne: I was not happy just singing, by my 3rd studio record, I had
been on the pop train for 8 years and I was ready to say something personal
about myself I needed to do it, I needed to express my experiences to my
audience, and get it out. Songwriting was that tool. It was not very well
embraced by my record company that I be a part of this process and the songs and
I paid dearly for it. Literally and figuratively. But any artist will tell you
that it made me work twice as hard the challenge to myself to deliver to the
fans and the company expectations.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: How did you react when your returned with 2008 release
"Satisfied" that you co-wrote for the album's lead single, "Beautiful," which
climbed to number 1 on the dance charts. It was also your 17th time cracking the
Top 10 on the Billboard charts?
Ms. Taylor Dayne: It was very validating and nice to have that success on a song
you were part of the process making.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: As an actress, you are known for "Win a Date with Tad
Hamilton!" (2004), "Flawless" (1999) and "Fried Green Tomatoes" (1991). Tell us
your experience of working as an actress?
Ms. Taylor Dayne: Actually all those films I was part of the soundtracks. I
acted in other films and TV series, I love the collaborative process on sets and
again the challenge I'm a great singer, a good actress so I have to work harder
there as it's not a muscle I use as often.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: You are a gay rights activist for many years and is
considered a gay icon in the gay community. You have performed at the 19th
Annual Long Beach Gay Pride Festival (May 2002), you also performed the official
theme song of the 2010 Gay Games, "Facing a Miracle". Tell us more about this
passion of yours?
Ms. Taylor Dayne: My LGBT fan base I have watched over 25 years grow and grow
strong. They have evolved and grown in communities, cities and countries. They
are truly my most loyal fans.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: You are leading women crossover singer, songwriter, film,
television & stage actress, a dancer, gay rights activist and a mother. How you
are able to manage such a remarkable multi-dimensional, multi-faceted lifestyle?
Ms. Taylor Dayne: It sounds so big, But really I get up everyday and look over
my calendar and plan my day, my shows, my events, my career. Now more then ever
I try and enjoy conversations and meeting people more fully. Giving more of
myself when I perform and knowing that it is good when I perform live, in that
90 min energy is moving around that room that I can shape and shift and move.
Its very special for me and the audience. Very powerful.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: Tell us your views about taking hormones, anti aging
medication and lifestyle changes, on being a single mother and about fertility
in view of raising children through surrogacy?
Ms. Taylor Dayne: I have many many thoughts on these topics. I am personally on
hormone therapy and have had fertility and used a surrogate, I personally have
found incredible gifts in all of the above. My 13 year old twins, the ability to
have them even then as a single mother. The last 3 -4 years the great changes
and body transformations Iíve had because of being on HRT therapies. I've feel
Ms. Namita Nayyar: In September 2014 you internationally released a new single
called "Dreaming". Elaborate abot this song of yours?
Ms. Taylor Dayne:
I was ready to put out new music at least a single. Let the
fans know Iím working, shake my ass, make a video :)
Ms. Namita Nayyar:
What exercises comprise your fitness regime or workout
routine that you may wish to share?
Ms. Taylor Dayne: Always run, jog or hike. I live for a great, uncrowded trail,
hills too. And old fashioned circuit training, weight training gives your body
definition and I live in saunas.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: Do you take some special diet or have a strict menu that you
follow to remain healthy and physically fit. Specially with regard to your
Ms. Taylor Dayne: My No.# 1 remedy for maintaining my voice is SLEEP. Without it
I'm nothing, all my friends, family and kids know, I have to shut it down. It's
my quiet time to build back up, my voice, my spirit and my body.
Ms. Namita Nayyar:
You have glowing skin and gorgeous hair. Do you take some
kind of skin treatment to keep it young and glowing and secondly what you do to
your hair to make them look so stunning?
Ms. Taylor Dayne: How sweet... I do take a lot of supplements but all this is
based on the results I get form my endocrinologist, my hormones I take as well,
effect hair and skin. I see her every 3 months, the blood doesn't lie and she is
genius. Also I eat or try to for my blood type.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: You have been inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of
Fame in 2012, joining other time-tested luminaries like Billy Joel and Joan
Jett. What responsibilities you feel on this honor being bestowed upon you?
Ms. Taylor Dayne: It is a great honor to be recognized by your peers. I'm such a
NY Girl .. go Strong Island.. LOL
Ms. Namita Nayyar: Tell us about your endeavour of starring in Elton John's
Broadway award-winning production of 'Aida'?
Ms. Taylor Dayne: Aida was special it was Elton and Tim Rice. It was rock and
roll and theatrical. I loved my role and I loved being on the stage. You never
knew who was in that audience show after show, the theater has such an impact.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: What you wish to say about the website Womenfitness.net and
message for its visitors?
Ms. Taylor Dayne: Thank you very much for this opportunity to share some of
myself with you.
Women Fitness Team thanks Taylor Dayne for giving her valuable time for this
interview and quenching the thirst of her fans to know more about her and shall
also like to thank Joann Mignano who made this interview happen.
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