ZIYP: Please tell us a little about yourself, who are you and what do you do?
Danijela: I started by saying “an ordinary girl”, but I guess at 35 you’re no longer a girl. At that point you become a super woman. All joking aside, sometimes I feel like Bruce Wayne a.k.a. Batman. By day I’m a decisive marketing expert, and at night I come out of my cave and enjoy performing music.
ZIYP: What is your secret for a successful evening, or a great performance? Danijela: For me the best performance is one where you achieve a synergy between the audience and the performer. My “secret” ingredient is to be honest and to enjoy what you do because people sense that. There is no song format, I enjoy improvising. The band values that because they feel more free. Then a chain reaction happens – when the performers are enjoying themselves the audience recognises that and the space is filled with crazy good energy.
ZIYP: What is Zagreb nightlife like from your perspective? Danijela: It depends on the place. I’ve performed quite a lot so I’ve seen both younger and older audiences. I always get the feeling that there are many more young women than men, or perhaps they are noisier so I only get that impression. In the places I go out they play pop, rock, r’n’b and quite a lot of retro stuff. I think that the people who were born in the 1980s have now become the opinion makers and that they are nostalgic for certain kinds of music, so a revival of some excellent music which we weren’t able to hear for a long time is happening.
ZIYP: Which are your favourite places for a night out? Danijela: To be honest I haven’t been out for a proper night out for ages but I’m always up for spending time with my friends. I love places where you can relax, drink a beer or a glass of good wine and listen to excellent music. Some of them are Harrats Pub, Mojo Bar, Boogie, Pivana, Booze and Blues, Ro&Do and so on. As I’m a new mum, currently my favourite place for a night out is my sofa together with snacks, a warm blanket and my dear hubby.