Radio Star

Birthday: April (Earth sign Taurus)
Birth town: Las Vegas, NV


Bands: Obviously just about anything from the 80s, plus a very wide variety of music genres from classical to country, jazz & showtunes, & even a few tunes from the early 1900s, but here are some just to name a few: April March, Betty Davis, Morcheeba, Bjork, Portishead, Klaxons, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Veruca Salt, MC Frontalot, Blackalicious, G-Love & The Special Sauce, Jack White, Beck, Rage Against The Machine, Down, Five Finger Death Punch, Tori Amos, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Simon & Garfunkel, Parliament, Rolling Stones, Black Crowes, The Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, and anything by Mozart.

Movies: Anything by Quentin Tarantino (Reservoir Dogs, 4 Rooms, Inglorious Basterds, Django, etc.), Wes Anderson (Bottle Rocket, The Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore, Darjeeling Limited, Life Aquatic, Fantastic Mr. Fox, etc.), or Alfred Hitchcock (Shadow of A Doubt, The 39 Steps, Psycho, To Catch A Thief, Rear Window, The Birds, etc.).  I like all sorts of movies, but these are my top three favorite writer/directors of all time.

TV Shows: Masterpiece Classic and anything on the BBC. Im a history fanatic so usually its a documentary piece or based on real history.  I have a serious soft spot for English and European History.

Food: Oh, why yesI do enjoy food!  Seafood, poultry, wild game, vegetables & grains please...I like to find or make healthy alternatives to the junk foods of my past, & definitely no fast food (sorry, JW!)  I believe in nutritional education and making good food choices based on the needs of my body.  Ask me why sometime, Ive got a great story to tell.

Drink: WATER! Anytime, anyway, bubbly or still...WATER!  Hot beverage is 3 shots of espresso, a few splashes of steamed milk, & a sprinkle of cinnamon, & by night a high quality whiskey with TONS of ice (preferably served in a brandy snifter, but Ill settle if I have to) [Editor's note: for the record, Dez appears to have 'settled' on the occasional shot of Jack (the official shot of Radio Star) without too much resistance]...

Likes: Entertaining people through song, dance & acting, farming & raising animals to eat, practicing sustainable living & agriculture, DIY anything, continuing education, reading, HISTORY, designing & getting tattoos, recycling, open minded positive people, offering hair, skin & makeup care & educating others on how to take care of their skin/bodies, clean healthy eating, my family & friends.

Dislikes: Bad attitudes, unethical people/companies, lima beans, my abnormally long toes (missed the cute shoe boat so many times), uncomfortable silence, when gnomes and elves hide my stuff, being too high off the ground, really big spiders, the creepy corner of my basement.

Won't go anywhere without: A minimum of 3 bags containing everything I could ever need anywhere, anytime.  If Im traveling to do make-up, skin care or massage its up to 6 bags and possibly a massage table!

Hailing from a musical family, Dez grew up listening to 80's music.  As a toddler, she started vocal training, and has been performing since she was 7, singing in variety and talent shows, and with various bands and musicians throughout the years.

In August of 2015, Dez answered an ad for an 80s cover band seeking a female lead singer.  After her audition, she was offered and accepted the lead vocal spot in Radio Star, starting in 2015.  She is the visual and vocal lead in the band --- Radio Star's onstage party starter and center of energy!