Valia and the Kingdom of Joy..well can't quite pinpoint it ! I write all songs and performing all instruments as well as mixing, mastering, producing and promoting the songs!
I am inspired by many different genres, from contemporary classical music to folk and jazz, and other artistic disciplines such as contemporary dance, ancient greek tragedies, cabaret music and puppet theatre. My strongest influences are Bjork, Tom Waits, Harry Partch, The Tiger Lillies, Tori Amos, Miles Davis, Emiliana Torrini.
I look and aim for a raw and original sound. My songs reflect life with all its contradictions; moments of simple pleasure or moments of deep pain. The instrumentation is varied with steady beats and clashing melodies.
I studied Music and specialised in Composition. As well as songwriting I am also drawn to writing music for Theatre and Dance.
Voice, guitars, mellodica/clarinet/recorder, cello, percussion.
Typical set is 30-45 min
1)Confront the King
2)Smile my little one
7)Love will find a way
8)Come into me
Covers in the most alternative way!
1)Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
2)Whole Again - Atomic Kitten
3)All I have to do is dream - The everly brothers
4)Tango till they're sore - Tom Waits