Lena

Lena

BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

Rooted in a singer/songwriter tradition, Lena's lyrics are driven by a passion for freedom and the the exquisite sensuality of life. Her music is raw and intimate, soulful and urgent. It calls listeners to touch their own yearning for freedom, for love, for a new era.

Biography

From the Mediterranian to the Caribbean to the West Coast of the US, this singer/songwriter has been touched by an ecclectic mix of influences, from Bahamian and Greek folk music, to the music of change of the 60s and 70s, including Americn folk, rock, blues, and funk, to alternative and house music of the 80s and 90s.

Some of her strongest influences include Joseph Spence, Bob Marley, Ritchie Havens, Nina Simone, Melanie Safka, Lauren Hill, Sinead O'Conner, Michelle Ndegeocello, and Ani DiFranco.

There is nothing shallow about Lena's lyrics, and that's because she has a visceral connection to words - she understands the power of them. Lena still believes in the power of words and music to change lives, to instigate movements, to break down walls.

Lena comes from a small place, but her passion is deep and wide as the oceans which connect her to all the places she calls home - California's west coast, the Caribbean, and her ancestral home, an island in Greece.

Discography

Coming soon...

Set List

Originals:
Blessed are the Strangers
Freedom
Push
5 O'Clock
Indifference
Speak, Now
Paperdolls
My Secret
This is My Normal
I've Been Waiting
Where I'm From
New Era

Covers:
War - Bob Marley
Creep - Radio Head
Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin