Stasia

Stasia

BandPopAcoustic

Contemporary, emotion evoking music, similar in style to Tori Amos, Sarah McLaughlin, Ingrid Michaelson and Sara Bareilles. With a dose of reality and a hint of irony, Stasia strives through lyric and melody to capture her audience and relate universally to her listeners.

Biography

San Diego native singer/songwriter Stasia Conger began playing music young, at four she was a devout pianist and loved to delight just about anyone with her voice. At 11 years old, she picked up the guitar. Teaching herself the basics, she began writing her own songs which she played for friends and family adamantly.

By 16, Stasia recorded her first acoustic compilation disc Meant Only for You. A year later, CD number two, Picture was recorded with 11 songs by a full band, put together solely for the album. She was very involved in playing at church and continued developing her skills in songwriting and began vocal lessons to help mature her voice. The summer after high school, Stasia released her third compilation, Sweet, Sweet Music, a seven song EP.

By winter 2005 she was playing regularly in local San Diego coffee shops and venues. In August of 2006, Stasia and her family went on a trip to Kauai that turned out to be the kick-start to a more promising career. While on Kauai she attended the Kauai Music Festival. The festival held a songwriting competition, so Stasia entered her songs "Our Story's Got No End", which won and tied in first place with Kauai native, David Tamaoka.

Staff at the Kauai Music Festival introduced Stasia to Andrew Williams, a platinum-selling songwriter/musician/producer/arranger/engineer and the producer of her up and coming demo Adventure Me.

Four songs are completed so far on her new demo, and a couple more are in the works. She currently books venues with Jon Estep (as a duet act with Stasia) and Beacon Tree, two talents originating from the islands.

Stasia's other successes include a placement in CBS' show "Moonlight" in April 2008, and she is looking forward to some potential music placements on MTV and Lifetime this summer and fall of '08. End of July 2008 she also re-claimed her status at the Kauai Music Festival as the first place winner of the songwriting competition with her song "Smiling Down," making her the only two-time first place winner of the festival. Jon and Stasia's song "Neverland" also won the Sandi Shaner's San Diego Songwriting Competition in Sept. 2008.

For now she says she will continue to pursue her music as an artist and writer. Stasia has performed with a variety of musicians, including Phil Wickham, Beacon Tree, The Format, Radio Racer, Alissa Moreno, Paula Fuga, David Pack, the first Hawaiian Music Grammy Award winner Charles Brotman, and others. Promising responses from her fans and the industry keep Stasia pumped to advance her talents and create the best music she can.

“Right now, I’m just going to keep writing my butt off. I don't think you can ever be your best because nothing can stop you from being better than your best. But you do have to keep trying to get closer. So... I’m going to do that!”

Lyrics

Smiling Down

Written By: Stasia Conger

You cry out for an answer, but silence is the keeper to all of the reasons we seek.
And secret is the garden who keeps all of the mysteries, and we're to take faith in a leap.

For the time to weep is now.
When you've hit the bottom right down to the ground.
Like under the water you're screaming but there's no sound.

CH:
You're gonna come out of this alright, and so much stronger,
Lose not your joy, or give up your fight.
For this storm will pass and you'll find happiness again soon,
And she'll be smiling down on you.

Whispers surrounding, stranger's arms of sympathy,
Sad sighs and words repeated.
They say "God has His reasons" But it's hard to stay believing, that He doesn't make mistakes.

But the time to weep is now.
When you've hit the bottom put your feet on the ground,
Though under the water you see the surface now.

You're gonna come out of this alright, and so much stronger,
Lose not your joy, or give up your fight.
For this storm will pass and you'll find happiness again soon,
And she'll be smiling down on you.

Bridge:
She'll be smiling down (x4)
You know she is, in His hands she is.

(to Chorus)

Discography

"Sweet, Sweet Music" EP 2006

"Adventure Me" Demo 2007

More to come...

Set List

Roughly half hour to forty-five minutes per set.

1. Anchor Girl
2. Smiling Down
3. Marry Her
4. Come Away with Me
5. That Guy
6. Still Becoming
7. Bad Dream
8. Adventure Me
9. Mine all Mine
10. Neverland
(more to choose from, but usually 5-8 of these songs per set).

No covers.