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SYRYNX

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
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VIVEYNNE is a female-fronted rock/alt band that features powerful, haunting vocals with dark rock melodies fused with poetic lyrics, reminiscent of bands such as Evanescence and Nightwish. Lead vocalist and songwriter Mikki is a superb young vocalist backed by an experienced live act band.

Biography

The band VIVEYNNE features female-fronted powerful vocals - rock fused with classical and gothic themes, blending melodic composition and ethereal vocal and piano style. Influences of Nightwish, Evanescence and Within Temptation are discerned, yet with modern progressive flavour and tinge of metal.

The band's most defining element is their 14-year-old lead singer and songwriter, Mikki.

Forming the band VIVEYNNE, Mikki released her first recording as an EP "Becoming Jane Doe" on May 11, 2009 with producer Chuck Kollatos of 7th Sign Recording Studio in Brantford, Canada.

"Becoming Jane Doe was almost like an experiment for me. i wrote all these songs over a year ago when i was 13, and wrote the melody for Blood to Bleed back when I was 12. I am extremely happy to see them recorded and on an EP. When i wrote these songs i was still struggling to find my sound and who i wanted to become as a musician. The album reflects this - but in a positive way. This EP, for me, is the start of a journey that will continue throughout my life. It portrays someone entering a new world as a nameless person who's willing to continue and discover different ground. This EP is special to me because it really reflects the first step on a road i'm sure to walk down."

Mikki has already garnered attention for her superb vocal work from rock bands worldwide and has been selected for the 2010 Beto Vazquez Infinity 10th anniversary album. BVI's discovery demonstrates the artist's already tremendous maturity since Beto has worked with many well established rock vocalists, including Marcela Bovio, Tarja Turunen, Candice Night, Floor Janson, Manda Ophius, to name just a few.

Looking ahead, fans can expect a full length CD by the end of 2009 which is already more than half written. Mikki's style and writing is becoming better defined going into her next album with performance and recording experience under her belt. Fans can expect a heavier sound in instrumentation and solid production on VIVEYNNE's first full length album.

Mikki's music is inspired by "anything insanely beautiful, or hauntingly dark".

YouTube clip of CD Release concert: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpH6Syef_PA

Lyrics

Blood to Bleed

Written By: Mikaila (Mikki) Straatsma

if you had the blood to bleed
would you bleed it for me?
but if you have no blood to bleed
you can take it from me
you've been lost in this dream for so long
if i had the blood to bleed
could i set you free?

i'll grieve for the death i know you'll die
how could you leave me standing all alone?
i know i can't hold on to you forever, cuz i never felt enough
but you know i love you

if you had the blood to bleed
would you bleed it for me?
but if you have no blood to bleed
you can take it from me
you've been lost in this dream for so long
if i had the blood to bleed
could i set you free?

darling i hope you stay awake inside
you hopes and dreams are running blind
they said to let you go but, trust me, i'd never
i couldn't feel enough - but you know i love you

so tell me how you fell so far from grace
tell me how you fell so far from me
so tell me how you fell so far from grace
tell me how you fell...

if you had the blood to bleed
would you bleed it for me?
but if you have no blood to bleed
you can take it from me
you've been lost in this dream for so long
if i had the blood to bleed...

if i had the blood to bleed...
i dont have the blood to bleed...
can i set you free?

Lest We Forget

Written By: Mikaila (Mikki) Straatsma

Whoa
We're falling - and i think i gagged a little in my mouth
As we buried you underneath your favorite tree in the backyard
The summer rain fell down on us
and the wind blew right through the shirt you gave to me
Do you remember the days when the front porch was always decorated?
Those were the days that i smiled, but i never thought that -

you'd have to leave so soon
'cause if i knew there'd be so much more i'd tell you
I'd show you the ocean and we'd sail the seven seas like i promised
But you never made it, did you?

Hold still like a photo
I didn't breathe when they read your favorite verses out from the bible
We laid you down with flowers and pages from the stories you wrote
I felt the tears leak down from my dark eyes
and i waved to you goodbye
Do you remember the days when the river overflowed?
We'd stay up all night listening to your fables, and no one knew -

you'd have to leave so soon
'cause if i knew there'd be so much more i'd tell you
I'd show you the ocean and we'd sail the seven seas like i promised
But you never made it, did you?

I etched your name in a rock and put it beside your grave
By tomorrow it might be gone, but your memories are still the same
And you know i'll think of you whenever i see the stars at night
But they won't shine as bright anymore -

Do you have to leave so soon?
'cause if i knew there'd be so much more i'd tell you
I'd show you the ocean and we'd sail the seven seas like i promised
But you never made it, did you?

Its Been Dark

Written By: Mikaila (Mikki) Straatsma

it's been dark for so long in me
and you will never know
the sun won't show mercy on me
am i really all alone?

i never was pretending to be
what you claimed to think of me
it's been dark for so long

how many times must i tell you
i can feel just like you?
and if i try my hardest i'm sure to stain
then you'll never get away (from me)

i never was pretending to be
what you claimed to think of me
it's been dark for so long

you pretend you know so much about me
when you've seen nothing but what i can't be
you pretend you know what i'm hiding
why don't you understand i'm all i'll ever be?

i never was pretending to be
what you claimed to think of me
it's been dark for so long

Setting Fire to Juliet

Written By: Mikaila Straatsma

in the cemetary i set fire to Juliet
i watched her burn down but i never learned
since all I could think of
was the way the light looked in her eyes

the vision passed and i cleared my head
turned around and left her for dead
i just couldn't bear to watch the light
leave her eyes

leave her eyes, leave her eyes, leave her eyes

i almost fled for the rest of the world
yet it was like i began to burn with her
i didn't feel anything at all
while the fire choked the remains

the ashes slowly began to spread
it ate up the blades of grass and Juliet
i danced along with the flames
then burned my skin again

dying, i'm dying, i'm dying, dying

i felt my heart slowly start to decay
her fingernails scraped me and i prayed for rain
there's no other place i'll ever be
than watching Juliet burn away

the flames grew faster and the flames were hot
my mind was dead and i left a spot
where the fires have been burning for days

and days, and days, and days, and days

Discography

VIVEYNNE "Becoming Jane Doe" EP of 8 tracks.
Indie release May 11, 2009.

Produced, Recorded, and Mixed by Chuck Kollatos, 7th Sign Recording Studio, Brantford, Canada

Additional Mixing and Assistance by Randy Solski, RS Sounds and Production, Brantford, Canada

Mastered by Andy Krehm, Silverbirch Productions, Toronto, Canada

All Words and Music by Mikaila (Mikki) Straatsma (SOCAN)
Arrangements by Chuck Kollatos and John Lama

Set List

Typical Set List of 10 songs, 45 min - 1 hour. Original songs interspersed with covers.

Additional set can be done of another 10 songs as required, again combination of covers and originals.

Covers of Evanescence, Nightwish, Paramore or Flyleaf, In This Moment, Lacuna Coil and... and more female fronted rock/alt and metal.