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C. Dianne Murray (Aqualyra)

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Sounds Like:

Kate Bush, PJ Harvey, Beth Gibbons, Johanna Kurkela. Espranza Spalding, Joanna Newsom

Influences:

medieval and traditional folk music, modal melodies (metal, folk, gypsy), Ian Anderson, torch, cabaret and choral songs and singers, doom metal; 60's pop; James Bond and spy film music.

Favourite Singer/Songwriter:

Ville Valo; Neil Finn; Lee Hazlewood; Marissa Nadler

Contact Email:

aqualyra@gmail.com

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Region:

Ottawa, ON

Level of Experience:

ON MY WAY

Genre:

Classical | Folk | Jazz | R&B | Rock | Other | Acoustic | Adult Alternative | Alternative | Pop

I Write:

By myself | For myself | With others | For others

I prefer to write:

Lyrics | Melody | Arrangements

Songs Recorded:

My Lucifer, Wicked Merman; Rainbow (Into the Light); Love You When You're Old; Incandescent; Spider On Your Hand; Smithereens; The Ghost of My Heart, Sleeping; Roses ('round the cemetery); H-Bomb, Baby; (Sweet) Helsinki Sinshine Angel; Red Velvet Cher; Lord Of Snow & Ashes ; Warmblood ; Chimera ; Hideaway, Dancer In The Dark.

Albums Released:

My Lucifer was released on the Sepiachord Sampler 2011. Co-production and backing vocals on Hannu Lepisto's single Damn Little Devil You, 2015 and his digital debut solo 10-track release "Have A Beautiful Life", December 2013.

Other Credits:

My Lucifer (Cabaret Mix) was the Sepiachord's Song of the Day, on Sept. 6th, 2010: http://sepiachord.livejournal.com/694805.html

I am interested in:

Web Cowriting | Networking | Pitching Songs to Artists | Pitching Songs To Tv/Film/Etc.

Other Jobs:

radio producer/scriptwriter

Biography:

Is it gothic tango or is it gypsy torch folk? Atmospheric, original, miminalist & enveloping, Aqualyra's darkly romantic, goth-tinged folk melodies, and hypnotic, ethereal vocals, have won the praise of fellow musicians, wrapping the listener in a web of haunting & poetic gossamer whimsy. A beguiling blend of goth, world, doom, folk noir and dreampop!

In 2012, 'Lyra completed backing vocals for "Have A Beautiful Life" alternative singer-songwriter Hannu Lepisto's debut solo EP , which she also co-produced. Released in December of 2013 "Have A Beautiful Life" was very well-received on ITunes (Finland), being on their New & Noteworthy recommendation list for over a month. Hannu and 'Lyra are co-writing and in pre-production for his upcoming album "Burn Bridges Burn"; they are also in pre-production for her debut release "Drowning Green".

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