Artist Spotlight – Vaya

Band nameVaya
MembersVictoria – singer
Philippe – guitar
Raphaël – drums
LocationToronto, Ontario, Canada
Founded inJuly 2016
Similar artists“I don’t think so”
LinksFacebook | Website | Twitter
The Music Addict’s VerdictSelf proclaimed Amerindian rock is spirited,
catchy, unique and haunting. And a bit

How was the band formed?  
So VAYA is not really a band this is a project where people meet for creating.
I mean even some of sound engineers are part of the project. So in 2016 the process of creating began and a team was built around it. Then we had to push the project on stage and another team was answering to the call for powering the all songs for a live set. Our actual trio was formed in 2017, Raphaël ( drums) joined me on record studio part and is continuing the adventure with me and Philippe joined us when we started working on the live set.

What’s your songwriting process like? 
So it’s like you are seated in a front of a white painting, and you look at it, receiving its own vibrations. And when the painting sends you its story you go into it, taking colours and produce without limits judgment or rules: experimentation.



What are your influences?
We are lucky, really eclectic one we share together; it is the richness of VAYA

   How would you describe your music?
Simply unusual and different than other 🙂

  What’s the one thing that makes you stand out from the rest?
You should ask the public first! We really like sharing our time with them and giving them powerful energy.

  What’s your latest release? 
Our double album limited edition. The interesting part on it is you can hear a full live set recorded on studio as a full VAYA concert.

  What are your touring plans for the next few months?
So we are playing for the Hide Out festival in Toronto the 13h of April. Then we will honour a show for the California Woman festival in July and we are working on a South American tour end of year.

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