ARTIST: Veronika Vesper
TITLE: Bleeding Desert
RELEASE: Sept 3rd 2012
FORMATS: Download / CD
A classically trained musician, Vesper grew up in a creative environment. Her father is an internationally renowned conductor and uncle a solo flutist. In her late teens, she toured the world as first flutist for a symphony orchestra.
To hone her craft, she studied at the London Centre of Contemporary music, which piqued her interest for electronic music. Hungry to progress, she studied further in LA, working with vocal and performance coach Seth Riggs – teacher to Michael Jackson and Barbara Streisand, among others. Only then was her unique brand of ‘space pop’ beginning to take form.
Having written and recorded on a number of different projects – including writing for the Altimeters ,various artists with Graham Turner , as a part of The Music Aviary team and for Megatrax music library in LA – she is now working on her debut album with multi-platinum selling songwriter Martin Sutton and producer Venom One. At the same time Vesper has been developing momentum on the live scene, playing a string of dates in her hometown London. Her definitive sound and style has created a serious buzz. Now with her first single ‘Bleeding Desert’ and a US tour in the offing, that buzz is surely set to explode.
Even while performing as a classical musician, Vesper always maintained a rebellious punk-influenced image and attitude. That, again, is evident in her music and performances today. Think the girl with the dragon tattoo meets Björk, topped off with some serious sex appeal. Vesper has also always been A spiritual character, choosing to use music as a means to heal, inspire, defy convention and blow minds. Recovering from a life threatening illness a few years ago has only served to fuel her desire to make a meaningful impact on pop music.
Atmospheric space pop with dark electro vibes, symphonic overtones, enchanting flute and a truly haunting voice.
A dream-like fantasy, ambient light shows and an electrifying, sexually charged stage presence. In developing her own ethereal but edgy identity, Vesper has drawn on the left-field character of Björk, Depeche Mode, Radiohead and David Bowie, to name a few. Visually, her style calls on designers such as Alexander McQueen, Vera Wang and Versace.