turn turQuoise: lyrical Indie-Pop with a touch of Jazz
StormBrides: the 10 songs form a wayward, colourful mixture of pop, jazz, folk and world music, the english lyrics are sometimes profound, always humorous. VEra's beautiful, expressive voice is supported by dynamic arrangements and tuneful soundscapes, multifaceted, unusual.
After studying music (singing and piano) she went freelance as a singing teacher and started to write songs. She taught herself musical programming, drum sequencing and following a somewhat painful experience trying out her music on live musicians she started to set her songs to virtual instruments. When the album was ready for mixing, while looking for a mixing engineer she discovered that mixing can be a creative process and lots of fun and so taught herself mixing basics and got to work.
Currently living in her hometown Freiburg, she is teaching singing, practising piano, writing new songs, promoting turn turQuoise, looking for musicians to complement it and planning its first tour.
Her life before becoming a musician was somewhat restless, she lived for a while in Israel and California, travelled through Europe, Northamerica, Asia and Australia, worked as orange picker, laundress, solderer, data typist, secretary, waitress, barmaid, manager and jewelry seller, started trainings as English and Geography teacher, Egyptologist, nurse's aid, jazz dancer and finished training as a foreign language secretary for English, French and Spanish. Instead of moving to Bali she finally studied music, which was what she had secretly longed for all this time.
Musical influences: Bat for Lashes, Sting, Patty Smith, Joni Mitchell, Janis Joplin, Joe Jackson, Billy Joel, Patti Smith, Florence and the Machine, Imogen Heap and many others...