Viara

Originally from Burgas, Bulgaria, Viara is a singer-songwriter, currently based in Glasgow, Scotland. Viara has been writing songs and performing since she was 15. She'd been involved in different musical projects, both in Bulgaria and the UK, before relocating to Edinburgh, UK. In 2008 Viara co-founded WYMN with fellow music students, Rodrigo Gracia Bermejo, Xose Figeroa, Sergio Prazeres and Charlotte Halton. The band recorded an EP and toured with various success in the UK, Bulgaria and Portugal, featured on radio and TV shows, receiving great comments and some label interest, including from EMI-Portugal.
Viara has enjoyed working as an entertainer and solo artist, as well as a session musician for bands, songwriters and composers. She has worked as a backing vocalist and contributor with Conscious Route (a rapper, poet and singer-songwriter, based in Edinburgh) and with Red2Red (reggae/ska band based in Edinburgh) as a bassist.
Viara's musical influences are John Mayer, Norah Jones, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman, Lauryn Hill, Bonnie Raitt, Emeli Sande, James Jamerson, Public enemy, Meshell Ndegéocello, Massive attack. Viara's music fuses blues, soul, urban, chill out and Americana.
Viara is a recent graduate from the BA(Hons) Applied Music from The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow where she studied Vocal Performance with Danusia Zaremba, Music Technology with Iain Massey and songwriting with Gerry Rossi.
In 2013 Viara recorded vocals for music, composed by Phillip Curran (www.phillipcurran.com ) for "The The Tropic Of Capricorn" (a time-lapse journey by Greg Kiss , featuring some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, located at or around the Tropic of Capricorn). The documentary won quite a few awards, among them "Best Music" at the International Movie Awards 2013 (IMA). Well done Phil, Greg and team!
In October 2013 Viara embarked on a club tour in her native Bulgaria and released "Lekuvash", her debut solo EP, produced exclusively for her Bulgarian fans.
Currently Viara works as a music educator, singer-songwriter and composer of custom made music for art & business applications. Viara is working on her first LP, to be released later this year, and is looking forward to gigging it in the UK and Europe.

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