Last night Willolux blew us away as she performed live for her album release party.
I first met Kristina Emmott, the voice of Willolux, at an open mic night where we were both green as newly sprung fronds. Already she had exceptional talent. Something of a spark that shone through the nerves of an exciting beginning. Now, her dedication, hard work, drive, and no small measure of natural and hard earned talent, have developed her not only into an amazing woman, but an artist who's music touches both the ears and the heart in the most magical way.
I have always been impressed with her songwriting skills. I would easily put her up with the ranks of Sara Bareilles and Regina Spektor. She has an ability to find words that bring a depth and dimension to the stories she tells, and a melodic method that lulls the listener into a contented trance. Her music has range that not all artists can achieve, each song unique and beautiful in its own right.
I strongly encourage you to download her album, or give it a listen on Spotify.
And, if you're given the chance, watch Willolux live. Somehow the already incredible works become even brighter, even more beautiful. Her voice has a subtle, unassuming purity to it. The melodic memories are still singing in my head.
And lets not forget the debut of the Rain Coast Choir! Lead by Joline Baylis, this talented crew delighted with delicious harmonies, charming covers, and supported a couple epic tunes of Willolux's. Amazing!
Last night was a tremendous success and I cannot wait for the next Willolux show.
Congratulations Kristina. Although there was no doubt last night was going to be amazing, you blew us all away. You are an inspiration to me, and I'm proud to know you.