Vilija And The Band
Playing a mix of jazz standards and jazzed up pop covers. Can be smooth background, or more upbeat, depending on what the clients prefer for their event. Can perform as voice and piano, or add instruments to the duo and make it a trio, quartet or quintet
A Bit About Vilija
I am a jazz singer working with a live jazz band in London and South East England. You can hire me for festivals, clubs, live music venues, residencies, parties, weddings, corporate events, etc. I perform with piano or guitar accompaniment as a duo for smaller scale events and for a smoother more intimate feel; or with a full five piece band for bigger parties when you want to dance to some swing or funk.
My seven piece original cosmic fusion (electro – jazz – funk) band Soul Nebula has been successful at filling up London’s top jazz venues and engaging people of all tastes and backgrounds.
I have extensive experience in studio recording, backing vocals, arranging, song co-writing and improvisation.
Having studied classical vocals at Lithuania’s National Music Conservatoire for four years I realised that Jazz was not just a fling, but a deep burning passion and my soon to be profession. In pursuit of this career I came to London College of Music to study Jazz Vocals with the amazing Tina May, Iain MacKenzie, Pete Cook and Pete Churchill.
I have graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Music with Honours First Class degree and have been awarded a First Class Licentiate of the London College of Music as well as Lutenor prize for an Outstanding Jazz Vocalist. Recently finished a Masters MMus Music Performance (Jazz Vocals) degree through a Scholarship programme, and was awarded a Distinction.