Elyssa, aka The Moon Whispers, started playing guitar at 16 years of age but didn’t perform until she left Italy and moved to Scotland when she was 18. Her music, at that time was Scottish ballads and English folk music. She began to write her own material and did solo performances (guitar and voice) under her name. After years of battling her personal demons, she began to collaborate with others to bring her image, technique and performance to the next level. After creating and dissolving a band who didn’t meet her expectations, she began to play as a guest musician with other artists. She would take those performances and record them on her latest CD, “Pearl Of Blood”.
One particular song, “All Along the Shadows”, which is from “Pearl of Blood”, is a dark ballad creating images and painful memories from which the main character is unable to escape. She tells him that his personal war is lessons to be learned – one being the only love one can count on is love for ones’ self. This new CD is a conceptual understanding of ones own experiences – “and so they are her own “bloody pearls of wisdom”, states Elyssa. The Album has a sadness to it, also conveyed by classical instruments such as cellos, violas and clarinets, which is nonetheless never depressing.
Elyssa sings in both English and Italian, and although this album is in English, as one hears the dialect along with the texture of her own voice, a specific European sound unlike any other is created. Fuse all these aspects together and you have a profound sound with a profound artist who creates dynamic music with dynamic imagery. This is an international artist of the first degree.
Elyssa is currently working on an Italian CD since her return to Italy after living in New Zealand for 15 years. She has returned to her roots and embracing it with open arms. This journey that she’s on is a desire to not only understand her own being but to share what she’s learning along with way with her audiences around the world.
The Moon Whispers, as she is known by, has opened for the Handsome Family in New Zealand. She has also played at the Wellington Folk Festival in 2008 which is also in New Zealand. She is planning to promote her new Italian songs by playing locally in Italy and also playing English songs at Indie festivals all over Europe next year.
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The Moon Whispers is currently working with A & R Select in West Hollywood, California for a record deal, publishing, licensing and/or placement opportunities.
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