A veteran of New York's anti-folk scene, Regina Spektor makes quirky, highly eclectic, but always personal music.
Born and raised in Moscow until age 9, Spektor listened to her father's bootleg tapes of Western pop and rock as a young child and also learned to play piano. She and her family moved from Russia to the Bronx, where she was immersed in American culture. Eventually, Spektor and her family became part of a community that balanced her Russian Jewish roots with her new home's culture. She continued to practice piano anywhere she could, including at her synagogue, until her family got a piano of their own. Spektor further developed her classical piano training by attending the SUNY Purchase Music Conservatory. During her studies, she was exposed to blues and jazz artists, including Billie Holiday, for the first time......
you can skip all the bio-ness if you want, but she's definitley worth a listen, she duetted with the strokes on the b-side of reptillia.
Her 3 albums can be listened to on her website www.reginaspektor.com.
Soviet Kitsch is the only album available in shops in Ireland at the moment.
ooh, stevie one more post to hit 4000, ya postwhore!!!
listen to songs (on her website) if you get a chance, its just her and the piano this time, i must give you one of the gigs of hers i have, she's so many unreleased songs it's unreal!