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‘I Can’t Fly is a perfect example of how she has truly strayed from the path of simple music making and is willing to create something unique - a curious track, an acoustic guitar coupled with clear and honest lyrics provides a folksy earnestness. But, as it progresses, massive house synths slowly come in, resulting in quite a large hard-hitting track. It’s a mixbag of influences, it’s complex, and it is absolutely Thaylia.’ Purple Sneakers

Darwin born Thaylia is an electronic folk singer-songwriter-producer based in Sydney. She is of Greek/Aboriginal heritage and her childhood years was spent in the red dusty plains of a small outback town called Kununurra in the far north Kimberley's of Western Australia. She then moved to Perth when she was 12. Growing up she never had any music lessons and it wasn't until the age of 23 when she discovered her passion of music and picked up an instrument for the very first time. After floundering for a decade due to her struggle with addiction, she reignited this passion in 2012 when she took a chance and quit her high paying corporate job and sold her house to pursue her career in music full time. 

Her latest three track release ‘The Beginning of the End’ was released in Nov 2016 and launched at the Oxford Art Factory. The release garnered the attention of music bloggers at Purple Sneakers where she was featured as their Spotlight Artist (Jan 2017) and was played on radio stations around Australia including fbi, 4ZZZ, Triple R, BayFM, RTRFM, ABC Radio and many more.

‘The Beginning of the End is an honest and genre-diverse EP; it’s an experimental blend of influences exploring issues very obviously near and dear to Thaylia. It often sounds ethereal, however the mixture of acoustic instruments over heavy production keeps it grounded.’ Purple Sneakers.

Thaylia recently performed for Klub Koori at Carriageworks featuring Casey Donovan and an all female indigenous line up (July 2017). She also performed at Klub Koori Mardi Gras After Party (March 2017) and she has performed at venues such as Oxford Art Factory, Bar Cleveland, Lazybones and Projects 107 Redfern.

She has also kept busy over the last year by fulfilling a lifelong dream and completing a Bachelor of Music with a major in Composition & Music Production at the Australian Institute of Music. She also participated in music workshops in Bryon Bay (run by APRA), Sydney Conservatorium of Music and MusicNSW ‘Women in Electronic Music’ Master classes. She has been mentored by the likes of electronic music pioneers such as Paul Mac, Eric Chapus (Endorphin) and new artist Rainbow Chan.

Thaylia also caught the eye of award winning 2011 composer of the Playschool theme Sean Peter with her light hearted and fun loving remix of Playschool (2016) as part of a competition on Triple J Unearthed. The remix was played and reviewed on Triple J Unearthed. Her debut single Hope (Nov 13) reached Number 1 on the AMRAP (Australian Music Radio Air Play) Air It Now Charts and maintained number 1 for 3 weeks in 2014.

Other notable songwriting achievements include single releases Wanna Know (Sept 2016) and Need 4 Greed (Apr 2016) which was part of the Alukura Compilation album, an initiative of CAAMA Music where eight Aboriginal female singer-songwriters from around Australia were selected out of hundreds of applicants as part of a competition and flown to record at CAAMA Music studios in April 2015. 

Thaylia has performed at various festivals such as Melbourne's iconic Lonsdale Greek Festival (2016) where she proudly showed off her Greek/Aboriginal heritage singing for the first time in Pontian Greek language whilst being accompanied by the lyra and didgeridoo. She has also performed at some of Australia’s finest venues including Sydney Opera House for Homeground Festival (2014), Sydney Conservatorium of Music for Our Music Festival (2014), backing vocals for Archie Roach for his 2013 Into the Bloodstream Tour in Perth and Melbourne, Happy Yess for Launch @ Youth Week Festival (2014) in Darwin and One Movement Festival (2009). She was also the winner of an APRA sponsored music intern position with Sydney Festival in 2013.

Thaylia is currently working on her long awaited EP – Into My Soul which she aims to release in the near future. She is also delivering music workshops in schools through an organization called Cultural Infusion providing a variety of music activities such as teaching children how to sing in Aboriginal language and songwriting and production workshops.

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Thaylia - A Day on the Block Festival (Performance)

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Thaylia - Wanna Know (Official Video)

Feel's Like Home (Hope) - Thaylia Twist (Official Video)

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