Biography

Silja was born in Paris. Her mother was born in Memphis, home of the blues (her mother choose her first name after reading some old English poems. It was also the first name of a good friend of her) her father was a talented French blues piano player. She has one brother who is a journalist and lives in Florida. She grew up in Paris, London,Washington D.C., and Los Angeles (where she studied in a French school, before beginning sociology studies). She sung in a classical choir when she was a collegian. A stay at the Berkeley School of music and meetings with several musicians like Taj Mahal and Ben Harper convinced her to begin a musical career. She went back to France in order to find a job, she lived in one mother’s friend’s house. As she was selling American newspaper, she met a guy who offered her a job of secretary in a graphic arts society. She refused, and told him that she would like to begin a musical career instead. Several days later, he invited her for a lunch with a producer (who had took part to the creation of Enigma). This is how her first single “How Could I Find Love” was finally released in 1994.

For the second single “Time For Eternity”, the video-clip was shot in a car trash in Halifax near London, where ravers meet and dance together. In 1995 Silja released her third single “Flesh And Fire”, from a forthcoming first album which unfortunately never came out. For once, it was produced by P. de Saint-Front and David Fairstein (who, with P. Simpson, was behind projects such as Latino Party, Latino Inferno, 2 Pirates In A Club, Ibizaa…). Afterwards, everything became very quiet for her.

She describes herself as being full of tenacity but not very patient. She hates impolite people. In a man she appreciates his sense of humor. She likes eagles. Her favorite song is “Eyes Of The World” by the Grateful Dead. She likes Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchel, and admires Magic Johnson and Liz Taylor. She likes rock, funk, disco and music from the 70’s. She likes chinese cooking. She always choses futuristic clothes for her live appearances but in private she prefers wearing simple clothing.

After 3 excellent Eurodance singles and a pause of 2 years, Silja’s carrier took a totally new direction : French pop songs. She even released an album entirely in French. She lives in Montmartre, Paris.

Edited by Kneesaa on 28 Mar 2009, 12:50

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