VAYA

Who are the members of VAYA?

Hi there. VAYA is actually composed by two persons: Raphaël Mxt (drums and percussions) and me ( singer composer)

How & When did VAYA form?

How ? We did not have choice to meet each other. I should not live where I was living and I found his business card in shop looking for other than a musician. I think we just answered destiny call:). We met each other 4 years ago.

Where was the first place VAYA performed?

It was in Switzerland.

What inspired each of you to start music?

I was drawn for expressing music. I started classical music when I was about 4 years old. Raphaël Mxt has a classical background as well. He started on watching his father playing slide trombone.

What’s the story behind the new song?

Fight for staying/feeling alive.

What inspired you to put together new music and what it is all about?

As I always say, I am a receiver. So the album comes to me by itself. Everything is inspiration.

Will you be touring to support the new album? If so, when?

Yes ! But we can not talk about it already:) follow us and be patient as we are;)

What is your song writing process?

I have all the time my brain full of music, words, rhythm. It is a real symphony up there:). So I always have my Phone for vocal notes and my leather book with me. When it starts , sleeping is not easy;)

What’s your first thoughts when you get up on stage?

I don't think. I feel. I play.

Where was the first venue you played?

In Switerland. 

What is your most memorable moment from any live performances?

People grateful and showing life/love/light in their eyes.

Describe the atmosphere when you’re performing

Powerful. Authentic. Stigmatizing. Can be " Mystical"

What band would you like to perform with the most?

Jack White:) sharing the sacred fire

Will you be touring in the United Kingdom any time soon?

We started planning it before Covid for promoting the first album but now it is on pending. So we hope it will happen.

Thank you and take care Rock Lifestyle.

VAYA