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Elina Laivera

Formed: 2013
From: Greece
Last Known Status: Active

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Elina Laivera Names Guest Guitarist On Solo Album

Elina Laivera, ex-vocalist of the Greek act Seduce the Heaven, has announced that James LaBrie guitarist Marco Sfogli will appear on the her debut solo album/project "Kaleidoscope." The album is a collaboration with French keyboardist/composer Viv Lalu. The album is targeted for release in late 2015.

The announcement reads:

"It is with great joy and honor that we announce the magical guitar power of MARCO SFOGLI in our team!

"Guitar player, composer and arranger, Marco needs normally no further introduction but for those of you who might not know, Marco has also been lending his sensational guitar sounds to James LaBrie (being also member of his solo band) and Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Alex Argento, Virgil Donati, LALU and more!"

Elina commented: 'Being a James LaBrie fan myself, I listened to Marco's playing for the first time on the album 'Elements Of Persuasion' and I was blown away. I could never imagine that years later, I would meet Marco in Frankfurt, Germany at the legendary Musikmesse in March 2014. I watched his performance at the DV MARK booth with my producer Viv Lalu by my side and I told him right away 'I want to have him on my album! Such musicality and power! That's it!'

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Elina Laivera Announces Solo Album Title

Elina Laivera, ex-vocalist of the Greek act Seduce the Heaven, has announced that the debut solo album/project with French keyboardist/composer Viv Lalu will be entitled "Kaleidoscope." The album is targeted for release in late 2015.

The announcement reads:

"Dear friends and fans, after a year of composing music and pouring feelings on paper, it's time to introduce my debut solo album, KALEIDOSCOPE, coming out in late 2015.

"THE ALBUM is exactly what its title orders; a kaleidoscope of sounds and images. Looking through it, each song is a different pattern/scenery. KALEIDOSCOPE is an observation of life and events through my own eyes, stories with their bright and dark shapes and reflections and how these views even change from time to time, just like a kaleidoscopic pattern changes.

"Of course, everyone can see different things in these patterns/songs, looking through the Kaleidoscope; things they can either relate to already or stories that are new to them. What one can see through the Kaleidoscope depends either on their own imagination or former experience or on their ability of perception.

"Hence, KALEIDOSCOPE offers a look into one's soul.

"Dare to have a look?"

More information on the release, including the various guest appearances, is expected soon. More...

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Ex-Seduce The Heaven Vocalist Announces Solo LP

Elina Laivera, ex-vocalist of the Greek act Seduce the Heaven, has announced a new solo album/project with French keyboardist/composer Viv Lalu. The announcement came way via a post on Facebook:

"Dear friends and fans,

After almost a year of musical silence, the time has come for me to share with you all some great news! But first I should take things from the beginning.

"After my departure for personal reasons from Seduce The Heaven in July 2013, I took a much needed break. I took the time to travel a lot, make friends, study and experiment on music, broaden my horizons as a musician and person, finding myself and reinforcing my passion for Music. During these past months, I found tremendous inspiration that made me grab a piece of paper and a pencil, sit down on my piano and write 13 wonderful songs from scratch. The idea for a solo album didn't take long to appear but any plans were too general and unspecific as at the same time I was putting almost all my effort on leaving Athens and Greece and moving out to Germany. This is actually where these lines are now being written.

"Around February 2014, I met French composer and record producer Vivien Lalu in Paris. It was musical love at first sight. Being a huge honor for me, Viv trusted me enough to join forces with me, working on my debut solo album and for the first time plans and deadlines were set and the serious work started with Viv producing my music as well as contributing on arrangements etc. Having worked with enormous names of the scene, Vivien Lalu apart from a beloved friend is also my musical other half in this new journey as we also got to compose material together for the album and he shall also follow me on tour in the near future as keyboardist. Read more about Vivien here.

"So the news go as following; MY DEBUT SOLO ALBUM IS OFFICIALLY on its way with AMAZING GUEST MUSICIANS and a FANTASTIC CONCEPT coming up very soon! Pre-production is already running and this Fall we shall enter the studio to record the album. Mixing and mastering have been scheduled on February 2015 and soon after that you should expect a release date. More...

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