Way You Are
Stavia's first album, The Way You Are, brought her critical acclaim, and was featured in the UK on national radio - BBC Radio 2, radio 4, radio 5 live, and many other regional shows. Stavia's music is hard to pigeon hole and crosses many genres. It is lyrically engaging and thought provoking whilst melodically and musically it is an eclectic mix ranging from folk-influenced guitar and piano songs to catchy pop and more raunchy rock songs. The sad but un-sentimental 'Listen' - the last song on the album - constrasts with the up-beat feel-good pop tones of 'You Make Me Feel' whilst the rocky 'Dangerous' - about being led astray - provides enough variety to keep you entertained for a long while. Stavia plays piano, guitar and harmonica and has a 4 piece band - Grant jamieson on lead guitar, Andy Coughlan on bass, Rob Fergus Smith on drums. And for more info on this singer-songwriter's unusual background, check out her website.