"The absolutely wonderful opening of the dulcimer which evokes visions of the individual snowflakes falling, not unlike the April Showers song from Bambi, is the silver sixpence in the Christmas pudding (for everyone under 30 Google it). Then in comes Daria Kulesh's refined and cut glass crystal voice which is a pure delight, she is like Kate Rusby in that she could sing the Bulgarian phone book and it would still be worth listening to." Danny Farragher
Featuring Kate Rouse on Hammered Dulcimer, Daria sings her brand new seasonal song, I Watch the Snow.
"Daria's singing debut took place at Rosie O'Gradys, an Irish pub next to the Kremlin. The band that formed there evolved into a folk/rock outfit that quickly carved a niche for itself and appeared at a variety of venues, from house concerts and night clubs to UK Embassy functions and a charity gala at the former Moscow Governor's palace. Sadly for Daria though, her being in the spotlight attracted the wrong kind of attention. She became the target of a seasoned predator who used all the usual tricks such as offering help on her music journey as well as other lies, blackmail, manipulation, illusion of authority, etc. Daria's first-hand experience of this onslaught, as well as her strong positive message of resistance, hope and survival, are reflected in her songs.
Meanwhile, she was also making a name for herself as a poet, a keen and uncompromising observer of life. At the age of 18, she had publications in high profile Russian literary magazines and appearances at poetry events and festivals. Her poems, dark, hard-hitting and poignant, emerged from her own loss of innocence.
At the age of 21, Daria finally managed to escape from her toxic 'cat-and-mouse' situation by falling in love in Nova Scotia, Canada. It was an incredible and intense love story involving another "eternal child", and the clash of fantasy and reality was inevitable. This was another life-defining experience reflected in Daria's songs.
After that romantic, but totally unworkable, relationship failed, Daria ran away again, this time to the UK. Here, she moved on from poetry to songwriting which enabled her to tell her stories in brand new ways.
Daria's singer/songwriter debut took place at the Club Tent of Cambridge Folk Festival in 2012. Since then, she has been busy both as a solo artist and as the lead singer of KARA. Currently, Daria is doing everything she can to keep following her runaway dreams and avoid growing up..."
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