Monelise magic

Round & About

Visitors to the Thame Town Music Festival this month will be in for a treat as they listen to the haunting compositions of Monelise.

Her classically inspired soundscapes, which are truly twenty-first century tone poems blurring the lines, rather than crossing over between classical and contemporary, lyric and poetry, reality and dream. It was in an ethereal dream-like place, Iceland, she spent time last year as she recorded the video for her latest single The Flood which was released last month. You may be able to hear the single quite often as you shop, as the TopShop Group have signed an agreement for the song to be played in their stores during June and July,

Speaking of fashion, Monelise is pleased to return to Edinburgh earlier this year performing at the Alternative Fashion Week. Monelise was born in St Petersburg, she has lived in Russia, Houston Texas, Luxembourg and five years in Edinburgh. She is now living in London and studying for a Masters’ degree in Popular Music at Goldsmiths University as well as performing at some of London’s best kept secret haunts.

She gives her inspirations from across the musical spectrum including Kate Bush, Bjork, Michael Nyman, Yann Tiersen, Enrico Caruso, Frederic Chopin amongst others. If you are inspired to go and listen to her, then details of her performance and all the acts at the Thame Town Festival which is on at various locations across Thame on the 13th and 14th July can be found at