Originally from Bulgaria, but based in the UK for the past 9 years, Ilona has had a life that makes her unlike many others. With a rich blend of backgrounds and influences to draw on, combined with her passion for music and the ability to speak 4 languages fluently, she is truly a unique and original performer.
BBC London described her as having “a voice that sounds like a blend of some the greatest singers of the last 30 years in one person”
She met songwriter/producer/ Tony Moore in early 2011, and they instantly found a creative bond and began working together. In a few short months16 songs have been written, scores of gigs played (including a headline spot on the acoustic stage at Hop Farm Festival) and tracking for her debut album has begun
She has recently supported Passenger, The Dunwell Brothers, The Find and Adam Ant as well as being invited to perform at the prestigious turning on of the Xmas lights in London's west end.
Radio presenter Joanne Good called Ilona ”Absoluetly Brilliant”. Others have likened her voice to Shania Twain, Karen Carpenter, Adele and even Sheryl Crow, but Ilona also has something very special all of her own. A unique tone, a natural sense of dynamics and the ability to sing a lyric, tell a story and make people know she means it.