The New Surge


"We are sharing simply energy: it’s powerful."

WHO: Vaya

MEMBERS: Vaya (Vocals); Raphael (Drums); Phil (Guitar)

WHERE: Toronto, Canada

ABOUT: The white wolf Legend. Her spirit is screaming and blowing on the stage. She is the drums and her soul rises up through the sacred fire of music. It’s a powerful rock shaking by war-back singers. A live show with a strong and sensual female voice supported by psychedelic guitar vibes and robust percussions. VAYA is carried by three high personalities. Her essence is burning on scene night and day, and taking us into this fairy and mystical universe. Welcome to Ameridian Rock!


What would you say that your band has to offer that is different from what is out there?   

VAYA: Because we are on another level. We are sharing simply energy: it’s powerful.

RAPHAEL: The powerful voices and rhythms are incredible. It wakes up the little native there is in all of us.

What would you say is the essence behind your band?

RAPHAEL: The energy of mother earth. Her essence is burning on the scene night and day, and takes us into this fairy and mystical universe.

VAYA: Connection between us, connection with the public.

How do you compete in today’s market?

VAYA: I don’t know, do you? I don’t have this question in mind. Everyday I am working, feeling, breathing my music as best I can; translating all that poetry through my body for others. I clearly don’t care about the market, my interest is not focus on the market, but on music.

RAPHAEL: I think we are good and on our way to being well-known. We have the opportunity to meet new people, helping us growing up around the world in the right way.

Describe your music. What do you want it to convey?

VAYA: Life is a gift.

RAPHAEL: The sacred fire.

Define some of the goals for the band.

RAPHAEL: Performing around the world and sharing our energy to the maximum of people.

VAYA: Sharing our soul everywhere in the world. Even the deepest place, I am not afraid: There is light everywhere!


Anything else you would like to add?

RAPHAEL: The Symphony of Rock sounds great to me. I would love that VAYA share the stage with a symphony orchestra. It would be so intense and crazy!

VAYA: Yes, we love you!


Michelle is an award-winning professional journalist/managing editor/editor whose career has spanned more than 30 years with many notable national and international publications. She is married to an Episcopal priest who thinks it is awesome what his significant other does for a living.

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