“Refreshingly humble, an advocating songsmith with stories to tell, STAV. has a voice to listen out for.” – Bridget Rees, Director of Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival
Not as quiet as you would think, mesmerising bilingual folk-pop artist STAV. blurs the lines between singing and spoken word in a mostly Australian accent and unschooled Hebrew. Introspective and playful, her thought-provoking lyrics explore themes of migration, identity across generations and womanhood.
A guitarist and singer, she performs solo and with her band, whose current members are Isaac Gunnoo on double bass and harmonies and Maddison Carter on drums.
Confronted with the task of coming to terms with her Iraqi and Polish grandparents’ stories of persecution and survival, she questions the past, present and future.
What could happen to a small-town kid with a big heart in the city for the first time? Lured to Melbourne in 2013 by a short music course that would be the gateway to an incredible network of musicians, she was rejected from a jazz degree and this was the moment she started performing and learning in her own way.
After releasing her debut album The Horizon Line, she won the 2018 FAA ‘Young Artist of the Year’ award and has since performed at the major folk festivals across Australia including Woodford, Port Fairy, Cygnet, Blue Mountains, The National, The Tablelands as well as in Spain, Portugal, France and Canada with official showcase performances at FAI Montreal.
Her latest song, a bedroom recording called ‘Walk A Little Further’ was played on triple j’s ‘Roots N All’ and released with a fun community dance video, home-made in isolation with some of the people she has met on tour around the world. Live performance brings this songwriter’s introspection, playfulness and raw passion to life.
Created in a world first collaboration between founding partners Sounds Australia, Showcase Scotland Expo and Canada’s East Coast Music Association (ECMA), along with 11 other export organisations and showcase events from around the world, Global …