Ilona Black Deer Festival


Originally born in Bulgaria, but based in the UK for over 15 years, ILONA has had a life that makes her unlike many others. With a rich blend of influences to draw on, combined with her passion for music and the ability to speak 4 languages, she is truly a unique and original performer.
Since beginning her musical career, ILONA has already achieved an enormous amount. She’s won awards for video as well as live performance, she’s been a featured performer at SXSW (in Austin, Texas) and played shows in LA, New York, Nashville, Las Vegas and across the US Eastern Seaboard as well as gigging through Europe and touring around the UK numerous times. Along with her own headline shows, ILONA has also supported Passenger, John Illsley (Dire Straits), Jamie Lawson, Newton Faulkner, The Dunwells, Jillian Jensen (US American Idol), Adam Ant, Paul Rodgers, Willy Mason, Daniel Bedingfield, jammed with Ed Sheeran and even performed at The House of Commons and the American Embassy in London.
Although still an independent artist her music is regularly featured on the Caffe Nero Playlist (broadcast by over 800 stores around the UK) and has had significant support from radio stations all around the world ILONA was invited to write the official single for the Charity “Wembley To Soweto” and produced a song called ”Heroes in Disguise” that was recorded at RAK studios in London and will be released on April 13th worldwide. Some have likened her voice to Shania Twain, 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.

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