Jul 8, 2022
Elyssa Vulpes is a globe-trotting multi-instrumentalist indie folk musician with over a dozen albums under her belt. Having cured her anxieties (including stage fright) through a combination of her day job as a mindset, performance and artist coach and writing and performing music, Elyssa hopes to inspire others to release their “scorpion energy” – confronting their fears and regularly shedding skins.
Her music is meditative yet motivational, with not only a classic singer-songwriter style but elements of Neo-folk, Indie-rock and Americana.
Born in Italy, now based in Scotland and New Zealand her music revolves around themes of life's suffering, hope and transformation.
Soaking up the cultural elements of these disparate places, from the Celtic Folk Traditions of Ireland and Scotland to the celebrated Italian singer-songwriters of the 1970s, her music showcases a variety of musical hues that go from sombre to comedic. Influences include Amanda Palmer, Neko Case and Martha Wainwright.
So strap up your seatbelts and let’s take a ride to New Zealand on this episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast.
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In this episode, we speak to our most eclectic artist ever on the show. Having lived in Italy, Scotland and now New Zealand, you can say so about her. We talk about her experiences in each of these countries, her initial foray into music, how her first marriage helped her discover a new genre of music she loves, her close shot at stardom, coaching, her favorite instrument and a whole lot of others, all here on the dHarmic Evolution Podcast.
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“A home is not necessarily a country for me but basically wherever I am”-Elyssa.
“The architecture needs to be good because I really have a thing for architecture, I need to live in a place that looks good” -Elyssa.
“Hear yourself! Who is ever going to be interested in a mourning person” -Elyssa.
“Some artists feel nervous, even though the music is going good, because of their nervousness they don’t do well” -Elyssa.
“Voice is my first and always will be my first instrument” -Elyssa.
“Focus on what you want and not what you don’t want” -Elyssa.
02:42 How does Elyssa have multiple accents
03:57 Elyssa’s Italian roots
05:03 How Elyssa’s first marriage introduced her to electric music
06:01 Elyssa’s dive into comedy
07:13 Elyssa’s collaboration album
07:24 Elyssa’s band
08:26 James’ love for comedy
09:15 Listen to Attrazione by Elyssa
12:46 The background between the Attrazione
14:50 How did Elyssa get into Celtic music
15:52 Elyssa’s time at Scotland
17:10 Elyssa’s love for Edinburgh
17:22 Why Elyssa’s rejected her admission to study Celtics
18:27 Why Elyssa’s one shot of fame failed
20:10 How did Elyssa choose to relocate to Scotland
21:30 The music scene at New Zealand
24:04 Gigs at New Zealand
25:20 What is Elyssa currently doing
25:45 Listen to Where have all the good guys gone by Elyssa
30:01 The background behind Where have all the good guys gone
31:45 The musical composition behind Where have all the good guys gone
34:30 How Elyssa creatively saved the day while composing where have all the good guys gone
35:25 Elyssa’s new book “Dare to be Seen”
35:40 About Elysaa’s upcoming book
37:32 How Elyssa uses her day job to recondition her mind and become a better musician
39:41 Elyssa’s podcast
41:10 What is Elyssa currently working on?
42:32 What is Elyssa’s favourite instrument
44:10 Where to connect most with Elyssa?
44:48 Elyssa’s parting words
45:50 Listen to “Ride On” from James Kevin O’Connor
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Special Links and Mentions
Folk revival of Music in the 70s
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