With her striking voice and strong Russian and Ingush heritage, Daria Kulesh is making a name for herself as a unique and exciting singer/songwriter. Her “phenomenal” debut solo album Eternal Child was released on 31 January 2015 to much critical acclaim, awards and nominations.
Runner Up, FolkWords' Best Album from a Female Artist (2015)
Runner Up, Favourite New Artist of 2015, Laurel Canyon Music
Finalist, Write a Song for Lincolnshire 2012
Finalist, Write a Folk Song for Herts, Bucks and Beds 2012
Finalist, St Albans Film Festival 2013 (Best Music Video)
FolkWords' Album of the Month, January 2015
Lead singer of KARA (Love Folk LIVE 2014 - Most Exciting Live Performance; one of The Telegraph's best folk music albums of 2014)
Russian-born but now settled in Kings Langley, Daria Kulesh conjures a beguiling romanticism. Dynamic delivery and passion come to the fore in her debut solo album, ‘Eternal Child', described as "phenomenal" and named 'Album of the Month' and Runner Up in ‘Best Album of 2015 from a Female Artist’ by FolkWords, among numerous other accolades.
From performing in a resident band at an Irish pub near the Kremlin to singing at a charity gala at the former Moscow Governor's palace; from busking in Nova Scotia, Canada to playing at Cambridge Folk Festival and the Southbank Centre, Daria's musical and personal journey is turbulent and varied - and her songs reflect that.
Daria has recently completed her first solo UK tour, Hemel to Hebrides, and also performed a string of shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. She has appeared live in session on BBC Shropshire, BBC Kent, BBC Lincolnshire, BBC Gloucestershire, BBC Russian, BBC Three Counties, Blues and Roots Radio, Pure FM, Dapper FM, Radio Teesdale, Radio Dacorum and many more, played headline shows and prestigious support slots at numerous folk clubs and acoustic venues and headlined Birch Hill Charity Festival.
Daria has been featured in The Times, The Telegraph and The Evening Standard.She also fronts KARA, a fast rising "unique & innovative" band championed, in particular, by The Telegraph (Best Folk Albums 2014 list) and R2 Magazine (Best of the Year, 2014).