Ninet (or Ninette) Tayeb (born October 21, 1983, in Kiryat Gat, Israel) is an actress, rock singer-songwriter and guitarist of Tunisian and Moroccan Sephardic Jewish descent currently based in Los Angeles. In 2003 she was the winner of the first season Kochav Nolad, the Israeli version of Pop Idol. She then starred in the TV series "HaShir Shelanu" ("Our Song") for four seasons, which was loosely based on her life story. Her first solo album, "Yechefa" ("Barefoot"), was released in 2006. For her 2009 album "Kommunicativi" ("Communicative") Tayeb abandoned her sweetheart image and recreated herself as a rocker, performing a mix of alternative rock and post-punk. That same year she starred in the film "Kirot" (released in the U.S. as "The Assassin Next Door"). In 2010 Tayeb starred in the Hebrew version of the rock musical "The Awakening" and was nominated for best actress for the Israeli Theatre Awards.
Tayeb joined Gilad Kahana's project The Walking Man as a guitarist and backing vocalist, appearing on the album "Bad Love" in 2011. She also shared lead vocals on the song "My Game". "Sympathetic Nervous System" (2012) was her first solo album recorded entirely in English for the international market. For a number of songs on the album she adopted a hard rock sound. She returned to recording in her native Hebrew for her 2013 album "All The Animals Knew". She moved with her husband, Joseph E-Shine, to Los Angeles in 2016 and released her first American album, Paper Parachute, in February, 2017.
BIIANCO is the electronic chill-wave moniker of LA-based multi-instrumentalist and producer, Gabby Bianco. Leaning heavily into vocoders, beats and heartbreak, BIIANCO blends a cool lyrical pragmatism reminiscient of Bob Moses with an emotion-driven electronic soundscape similar to ODESZA.
Clad in gold jewelry, sultry moves and wielding drum pads, BIIANCO is proof that not all mad scientists come as men in white lab coats.
BIIANCO self-produces and engineers all her music, providing a much needed feminine voice in an electronic music genre dominated by male producers. Her live show features a one-woman show in which she seamlessly juggles keyboards, drum pads, airy vocals and lyrical dance.
"Budding alt-pop star Olivia Grace is reminiscent of a younger, more relatable Lana Del Rey. With just one year in LA under her belt, it already seems as though Olivia Grace will make her mark on the music industry in a big way. She exudes a unique charm, as seen in her previous releases “Shoestrings” and “Blackbird,” where her moody, off-color sound is topped off with a glow of a youthful innocence. If her recent releases are any measure of her future success, she’s a name you’re going to want on your radar. "
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"Backed by airy synths and minimal production, "Safe" pushes your eyes closed as you slip into a trance spurred by Olivia Grace's vocal here. Pairing soulful lyrics with a dreamlike approach, it is made too easy to get lost in this song."
"Indie pop singer Olivia Grace releases her new single “Blackbird,” which basically sounds like Norah Jones’ sexy evil twin ended up on the other side of the mirror in Wonderland. This darkly seductive track fuses Olivia’s eerie yet beautiful vocals, lyrics busy with metaphors, and daring tempo changes with waves of darkness...The track has true cinematic feels, making it easy to imagine perhaps on the soundtrack of American Horror Story."
"Every once in a while, you’ll hear a song that just jumps out at you. Olivia Grace’s “Shoestrings” is one of these songs. Her unique style is both quirky & dark and brings with it a sense of innovation and a focus on introspective lyrics. The Brooklyn, NY transplant is bursting onto the music scene despite being brand new. In a few years’ time, I think she has what it takes to be a leading name in defining the genre of dark pop."
"Melanie Martinez and Halsey might have to make room for another queen of dark pop. Baltimore songstress Olivia Grace crafts immersive tunes that’ll turn the world around you into a foggy forest or a castle of secrets… And that’s just the beginning. Most recently, Grace has released “Blackbird”, an equally eerie and intrepid track that borrows qualities from madness and elegance"
"Something rather special here from an up and coming singer-songwriter from Brooklyn, NY. Unbelievably beautiful writing and suitably restrained production frame the ethereal vocals."
PURPLE MELON UK
"Promising indie pop artist...Olivia is just 21 and currently finishing up college. Her music is dark, smoldering indie pop and has traces of Fiona Apple, Tori Amos, Lorde and Lana Del Rey."
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"Olivia Grace is a fresh new musician that’s ready to be heard. Hailing from Maryland but taking current strides in New York City, Grace has set her sights on breaking the mold with her airy, melodic voice playing into your dreams."