2019 Press Kit

"an engaging performance, full of unique moments combined with high quality improvisational skills and musicianship."

"Their music contains some highly creative uses of the cello and violin....highly emotional, humorous, but mostly... a similarly uplifting tone"


Cellist, songwriter and improvisor VAUDREY teams up with renowned improvisational violinist and songwriter XANI KOLAC presenting unique arrangements for voice, strings and electronics. This collaborative performance brings together the virtuosity of two artists at the forefront of the burgeoning string-playing songwriter movement. Now booking for 2019.

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Electric violinist, XANI, has played with some of the greats including Tim Rogers, Clare Bowditch, Kate Ceberano and Paul Grabowsky . On her own, she plays instrumental improvised music using live looping and effects to build pounding rhythms, beautiful soundscapes and dark cinematic melodies. She also sings her own pop songs with a band. Catch XANI performing solo, with strings and with her drums/violin duo, The Twoks and her all-female collective, SPIRE ensemble. XANI loves making music and playing it live. Once she sets her mind to do something, she bloody well does it.


cellist and songwriter VAUDREY plays a unique blend of post-chestral-indie-dub-folk-pop for cello voice and electronics. His work has been showcased in New York City (Subculture, Rockwood Music Hall), Sydney and Melbourne, (Toff in Town, Melbourne Recital Centre) Australia. VAUDREY’s songs and compositions piece together the essence of popular and folk song orchestrated for hand crafted instruments with modern electronics and production. His 2017 Debut EP, completed in New York City with notable collaborators Stephen Feigenbaum (aka JOHAN), Andrew Wright (Just Blaze, Eminem), David Linaburg (J-COLE) and Andrew Conklin was described as carefully crafted indie gems which combine his sterling cello chops with alt-pop stylings. (

VAUDREY also has a notable rap sheet in the classical music world where his life began performing in and around New York City, acting as Teaching Assistant to The Emerson String Quartet and playing solo performance art gigs in the Hamptons.