Debut Album is Out!
“Her music, at times, borders on the avant garde, making it startling and full of surprises.” -
Marvin Glenn, Ezra magazine Ausralia
“In [Illay’s] complex compositions and forthright lyrics, she unfolds a parallel world in which one can laugh without forgetting to weep - and vice versa.” ~
TAZ Magazine, Germany
ILLAY is Originally from Tel Aviv, she has been based in Berlin since 2013. Her multi- cultural upbringing by a Libyan-Jewish mother and an Australian-German father helped shape her appreciation for a variety of music. After discovering her love of the cello as child, she continued to experiment with her musical style, incorporating different genres and an ever-widening range of instruments.
ILLAY's energetic personality and innovative style has led to her supporting German singer-songwriter Astrid North and forming and touring with the electroacoustic trio MOJOY. ILLAY also composes music for dance
performances and film soundtracks, including the
award-winning Israeli documentary Winding.