Onyay Pheori is a vocalist, violinist, producer, recording & performing artist, song writer and actress based out of Los Angeles, CA.She is currently releasing an indie/electronic/pop album, an other-worldly solo album and a Mantra/English pop/electronic crossover album. Onyay also collaborates with inspiring artists and producers in a range of genres for film and television. She has multiple placements currently running including the theme song for HDNET Movies promos, the official NBC trailer for A to Z, promos for Greys Anatomy in Africa, ESPN, reality TV shows and international spots in Europe. Onyay recently released the EP, No More Waiting, with 411 Music Group with the title track being the campaign for Beanpole in Korea. She also has singles out with her melodic indie rock band, SKY MANSION and an indie project called Curious Blue. Onyay has been performing with The Earthharp in festivals and performing art centers all over the world for the last six years, including The Great Hall in Shanghai, La Parroquia for the La Calaca Festival in San Miguel de Allende, TEDx Kansas City and The Wanderlust Festival to name a few. She also collaborates and performs with the world renowned Quixotic Fusion. Onyay recorded violin on a bonus track for grammy winning Herbie Hancock's "The Imagine Project" and shot a music video, “Visitation”, with a mystical and environmental theme, which appeared in the Portraits Assignment at Flatbed Press in Austin, Texas. She also wrote and recorded "The World is Ready" with grammy winning producer, Jeff Bova, that was used in the tck tck tck campaign's International celebrity PSA raising awareness for climate change. Onyay has appeared in over 40 roles on stage and screen with an array of independent shorts and films in the festival circuit over the years.
Onyay began a 7 Year Quest called 33 Muses in 2005 when she started traveling to sacred sites opening up to the mysteries and frequencies beyond this world. At each site crowds gathered transfixed by her sound and she began understanding how to share these experiences through music and multi-media performance. Since 33 Muses’ inception, she has journeyed deep into the Amazonian Rainforest and ascended high into the Andes of Peru and Ecuador, explored the Mayan Ruins of Mexico, the Temples and Pyramids of Egypt, the Caves and Ruins of Crete and Greece, the castles and mountains of Southern France as well as sacred and natural places in over 28 countries including Chile, Ireland, Indonesia, South Africa, India and New Zealand. Her process involves a receptivity and communication with the sounds and memories held in these places, translating them through her voice and violin as a sonic shapeshifter, becoming more human and more than human simultaneously.
Onyay’s otherworldly language and hypnotic melodies explore love, awakening, light, communion, angelic realms, other dimensions, freedom, illusion, consciousness, the peaks, the valleys and the journey of being human in a forever changing world.