Phia

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Phia - Pop Alternative Indie Live Act in Melbourne

Phia Short Info

Rolling Stone Magazine (Germany) have “…great expectations for Phia’s debut album” and it’s hard not to see why.

The Berlin-based Australian uploaded her track “Do You Ever?” to her Soundcloud page in late 2013 and it quickly racked up nearly 30,000 plays, featuring on MTV’s “Faking It”, receiving regular rotation on Berlin radio and prompting Indie Shuffle to dub her “one of the most underrated of Australia’s musical exports”.

Born in Melbourne, Australia, Phia, otherwise known as Sophia Exiner, studied classical and improvised piano at university, before growing restless and moving to Berlin, Germany.

Anonymous and liberated, she played every small bar in the city, toting her african kalimba and loop pedal in her bicycle basket and making her trademark “…hypnotic, joyful, [and] definitely-danceable” pop music (Match Musik).

Slowly but surely Berlin started to fall in love with her.

Recently invited by Rolling Stone Magazine (Germany) to record a David Bowie cover for a special CD compilation, Phia and her producer Josh Teicher are finishing the mixing of the album this summer, in-between touring and playing festivals.

Rolling Stone Magazine (Germany) have “…great expectations for Phia’s debut album” and it’s hard not to see why.

The Berlin-based Australian uploaded her track “Do You Ever?” to her Soundcloud page in late 2013 and it quickly racked up nearly 30,000 plays, featuring on MTV’s “Faking It”, receiving regular rotation on Berlin radio and prompting Indie Shuffle to dub her “one of the most underrated of Australia’s musical exports”.

Born in Melbourne, Australia, Phia, otherwise known as Sophia Exiner, studied classical and improvised piano at university, before growing restless and moving to Berlin, Germany.

Anonymous and liberated, she pla...

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Past Gigs Phia

  • 05 | 2014 Grüner Salon/Berlin
  • 05 | 2014 Jazzcafe Bird/Vienna Melodica Vienna Festival
  • 04 | 2014 Chemnitz
  • 04 | 2014 Objekt 5/Halle
  • 04 | 2014 Der Club/Witzenhausen
  • 04 | 2014 Cafe Galao/Stuttgart
  • 04 | 2014 La Loca/Prague

Discography Phia

  • 2014 Do You Ever? - EP EP | Independent
  • 2013 Do You Ever? - Single Single | Independent
  • 2012 Live in Berlin - EP EP | Independent
  • 2010 Garden of Youth - EP EP | Independent

Media

  • Video PHIA 'Do You Ever' LIVE
  • Sound Phia - Do You Ever?
  • Video Phia - So Far, So Close (de...

Origin

  • Melbourne AU

Founded

  • 2010

Members

  • Sophia Exiner Kalimba/Loops/Vocals
  • Joshua Teicher Guitar/Keyboards