ILA MINORI pronounced ( eye-la-min-or-ee) originally from San Antonio, Texas, USA, gained recognition as the lead vocalist for US rock back Ledaswan. ILA MINORI is recording her first official material in 2014 with several producers from various genres including rock, punk, and pop.
ILA MINORI began writing songs and playing guitar as a teenager. She took her stage name “ILA MINORI” from two parts of the world. ILA is an androgynous character in Hindu mythology. In versions in which ILA is born a girl, she is changed to a boy by divine grace soon after her birth. After mistakenly entering a sacred grove as an adult, ILA would experience both masculinity and femininity in sync with the waxing and waning of the moon. Minori is a Japanese unisex name meaning ”village of the beautiful fields”.
The musical style incorporates folk, pop, rock, and strong indie-grunge and new wave influences. She uses guitar as her primary instrument and charges her lyrics with emotion, narrative, and personal history. Recently playing live shows with a new 3-piece indie charged sound you might catch one of their shows at your favorite local gem or regionally. Set to record the single “Downtown Dweller” and “Breakdown” In early 2014. Tour and festival dates to follow.