From: Salzburg, Vienna, Austria
The Salzburg born singer-songwriter Coshiva has ever since fascinated growing audiences with her positive vibes and uplifting music. Creating delightful textures and sonic palates, the multi-instrumentalist blends piano with guitar, mandolin and ukulele to create her iconic joyful sound. The actual name Coshiva is a creation of her own to denote the sense of light-heartedness and positivity that lies at the very heart of her sound.
2003 saw her critically acclaimed debut release “A Thousand Miles Away”, which featured the radio hit “Leaving Today”, followed by a successful second album “Butterfly”, released in 2008. Despite receiving commercial success, Coshiva sidestepped convention and rejected offers of a major-label deal – retaining creative control and direction over her music entirely. While only recently adopting the support of a major-label, Coshiva remains a fine example of “home-grown” success – a testament to what excellent, honest music, made for the right reasons can achieve – without vast exposure or mass marketing campaigns.
In 2012 Sandi Strmlian produced the new Coshiva album, delivering an immediate, alternative summer hit “Sunday Afternoon (We Are Sailing)” upon release. The album retained her now ‘trademark’ light and joyous sound, combining the multi-instrumentalists blend of delicate, often fragile vocals with natural ‘hand-made’ instrumental timbres. Not being one who needs to shout to be heard, Coshiva’s melodic singer-songwriter pop touches international audiences with ease.