Photo by Tracy Martin, TheatreWorks

Hi, Valerie Vigoda here, starting a solo performance project with electric violin, vocals and Ableton Live, and chronicling/demoing it on this blog.
What I do in the rest of my life is a) write songs for theatre and film with my husband/collaborator Brendan Milburn, b) write and perform with my band GrooveLily, and c) play with my 8-year-old son Mose. This Ableton Live project is something entirely new and different for me (though very much informed and influenced by a) through c) above!) and I’m thrillingly excited about it. It’s incredibly empowering to be able to create an entire pop symphony of sound, in real time, onstage, alone.
And in case anyone is wondering: this does NOT mean GrooveLily is breaking up. My solo show is a completely different animal, and who knows, maybe I’ll open for us sometime.


Photo by Mark Kitaoka, TheatreWorks

Electric violinist/singer/songwriter, founding member of the band GrooveLily. Now delighted to be spending less time in the band van, and more time doing things like: creating musical theatre projects with collaborators (STRIKING 12, SLEEPING BEAUTY WAKES, TOY STORY THE MUSICAL, LONG STORY SHORT, ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME, WHEELHOUSE…), writing songs for film (numerous songs about fairies in Disney’s TINKER BELL & THE LOST TREASURE, TINKER BELL & THE GREAT FAIRY RESCUE, TINKER BELL & THE SECRET OF THE WINGS, TINKER BELL & THE PIXIE HOLLOW GAMES…), creating this new solo performance project with vocals, electric violin and Ableton Live…and walking kid to school.
Lived in NYC for over a decade, moved to LA in 2009 with husband/longtime collaborator Brendan Milburn and son Mose, who is now 8.

4 Responses to About

  1. Carla Besosa says:

    Do you have a solo album in the making?

  2. Kurt says:

    Please, please, please come to Roanoke, VA and play at the Kirk Avenue Music Hall! You’d be a great fit and we’d love to have you here. 5 of us saw you at Striking 12 in December 2009 in DC….

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