The rising voice of Russian underground pop music: Saint-Petersburg-based Nadia Kodes gained audience attention when she won Sprite Sound competition and got a free ticket to create a music video with a talented Moscovian studio FIRMA. Today Nadia nearly hit the estimated budget in a crowdfunding campaign for her new album “Metro/The Underground" (Russian/English). Hence the Boomstarter website is available only in Russian but you can check her website for more details about the artist and donation.
The sensible version is that Nadia is a singer/songwriter and pianist from Saint Petersburg in Russia. She is twenty-something years old and speaks English fluently. The real version is that through trying a large number of jobs she has gained a wealth of experience to assist her in her song-writing. These jobs have included performing as a clown at children’s parties and acting, for a short period, as a translator for Russian live nude models on the internet, and have made her the woman she is today.
Having hitch-hiked around Europe, including Spain and Italy, she considers herself to be an internationalist. This is emphasised by the facts that she has won singing and song-writing competitions in her native Russia, is signed to a record label in the USA, has recently signed to a management company based in the UK and has performed on the streets and in the clubs of many European cities. Nadia’s songs and vocals have been influenced by the likes of Avril Lavigne and her sound has been compared to Kelly Clarkson and Lady Gaga