Lina Stalyte is a young soul/folk singer-songwriter living in Paris. She has started her musical journey in Lithuania, where she comes from. She grew up in a little town called Mazeikiai. After graduating from a higher school Lina decided to study Psychology. After the studies as a big number of Lithuanians she took a one year break and went for a trip through Europe to find her future city. After beautiful stays in Stockholm and Barcelona, Lina ended up in Paris effortlessly. She says that the city virtually invited her to stay. She has been accepted in several jazz music schools, have found a place to stay, people to play with and the venues welcoming her in to perform.
Lina has started singing when she was still in the kindergarten. In the family gatherings she has distinguished herself as the one standing on a chair and singing – these were her firsts performances at the age of 3. Lina’s first carrier step was releasing a folk album called „VAKARAMS“. The second soul jazz EP is available to listen
Emotive and bright voice is what remarks Lina from other singers. Lina writes about love, human relationships and their stories. If you would put a guitar into her hands or ask her sit down at the piano, Lina would tell you a passionate story of Joni Mitchell, subtly transmit the melancholy of Billy Holiday and blow you up with a passion of Sade. From a folk music cocoon Lina turned into a soul/jazz singer who carries a big love for Afro-American jazz music. Today Lina works with different style such as jazz, gospel, soul and R’n’B musicians.
You can easily recognize Lina because of her sparkling energy. She is courageous, crazy about life and continuously searching for a beauty in people’s hearts, music and world. This girl will not let any chance for her joy to slip out of her hands – she is taking all her chances and musical adventures 100 percents seriously, after which she goes to people and tells them how beautiful she sees the world.