Los Angeles-based EDM band, Vio, formed in 2006 by singer and painter, Violeta Moreno. She was recently Artist of the Week on NORMALITY RantRadio Industrial, interviewed and aired on 9 stations.
Vio was Coca-Cola’s official model for their milky-sweet, ‘vibrancy’ drink. “We love these model shots from our friend and musical artist Violeta Moreno aka VIO,” writes Coca-Cola. “We also love anyone who shares our name, obviously! Check out the photos and be sure to head over to her Fan Page to listen to her awesome music.”
A Featured Artist on the radio show, GAGA ELEKTRIX GETV and the first and only female to be signed to the Innertec Records, she released “Don’t Say That” in 2011, a down-tempo dance single with 4 remixes, that received welcome air play as far abroad as The Netherlands thanks to the radio feature.
The first of 5 tracks, “Don’t Say That (Original)”, was produced by Scobra, a leading producer of underground music, with discography that ranges from work with Madonna to The Wu Tang Clan. She met him upon returning to California after living in North Carolina. While there, Vio began working at Sound Choice Karaoke to record her first vocal tracks, on lunch break or after hours.
After hearing her demo, guitarist, Rick Seamster, from “justincase”, invited her to go on tour with his side-project, “The Ticket”, to sing back-up. Vio obliged, and later teamed up to song write with Rick to become the Prince tribute band, Raspberry Cream.
In the “Blast Your Music Contest” at Stage Red Studios, VIO made it to the TOP 10 finalists to win studio time. Taking Creative Writing classes from Leila Steinberg (Tupac’s former manager), Vio honed her performance and writing art.
Vio began her early career in stage theater and choirs, and eventually became a self-taught painter and lyricist. Born in Santa Monica, and raised in California and North Carolina, her sound is unique with both a West and East Coast flair.