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Atreya is an all-round artist, singer-songwriter, solo- and lead vocalist, performer and producer from Barcelona based in Amsterdam.
Atreya is very versatile, varying from famous- and striking show-girl sets as dancer in the trendiest discotheques of Ibiza, Barcelona & Valencia, to the sensitive singer-songwriter who performs live at venues, and the kick-ass artist that rocks the stage, crowd and beyond.
Her life is dedicated to-, and dominated by, music and art; the sole reason why Atreya thrives in developing her talents. Fuelled by her passion for music, for life and for writing songs and catchy lyrics, she gives herself constantly and completely in order to reach her audience.
Atreya likes to work with a wide variety of different musicians and is open to a broad spectrum of styles: acoustic, experimental, classical, electro and dark electro, pop and synth pop, wave, industrial, techno, modern rock, deep house, ambient and lounge.
Atreya is also a makeup artist, costume designer, set dresser and works with a plenitude of professionals. She does not believe in over-branded fashion but in using the correct materials and creativity thus designing her works of art. Furthermore, Atreya loves to co-create concepts of well-thought-through photography, video and styling.
Besides having learned the opera and many musical talents, she studied media & entertainment and human resources management.
Last but not least she really enjoys teaching the Spanish language to companies and individuals and works as a freelance translator-interpreter (Spanish to Dutch, English and vice versa) and as a tourist guide & (night) hostess.
What is left of her spare time is totally dedicated to the mission of Project Aware as she’s the founder and managing director of this modern human rights organization based in Amsterdam. Project Aware aims to make people Aware of the importance of freedom and human rights violations around the world. Soon Project Aware 2.0 shall expand her activities in the rest of Europe; for more info and an impression of the past years:
Is this your comeback?
After years of denying my musical ambition and perceiving this manifestation as the unreal dream I was chasing, I came to the conclusion that music is indeed my life. Music is the only thing that can satisfy me.
Your goal in life?
My goal is to reach as many people as possible with my songs, my projects, being just me, interchanging feelings between the audience and myself.
Is the music industry a disillusion?
No, not the music, but sometimes the music business around it all.
What would you never do again?
Trusting people who aren’t worth it, eating eel in green sauce (a typical Belgian dish) it tastes horrible.
Have you ever used drugs?
Yes. I did experiment with some drugs. I believe you always have to define for yourself if something is or isn’t beneficial for you and that is only possible by personal experience. But I don’t need drugs to feel me high, I’m always natural high.
If you were to ask God one question, what would you ask?
Do you still trust the human being?
Yes, yes, I know I’m old enough, but I say: NO, if I were to want one I would choose for adoption. There are already enough children who are not in the position of receiving love.
I would rather die, than?
Never being able to sing again, to help those in need, to feel free or to talk to interesting people.
You don’t like?
I don’t like losers, fakers, unemployment, hypocrisy, injustice, people they do not practice what they preach, boring things, being abused and being ignored.
Perseverance, freedom fighters, manga & anime, real love, animals (cats, the galago and the lemur are cute), the sea & the sun, doing what you like, reading, cooking, good food, chocolate, music, meditation, creativity, innovation.
Do you have some final words?
I have a final destination, to dieeeee…hummm just see, stop finding excuses for not doing what you really want to do and instead of merely understanding or talking about your way of life, practice what you feel and apply that knowledge on an every day basis.