Photos by Marvin Joseph
Hair & Make Up by Rhonda May
Artwork by Galya Kay
Seamlessly blending the essence of soul with the sophistication of blues, Australian songstress ORLY burst onto the scene with the debut of her self-titled EP in 2009. Armed with a transcendent voice, relateable lyrics, and a profound passion for music, ORLY quickly established herself as an emerging young voice in soul, touring throughout the world winning over fans with her impassioned performances.
1. Home is where your story begins, can you tell us a bit about yours?
I grew up in the most beautiful city in the world, Sydney, Australia, with the greatest family ever.
2. How did Music find you?
My sister is 9 years older than me. She played piano as a kid. She would sit for what I remember to be hours, playing Billy Joel songs on the piano and sing along. I’d hide behind her and watch her practice and was completely mesmerised. Once she walked away, I’d sit on the piano stool and pretend to be as good as her. By the time I was 4 or 5, I begged my parents to get me a piano teacher. That’s where it started…