Don't Talk - Single
Basia Lyjak is a straight-up rock chick whose catchy, well crafted tunes and tight, explosive vocals hark back to a day when singing came from your heart and your gut, rather than a pitch corrector in a studio. A tireless, passionate self-starter, Basia's self-funded releases, 'Writings on the Wall' and "Don't Talk" have been knocking down doors all year; those who hear it's catchy, rock-driven and empowering tracks can't honestly deny their booming, radio-friendly potential. With a team of equally determined supporters at BasiaLyjak.com and an all-star band behind her (guitarist Ron Bechard, bassist Dave Carreiro and drummer Dale Harrison), Basia has firmly established herself as an internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter. Online communities like MySpace, YouTube, Stereofame and dozens more have allowed Basia to develop a worldwide fan base of music lovers who have been searching for an artist like her since the heydays of Veruca Salt and No Doubt! Her infectious drive to succeed has been paying off tremendously: Basia's social, print and broadcast media presence balloons each day. She has been featured on TV shows like Canoe Live! With Tara Slone of Rockstar: INXS, the Polish-language program Na Luzie, Rogers First Local and TwentySomethingTV. Broadcast and internet radio stations like Y108FM, Chick Radio, That Radio and more have been spinning "Don't Talk" all year, with hungry response for more from listeners. She's been profiled in Canadian Musician Magazine, The Toronto Sun, Metro News, Uncharted Sounds, Fazer, Bandwagon Magazine, Toonage and dozens more with one general consensus: Basia Lyjak has a set of monster pipes on her and isn't afraid to let them rip. A quick glance at BasiaLyjak.com's press section would leave anyone impressed at the breadth and quality of coverage she has received. The last two years have seen Basia play Toronto's best clubs, perform at NXNE twice and share the stage with artists like April Wine and Lee Aaron, to name a few. Her releases have been nominated for the TIMAs, the IOMAs, Toronto Exclusive Awards and numerous GarageBand.com awards, where Basia has repeatedly won Best Female Vocals, Track of the Day/Week, Best Lyrics, Best Melody, Best Beat and Most Rocking Tracks! Now, Basia is gearing up for her first full-length album, recording tracks with Brian Moncarz at his Rattlebox studios, co-owned by Tool producer David Bottrill. A video for "Don't Talk" will be released in the new year as well, proving just how much one person can accomplish with endless passion and no fear of hard work. 2009 is going to be no holds barred more than ever, and the whole world is going to hear Basia ROCK! "There are only a few women that have rocked our world throughout the ages... Janis Joplin, Etta James, Heart, and The Pretenders... but guess what? There's a new chick that rocks my socks off, and her name is Basia Lyjak - and she kicked my ass! She's got the whole package. I think she will be a force in rock n' roll, and once you hear her, you won't forget her... I haven't!" - Mark Hudson (Livin' on the Edge, Aerosmith) "Her current EP, Writings on the Wall, bears witness to an artist mature beyond her years. The vocal prowess Lyjak displays on that EP and the strength of the original material she's penned point to a long run for her." - Doug Gallant, Canadian Musician Magazine "Basia Lyjak is forcefully knockin' on fame's door, and tell you what -- it's about to open on up! She's a natural, and when you hear her you'll understand exactly what we mean! Fans of No Doubt, Queens of the Stone Age, Veruca Salt and other gritty acts will totally dig Basia Lyjak's powerful vocals and catchy, guitar-driven compositions." - MyxerTones.com "Basia Lyjak has been placed on the highest pedestal for me... The girl has little competition in the independent world and absolutely none in the major market place!" - Elley Wilson, Jimmy Stilettos Contact: Emy@BasiaLyjak.com.