Seraya Young: An artist with no boundaries, her performances ooze sheer emotion... Music style: Best left alone when it comes to pigeonholing Seraya's musical style has no apparent audible boundaries. Amongst her skilful marriage of genres, listeners are treated to a whole lot of soul, passion and fun. Sitting just as comfortably inside a belting rock number as she does within a moody Tori Amos-esque piece, Seraya feels her music is very much an organic and spontaneous thing with little thought for categories. How she got started.. Born in South Africa to a musical family, some of her favourite memories are of lounge room jam sessions at home. At the age of 5, she started playing by ear - discovered balancing on her tippy toes to simultaneously reach the pedals and keypads of the family organ, and began performing soon after. ...her take on what she does: Inspiration is plentiful for Seraya, who believes, 'We are influenced in one way or another by everything that we ever hear'. Enjoying styles from classical through to R&B, funk, folk, world, rock and pop, Seraya doesn't really pinpoint any specific artist as a favourite. For her, all music is an emotional experience, and if an artist/band can achieve that, their work impacts. ...what's she been up to: Her successes so far have included: Independent release of her self titled EP, and debut album "The Prodigal Daughter" Songs featured on Austereo's Hot 30,(Jackie O and Kyle), Fox FM, MP3 (Selected by Molly Meldrum), Frank Grima's Mojo Music show USA, All India Radio. Finalist in QRA Sunnie Awards, MusicOz and River 949 Untapped competitions. Has performed in many venues across Australia and overseas including Manchester Lane, First Floor, The Healer, The Zoo. Her tour of India included national radio, TV and Press. Since her acting role in the docu-drama "Voyage of the Courtesans" released in the UK, US and Australia (2006), Seraya was offered a role in the 3 part follow up series with shooting to commence in April 2007. What's she doing now? Recently co-wrote and recorded album "Inhabited" (with Elio Galle and Matt Hogan) due for release in Australia and Europe later in the year. Performed as part of the Commonwealth Games Cultural Program 2006. Recorded a single in Calcutta with boys from the Muktaneer Home for Destitute Children. Currently finishing her second album 'The MsAdventures of Artemis', co-writing and licensing.