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 CMW, NXNE thrice 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! Basia continues to build her catalogue every day, writing towards regular single releases, an album and a European tour, starting with the release of her FACTOR-funded new single, “What It Feels Like” at NXNE ’09, co-written with Spring Awakening’s Kyle Riabko and produced by Brian Moncarz at his Rattlebox studios, co-owned by Tool producer David Bottrill. A video for “Don’t Talk” has been released to stellar reception, and Basia is preparing to score the soundtrack for the revolutionary www.TheGameCartel.com video game, proving just how much one person can accomplish with endless passion and no fear of hard work. So much accomplished already, every day is going to be no holds barred for Basia Lyjak, until the whole world hears her 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 Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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