Versailles brings what some have described as an intoxicating, dark synth, sexual-based gloomy yet erotic adventure into an orchestra led by Versailles brilliant ringleader, Ms. St. Hilaire, which leaves the listener eager for more. Versailles is one of the best upcoming artists of the evolution of the future of music. Often referred to as the Gothic Tori Amos, Dianna has delved into writing songs that blend Depeche Mode, Goldfrapp, Lykki Li, Foster The People, and Madonna.
Versailles has attracted international interest via radio, film and live performances. Versailles toured nationally, playing with artists including Ego Likeness, Voltaire, New Model Army, Chant, and Bella Morte. Versailles was most recently in the indie film "Black Room Doom," written by notorious psycho Svengali producer Kim Fowley, who has co-written/produced songs for Kiss, Joan Jett, Alice Cooper, Helen Reddy, and the first all-female rock band, The Runaways.
Versailles is also featured on the score for upcoming UK production of Rob Hurtts Weir Inn Estate.
The songs are dark and ominous, yet fun and inviting--Synthpop sounds with distinct melody lines and aggressive orchestrations. Songs encompass a wide variety of subject matter, including love, vampires, war, the human soul, strength, and struggle. Now bringing light into the ashes, and determined through music to guide the lonely and heartbroken out of the abyss.
The album "Pages" is the artists way of dealing with unforeseen circumstances and struggle. Pages is a compilation of many thoughts, feelings and emotions.
Versailles is (Dianna Marie St.Hilaire) singer songwriter and piano player. Versailles grew up in Albuquerque,NM. Versailles started to show interest in music at age 2. She began to write stories by age 5 and play the piano by age 8. When she was 8 she got her first Casio keyboard and wrote her first song. She also at this time taught herself how to read music. She took a great interest in artists like Madonna, Love and Rockets, and Depeche Mode, also classical artists such as Bach and Mozart. She studied music for the next several years both singing and playing piano.
Versailles has toured throughout the United States on a US tour with Bella Morte and Ego Likeness. Versailles has also done her own tour through the south and the southwest for the release of Broken Dolls in 2009. I love touring and my favorite place will always be New Orleans. :D
VNV NATION, THE CURE, TORI AMOS, DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE, THE SMITHS, NICK CAVE, DEVISION, BEBORN BETON, THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN, JANES ADDICTION, SMASHING PUMPKINS, DIE FORM, BJORK,MADONNA, PJ HARVEY, TOM PETTY, ALANIS MORSETTE, EVENESCENCE, DRESDEN DOLLS, AND EMILIE AUTUMN,
SP88, and Korg X3 along now with a new Keytar by Yamaha DX10. Recording is done with Yamaha Motif.