Shaped by the streets of Brussels and Paris, then England and the US, Irenka’s colorful music transcends borders and genres effortlessly. She fuses self-penned enchanting European melodies with warm smoky vocals in French and English. Her soulful voice, at times deep at times ethereal, gets easily compared to Annie Lennox, Gwen Stefani, Sade, and Enya, while her compositions have been reminiscent of the Beatles, Nine Inch Nails and Tori Amos. In 2014, she released her self-produced debut EP Wait 4 It…, with songs like the sarcastic jazzy “I Don’t Need No Lover”, the ethereal “Dreamland”, and the funky French "Comme Si".
Irenka has played hundreds of shows in well-known venues such as B.B.Kings and City Winery across the country from Florida to California, from Texas to New York, as well as in Canada in Belgium. In 2016, her song "Autumn" was placed in a movie. That same year, she performed with internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Regi Wooten, from the Wooten Brothers band, who described Irenka's music as groovy, unique and soulful.
In 2017, Irenka made media appearances in Tennessee and Kentucky and as a French speaking artist, she has been featured on Radio Canada and national French TV channel, France 2.
" Groovy, unique and soulful "
" Part Parisian lounge singer, part witch from a misty forest "
" spittin’ like a Euro human beat-box meeting Soft Cell’s 1981 “Tainted Love” "
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