Olya Lotus - Backing Vocals

Olya Lotus

Olya Lotus - Backing Vocals


Next up in our series of band member biographies is the first of our Russian backing vocalists, the incredibly talented Olya Lotus. Check out the link at the bottom and listen to her brand new album... это потрясающе!

Describe yourself in three words

Kindness, care, patience.

What is the first photo saved on your phone?

Olya's first photo

What is your favourite Pink Floyd album?

The Division Bell because it features my favourite song - "Coming Back To Life".

What is your favourite Pink Floyd song?

"Coming Back To Life" :) because in this song there is so much peace, pain and love.

Which Pink Floyd song do you enjoy playing the most?

The same, Coming Back To Life", it has such a beautiful soprano part in the backing vocals.

What’s your most favourite place you’ve toured?


What’s your most favourite show you’ve ever played?

My favourite show was in Khabarovsk, I think it was in 2018, when I sang "The Great Gig In The Sky" for the first time with the amazing Durga McBroom.

Who or what made you want to become a musician?

I've always loved to sing since childhood, and those who heard me sing asked me to sing more so I realised my purpose.

Outside of Pink Floyd who are your biggest musical heroes and influences?

I love the voice of Brian McKnight. I also listened to a lot of Celine Dion when I was young, Mariah Carey, Tony Braxton. Now I listen to lots of different kind of music, jazz, soul, pop, electronic music.

If you could play in any other band, past or present, what would it be?

I've always dreamed of singing my own songs! In fact, just recently, I've released my first album.

Olya Lotus

What’s your most favourite bit of gear?

My ukulele.

What advice would you give to any aspiring musician?

Don’t be scared, be strong.

What was the first album you ever bought?

Celine Dion - "My Heart Will Go On".

Desert Island Disks: which one album and three singles would you take?

The Division Bell; First Fires - Bonobo, Photograph - Ed Sheeran - Photograph; Душа - Olya Lotus.

And who would you want to be stuck on the island with?

With my husband.

What totally pointless superpower would you like?

The place of love and harmony.

Would you rather be in bed on a Sunday morning or on holiday on a tropical beach?

On a tropical beach.

Would you rather be incredibly funny or incredibly clever?

Incredibly clever.

Would you rather be a famous inventor or a famous writer?

A famous inventor.


And while you're here, why not listen to Olya's brand new album!


Olya Lotus album


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