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This singer-songwriter’s voice has been called a “silent scream” by some. He delivers powerful feelings softly, letting his lyrics and guitar work convey the emotion while steering clear of any vocal “acting” or flashiness. To hear him play is more like listening in on a private moment than being performed to.

Sonically, viola’s style is a mix of singer-songwriter (think Elliott Smith, Nick Drake and even ’70s love-songsters Bread - who he cannot deny admiring) and ’60s British Invasion, with a healthy dose of indie-rock on top. Not strictly a folkie, he’s happy to throw in some garage rock drumming or Stones-inspired electric guitar here and there. It’s indie-folk. Or maybe folk n’ roll.
Or maybe just honest music.

Akron Independent Film and Video Festival Garden State Film Festival Queens Int'l Film Festival
Queens Int'l Film Festival Secret City Film Festival indieGathering Film Festival
Talent Circle Super Shorts Film Festival Planet Ant Film & Video Festival Appalachian Film Festival