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Versailles / Bio

Versailles. “I’m lying down like I’m sleeping but my eyes are slightly open, as if to say I’m hardly there, just barely able to look back on all I’m singing about and keep going. I love performing these songs live, but I think their greater impact will be in a more intimate place, where a listener who is hurting can be alone with the emotions I am expressing. My hope is that people out there will hear these, connect with them and understand where I have been. If I can in any way help them to ease their pain and feel better about their own lives, I think I’ve achieved my goal of helping people heal through the power of music.”

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 has 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 Hurtt’s “ Weir Inn Estate.” In 2011 Versailles also charted on Billboard for the song “Fade”off the Broken Dolls CD.

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.

Versailles was a nominee in this years Grammy Awards for the album “Pages” that you can find on iTunes. The album pages combines songs from many years of Versailles progression as an artist. The latest song “Cold” being the 8th track on the album is currently in production for a new music video. The album can be downloaded on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pages/id556167047

For 2013 Versailles released an album with Kim Fowley, yes that’s right, Kim Fowley. This album is called Targets.

“The “Targets” album by Versailles, covers such topics as Older Women Chasing Younger Men, Spiritual Searches, Outer & Inner Body Remakes, Female Excitement, Human Happiness, The Love Of Dancing, Teen Queen Heartbreak, Drama Queen Mystery, Ugly Guy Revelations, Medical Madness, Video Game Adventures and Dating Heartbreak.

Elements of Pop Music/Bubble Gum/Euro Rock & Pop/Piano School/ Far East Moods/ Tragic Dance Floor/Culture Break Down/Bad Girl Confessions/Ugly Guy Pain/Hospital Breakdowns/Cyber Space Cops and Robbers Chasing & First Love Farewells. ..is what the Mood/Music sounds like.”-Kim Fowley

General Info

Band Members
Dianna St.Hilaire (Versailles) Vox, Keys, Programming, Shaun Richards- Guitar, Maryle- Bass, Marie Ilene- Drums,
Artist Name
Home Page
Active Since
Alternative / Alternative Rock / Dark Wave

Contact Info

Los Angeles, CA
Dianna St.Hilaire

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