Via Ekberg

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Via Ekberg

Fine-tuned, rhythmic folk / pop / country with lyrics that quietly crawl under the skin and touch.

Singer / songwriter from Gothenburg, with roots in Småland, sings stories from everyday life about life's big questions and small details.

Fia's musical journey has taken many trips… It started with growing up in Småland's Bottnaryd, where she already as a five-year-old got her first guitar, started playing and walked around with the neighbors and troubadours. Later, she chose to pursue a career as a musical artist, trained at the Ballet Academy, Gothenburg and The London Studio Center. and participated in productions on e.g. Oscarsteatern in Stockholm, Östgötateatern in Norrköping and the Mercury Theater, Colchester, England. During her years in England, Sofia began in earnest to write songs and perform on London's open stages. She worked as a studio singer and was also a member of the band Jest who played in the streets. But somewhere during the journey, Sofia lost her voice, and could not sing for many years, but during this quiet time, songwriting still gained new momentum, and she worked hard to find a way back to her voice.

2013 came the debut EP All the Small Details produced together with Patrick Rydman and Henrik Cederblom (Recorded at Studio Epidemin, Gothenburg) and since then she has traveled around with her music. She has performed at Visbyfestivalen, Sunne Visfestival, Pustervik, Stockholms visfestival, Copenhagen Songwriter Festival, Jarmusch Club in Caserta, Naples and Arctic Sounds festival: Grönland. She has toured in Denmark, Germany, Ireland and been to the United States twice. In the summer of 2017, she did a solo tour by train from Portland to Los Angeles.

In addition to the solo project, Fia plays with the trio My Quiet Companion. She was also part of the project: Go on - A hiking tour 2019 (with the singers Anna Döbling, Anna Wirsén and Lolita Ray) and has played musical theater for children (production Big Little with the musical theater group I'm here nu). She also collaborates with a number of songwriters continuously in various co-writing projects.

When Fia is not playing herself, she runs the singer / songwriter line at Löftadalen Folk High School in Åsa, Halland, is a guest teacher on various courses (eg HSM Gothenburg, Hidden Creek Song-writing Camp, Oregon) and holds private courses.