Musically debuting five days after her thirteenth birthday in December 2000, Lavinia or Vinnie "The Raveness" Valeriana is a Stratford-on-Avon born wholly independent Avant-garde Musician, (Performance) Poet, Confessional Diarist, and Artisan. The Warwickshire Sagittarius (who is completely deaf in her right ear) is Italian-Catalan-Argentine and Welsh-Breton through mixed-ethnic parentage, raised in and from the ward of Clarendon, Leamington Spa. She had an itinerant upbringing, also growing-up across Latin-Celt lands which required home-schooling and self-tutoring. All for being oneself with an uncustomary and very characteristical literary technique, the Leamingtonian did publish her first volume of diaries at age eighteen in January 2006, quotes of her verse are in the books of best-selling authors, as-well-as inspiring others.
Naturally, Lavinia grew up in the grip of legacies of icons such as Will Shakespeare and Aleister Crowley, with her interest peaked predominantly by Dante Alighieri with his invention of Hell. The Inferno conjured up an auditory vision of a distinctive hellscape now oft looming in the background of her works accompanied by other self-created sound effects that make them instantly immersive and recognizable. Adrift in Acheron, the fourth confessions diary and an album that unveils revelations of Vinnie's deep and vastly dark motivations is audio-wise her first chiefly sung work. Valeriana's creations are always about personal expression, authenticity, adhering to self and artistic integrity whether in realism or surrealism, regardless of acceptability. She discovered the impact of poetry when reading gravestones during night walks encompassed by beauteous ensembles of historical architecture.
Writing diaries came after being bitten by Bram Stoker's Dracula and seduced by Casanova's Histoire de Ma Vie, which also inspired her autodidacticism, open-mindedness, and limitless exploration lacking interest in acceptance. At six-years-old, she started the self-teaching of various arts, including entirely handcrafted sculpture and textiles using Eighteenth-century techniques. At first, the classically self-trained Lavinia would experiment and document emotions and thoughts with a small vintage harpsichord, as well as self-study the great composers, audio engineering and later expanded to other instruments, and is distinguished for a heavy playing style. Further noted for her riskiness, signature overdrive and distortion blended keyboard instruments, storytelling, cawing, wailing, growling, and aqueous orchestration and antiqued presentation. The introverted, (for-the-most-part) social media and camera shy, bohemian who prefers obscurity has had success with a global following that includes acclaimed names for near two decades in spite of just counting her third.