Yoya Wolf was born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia and has released her first original track ‘Open Your Heart’ on No Robots Records
Gathering together some of the best musicians in Serbia, the fruits of their work are starting to become evident
Although her family are ‘non-musical’ Yoya (real name Jovana German, born Vujnović) got her hands on a piano at the age of two and a microphone at five and hasn’t stopped since. Singing in choirs and solo, classical training, fronting bands; up to today where she is fronting Electric Funx and 1Plus2 Trio, prospective new bands she formed with her husband Goran German (keyboards) and friend Branislav Vukobratović (bass). She also fronted function band Euterpa for whom she wrote single "Sudar" and earlier, the power popsters Alfapop who, at the time, were to be heard everywhere on radio, TV (regional MTV) and featured in TV ads too. Yoya spent a year in London at Music College (London Centre of Contemporary Music) and subsequently, when back in Belgrade, she completed her law degree. At the time, apart from music, she is working on her Master thesis in communicology.
Yoya, accompanied by bass player Miladin Stojković, (whom she met while working in the band Magic Beans) chose to cover ‘A Wolf At The Door’ for the ‘Radio In My Head’ album. The track, for an album of Radiohead interpretations, was recorded at the Studio 'Krokodil' in Pančevo, Serbia, and accompanied by Petar Stevanović (piano) and Strahinja Stojanov (drums).
Of her song of choice, Yoya talks of staying up all night to make her vocals tired in order to achieve the sound she wanted on some parts.
Continuing to work with Miladin, Yoya is developing her own music and sound. As on the song ‘A Wolf At The Door’, the pair show their taste for the same type of dark music while keeping in mind their eclectic roots.