Presenting a unique folk-inspired sound that is at once unique and mesmerising, Wake Up Iris! Comprise singer/violist Vania Marisca and guitarist Bie Paksi. They first met in 2010 before they decided to join forces in 2015. Armed with a viola, a drum kick, and a nylon guitar, the duo concoct music that have lent a breath of fresh air to the industry.
They released their enchanting debut album “A U R E O L E” in 2018, which contains seven original songs released under independent label Minorcubes. Unbeknownst to them, the LP would subsequently take them from SXSW 2018 in Austin, Texas in the USA as one of the winning participants of the Go Ahead Challenge 2017 to South Korean music showcase festival Zandari Festa during the same year. They have also done a mini-tour of Malaysia, encompassing Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur, and Malacca.
In December 2020, they released their latest single “Audeamus”. With their engrossing live performances and vibrant tunes, the possibilities are endless for Wake Up Iris!.