American singer-songwriter Regina Spekor is heading for the De La Warr Pavilion on Monday, July 29.
Regina Spektor was born in Moscow, USSR to a musical Jewish family.
Her father, Ilya Spektor, is a photographer and violinist. Her mother, Bella Spektor, was a music professor in a Russian college of music and now teaches at a public elementary school in New York.
Spektor learned how to play piano by practicing on a Petrof upright that was given to her mother by her grandfather.
The family left the Soviet Union in 1989 and settled in the Bronx, New York, where Spektor graduated in Fair Lawn public high school.
She gradually achieved recognition through performances in the anti-folk scene in downtown New York City.
She sold self-produced CDs at her performances during this period: 11:11 (2001) and Songs (2002).
Her other album Soviet Kitsch (2004) was also self produced but Sire and Shoplifter Records help produce the album, while Begin to Hope (2006) was completely produced by Spire records. Regina Spektor is best known for her real lyrics that are supported with her completely recognizable and unique voice.
Doors open at 7pm.