'When words fail, music speaks' (H. Ch. Andersen)

The founder of Sounds Like Women - Luiza Staniec - Moir

Polish born artist, based in SW England since 2008.

• A singer, songwriter, music producer and piano player for more than 25 years.

• Luiza collaborates with many artists, newcomers, as well as established singers and songwriters.

• Her songs were also placed in famous films and commercials.

• She composed and released several albums, wrote a No.1 hit in the Polish Charts – the song “Zaluje” (I Regret) for Ewelina Flinta, that became the biggest hit of 2003 in Poland.

• She create songs for the biggest stars in Poland like Zdzislawa Sosnicka or Grazyna Lobaszewska.

• Thanks to Luiza’s collaboration with London based, Grammy nominated Andy Bradfield and Avril Mackintosh (who have worked with such a names as Everything But the Girl, Tori Amos or Alanis Morissette) she released her very significant 'Looking For Sound' EP.

In May 2016 Luiza worked as a music producer and an artist at The Real World Studios in England, the iconic Peter Gabriel’s place, recorded and released worldwide, under The Real World Studios Label a single “No Matter What You Do”.

In March 2019 Luiza released Sounds Like Women EP1 – ‘Without Violence & of all Colours’. 

More about Luiza:

www.luizastaniec.co.uk

A bit of my story... 

I was lucky to express my feelings playing piano, singing and writing songs. It’s true self-healing process, a meditation, brings back life balance and happiness. I still do that quite often, whenever I want to say something that words can’t describe I seat to my piano and let the music play me… All the songs on our recent project came like that.

So, years ago, being trapped in abusive relationship I wanted to commit suicide. But thankfully, instead, like in a trance, I started writing songs, stories about my pain and struggles, letting go all the suppressed feelings and thoughts. Being very lucky, later on I released several albums and collaborated with many artists. I realized that since I was 6 (and was told by my family that I have no voice & rights to speak), then found a piano at local community centre music found me, and ever since was my platform of communicating with the rest of the world. As well, writing songs gave me relief, hope, and power to deal with all the struggles, I was going through, as a single, mother living in a communist country, as a victim of domestic violence, and a woman working in music industry. Writing songs, performing helped me survive and stay positive.

I am very sure that music saved my life and made me who I am today. I also met many women with similar experiences to mine and realized that I can help them with music too, just like I was able to help myself. So, against all odds, I finished Art Therapy at Warsaw University, and in my forties, I learned the technical part of music production in London to proudly create this Community Interest Company with its mission, then international projects & music activities.

And yet, everything come together, like some elements of puzzle, it looks finally like a beautiful picture. Or, it’s like a story that’d been written long time ago for me but I had to live my life for over 50 years, learn enough to be able finally realise it and put it together… Amazing… But a bit bizarre! 

With Love, Luiza Staniec - Moir