Gloria de Oliveira is a German-Brazilian multidisciplinary visual artist, musician and actor. She has been writing and performing music since childhood, at first aspiring to become an opera singer - through a twist of fate she ended up studying drama in London instead, working as an actor for the stage, film and radio and has starred in international features and tv shows such as Babylon Berlin
(2016 - 2020), Counterpart
(2017) and Strawberry Bubblegums
Wanting to further explore a multidisciplinary approach that combined her interest in performance, visual art and sound, De Oliveira began studying Fine Art at HFBK Hamburg and at École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris. Her experimental short films and music videos have been screened and awarded at film festivals around the world and in 2013, she was selected for the Berlinale Talent Campus at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival.
In 2017, she started to release tracks under the project name lovespells, culminating in the 5-track EP LUA AZUL
(„Blue Moon“ in her native Portuguese). Since then, she has been working on new tracks under her own name, taking them with her on concerts at Golden Pudel Club, Uebel & Gefährlich, C/O Pop and Further Festival.
In the spring of 2018, Gloria won the KRACH + GETOESE
prize, Hamburg’s award and support programme for up-and-coming musicians, which has enabled her to work on her two self-produced EPs LA ROSE DE FER
and LEVRES DE SANG
at Clouds Hill Recordings, both released digitally and on limited edition cassette tape through her own imprint LA DOUBLE VIE
and the cult cassette label DISPERSION RECORDS
in late 2019.
On March 27, 2020 the compilation FASCINATION was released by the Cologne label Reptile Music and distributed by Cargo Records on CD and Vinyl – it includes the remastered tracks of the two previous EPs, as well as additional remixes on CD by artists such as Gudrun Gut, Box And The Twins, Fragrance., Tellavision and The Wide Eye.
In the fall of 2020, she will be supporting the US duo Tempers on their upcoming tour through Germany.