I am Vinnie of Leam
Hi there! I am Lavinia Valeriana, a self-made attention-shy highly experimental (dark-romantic) Avant-garde Musician, Confessional Diarist, and Artisan, owning a self-willed technique and, as an unequivocally private soul, casual approach.
I am a single-sided deaf autodidact and bohemian from Warwickshire (of Latin-Celt background). Nonchalantly, I prefer to evade the mainstream, creatively absorbing life at my own pace and am cwtch comfortable in my reluctance to adhere to modern convention.
I am entirely independent and the sole creator, manager, and publisher of every aspect of each Music, Book, or Artisan creation I craft in and release directly from my home in Leamington Spa, and for news and updates, please feel welcome to
Since 2017, I have been working (at a snail's pace) on new music as-well-as writing what is now the confessional diary, Adrift in Acheron. The health challenges I have had to face have been many and great. At times, my soul has stepped out from its shell and onto a thorny path of nothingness.
In January 2020, I finally arrived at my destination of recovery, and in-spite-of this strenuous delay, I have re-found myself and a place where I can (slowly) begin sharing new works with all -- full of optimism. In Late 2020, I am, with the aim of Artemis, planning to return with a new single (and if I am honest, I have surprised myself with it, as expected, music was the one to breathe life back into - and uncover a new - me). It is (finally) very much near ready, as am I!
I also plan to launch my Artisan Workshop in 2021. A reflection of my roots, spirit, and personality, and naturally occurring Bohemianism that began during an incredibly rustic childhood, when my compulsions for handcrafting were awoken, traversing the five lands of my kinsfolk, and beautiful home, in the heart of Shakespeare Country, with the intoxication of self-educating.
I thank everyone who has sent me so many encouraging messages during this dark period, and I send the same love back to you because we are all feeling as if Bedlamites in these trying times. The lyrics to the upcoming music release are available to read here. I have also begun giving little peeks of some projects for curious souls.