About the Mentor
Hera is an award-winning Icelandic-Kiwi singer/songwriter who has lost count of how many times she has traveled around the world with her guitar. Her self-titled album released in 2020 to critical acclaim and reached #1 on the album charts in Iceland.
Hera has a long musical history, including: a Gold-selling record, high-rotation radio play, and support slots for the likes of Nick Cave, Joe Cocker, Amanda Palmer, and the Dresden Dolls.
She has been named 'Best Female Artist' at the Icelandic Music Awards, performed at the famous SXSW festival in Texas, and the iconic Glastonbury in the UK. As well as touring the world from Italy to Indonesia, Australia to the Philippines... even to Greenland, where she played among icebergs at a remote beach in Tasiilaq.
This collection of songs is her most intricately crafted and personal release yet. 'Hera', the album was in the making for over three years and is recorded across the world, featuring musicians from New Zealand, Iceland, and the United States. The album went #1 on the album charts in Iceland, the single ‘Process' also went to #1 on the Icelandic Rás 2 Radio charts. The album is produced by Barði Jóhannson (Bang Gang/Lady & Bird).