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ABOUT

Ilana Herst (Brooklyn, New York) is often compared to Ruston Kelly and The Goo Goo Dolls, but those in the know will also find traces of James Taylor and Jackson Browne in her layered and emotional lyrical style. Herst's original music is featured in indie film soundtracks, premiered at film festivals, and has received radio airplay. Most recently, Ilana completed recording her second EP, Flowers for the Battle Born, debuting in November 2021. 

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#Goals

DREAM WORK

Ilana's passion is songwriting for today's artists.  From collaborative work to signed and sealed singles ready to play, Ilana stays current and intuitive about the needs and style of each artist. She is also excited to learn more about the particulars of composing for film and dreams of recording her work with a full orchestra.

Places

FAVORITE VENUES

Ilana has performed at The Sidewalk Cafe /The Delancey/The Lantern/The Bitter End among other independent venues in the New York area.


Famous in subway stations across Manhattan.

The Process

INSPIRATION

  • Personal narratives

  • Songwriters who came before me

  • The way notes work together, creating something new where before nothing existed

Film

ZENA

Ilana's original song, "All That She Is," as well as four other original compositions,  was featured in the film Zena in 2015.

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CONTACT

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