Born and raised in Kyiv, Ukraine, this young multi-instrumentalist and songwriter had a childhood filled with music. Stacey began in a children's choir when she was 4, and than started classical piano lessons at the age of 6. Her late father, Kost' Yerofeyev, who was the lead singer of a patriotic folk/rock band Ruthenia, played a part in the Ukrainian Independence movement in the late 1980's.
Stacey moved to Toronto, Canada and began pursuing her passion for music professionally. She completed her Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Music in classical piano at the RCM in Toronto, and obtained her Bachelor of Music degree at Humber College for contemporary jazz piano performance. Fluent in English, Ukrainian, and Russian, she is equally proficient in the musical languages of jazz, classical, popular, and world music. All of these influences find a way into Stacey's songwriting, making her music captivating, and full of surprises.
Her music masterfully blends genres such as r&b, pop, rock, modern jazz, and neo-soul to form a unique personal style. The Stacey Y Band, comprised of Toronto’s finest young musicians Tom Hanley (guitar/vocals), Mark Rynkun (bass), George Nikolov (drums), and Stacey Y (keyboards/vocals) places emphasize on one particular outcome. “Everyone works to perform as a unit as opposed to individual musicians. Our main goal is to form a solid, unified groove.” says Stacey.
The band recently released their debut album Set The Water Straight. “Set The Water Straight is about being able to get in touch with yourself and understanding what you're made of. I think that until you can do this, you can't make a difference in the world," Stacey added.
Apart from her original project, Stacey Y is a highly sought-after keyboard player and vocalist in Toronto's musical community. She has collaborated with numerous artists and bands including Alexz Johnson, JoSH, Rehan Dalal, Blitzkrieg, Shweta Subram, Kidd Rasta and the Peacemakers, Jill Harris, Morta, DoVira, Stereoflavour, Replay, Band Bajha Brass, and more.
For more info, and to check out Stacey's music, visit www.staceyy.com