Tell us about you as an artist.
Cathy Varna is a strong-willed artist, an amazing and multi-talented performer who enchants and surprises us with both her own original repertoire and covers of well-known French and international songs. Cathy Varna is a singer-songwriter-lyricist-producer and publisher. She’s an exceptional interpreter with many facets, silver medalist of the French Grand Prix of Humanity of UNESCO (Paris) 2017, takes us into a mystical, spiritual, and romantic universe, in the harmony of great feelings, beautiful melodies, in universal love and the peace.
Tell us about the story behind your song.
This song is a sensual invitation to physical love.
Tell us about the problems you are facing as a musician.
My music being timeless and out of fashion, I sometimes face the incomprehension and jealousy of those who follow the musical trends of the moment.
Tell us about the recording and production of the song.
Like all my songs, they are first created in my home studio and then finalized in the studio in London, Paris, or Brussels.
List the names of blogs, radio, or TV stations that have supported you so far.
I have been featured in music blogs, more than 130 radio stations in France are airing my songs as well as the United States, Canada, and Mexico where my song “The Ink of Love” was number 1 and the list would be too long to list. I’m also having a large amount of airplay in the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and all over the world; thanks to sites like Number One Music, Airplay Radio, Jango, Reverbnation, Radio Crime, Feature FM…
Tell us more about your music career, experience, and future goals.
Singer in various orchestras, leading role in ‘Le Merveilleux’ at the Trocadero Theatre in Liege, performances in many mythical piano-bars, such as the ‘Black Bottom’ in Brussels, she also performed as supporting act for many French and international artists: Lio, Patrick Fiori, Michel Delpech, Gilbert Montagne, Herbert Leonard, Francois Valery, Dave, Franck Michael, Adamo, Will Tura, etc…
Since her arrival in France, Cathy has performed in the following venues: the prestigious ‘Alhambra’ in Paris’, Theatre de la Mer’ in Golfe-Juan, ‘Espace Miramar’ in Cannes, ‘Palm Beach Cannes Casino’, ‘Casino Rhul’ in Nice, ‘Theatre de la Licorne’, ‘Gala Cannes Cercle Azurea’, ‘Gala Cannes France Israel’ ‘Theatre Edwige Feuillere’ in Vesoul, etc…
Brief us the top-secret behind making a hit song.
My inspiration comes from the main desire to bring to the public, the dream, the happiness, the serenity and to make them forget all their daily troubles and especially to talk about love in all these forms.
Tell us the piece of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.
Never go astray … and never give up, even if you are working on it!!!
Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.
All my songs have the same thread: they all speak of great human feelings in a mystical, poetic, and spiritual universe.
They are often self-biographical or dreamed … But always according to my emotions.
Name the artists you are willing to collaborate with.
I am rather of a solitary tendency but I appreciate the collaboration with the being whose artistic sensitivity moves me and amazes me.
State the links to your social networks and stores for the purchase of your songs.
Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.
The happiest day of my life is to have had the opportunity at 7 years old to sing on stage accompanied by a big band.
The saddest day of my life is having to be told of performing on the day of my father’s death…
Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.
First, I will tour the world.
Secondly, I will commit myself to assist with humanitarian aid and will be happy.
Tell us about your song.
This song aims to demonstrate that we can be very poetic in terms of sexuality … Being of Mediterranean origin, I wanted to make an impact on Latin music and Spanish music of which I am very close …
Tell us how you manage other activities with your music career.
Like many female artists, I have to manage my life as an artist but also my life as a mother, a woman, and a director of a record label.
Tell us, five artists, you can regard as legends.
Barbra Streisand , Edith Piaf, Elvis Presley, Franck Sinatra, Maria Callas , Frederic Chopin , Michel Legrand , Charles Aznavour.
Tell us your future plans pertaining to music.
Make several video clips of songs from my album and find the artistic agent that will help me to go on tour around the world…
Tell us what you think about creativity and originality in music.
They are essential but no longer in existence in today’s music…
Tell us the major reason you are into music.
I am in the music because the music is in me… It is part of my genes.
Tell us your view on old school music and new school music in terms of preference.
I have nothing against new school music as long as it retains the basic structures of music … But if you ask me my preference, as a nostalgic, I’m rather an old school.
Tell us your most memorable day as an artist.
On the 23rd of June 2017, when I was awarded the silver medal of the French Humanitarian Grand Prix of UNESCO in Paris for all my works…
Tell us what you would do for the people if you found yourself in a position of power.
There are many things to do in this world for people to be happy, but the first thing would be to learn to love each other and to respect each other … Moreover, I have written a hymn to peace, to what is called “With One Voice”; which I will present soon to the UN in Geneva.