Snovonne 'Sno' Drake
Growing up in a family of academics and doctors who all shared a huge passion for arts in their free time, Sno's artistic taste began to take shape very early on. Her grandfather, a renowned psychiatrist in his time, led her down the path of fine arts and swing music, however she couldn't keep her eyes off his medical books. The vintage melancholy cut with modern wit would quickly become home to Sno's restless mind and inspire her visually as well as musically. To this day, she pays very little attention to music genres and prefers focusing on the 'soul' of each song individually. Given the frequent use of heavy guitars, the industry has labeled her music anything from 'theatrical metal' and 'rock cabaret'' to 'pop baroque'.
Having lived in three different countries by the age of 11, constant inspiration as well as alienation only fired up the need to express herself artistically. With boxes full of sketches and over 200 songs written by the age of 18, she abandoned her college art studies to fully focus on her music and visual arts career.
Today, Snovonne is not only known to be the woman behind the music but also the video and graphic artist behind her music's visuals.
The interest in her "elegantly disturbing" work has been growing steadily and she's done plenty of graphic and video work also for other musicians. According to her “ … the message of music is not complete until the visual does it justice.” This has earned her the title of ‘world class art vigilante’ by American Horrors TV, who awarded her as ‘Female visual artist of 2019’.
Touring with her live band throughout the years, she's been building her following the organic way. Ranging from clubs to bigger venues and festivals, the shows always lead to a strong connection with the audience. Snovonne's authenticity and her deep, strictly personal, lyrics attract genuine fans. Fans that crave new music, emotion and cathartic art.
After residing in England, Germany and USA, Sno moved to Italy In 2019 and started a new project with Billy T. Cooper (JTR Sickert) entitled The Designs. Artistic electro-metal polished by Italy's renowed producer Eddy Cavazza (Paramore, Machine Head). The Designs released their debut album '[IN]VENT' in August 2022 and followed by a successful European tour with death-rock icons Christian Death.
In 2022, Sno also joined Inner Fear - an epic cinematic metal band with a stellar line-up, including Martin 'Marthus' Skaroupka (Cradle Of Filth) and Mike Wead (King Diamond, Mercyful Fate). They released 'Cäzilia', their first album with this line-up, in May 2022.
On top of balancing these projects, Snovonne is currently working on her new album as well as her first short film entitled 'COPE - Illustrations Of The Mind'.