Olya Viglione

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Olya Viglione
Birth nameOlga Fomina
BornMarch 1, 1989
OriginMoscow, Russia
GenresAlternative rock
Occupation(s)Musician, performer
InstrumentsVocals, Piano, Keyboards, Ukulele, Guitar
Years active2010 - present
Associated actsScarlet Sails, The Dresden Dolls

Olya Viglione (born March 1, 1989 in Moscow, Russia) is a musician, singer, and songwriter. She is best known as the lead vocalist, pianist, and primary songwriter for the New York-based band Scarlet Sails.

While living in Russia, Olya studied classical piano, writing her first musical piece when she was 8 years old. Ten years later, she signed up for singing classes as her real dream was to be a singer. At 21, she travelled to New York City to begin learning English so she could write songs in English, and eventually moved permanently to NYC.[1]

She met her husband, Brian Viglione, at Bowery Electric in June 2013 at a Black Flag tribute show.[2][3] In March 2014, the two were married in New York City.[4]


  1. ^ "Interview with Olya from Scarlet Sails". Play Like A Girl. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  2. ^ Friedman Ph.D., Michael. "How Olya Viglione Stays True to Herself". Psychology Today. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  3. ^ Vigil, Dom. "Q&A with Scarlet Sails: "This Album is the Glue Between my Past and Present and a Necessary Step to See the Future"". The Prelude Press. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  4. ^ Levy, Piet. "Recently reunited Violent Femmes replaces founding drummer". The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 29 June 2018.