Aya Peard Media

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About Aya Peard

Aya Peard has a long career in the entertainment industry, from working in administration at KTLA News and CBS while still at UCLA, to assisting at personal manager Mark Teitelbaum with an A-List celebrity clientele. Following her graduation with honors and the Teague-Melville Award for Research Scholarship in Medieval Literature from UCLA, Aya went on to being discovered and signed for her singing and songwriting talents to Warner Brothers Music by the legendary Jac Holzman, founder of Elektra Records, credited with bringing the music of The Stooges, The Doors, and Queen to the public. Featured on albums alongside KD Lang,Tori Amos and Regina Spektor, among others, Aya has been grateful to recently collaborate with some of music’s greatest tastemakers, including Rob Fusari (Lady Gaga), Patrick Leonard (Madonna, Roger Waters), Nick Phoenix (Two Steps From Hell), Patrick Cassidy (Hannibal) and Nick Launay (Nick Cave, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Band of Skulls), Marcello di Francisi (Lisa Gerrard) and Mike Schmid (Mylie Cyrus). Her voice and music has been licensed to numerous network television shows, commercials, and major motion soundtracks. She had the great honor to record alongside Leonard Cohen in 2011, and is featured on the trailers for J.J. Abrams' first "Star Trek," "Twilight" and many others. In November of 2012, Aya’s voice was commercially released on three albums, Immediate Music’s “Triumph”, TSFH’s “Skyworld”, and released a new electro-dance ep called "DLYLA." Aya co-wrote on the album, sang, and did visual compositing for the single’s title-tracked music video, “Don’t Let Your Love Annihilate,” which won the 16th Annual Up-and- Coming Cinematographer Award from DGA in October of 2012, and headlined the Arri Alexa homepage in January 2013. Hers is the main featured vocal on the pro sound library by Quantum Leap/EastWest Sounds, "Voices of Passion."

In February and April 2013, Aya performed with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds after recording backing vocals on his new album, “Push The Sky Away” (produced by Nick Launay), which was awarded a Novella Award in 2014, and an Aria Award in late 2013.

In June 2013, Aya performed as a soloist at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, with Two Steps From Hell, singing three fan favorites which feature her voice.

Aya’s voice is featured significantly on John Michael McDonagh's  award-winning new film, Calvary, starring Brendan Gleeson, and scored by Patrick Cassidy, which opened in the US in August, 2014.

Aya specializes in Nuke, Photoshop, Logic and FCP. To date, she has worked on innumerable commercials, as well as Pacific Rim, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 22 Jump Street; McFarland (Kevin Costner); Black Sails; Poltergeist; American Horror Story Season 4; and World Cup as a Nuke compositor. She has pro-audio and visual studio capabilities in the Aya Peard Media studio, with a small but strong team of multi-talented artists.