Going by her alias, 'The Raveness' (The Raven-ess) ; 'Siân Lavinia Hülme' (Sh-ar-n Lav-een-ee-a H-oom) is a peculiar performance Poet, Author, Composer, History enthusiast and the proud epitome of an English outcast. She was born on December 15, 1987 in the centre of England and later adopted in 1992 by parents Phyllis and James Henry Hülme. Keeping history and literature together in the family, her mother is the cousin of a past pottery consultant to British televisions Time Team and ex-director to the society for post-medieval archaeology David Barker, He was the keeper of Archaeology at the Staffordshire museum which houses one of the world's greatest collections of ceramics and is the author of the critically acclaimed book "William Greatbatch - a Staffordshire Potter."
Well known for her 'Emerald Blood'. A poem taken from the best-selling digital poetry book ‘Of blood and absinthe’, where she drank, poured, churned and tapped Absinthe and its companions ’Sugar and spoon’ into one of the most peculiar percussion performances ever to be recorded. A once diagnosed addict of the green fairy, who after conquering her addiction has spent most of her time drinking the elixir during leisure whilst inventing new artful recipes. Performances that with their gramophone charm have been noted to bring a sense of nostalgia and the enjoyment of listening to recordings the old way back to the listener. From 'Shakespeare's country' of Warwickshire, This Raveness is most infamous and yet most misunderstood in the music scene. For her work is not comparable to most artist's out there, this has been the reason for her success. This artist is not one for the mainstream market and is often described by some as “Mediocre”, simply because they want song’s that are ‘Conventional’. Most of her work consisting of an outlandish approach to performance poetry.
By every line she is without the intention of seeking what is ‘Commercial’, thinking outside of the box. With a lyrical style that almost locks you into a darkly abstract dream. On the contrary to the comments of those in the beginning who stated that her art had no potential she went on to gain a strong following. Grappling those whose imagination also runs wild with her talons and absorbing them into her maelstrom of madness and story-telling. As the fine English accent feeds you the plot, the vocal will also send you nose diving into a hellish nightmare with a slight demonic and most uncomfortable vowel that she is proud to say horrifies the ‘fashionable’ listener.
Not just any old scribbler. She began as a self-taught harpsichordist, tutoring herself the instrument during a time in her life that consisted of much trauma leaving her with a complex disorder, deafness in her right ear and body dysmorphia. She found refuge in music along with her writing - later progressing to other instruments - and now although 'Siân' is best known for her poetic works she is also adored by her listeners for her bewildering approach to the renaissance works of William Byrd in her release "Farewell to the court" which takes its title from a Sir Walter Raleigh poem and of her often slightly heavy approach to the classical works of composers such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig Van Beethoven and Johann Sebastian Bach. The player of all instruments featured with all works produced by this half deaf solitary nymph.
Despite being shy with a recognizable phobia of the limelight and an avoidant of attention; The physical copies of her debut album 'Of blood and absinthe' released in October 2012, sold out within two months of its release with excellent reviews by listener’s. After much demand from her followers in January 2014, her poetry behind her releases as well as the historically focused verse based upon Countess Bathory from her spoken word record 'The flamboyant aspersion of red ' were published into book format. Not forgetting she also resurrects those of past through vibrant "Pop Art" portrait's - like this art movement as both her approach to classical music and literature have proven - she always did prefer to challenge the traditional. Continuing to send her listeners down a path of beauty and terror in January 2014 she released another best-seller entitled ‘Stanzas of Counterplay’ with all poems from the record collected with those behind 'Of blood and absinthe' into the paperback book self entitled 'The Raveness'.
- Biographical short contributed by S. V. Schröder.