Originally from Bulgaria, but based in the UK for the past 20 years, iLO has had a life that makes her unlike many others. With a rich blend of influences to draw on, combined with her passion for music and the ability to speak 4 languages, she is truly a unique and original performer. Discovered by songwriter/producer Tony Moore (Ex- Cutting Crew/ Iron Maiden) 6 years ago, iLO has gone from performing her first ever solo gig of 1 song live to headlining festival stages and touring the UK and US, as well as reaching number 2 on the iTunes pop charts with ”Back to You” single released in May 2014.

Since beginning her musical career, iLO has already achieved an enormous amount. She’s won awards for video as well as live performance, she’s been a featured performer at SXSW (in Austin, Texas) and played shows in LA, New York, Nashville and across the US Eastern Seaboard as well as gigging through Europe and touring around the UK many times.

Along with her own headline shows, iLO has also supported Passenger, John Illsley (Dire Straits), Jamie Lawson, Newton Faulkner, Gabriella Cilmi, Hudson Taylor, The Dunwells, Jillian Jensen (US American Idol), Adam Ant, Paul Rodgers, Willy Mason, Daniel Bedingfield, jammed with Ed Sheeran and even performed at The House of Commons. In 2015 iLO was invited to play two very special shows at the American Embassy in London .“I was thrilled and honoured to do these amazing shows and be able to share my music with a little bit of the USA in London” said iLO afterwards.

She played critically acclaimed shows as part of the C2C (country2country) festival at the legendary O2 in London as well as 3 stages at The Isle Of Wight Festival, Cornbury Festival, BST Hyde Park and put out a single called LOVE’S OUT THE WINDOW, that she recorded in Nashville and was added to playlists in the States and the UK. In November of 2016 iLO was invited to headline a sold-out Artist Spotlight Sunday at the iconic Bluebird Cafe. Following these successful dates iLO was invited to join the SESAC family and is now represented by them as a songwriter in the US.

ILO started 2017 with a mini residency at The Downtown Grand in Las Vegas, where the hotel described her as the best act they’d had in the venue and immediately wanted to book her back for later in the year. The Talent Buyer for the shows, Judy Alberti said “iLO is a truly passionate performer with an original and genuinely evocative voice. Her mastery of the art of songwriting is world-class….” After several months of songwriting between London and Nashville she released her latest single, ”Safety Net” in October 2017.

ILO was recently invited to write the official single for Wembley to Soweto Charity, called ”Heroes in Disguise”. She embarked on a second successful US summer tour featuring headline shows in NYC’s Cutting Room and Nashville’s sold-out Bluebird Cafe.

As a songwriter, iLO’s credits include writing/releasing music with Jodi Marr (Mika, Paloma Faith), Roachford (Mike & The Mechanics), Brent Maher (Tina Turner, Kenny Rogers), Michael Logen (Kelly Clarkson), Phil Da Costa (Tom Jones, Dame Shirley Bassey), Lloyd Wade (Eliza Doolitlle), Joe Keogh (Amber Run) and many more. For the past 3 years she has taken part in numerous international writing camps and has built an extensive catalogue of songs, working with Fairwood Music Publishing, Ocelot Publishing, Tileyard Music, Ultra Music, and DWB Music. Most recently, in June 2023, her song ‘Why’, co-written with Joe Keogh (Amber Run), Rhys Fletcher and Lucan Mills was released by Swedish DJ and producer KAAZE as the lead single from his new album.

ILO’s Fragile Heart EP is on the international BRITISH AIRWAYS playlist. She is currently working on her debut album.