Vela began as a three-piece music ensemble in 2007, comprised of Anthony Lyons (composer / electronics), Emily Williams (electric cello), and Simon Bailey (electric guitar).
With composed and improvised sections, the music of Vela is an interesting mix of lush electronic atmospheres, melodic elements, glitch-based beats and sampled sounds. The music has lent itself well to visual backdrops and interactions with visual artists. The group is beautiful to witness live and they have performed at the Melbourne International Film Festival and the Electundra Audio-Visual Festival in Melbourne.
While the talented Simon Bailey now commits himself to his band Pony Face, Anthony Lyons and Emily Williams continue Vela periodically.
Here are some further links:
Emily Williams: http://www.myspace.com/emilywilliamscellomusic
Simon Bailey and Pony Face: http://www.myspace.com/ponyfacetheband