"I was never the perfect, pretty little girl. I've always been opinionated..Writing and performing has been my outlet and lifeline, as long as I can remember"
Cosmopolitan Helienne was born in Sweden but spent her formative years in New York, where she studied music, acting and dance. A classically trained guitarist and self taught keyboardist, Helienne immersed herself in New York's vibrant rock scene. She spent her time hanging out in clubs, performing with her band, singing on jingles and songwriting.
Her songs found their way back to Sweden, and soon publishers were beating a path to her door. Eventually, she signed a deal with BMG Music Publishing.
Now based in London, Helienne has spent the last couple of years collaborating with writers and producers from both sides of the Atlantic. In Sweden she's teamed up with Jorgen Elofsson (Britney Spears), Leif Larson (Faith Hill) and Murlyn. In the US and UK, she's worked with Andrew Todd (Republica), Steve McEwan (Faith Hill), the Wizardz of Oz (from the Matrix stable) among others.
She's been collaborating with Roger Sanchez on his upcoming album (Sony/BMG), co-wrote most of the band Jack's album (Bonnier Norway) and have had several cuts on records in Germany, France, the US and Scandinavia.
At the same time she's been developing her live act playing clubs in the UK.
"I love the writing process, but there is nothing like performing in front of a live audience" says Helienne. "It's the biggest energy boost - like flying!"
Add up the words original, dynamic, dedicated and what you have is Helienne.