ILYA are Joanna Swan and Nick Pullin. They are from Bristol and work from their studio in the woodland that surround the Avon Gorge in North Somerset.
ILYA started work on their debut album in 2001 and 'They Died For Beauty' was released on the Virgin Label in 2004 to massive critical acclaim ; delivering the band's first flagship song 'Bellissimo' (which was, and still is, used in worldwide advertising campaigns by Revlon and Cacharel).
Ilya then set up their own music business and in 2005 their second album Somerset was released and in 2009 their 3rd album Carving Heads On Cherry stones. In April 2010 they released a live ep called All Around My Heart.