music biography

Beverley started performing in the late 80's and made her first recordings during this decade. Her musical interests began at home, where her older brother Mark, a drummer, held band rehearsals in their big house and her father had an organ in the front lounge. Her mother, a dressmaker and businesswoman, had her sewing room in the house with tape recorders that Beverley would listen to for hours. As a youth she spent time writing poetry and creating art. Subjects related to her passion for animal welfare and humanity's disregard and lack of respect for nature. At the age of 18 she had a transformation experience in a gospel church in Newport, Wales; this inspired a new line of material and subject matter for her poetry, art and songwriting.

She started live performance as a musician in the church band on clarinet and saxophone, and performing small gigs with her brother's band 'Warehouse.'  Eventually she joined the band as third female harmony and saxophonist. The band, now called The Blues Sisters, performed many festivals locally in Wales and England, and recorded an album at Rockfield Studios in Monmouth in 1989. Another band she worked with, called 'Change In Motion',  released an EP of original tunes and performed at Hammersmith Apollo in the semifinals of a songwriting competition in 1987. Shortlyu after this Beverley released her first solo recording under the name of Koilia, titled 'The Joy Within'.

And so it began! Here's the rest of her story:

Blues Sisters - The Blues Sisters, 1989/90     - Rockfield Studios Monmouth

Islandwide - Islandwide (self recorded album) - 1992/3, Newport, Wales. Performed in Jamaica for 3 months

Fat Mamas Soul Band - 1994-5

Rocket 88's - live recording and broadcast on BBC Radio Wales 1997. Performed at 100 Club, London & UK jive clubs

Triflesky - self released recordings, working with brother Mark Q Green. PErformed at Glastonbury Festival 2003, Dublin Fringe Festival 2004 plus other festival gigs and events around UK. 2006/7 - featured on Rob Da Bank's BBC Radio 1 show.