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Welcome to our official website!
Introducing the Romanian duo, Paul Ballo and Elena Vasilache who are HOT CASANDRA.
Now London based, Hot Casandra have been producing synth driven music that has an underground electro sound, as well as 80’s synth pop since 2010.
The Bucharest born singer, songwriter and producer, Paul Ballo was a former drummer for bands Go To Berlin, The Amsterdams and Kumm. Following tours with these bands, Paul turned his skills to producing his own sound and created Hot Casandra.
Following their debut single release of ‘Larissa’ in 2011 and their ‘Early Nightmares’ EP, Hot Casandra were catapulted into instant success in Romania with TV and Radio appearances, magazine articles such as FHM and various live performances at festivals and clubs in the Eastern Block.
Elena graduated from Bucharest University of Acting in 2011 and has appeared in various TV shows, commercials, Television series and movies in Romania.
She was soon approached by Paul who instantly recognized the amazing voice that Elena now brings to Hot Casandra. The first single produced together was ‘Julia’ and was released July 2012.
Influences include Simian Mobile Disco, Ladytron, Boy Eats Drum Machine, Air, Turboweekend, Francis Harris, Veto, Misstress Barbara, to name but a few.