Connextions Magazine had the pleasure of spending some time with Hera Bjork during her visit to the states in late 2010, and again in early 2011. A stroll through the park, fine dining with friends, a couple of bottles of wine,
a great party hosted by NYC-JC, along with an incredible performance by Hera Bjork were on the agenda.
Hera has a bold, clear voice that lures your every emotion to attention. We could not wait to hear more as she finished singing the title track on her latest album Je Ne Sais Quoi, which instantly makes you want to dance! The electricity she radiates combined with her amazing voice were both stunning and exciting!
Just as incredible as her voice, is her overwhelming personality. Hera is very passionate about her home country Iceland, in which she proudly represented at the Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo. Humor does not, by any means, escape her as we sat and laughed over dinner earlier in the evening. I never knew someone of such stature could be so easy to talk to the instant you meet!
During converstations, Hera mentioned that some of her inspirations were Celine Dione, Aretha Franklin and George Michael. And although not gay herself, she has a large gay following in Europe which she expressly appreciates and enjoys! Hera has also been named as the official entertainer for the upcoming Mr. Gay World USA event scheduled to take place in 2011.
Her 2010 Gay events calendar included:
Helsinki Drag Queen
And, as stated by Hera, “a number of Eurovision related events in Manchester, Portugal, Holland, Denmark & Iceland where I met a bunch of lovely happy gays.”
Connextions Magazine featured Hera Bjork in Issue 2.
Click here to see exclusive photos of Hera, during her visit to America.