After moving to New York, she became interested in hip hop, punk rock and folk music. By the time she was 18 she was writing songs of her own.
The New York anti-folk scene embraced the singer-songwriter in the early 2000s and a little band called The Strokes picked her up and took her on tour in 2003. From then on, Spektor has touched literally thousands of people with her unique take on indie pop and modern folk.
If you’re one of those people, or if you just want to see what the big deal is about, we’re dedicating two hours to breaking down the acclaimed career of Regina Spektor on The J Files, just before she returns to Australia for two special solo shows.
Join Gemma Pike for the Regina Spektor J Files. Thursday 5 July from 8pm on Double J.