Monday 6 March  |  2pm - 4pm | In person
Venue, Metronome

Sister Bliss

Dance Music Artist

Returning to IW23, Prodigy manager Nick Halkes will be interviewing the Force of Nature that is Sister Bliss and will walk through what’s been an astonishingly successful career as a DJ, electronic artist and composer. Hear all about the journey and learn how to navigate and sustain a career in music. Do not miss it!


One of the most successful British dance music artists of the past 25 years, Ayalah Bentovim AKA Sister Bliss is the musical force behind Faithless. Together with iconic front man Maxi Jazz and producer Rollo Armstrong, she formed Faithless: one of the most successful electronic acts with a career spanning more than two decades, that included 8 albums (3 at number 1), and six top 10 singles.

To date, Faithless have sold in excess of 15 million records worldwide and have played live to millions across the world, headlining festivals, stadiums and arenas. The band have collaborated with artists such as Jazzie B, Boy George, Cat Power and Dido, never conforming and moving effortlessly across an eclectic range of genres.

Following a 25 year career that took Sister Bliss as a DJ from the underground UK club scene to selling out arena shows, and headlining festivals globally she has deservedly established herself as one of Britain’s most iconic and long lasting female electronic artists in the world.

She comes off the back of releasing Faithless’ first studio album in ten years, the highly anticipated ‘All Blessed’ – Faithless’ love letter to electronic music and presents them at their very best. The album reached number 6 in the charts and the singles along with their premiere remixes garnered extensive support across BBC Radio 1, Radio 2 and BBC 6 as well as Kiss FM & Capital, cementing their status as the pioneers of UK electronica.

A classically trained multi-instrumentalist, she has also scored numerous TV, film and theatre productions. Credits include 2012?s film Knife Fight starring Rob Lowe, and directed by 2- times Oscar winner, Bill Guttentag, commissions for Sex & The City 2, Chasing Amy Danny Boyle’s The Beach, A Life Less Ordinary, acclaimed British film The Hide, Crossing The Line and popular BAFTA winning TV drama Life Begins (ITV) and The Poison Tree (ITV).

For theatre, Bliss has written music for The Black Album and The Emperor Jones at The National Theatre in London, as well as composing an original piece for the London Sinfonietta, which was performed at Fuse Festival, UK. She recently had a lead role in major prime time BBC1 show ‘This is My Song’ mentoring the contributors and producing their final recordings. She released a new collaborative album with Rollo and Dido in 2019 under the moniker ‘R PLUS’ – ‘The Last Summer’, following a jam-packed summer of festival headline DJ sets throughout the world including sets at Bestival, Exit Festival, Glastonbury, Creamfields, Ibiza and beyond.

Her hugely successful weekly radio show and podcast ‘Sister Bliss in Session’, is syndicated to over 100 stations & 43 countries worldwide. She recently guest presented Giles Peterson’s acclaimed show on BBC6 music and regularly stands in for Ana Matronic on the Dance Devotion show on BBC Radio 2. She has recently presented a 5 part series on Bauer Media’s Scala Radio station joining the dots between classical and electronic music, which has won Bronze prize at the New York Festival Radio Awards – competing against 30 countries.

She is currently teaching at Tileyard Studios Masters MA course including modules on songwriting, production, and writing to commercial brief, and mentoring individual Masters students

Interviewed by Nick Halkes

Nick Halkes is a music industry executive best known for signing a breaking dance act The Prodigy and being one of the founders of the XL Recordings label XL Recordings & EMI distributed Positiva Records.

He is now an artist manager, managing Liam Howlett (The Prodigy), DJ Fresh, Bad Company UK and more. Nick also runs the Reach Up club night and radio show with partners Andy Smith and Crissy Kybosh.

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This session will take place in the Venue, Metronome. Check ticket availability.