VAVÁ is Los Angeles based, Brazilian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and composer, Vanessa Wheeler. Her 2018 release, “The Other Side” blended guitar-focused, progressive pop and rock music that garnered attention from record labels, led to tours with The Dear Hunter and The Family Crest, and shared stages with such Angeleno music illuminati as Lauren Ruth Ward, Adam Levy, Mason Stoops, Emily Elbert, and Dillan Witherow.
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As a songwriter, Vanessa has been finding her voice in the pop idiom in recent success co-writing with The Voice’s Jackie Lipson on her song “Someday”. Similarly, upcoming releases like, “When the Lights Go Out” take a more earnest turn towards pop while incorporating her eclectic influences of Brazilian music, Black American music, and progressive rock. Her music has been called “genre-smashing” and “jaw-dropping” (Buzzbands LA), and “the offspring of musical genes taken from Sia, Florence, [and] St. Vincent” (Blurred Culture).