This is an archive of the band profile for Vexen.
Who is Vexen? A female solo artist who writes her own lyrics and melodies for songs, for the R’n’B/Jazz genre.
Where is she from? Born and lives in Leeds and has been writing and performing since age 9, as a solo singer and as part of various girl groups. A vast amount of recording experience also, as first time in a studio was at the age of 14.
Major Milestones? Appeared on X-Factor, ITV 1 & 2 – Oct 04
Performed as a supporting act for Gregory Issacs @ the Leeds Annual Reggae Concert – Aug 03
Landed major roles in hip-hop/R’n’B musical @ the West Yorkshire Playhouse – July 03
Past Experience? Proficient in contemporary and street dance, with 10 years choreography experience and is a qualified Youth Dance Leader. She has choreography, directing and vocal coaching experience, through working on various youth projects as a Project Director and as an employee. She has gained acting experience through roles in musical theatre, theatre in education (T.I.E) and filming of corporate videos.
What or who are her influences? Main influences are Mary J Blige and Mariah Carey. Both are exceptionally talented artist and successful singers who inspire me, creatively as well as musically. Musical background has been reggae and lovers rock, regularly played by my mum! My music is distinctively ‘Northern UK R’n’B’. Music produced here sounds different to the UK London scene..