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Vanessa Fernandez the Australian vocalist and songwriter straddles the world of Roots, Soul and Contemporary music. She cemented her style and persuasive tone to listeners on her debut album 'Fernandez and Wright, Unsung', released in 2009 with guitarist Steve Wright. Accompanied by some of Australia's finest jazz musicians her original songs were brought to life. The album received rave reviews both locally and internationally. Unsung hit #32 on the CMJ Jazz Music Charts in the US and #42 on the Jazz Week World Charts.

Vanessa’s love for music began in her early years, dabbling in classical piano and eventually using her voice as her means of expression and vehicle for songwriting. Classic artists and inspiration for her voice and songs were discovered in Sarah Vaughan, Elvis Presley, the Andrew sisters, Portishead, Aretha Franklin and Sharon Jones.

Vanessa looks to produce another original release in 2021 within the Alternative Cinematic genre with a compelling new EP. This collaboration will combine music production by one of Australias pioneering, esoteric producers, Greg J Walker (Machine Translations, Paul Kelly, C.W Stoneking, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Molly and Hoges) and will feature a new collection of songs that speak to lovers of old school cinematic sounds and vivid stories.

‘Vanessa’s strong and seductive vocal style will light up your world…'

Improvijazzation Nation Magazine (US)

‘Fernandez’s larynx stretches the lyrics beyond what people would imagine is humanly possible. She does so beautifully and effectively injects emotion into the words.'

Yahoo Arts and Entertainment (US)
Susan Frances