Victoria is thrilled to return to Perth after many years in the UK, where she was recognised as one the most exciting and dynamic jazz vocalists on the scene. Her unique versatility mixes a solid command of the jazz repertoire with a love of Brazilian music. A stint as a dance music diva in the mid-1990s also enabled her to bring her energetic live performance style to audiences worldwide.
In very recent times Victoria performed at Ronnie Scott’s with the Ronnie Scott’s Big Band as well as appearing at the Annual Oil Barons Ball in Dubai and at Kuala Lumpur’s premier jazz club. In 2006 saw her cruising up the Amazon singing Brazilian music.
As well as the acclaimed Ronnie Scott’s she has appeared at other major London venues such as Pizza on the Park, The Jazz Café (supporting American trumpeter Terence Blanchard), the 606 Club and Pizza Express. One of her first London gigs was with jazz/hip hop guitarist Ronnie Jordan. Festivals include: The South Park Jazz Festival in Oxford, The Marlborough Jazz Festival, The Queille Festival in France, The Swanage Jazz Festival, The Jazz Divas Festival on the Isle of Wight and the Oxford Literary Festival.
In the mid-1990s her career took a new turn when she was selected to front the UK dance music sensation ‘Strike’ and their smash hit U Sure Do which made the top 5 in many countries all over the world including the UK and Australia. Victoria found herself touring all over Europe and as far afield as Japan, appearing regularly on the BBC’s prime time show Top of the Pops and MTV. The group went on to produce another 4 top 40 hits and the critically acclaimed album I Saw the Future.
In 2004 Victoria released her first jazz album The Song is You which received rave reviews from the UK press. The disc highlights Victoria’s ability to move effortlessly between musical styles and is regularly heard on the new UK national radio station theJazz.
Teaching at Trinity college of Music and Vocal Tech in London have kept Victoria extremely busy over the last few years where she became director of the Trinity College of Music Jazz Choir.
Victoria hopes to continue enthralling audiences far and wide with her unique combination of energy, spontaneity, musicianship and powerful stage presence.
“Beautiful phrasing, faultless pitching and great swing throughout” – Jazzwise
“Sheer class...one of the best vocal albums I have heard in quite some time” – Euro Club de Jazz
“A jazz singer a cut above the crowd” – The Guardian
“Deeply into the music, a real jazz singer” – Jazz UK
“A very impressive debut CD” – The Observer
“A fabulous strong clear voice with a great sense of time and an even greater sense of fun” Steve Ruby, 606 Club, London._
Victoria and her group were great. We thoroughly enjoyed their music and the night seemed to go really well, largely due to their input. We've had plenty of queries about the group since, with lots of fans created. We hope they enjoyed their night too!
Wedding of Julian and Jess - October 2010