Victoria Vox - the one woman band
With a passion for songwriting, Victoria Vox began writing songs when she was ten. She furthered her music education at the Berklee College of Music, as a vocal principle with an emphasis in Songwriting. A few years after graduating, Vox took up the ukulele. Her music style shifted to chanson tinged with jazz, which, over the years, has settled in nicely with her pop songwriting flair. She loves to make an audience laugh...and cry. Her songs are genuine, sometimes quirky, spanning a wide array of emotions.
Performing as a solo artist has inspired her rhythmic ukulele playing style (creating her own back-beat). She has also perfected an old jazz-era vocal technique of the "Mouth Trumpet", under the influence of trumpet icon, Chet Baker. The Mouth-Trumpet enables her to take vocal improvisational solos without scatting or using words. Depending on the setting, she pairs the rhythmic uke and mouth trumpet with her electronic-looping skills (to create ostinato bass lines and harmonies) while creating a full sound, atypical to the stereotype of "ukulele music".
Her 10th album, Colorful Heart, is consistently eclectic, as her previous albums, however, a new sound is achieved in her songwriting. Anything is possible with a ukulele, and Victoria Vox is proof.
Awards and Achievements
• 2018 Issue 16 (December) cover of Uke Magazine w/ feature article
• 2016 Baker Artist Awards, Finalist
• 2015 Spring issue cover of Ukulele Magazine with 4 page interview
• 2014 Nominee Contemporary Album for “Key” Independent Music Awards
• 2014 Performed her original, “The Bird Song” with 2500 ukulele-strumming-children in Auckland, New Zealand. Inclusion of her song has been in their songbook for 2 years.
• 2013 Mountain Stage NewSong Contest Finalist and People’s Choice Winner
• 2012 Original Song Project completion: 52 songs in one year
• 2011 Winner - Vox Pop Award for “Exact Change” Independent Music Awards
• 2009-10 Artist in Residence (AIR) at the Strathmore Performing Arts Center
• 2009 First Place for “C'est Noyé” International Acoustic Music Awards
• 2008 Runner-Up for "My Darlin' Beau" International Acoustic Music Awards
• Six-time Wammies Winner (Washington Area Music Awards)
• Relix Magazine and Washington D.C.'s City's Best lists of artists to watch
Television / Film
• June, Adrift (film released 2015): “Let It Go”, “Summertime” (original)
• Affinity Health Commercial (used 2010 – 2012) “Summertime” (original)
• On the Road with Victoria Vox interview in the documentary, “Mighty Uke: The Amazing Comeback of a Musical Underdog” (2010)
• Westbound (film released 2009) opening song “Out On the Rails” (original)
• Lost in Woonsocket (film released in 2008): “America” (original)
Victoria Vox now lives in Costa Mesa, CA. Here is an interview done in her previous home of Baltimore, MD.