Vix – Blues Singer
January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hailing from Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Vix is a singer/songwriter of the Blues, Soul genre. With her smoking powerhouse vocals, engaging style & boundless energy, this woman has won fans everywhere she has played. Blues Assoc SEQ Blues magazine called her “An amazing aural force, you could swear Aretha Franklin and James Brown’s souls have met and joined in Vicki’s vocals. Husky and caressing, she will take you with her, and then hurl you passionately and unexpectedly with a power and force to be reckoned with.” “Vix’s voice is awesome, plenty of grunt, power & passion -just gorgeous” The Courier Mail called Vix an “accomplished Blues Aficionado, with a huge presence and a voice to match” A stalwart of the Brisbane music scene for more than 3 decades, Vix has covered a vast musical territory. From her early roots in Country Music she journeyed through many musical styles before being overwhelmed by a deep passion for the Blues. For several years Vix worked side by side with the legendary Florida bluesman, Wiley Reed, developing her own Blues style & techniques, before setting off to tour Europe & South East Asia. Upon her return to Australia in 1997, Vix joined the “Vulcana Womens’ Circus” band, and it was here that she met the two women who would become her Blues sisters and form the award winning, “Vix and the Slick Chix”.The style of music Vix creates is in a constant state of evolution & is tinged with many flavours including, Country, Blues, Gospel, Swing, 50′ Rock ‘n’ Roll & 60’s style R&B. Citing influences as varied as Janis Joplin, Joan Armatrading, Tampa Red, Dolly Parton, Van Morrison & Odetta as just some of the amazing artists who inspire and influence her work. If you like the blues, and gritty honest lyrics broaching life’s many colours, then Vix music is for you. Vix can currently be found gigging around Brisbane & the Sunshine Coast with her all female band, “Vix and the Slick Chix”.