Vette's hypnotic voice has traveled a buttoned up road of study: classical training, musical theater, jazz performance, bands and a degree from the Berklee College of Music, to end up here - stronger, stripped down, sincere. Her songs are alternative, melodic, lyric driven and craft oriented. Her three EP releases unravel from highly produced pop projects, namely the edgy, sensual, "Vette" and the flirty, strong girl, dance-pop, "15 Minutes;" to the lush, organic, "Wonderlust," co-written and produced with Rob Giles of "The Rescues." Revealed through this sonic trajectory is Vette's own unraveling of herself from tough and smart, to vulnerable and sincere.
Commercially, both Vette and her song, "Making You Feel Like a Woman," were hired to appear in an episode of AOL's reality series "A Supermodel Stole My Husband." Her songs "15 Minutes" and "Take Me Away (with Markaholic) have appeared in CW's, "High Society" and the ABC sitcom, "Switched at Birth". She also sang on the ultra dance-pop demo, "Fighter," by Markaholic, which was selected by ABC for a "Dancing with the Stars" TV promo spot in September/October of 2010. Vette has also been interviewed for the "91.1FM: The Avenue" show, "Home Grown Spotlight" and has been interviewed and performed her songs on LA-18's "Mid Day Buzz."
Vette began singing in her home town, Oshkosh, Wi, where early on, she received the lead roles in her high school musicals and studied classical voice with Joyce Andrews. Later on as she ventured into jazz, she began to perform regularly with the "Jazz Orgy" and studied with jazz singer Janet Planet, Kitty Margolis and jazz pianist John Harmon. She spent over a year learning Portuguese and studying Brazilian jazz in Berkeley, CA, with former Airto and Leny Andrade keyboardist, Marcos Da Silva; and took songwriting classes with former Billy Idol keyboardist Bonnie Hayes at The Blue Bear School of Music in San Francisco. At Berklee she studied songwriting with author/educators Jimmy Kachulis and Pat Pattison.
Quotes About Vette:
"Her voice is like the time-traveling purr of Margo Timmins of Cowboy Junkies meeting the sexual-power and attitude of Deborah Harry. Her ability to craft perfect songs makes her a real, rare force to be reckoned with. I hope we get to make another record someday soon, and can't wait to hear more of what she comes up with." - Rob Giles, Producer/Songwriter/Bassist +Singer for the LA-based band, “The Rescues”
“Vette’s music projects a calm confidence…You can sense the country, the torch songs, the Cocteau Twins atmospherics, the distanced/distorted production, and how it all comes together... The combination makes the music and performances …intriguingly timeless to my ears.” -Ned Raggett reviewer for the OC Weekly and the All Music Guide
“She has great instincts, and guts. She is also a rare individual: a talented and charismatic writer and performer.” - Bonnie Hayes, Producer, BonTone Productions (business partner), Songwriter “Love Letter” and “Have A Heart” were recorded on Bonnie Raitt’s “Nick of Time” album.
"I’d say she’s right up there with Norah Jones as far as quality of tone. That’s just something you’re born with. I love working with her! " - Peter A. Barker, Former Head Engineer, Sony Records. Engineer/Producer/Owner, Threshold Sound+Vision (Fiona Apple, Elvis Costello, Melissa Etheridge, Death Cab for Cutie...)