Starting out in 2014 as a teenage busker on the streets of Bradford and Leeds, Vanessa Maria subsequently appeared at many venues in Yorkshire and Humberside, including both stages at Brudenell Social Club in Leeds and Headrow House. She supported many successful signed and self-produced national and regional artists including Maverick Sabre, Rhodes, Frances, Marika Hackman, Dornik, Westerman and Skinny Living.
In her second year as a semi-professional in 2016, Nessa performed at Live At Leeds Festival, Bradford Festival, Saltaire Festival, the Great British Food Festival, Routes Festival and Bingley Music Live, where she opened the Discovery Stage for emerging talent.
She weaves together a blend of alternative r&b with dark ethereal electronic dream pop. Her songwriting expresses raw emotion and honesty and aims to inspire people to be self-confident ,sassy and creative.
2017 self-released and co-produced her debut E.P ‘OVERSLEPT’ It takes the listener from the small hours to the late morning, expressing the complex feelings of a young person struggling to differentiate reality from dreams and nightmares.
“Her trip-hop sensibilities make everything she does effortless"
BBC Introducing In West Yorkshire
Take 1 part sliced drums with a zest of bass, mixing consistently whilst adding a squeeze of fresh synths. Add a dash of awkward jokes, meanwhile stirring in a sprinkling of rap, rock and electronica for flavour. Pour the concoction into your favourite glass that you don’t get out very often and coat the rim with unsweetened vocals. Serve with crushed ice because it’s better cool. Tastes best when downed in one.
Waywell - Bringing you a live ambient electronic set for fans of Bonobo, Four tet & Pink Floyd. Listen to "Tube" his latest track - https://fanlink.to/D5m. Expect relaxing, ambient, guitar-led tunes featuring intricate syncopated rhythms and crystal clear sub bass.
We are Wanderlust. An alternative pop rock band based in Manchester. Having been together for over 2 years, we've had experience touring both locally and internationally in support of our latest EP release. The concept behind our songwriting is that the music acts as a mirror that allows you to discover something new about yourself. We are a 6 piece band that creates distinctive multi-layered textures, resulting in an overall alt-pop sound. Our band members are from all over the world, from Sydney to London to Greece. After our summer 2017 tour in Greece and the UK, we are now working towards our new album for 2019.