Name, where are you from?
I’m Vanny from sunny Singapore!
What do you do?
I’m currently pursuing my Bachelors in Communication Design at RMIT in Melbourne.
Describe your style in three words?
Tees, pants and sneakers.
Which music defines the teenage you?
Anything on the radio.
A British icon who has inspired you, and why?
Jorja Smith. A queen! She makes great music and writes beautifully. She inspired me to trust myself— even during those times that I don’t feel confident. I know what I can do as an artist and I just have to stay focused on doing what I love to do.
What has been your all-time favourite gig?
So hard to choose... They’ve all hit me hard in the feels. I guess at the top of my head I’d say: Neck Deep, Caracal at Baybeats 2015, MHC at House of Vans 2016, Bruno Major and every Forest's gig.
What is your favourite independent venue to watch live music?
Esplanade Annexe Studio and Substation. BluJaz Cafe used to have super good live music too.
Do you have a favourite local record shop?
I frequent Retrocrates because Celia and Dennis (the owners) are super sweet. I go to Hear Records too to find old music — Nick (the owner) introduced me to City Pop.