Vanessa reached incredible success in 1999 with her debut single ‘Have A Look’ followed by mega-hits in Australia and Europe with ‘Absolutely Everybody’ and ‘Shine’. Her debut album ‘The Power’ reached #1 in Australia, #7 in the United Kingdom, #1 in Hungary and the top 10 in several European countries. This was followed by a European tour performing to thousands of people for over two solid years at the age of 20.
In 2008 Vanessa returned with her third album ’Somewhere In The Real World’. Radio smash-hit ‘Perfect’ became the most played song by an Australian artist in 2008.
2009 saw the release of Vanessa’s most successful album so far, the platinum selling ‘Hazardous’. The first single to be released, ‘This Is Who I Am’ debuted at #1 on the ARIA singles chart and achieved Double Platinum sales. Vanessa had the honour of recording duets with superstar Mary J. Blige and American rock band Hoobastank in 2009. Vanessa has toured worldwide to millions of people, joining the stage and supporting incredible artists including Dave Stewart, KISS, INXS, Rob Thomas, Savage Garden, Macy Gray, Bryan Adams and touring Europe with Joe Cocker.
In 2019 Vanessa released her 5th studio album ‘Back To Love’ followed by an Australian solo tour and successful festival tours ‘Red Hot Summer Tour’ and ‘One Electric Day’. In March 2020, Vanessa released her first single ‘Coming Down Off You’ from her album titled ‘The Blacklisted Collection’. Having earned her place as one of Australia’s most iconic female artists, ‘The Blacklisted Collection’, was her first record as an independent artist and showcased a rawness and intimacy not heard before. ‘The Blacklisted Collection’ debuted at #1 on the AIR 100% Independent Music Charts and #2 on the ARIA Digital Albums Chart.
Vanessa will return with her most compelling work to date. Following overseas opportunities, Vanessa permanently re-located to Los Angeles in 2010 to work in Gospel music; song-writing and arranging for world renowned producers and studios across the United States. It’s this experience that has led Vanessa to the next chapter in her career as a Soul/Gospel artist. The release of ‘Volume 1’ and ‘Volume 2’ in 2021 is the beginning of what’s to come.