About Vanessa

Songbuds is run by Vanessa Johnson

Songbuds is run in Sheffield run by professional singer Vanessa Johnson. Vanessa is a composer and recording artist and has recorded, published and released her own works with Sony, Chrysalis Music, Fat Boy Slim’s Southern Fried Records and many others worldwide and has released 2 critically acclaimed albums along with many singles and collaborative works.

Vanessa began her vocal training from the age of 10 under international vocal coach Dr. Vivien Pike and at the (former) Music School on Burton Street, Sheffield and toured with choral groups the City of Sheffield Girls Choir and Harlequin in Vienna, Canada, Montreux and Llangollen and toured as soloist with the Memphis Belle Swing Orchestra.

NEWS FLASH! Vanessa is proud to be currently co-delivering the Sheffield City Council Music Hub/Music in The Round’s Early Years music provision, project ‘Soundplay’ across various Sheffield nurseries and pre-schools during 2014/15.

She has performed across the world from China to Miami and at major festivals such as Glastonbury, V and O2, Roskilde in Denmark and Asagiri Jam in Japan and her music has been used in major commercials, TV series, computer games and Hollywood films.

Vanessa is also a trained dancer and worked as a professional dancer in Germany. She has enjoyed being a children’s entertainer, puppeteer and street theatre clown, children’s events manager and has performed in many musicals and plays.

Vanessa also sings professionally in Acoustic Harmony duo Sweet Harmony UK www.sweetharmonyuk.com , sings backing vocals with various professional artistes and has a wonderful 6 year old daughter. Vanessa is also trained in finance, plays a little Clarinet, still goes to tap class and is fully insured and CRB checked.