photo by Cornelia Berg


VAVÁ is Vanessa Wheeler, formerly of the band LeoLeo. Since gaining attention from her posts on Instagram, she has opened for break-out artists like Lauren Ruth Ward, and has toured nationally with The Dear Hunter and The Family Crest (winter, 2017). 

Her music is made of up of subconscious, micro-references to Vanessa's major influences (Brazilian, Black American, pop, rock, and progressive musical genres), which are then filtered through her guitaristic, composer/songwriter brain.

Often difficult to categorize, her music has been called “genre-smashing” and “jaw-dropping” (Buzzbands LA), and “the offspring of musical genes taken from Sia, Florence, [and] St. Vincent” (Blurred Culture). 

VAVÁ’s debut EP “The Other Side” is available now. A full length album is due out in 2019.