Vonyse

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Alter - to make different in some particular, as size, style, course, or the like; modify:.

Native - remaining or growing in a natural state; unadorned or unchanged

Soul - the principle of life, feeling, thought, and action in humans, regarded as a distinct entity separate from the body, and commonly held to be separable in existence from the body; the spiritual part of humans... more

Alter - to make different in some particular, as size, style, course, or the like; modify:.

Native - remaining or growing in a natural state; unadorned or unchanged

Soul - the principle of life, feeling, thought, and action in humans, regarded as a distinct entity separate from the body, and commonly held to be separable in existence from the body; the spiritual part of humans as distinct from the physical part.

These three words encompass the music and lifeline of Vonyse, the singer, activist, designer, filmmaker and human being. Vonyse was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. Her mother and grandmother constantly played music around the house and it was always a big part of her life. She later joined a church choir which led her to many contests, tours and events.

In her teens Vonyse moved to southern California for college. There she began getting serious about music, playing in bands Delta Nove and Homemade Gravy. She toured the country playing colleges and sharing the stage with bands like The Black Eyed Peas and Ozomatli.

In 2005, Vonyse released her first solo album When Sleeping Giants Wake. The album was met with great critical success. She joined the Virgin Mega College tour and played 30 dates with Gomez and Cake across the country. She continued playing dates in California and surrounding areas opening for acts like Mariah Carey, Chaka Kahn, Isaac Hayes, Pat Benetar, Morris Day, Erykah Badu and many others.

Disillusioned with the music business, she stopped touring in 2006 and went back to her artistic side - designing websites for artists like the John Lennon, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Snoop Dogg, Jamie Foxx and a variety of others. In early 2009 like a phoenix rising from the ashes – Vonyse returned to music with a renewed spirit.

She began writing new songs and the hunger to share her musical vision with the world returned. She began studying the very essence of music and letting her creativity flow. To quote Vonyse “I just want to share my journey and music is one of my outlets”

2010 also marked the return of Vonyse to the stage as she kicked off her first round of shows at Austin’s South By Southwest conference. Vonyse’s future is certain – with her unique brand of Altered Native Soul and her incredible voice it's not a question of will she shine, it's a matter of how bright you can take the glow.

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