Singapore singer Vannessa Barker, who is of British-Indian descent, saw her singing career kick off at age 18, when her group The Flutterbies (which included Singapore Idol alumnus and MediaCorp personality Mathilda D’Silva) clinched the top prize in the Group Category of local talent competition The Big Break, organised by now-defunct broadcasting channel TV Works in 2000. She went on to perform gigs with R&B outfit Bonafide, which comprised Singapore Idol Taufik Batisah and home-grown rapper Mark Bonafide. These included appearances at hip-hop festivals and on MTV Asia. Most recently, Vannessa and her musical partner Amery Harith Reuben were named the winners of the Group Category of Budweiser’s Made For Music 2015 competition. Vannessa performs at venues such Esplanade, Hard Rock Café Singapore, The Beast, Muddy Murphy's Irish Pub, Prince of Wales and Hero’s.
Singing all your favourite hits from the ’70s, Vannessa Barker will take you on a musical journey back in time. She will get you singing along to familiar songs from artists such as Roberta Flak, Bee Gees and many more.
Q&A session with Vannessa Barker
What was your favourite song growing up?
Hard to pick just one. Dream Lover by Mariah Carey, Heal the World by Michael Jackson and Living on a Prayer by Bon Jovi
What are your favourite songs from the ’70s?
Rock and Roll All Night by Kiss, Rock n Roll by Led Zepplin, Killing Me Softly by Roberta Flak, Mrs Robinson by Simon & Garfunkel, and You Make My Dreams Come True by Hall and Oates.
What can the audience expect from your performance?
A fun, high-energy performance which the audience want to be involved in.