On Monday night, an intimate crowd congregated at one of London’s coolest hot-spots, Birthdays to watch indie-pop sensation VV Brown show us what she was made of.

The songstress, real name Vanessa Brown, delivered a healthy catalogue of new material as well as some of her old classics – she didn’t disappoint as there was indeed something for everyone to feed off.



Her sound is rich with eloquence her vocals are ferocious yet unworldly, as they bounced of each wall of the little derelict basement.

We were treated to a sumptuous tweaked version of her major 2009 hit Shark In The Water, which had a production that consisted of screeches, echoes and vibrations with her powerful soul vocals coated over. She also gave us a hot rendition of Samson, which was a real treat as the organic track was plucked from her newest album Samson & Delilah, which is set to be released this September.

The singer and producer stunned us all with her talent as well as her effortless beauty. She was clad in an all-white ensemble which contrasted with her thick dark locks and box fringe.



We realised exactly why she was the face of M&S a few years back!

She was very graceful as she humbly thanked her fans after each performance saying, “Thanks dudes, thanks very much,” before belting out her much-loved Apple tune.


VV introduced her mellow and dreamy track Faith, a powerful oeuvre that was dedicated to her friend Lawrence. It was uplifting and high-spirited, something that made many members of the audience sway in unison and nod their heads.

The only thing that was a slight disappointment was the omission of her latest collaboration single Bullet with All About She.

Her stage presence is commanding and her voice is mysterious and soulful and we felt privileged to be one of the first to experience her intimate gigs.



The young lady’s success is uncapped as she has delved into fashion VV Vintage and owns her own record label (she boldly severed from her previous label Island Records). With all this going on she still remains as a humble woman that resides in Peckham and claims to care very little about fame.

A true testimony of talented women in the UK. Give it up for Miss VV Brown!