MP3 Vikki Wright - Tales From the Amazon
A powerful, harmonious sensation of lyrical prose combined with eclectic, soulful fusions of Latin grooves, r & b hooks united with a neo-soul feel.
12 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Smooth Jazz, URBAN/R&B: Soul
Vikki Wright is a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native who grew up in South Jersey. Vikki performed during her teenage years as a vocalist in gospel choirs, a violist and cellist in orchestras and music festivals and as a featured vocalist in various music groups-from rock to R& B, gospel to blues; jazz to classical music.
In 1992, she met friend and producer, Bill Jolly, keyboardist for Grover Washington Jr. and Teddy Pendergrass, as well as a host of other notable jazz and rhythm and blues artists. In 1994, she began working on her first demo tape displaying both vocal range and sincerity in lyrical content and composition. While working as a background vocalist for a variety of Philadelphia artists, an opportunity of a lifetime occurred when Vikki sang backup for pop sensation, Michael Bolton at the Philadelphia Spectrum. Vikki has also performed with Bill Jolly, as well as notable jazz bassist Victor Bailey of Weather Report and most notably, pop artist, Madonna.
By 1994, Vikki had performed in showcases, cafes, jazz supper clubs and coffeehouses at venues such as The Trocadero, The Blue Moon Jazz Club, The Last Drop Coffeehouse, in store promotions at Tower Records and at The Irving Plaza in New York City.
Most recently, Vikki has reinvented and reestablished herself as a force to be reckoned within the revival of the neo-soul Philadelphia music scene. Vikki packs houses at World Cafe Live in Philly, CBGB''s in NYC, the Blue Horizon, Abilene''s, the Pontiac Grille on South Street, all in Philadelphia, PA, Ogontz Grill in West Oak Lane (in Philly) and Grape Street Philadelphia in Manayunk (in PA).
With the release of her debut CD, "Tales from the Amazon", Vikki has created songs that reflect her experiences with love, empowerment and triumph. The combination of jazz piano, rock guitar, swing and Latin influences take you from a mellow mood to an upbeat dance mode and back again.
Vikki''s unification of diversity and culture in her lyrics makes "Tales From the Amazon" easily identifiable by all listeners.
Vikki considers her voice her main instrument, although she plays guitar, piano, keyboards, drums, percussion and strings with proficiency. Her songwriting has been described "unpretentious and subtle, with a bite." She delivers her vocals with passion, sincerity but most importantly...honestly with uncomplicated arrangements.
Vikki''s songs are based on her life experiences while others are based on the window she peers through into other worlds. Her vocals and styling have invited comparisons to Toni Braxton, Anita Baker, Erykah Badu and Sade. Songwriters and musical influences Vikki cites as inspiration are Santana, Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Sade and many others...but Vikki is very much an original.