With a sound like no other, Perth-born musician Vanessa Hopes captivates audiences with her virtuosic songwriting. Influenced by Contemporary Soul, Blues, Pop, and R&B, her sweet soulful vocals embody 4 seasons in one day. She paints with stories; the words are brushes; and music is the canvas. Vanessa’s lyrics are a woven tapestry of troubled times. Telling stories about homelessness and substance abuse. Hopes’ music resonates with those who know struggle. She sings about resilience and weakness like they’re longtime lovers. Vanessa has mentored at risk youth, been an ambassador for Drug Aware and has worked with many established artists throughout Australia including Archie Roach, Rick Steele and being mentored by Eskimo Joe’s Kav Temperley just to name a few. Since 2016 Vanessa has achieved many accomplishments ranging from featuring on Beni Bjah’s WAM award winning album ‘Survivor’ to scoring a film, releasing several music videos, producing and launching debut album ‘Free’ In 2017, Vanessa has taken out the WA spot, winning an all-expenses paid trip to Tasmania for their Festival of Voices ‘One Eye On The Stranger’ competition where she will be mentored and writing songs with Kram from Spiderbait.