'Will We Learn'.
Warm neo-soul keys, fizzing drums, and a groove-heavy bassline combine with Vanessa's smokey layered vocals for the perfect cocktail of funk, soul, and jazz.
- Somewhere Soul
New Zealand singer, songwriter, and beatmaker Vanessa Stacey releases her third independent single “Will We Learn.” Stacey’s conscious melodies deliver a heartrending reminder of life’s lessons. The smoky vocals from Stacey along with an excerpt from May Angelou’s poem “A Brave and Startling Truth” heightens a hair-raising emotion to the record.
Stacey’s live band The Shuffle provides upbeat jazz and funk fusion ignited by drums, keys, bass, and an electric guitar.
-The Word is Bond
"Drenched in southern fried soul, delivering a vocal performance straight out of the late 60s/early 70s. Vanessa Stacey's re-inventing of the wheel (with rims added) is strength in soul music. Re-iterating the myth, that stories of human emotion and feelings will always have a place."
- Martyn Pepperell
Having built a reputation for her warm, smokey vocals and soulful delivery of originals and rearrangements of R&B/Soul/Jazz at festivals and events around New Zealand. Including HomeGrown, SoundSplash, New Zealand's International Arts Festival Opening 2016, ToraToraTora, NZ Soul All Dayer and having played support for Electric Wire Hustle, BoysIIMen and BONEYM.