VV Brown

VV Brown

VV Brown (born Vanessa Brown) is a singer, songwriter, author, fashionista and entrepreneur.

She first rose to global fame with her debut album ‘Travelling Like the Light’ which went on to sell over a million copies and earn her a nomination for the BBC’s Sound award alongside Lady Gaga. More recent albums, whilst different in tone, have still been well received, and she continued to be named by publications including The Independent and The Los Angeles Times as their artist to watch. She has toured the world and performed with the likes of Annie Lennox, Kate Nash, N-Dubz, Paloma Faith and The Script.

Thanks to a collaboration with producer Dave Okumu, V V has DJed across the globe for fashion weeks and fashion companies including Diesel, Fashion Rocks, Cartier and Clare Accessories, as well as for companies such as Vogue and club openings across the US.

As well as her music fame, V V has expanded into writing children’s books, songwriting for the likes of The Pussycat Dolls and the Sugababes, and running her own business.

She is passionate about serious subjects including race, identity and female empowerment, and is a popular choice as an after-dinner speaker on these topics and more.

Contact Great British Speakers today to book diversity and inclusion speaker singer and songwriter VV Brown for your next event.

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V V Brown is a dynamic and compelling speaker who has always been passionate about what she believes in. She has always followed her convictions and is a natural activist. You can feel an electric energy whether it be on stage or in person.
Chloe Roberts, CCO of Record Company, Young Turks

Vanessa spoke at TedX UCS Farham. She was a delight to work with and her passion and enthusiasm was infectious. an inspiring talk, very well received by everyone in the room.
Jade Barnes, Producer for TedX Manchester

She was spectacular at Hays festival. She spoke to crowd of people, live on BBC Radio 4. with such character. She has an incredibly academic background, which some would often brush over due to the judgements of musicians coming from a pop music background.
Giles Edwards, BBC Radio 4 Producer

Inspiring to our students and left an incredible impact.
Marion Brown, Principal of the Overstone Park Independent School 

V V was embraced well at the Observer. She was passionate and known for innovation in her delivery and writing.
Lucy Siegle, Journalist for The Guardian and CEO of The Real Circularity Coalition 

V V is a confident speaker and always gives a major insight into the topics being discussed . a natural motivator. She was incredibly received at SXSW.
Ray Meadham, CEO of Multiview Media Ltd.

I have known V V for over 6 years. We met at a talk she delivered at Parliament. She continues to be a force.
Joseph Harper, Senior Editor (Diversity and Development), The Guardian

We were compelled by V V ‘s confidence and got incredible feedback from public opinion about her words and topic of conversation.
Megan Croft, Producer of Channel 4 Unapologetic 

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