Live Performance x 5 Questions With… VV Brown @ The Recording Academy [Videos]

British singer/songwriter V.V. Brown visited The Recording Academy headquarters in Santa Monica, Cali last month for a performance and an installment of 5 Questions With…, a new Academy series designed to engage recording artists and professionals on a variety of topics.

Her debut album Travelling Like The Light came out in 2009 via Island/Capital.

Through five simple questions, Brown provided a glimpse into who she is as a person and artist. With influences ranging from Ella Fitzgerald to the Sex Pistols (with the obvious bridge of Grace Jones in between), Brown describes herself as a creative person, which she means literally. In addition to writing and performing her own work, she has also produced a comic book and is currently working on a novel.

Asked about her biggest career moment to date, Brown said, “Today…to be sitting here at The Recording Academy itself for me is a massive big dream.” Oh, and hanging out with the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea, of course. —

Scroll through the player below to watch VV’s answers to questions about her musical mentors, influences, favourite instrument, songwriting, career highlights and describe herself as an artist plus performances of “Shark In The Water”, ‘L.O.V.E” and”Game Over”.

For more live sessions and ‘5 Questions With’ various artists, head over to Find out more about VV Brown, including her views on artist development and turning down a deal from Diddy, in our interview below:

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