Funky Frets Music Store puts on several workshops, classes, clinics and events throughout the year. Check the Calendar of Events for all the latest events.
Victoria Vox finally is coming to Funky Frets. We've been wanting to get Victoria to stop by and perform present a workshop for ever since we opened the store. She is a an amazing performing and presents great workshops. We run into her all the time at various festivals we attend and she never fails to amaze us.
With a passion for songwriting, Victoria Vox began writing songs when she was ten. She furthered her music education at the Berklee College of Music, as a vocal principle with an emphasis in Songwriting. A few years after graduating, Vox took up the ukulele. Her music style shifted to chanson tinged with jazz, which, over the years, has settled in nicely with her pop songwriting flair. With 10 albums under her belt (as an unsigned artist), Victoria continues to grow and hone her craft. She's very personable on stage, though a bit shy at times, she's goofy and engaging, and likes to make people laugh. But as soon as she opens her mouth to sing, the emotion and inspiration pour out of her melodic and cleverly written songs, and it becomes undeniable that she is genuine and full of heart.
To keep touring expenses reasonable, Vox has often found herself performing solo. This has helped her developed her rhythmic ukulele playing style (to give herself her own back-beat drum) and she has also perfected her popular "Mouth Trumpet", under the influence of trumpet icon, Chet Baker. The Mouth-Trumpet has enabled her to take vocal improvisational solos without scatting or using words. Depending on the setting, she pairs the rhythmic uke and mouth trumpet with her electronic-looping skills (to create ostinato bass lines and harmonies) while creating a full sound, atypical to the stereotype of "ukulele music".
Her 10th album, Colorful Heart, is consistently eclectic, as her previous albums, however, a new sound is achieved in her songwriting. Anything is possible with a ukulele, and Victoria Vox is proof.
Various Funky Frets concert and performance photos.