Previously musing with a guitar, Victoria Vox began appearing in clubs as a ukulele musician 4 years after receiving a degree in songwriting from the prestigious Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA), and the welcome was a warm one indeed! Even before the official release date of her debut ukulele album in 2006 – Victoria Vox and Her Jumping Flea released on her own label, OBUS Music – Vox was offered an endorsement deal with KoAloha Ukuleles (Honolulu, HI). The disc was featured on NPR’s “To The Best of Our Knowledge” and its songs were picked up for licensing in television and independent films. Vox has been awarded runner-up for “My Darlin’ Beau” (Jumping Flea) and First Place for “C’est Noyé” (Chameleon) in the International Acoustic Music Awards. She has been included in Relix Magazine’s list of artists to watch and won a WAMA (Washington D.C. Area Music Award) in 2009 for Folk-Contemporary Vocalist. Also – hardly the big break she’s been waiting for – Vox appeared on the Jay Leno Show in December 2009 to demonstrate her perfected mouth trumpet!
Known for her refreshingly modern and rhythmic ukulele technique, Vox continues to propel her original style towards the contemporary, with her 2010 release, Exact Change. It also remains clear that her voice and songs themselves are at the heart of everything she produces. Originally from Green Bay, WI, Vox now lives in Baltimore, and averages 125+ live performances each year, playing at a mixed bag of venues across the United States, Europe, and Canada. She’s an undiscovered gem… but won’t be for long.
Press for Exact Change:
The uke might scream novelty act, but behind the whimsical instrumentation lies some precise pop-friendly songcraft and serious ambition, as Vox's new album proves. Vox pushes the little instrument into expressive new territory. - Urbanite Magazine
An undercurrent of toughness, a beautiful voice, great melodies and loads of charm make her unique folk/pop music impossible to resist. - Vintage Guitar Magazine
Vox explores the instrument's propulsive potential. I've never heard, or seen, anything quite like Exact Change. - Baltimore Magazine
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