Vanessa Craven with her Welsh / Indian background is a folk musician at heart, and plays her unique mix of folk, blues and country.Her music reflects her diverse heritage and musical influences.
She is a multi-instrumentalist and plays the cajon drum, floor tambourine, harmonica and guitar. She currently plays mainly in Open G and Open D (DADF#AD), droped D, as well as standard tunings. She also surprises listeners, by throwing in a touch of didgeridoo in some songs in order to add atmosphere and colour to her music.
She plays covers as well as originals ,and concocts a variety of music that will charm listeners of all age groups. Here clear melodious ‘easy listening voice’ and instrumentals keep the audience engaged, and wanting more.
Her influences in music have been Bob Dylan, Donovan, Peter Paul and Mary, The Seekers, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Randy Stohnehill, Keith Green, Larry Norman, Second Chapter of Acts, Eric Bogle, Janis Ian, Bob Brozman, Harry Manx,Pete Fidler, Ry Cooder, Nick Charles, Liz Frencham, Kristina Olsen,Del Rey, Kate Campbell, Glen Cardier, Sugarcane Collins and more…..
Vanessa has also been instrumental in setting up the Daylesford Folk Blues Festival @ daylesfordfolkbluesfest.com
THE 2014 FESTIVAL IS ON THE 11TH. OCTOBER @ THE DAYLESFORD TOWN HALL, VINCENT STREET DAYLESFORD
VANESSA’S UP COMING GIGS 2014
Deniliquin Roots and Blues Featival
Sugar ‘n Spice performing at :
Deniliquin R.S.L. Fri 18th. April 6 PM to 10 PM
72 End St Deniliquin
VANESSA’S UP COMING GIGS 2013
Entertainer’s Club, The East Malvern RSL, Stanley Grose Drive, East Malvern.
15th. July Monday @ 8 PM. Free entry – but book your table and meal. Ph. 03 9571 2058
Newport Folk Festival
7th. July @ 1.00 PM, Free entry
Venue : Newport RSL – 24 Market St. Newport Vic 3015 . Ph. 03 – 93913892
The Bridge Hotel, 21 Walker St, Castlemaine VIC 3450 Phone:(03) 5472 1161
Vanessa Craven and Fat Chance (Double Bill)!
Sat 13th. July @ 9 PM
Cost $15 (Double bill)
The Dancing Dog, 42-A Albert St Footscray VIC 3011 Ph.(03) 9689 2566
Sun 21st July @ 4 PM
Cost : $10 and $5 Folk Vic Members