Vandetta a.k.a Vanessa Fernandez is an artist-producer, who focuses on soul/electronic music, managed radio stations and believes in positively shaping culture through music.
After winning a national talent competition with her church choir at the age of 12, she started performing in musicals with the Singapore Repertory Theatre Young Company. She was also part of a hip-hop group signed to Universal and the now-defunct EMI Southeast Asia. After a break from music to complete a diploma in Mass Communication at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, she joined Singapore's commercial hit radio station, 987FM.
Following a 2-year stint in Los Angeles, during which the Vandetta EP was made & released, she returned to Singapore and became Programme Director of Lush99.5fm - where she honed her skills in branding, marketing & culture development through music & media.
She has performed at festivals such as the Gilles Peterson Worldwide Festival (France), Laneway Festival (Singapore), BIGSOUND (Australia), V-ROX (Russia) and Concrete & Grass Festival (China). She has also released music under major labels such as Universal & EMI, independent labels, Syndicate, Groove Note Records, Medallion Sounds, as well as her imprint, Ownself Records.
She has been featured in Singapore’s National Day theme song video “We Are Singapore” and also sung the National Anthem at the Singapore F1 Grand Prix 2018. Vanessa also produced the Hear65 (Singapore Showcase) at BIGSOUND, Brisbane, and will run the Noise Music Mentorship for the National Arts Council in 2018/19.