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Short Bio

Wolverhampton, UK-based rising indie rapper/ spoken word poet VANES (he/him/sensitiveboi), a.k.a 'being vanes' defines himself as 'an unashamed embodiment of tenderness'. The Chinese mandarin speaking British-Caribbean artist was raised by a family of working-class creatives and previously mentored by the late radical visionary Judith Malina, co-founder of The Living Theatre, NYC. 


In 2022, he established working relationships with London-based Lithuanian producer Mindaugas Juozapavicius (Benny Atlas, Ivan Michael Blackstock) and LA-based mixing engineer Clinton 'HeadAche' Walker III (Higher Brothers, Tiana Major9). With inspirations ranging from Blondie to Dominic Fike, their international team-up produced VANES' debut EP: 'pixie dust', a soft punk, guitar-heavy, soft punk Hip-hop vibe that explores narratives of so-called 'codependency'.


'i lost my mind' served as the third release from VANES' debut EP, part 4/4: 'go your own way', is out now on all major streaming platforms. 


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ⓒ VANES 2024

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