Vanilla Sugar

Short Bio:  Based out of Los Angeles, California, Vanilla Sugar continuously pushes the envelope of unprecedented sound. Vanilla Sugar combines comprehensive alternative/electronic sample infused music with an electrifying stage performance to create an experience that is both refreshingly unexpected and addictive.

About Vanilla Sugar (Listen to SHE by clicking here)

Who are the members of Vanilla Sugar?

I am Vanilla Sugar! (Solo Artist)
How & When did Vanilla Sugar form? 

Vanilla Sugar formed in Houston, TX originally via a midi keyboard and an iMac.

Where was the first place Vanilla Sugar performed? 

Vanilla Sugar’s first show was at a Houston venue called Warehouse Live. I was so nervous! I had a lot of family and friends there to support me, which made me feel a lot more secure.

What inspired you to start music? 

My dad is a drummer and always had gigs or rehearsals while I was growing up. I feel like I was born into a musical family. The gig life was normal for me! I started playing piano when I was 4, and found that to be a great way to release my emotions as I got older. 

Latest Vanilla Sugar Album release:

  What’s the story behind the new song?

ThisDarkPlace is the first single from my new album, “SHE”. It’s a me vs. myself scenario, where I confront the darker part of me. The part that represents, sadness, depression, insecurities, etc. 

●  What inspired you to put together a new album & what it is all about?

This is my first album! I’m very excited about this. I’ve been wanting to have an album of my own for a very long time. The new album covers a range of different emotions, vibes, and situations. It’s things that I have been through and things that I dream about. 

 Will you be touring to support the new album? If so, when?

I will! I am really looking forward to the end of this year. I will be touring September - December with The Birthday Massacre.

●  What is your song writing process?

It usually starts with the music, (the melody is key!)  the vocals are typically added last. 

Live Performances

What’s your first thoughts when you get up on stage?

As soon as I step on the stage, I transform. All of my insecurities and shyness totally melt away. 

Where was the first venue you played?

The first venue I played was Warehouse Live in Houston, TX.

What is your most memorable moment from any live performances?

The most memorable live moment for me would be the time I performed at Warped Tour in Anchorage, AK. There were so many fans there and it was such an incredible experience watching people sing along to my songs. 

Describe the atmosphere when you’re performing. 

It’s electric!!! I feed off of the energy that the fans put out, and they feed off of mine. It’s an incredible experience. 

What band would you like to perform with the most?

Funny you ask, we were just talking about that on my AMA Live session last night. I would love to go on tour with Puscifer, Grimes, and Alison Wonderland.

Will you be touring in the United Kingdom any time soon?

I will be this November! The 5th - 15th. I am extremely looking forward to it.