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Hailing from Manchester, UK, Vanessa Bright (formerly Poolian) is an up and coming independent, progressive soul singer/songwriter and music producer with a penchant for writing infectious music and relatable narratives. She currently resides in Bristol, UK under her company Soul Emotive and is also a Miss/Mrs Africa UK finalist with the intention to inspire empower women and young females to take pride in themselves. Feel free to click on the image above to buy tickets to the grand finale.

Growing up with music all around her, the artist didn’t embark on her music journey till later on in life because of the strict academic expectations of her father. Working in Information technology for a while, Bright eventually could not contain her burning passion for music which compelled her to write her first track “Movin’ On”

(also the name of her album, out in Dec 2022).

Even though Vanessa Bright only started out her journey as an artist not too long ago, the multi-talented individual has already managed to slowly amass a loyal following. She has worked with jazz funk legend Tom Browne on their soulful smooth track "Keep Your Spirits High" as well as Shakatak's Jill Saward requesting to add vocals to her existing track "Movin' On". She sparked the interest of RNB star Ne-yo, when he selected her track "Get Gone for his "Stay Lit" mixtape.

When Bright dove headfirst into music and discovered how music can help her connect with people, everything changed as she finally embarked on her career as a full-fledged performer. Being an avid storyteller, Vanessa Bright is greatly influenced by real life, drawing inspiration for her music from personal experiences and hardships, allowing her to invoke strong emotions in people. Apart from invoking emotions, Bright also seems to have a unique innate competency to ingeniously present music in multiple styles, all while maintaining a consistent brand, one of the factors that make this artist one to keep an eye out for.


Her album "Under Water" leans towards a soulful downtempo style and is an instrumental album created for Bright to evolve within music production. Each track on the album dives into the troubled aspects of Bright's traumatic childhood, bringing them to the surface to process and heal. Her aim is to eventually publish animated videos in order to bring each piece of the track/story to life.

A big advocate of authenticity, Bright hopes to reach out to people from all walks of life with her voice. With plans to release even more original material in the near future, she hopes to engage current audiences and reach out to new ones with her exciting yet profound creations.


As the founder of the new genre "free soul" which allows the progressive artist to freely experiment with any sound that is soulful, Vanessa Bright seeks to positively influence the world and connect with like-minded individuals through her music. She is no doubt, well on her way to becoming one of the most phenomenal artists in this generation." 


Article created by Iam Fall and Vanessa Bright