Vanessa Piunno, whose moniker VAN derives from the nickname her friends gave her, has been steadily building a buzz around her unmistakably expressive voice, all the while asserting her status as a poster-girl for the Instagram generation. Her confident yet wistful tone adds an element of warmth to her signature brand of tropically-infused pop music.
This quality, paired with her stunning looks, places her as a strong contender for pop music’s next breakout songstress. Although VAN has known since the age of 5 that singing is her true passion, her natural charisma led her to explore other avenues throughout her youth.
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By the age of 9, she had been scouted for a number of ad campaigns for the likes of Canadian Tire and Mike’s Restaurant chain. She also appeared in several music videos for artists such as Scottish rock band Snow Patrol. While these appearances showed signs of a budding acting career, VAN stuck to her gut and pursued music. Through performing gigs at music festivals in her hometown of St. Eustache and beyond, she eventually met with the Canadian production team Tino Izzo and Max Izzo, who are behind her first single,LOCK MY LOVE DOWN, which quickly garnered acclaim for her distinct blend of catchy tropical pop with a soulful gritty vocal tone. The song made its way up to #26 on Billboards (Nielsen BDS) CANADA CHR/TOP 40 NATIONAL AIRPLAY CHART, and led VAN to be named the iHeartRadio Future Star for the month of September 2017.
VAN’s BACK with an outstanding new single A-OK
This song was both written and produced by the father-son tandem of Tino Izzo and Max Izzo. VAN continues to deliver on her signature Tropically-infused pop music. Her range extends from a smooth chilled vocal vibe to straight-ahead chops with enough precision to deliver a spellbinding performance. This track will get you moving and shaking. A-OK, VAN’s follow-up single is an enticing taste of what her debut studio album LOST PARADISE, out in 2018, has in store for us.