You might recognize his soulful voice from NBC’s “The Voice” or his mesmerizing covers on YouTube. Vedo The Singer is his name and serenading the ladies is his specialty. Born and raised in Michigan, the singer has been entertaining since the age of 9.He dealt with his share of adversities growing up, but that did not stop him from pursuing his dreams.
RnB magazine had the pleasure to chat with the talented Vedo where he discussed his decision to audition for The Voice, Usher, his music, and staying grounded.
1.)Who is Vedo? Hometown? Likes? Dislikes? Favorite movie, song, food?
I’m a 23 y/o singer/songwriter/dancer Just an all around entertainer. I’m from Benton Harbor, MI. I pretty much like anything positive, I like fashion, I Like going out and partying whenever I have the time to. I like spending time with my family. I dislike fake people, liars etc my favorite move is the The Temptations, my favorite food is chicken.
2.) What does RnB mean to you? What motivate you to sing?
For me RnB means to love through music, to express the way you feel with no limits. I just love to sing, I would have to say my mother definitely motivates me and my fans are a big part as well.
3.) Who are some of your musical influences?
My musical influences are The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Usher, Sam Cooke, Chris Brown etc.
4.) You had a tough childhood. How did you maintain pursuing music while dealing with the stresses of everyday life?
I maintained because music was always my escape, no matter what I went through that day I could always turn to music and vent.
5.) Let’s talk about the Voice. What sparked you to audition? Take me through the process.
Honestly it was a spur of the moment type thing, I was at home in the studio and I got the heads from a friend that The Voice was in town, so my manager and I just got up and said “Hey what’s the worse that could happen” and that’s how that happen.
6.) What was it like performing in front of the judges? Usher?
It’s simply a dream come true because I grew up listening to Usher’s music even when I was too young to listen to that type of music I would still sneak and listen to it. So to have him mentoring me is priceless.
7.) What have you been up to since the Voice audition?
I’ve just been grinding, perfecting my craft, molding myself as an artist. I still release covers and I’ve been releasing lots of original material as well.
8.) Let’s talk about album “93.” What’s the inspiration behind the title and your favorite track?
93 was in the making a year ago, 93 is actually the year I was born and it also means universal love, true will and true power. My favorite track would have to be “I Know” because it’s a song about my life and my mother.
9.) If you weren’t making music, what would you be doing today?
If I wasn’t making music I would definitely be in college, I graduated HS with a 3.6 gpa
10.)Musically speaking, what can we look forward to from Vedo? Any touring plans?
You can expect more music, more movement with everything. New Music Videos, Some Major placements on other artist. As of right now there are no tours in place but it’ll be coming soon!
Follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Listen to his music on soundcloud. Check out his website.
Interviewed by: Simone Grant