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Vanessa Nostbakken

Vanessa Nostbakken
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Vanessa Nostbakken
British Columbia
Born and raised in Ottawa, Ness Nöst is a passionate and multi-faceted musician with an uncanny ability to blend disparate elements into cohesive and compelling compositions. A singer, songwriter, producer, and performer, Ness is a sonic sorceress, an alchemist of sound and genre who can effortlessly move from dark and moody to light and sunny, sweet and sorrowful, old and new.

Before moving to Vancouver Ness had completed a theatre degree in Montreal, been singing jazz with Canadian icon Jerri Brown, and touring as lead jazz singer in Montreal group "The Swoon Quartet."

In 2022 Ness started a series called "Diary of a Woman In Music" which is an online series of comedic shorts that explore the ups and downs of life as a woman in music today.

This year, Ness plans on releasing her debut EP. "Working Hours," a 5 track indie-folk-rock EP is set to release in 2023. Ness remains committed to pushing boundaries and challenging expectations with her vibrant, dynamic, and deeply soulful sound. As a concept piece, "Working Hours" explores the journey of a young woman navigating the ups and downs of independence, working crappy jobs chasing dreams, and dealing with misogyny and self sabotage along the way. Ness has already been in the studio at Park Sound in North Vancouver to record, and will be collaborating with artists from both coasts.