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Australian Born, Vida Sunshyne began performing professionally in Melbourne, at the age of 15. Known for her explosive stage presence, she has come to establish herself as a highly recognised local cultural identity and is a fine example of current first generation Ghanaian/Australian talent.
Vida Sunshyne’s musical influences and styles stem from the Reggae culture in which she found her beginning. She was basically born into music. She began performing with her father in his band ‘Randy & the Jah Roots’ (Australia’s First Afro Reggae Band) who was managed by her birth mother.
Her very first performance was supporting Lucky Dube and Burning Spear.
Throughout the years Vida Sunshyne has supported and performed with many big names such as, Lionel Richie, Nitin Sawhney, K-Ci & JoJo, Ziggy Marley, Million Dan, Chase & Status, Flying Lotus, Sizzla Kalonji, Ja Rule, 112, Chingy, JME & Solo 45 (Boy Better Know), Promoe (Looptroop Rockers), Mix Master Mike, Mista Savona, Blue King Brown, Horace Andy and Chasm among many more.
Vida Sunshyne, started touring Australia at a very young age, then in 2005 She was flown to England to perform with Nitin Sawhney and continued to play at festivals and venues throughout Australia and the world, leading her to perform over two nights at one of the world’s largest, Glastonbury festival 2011 in the Uk.
Vida Sunshyne first made her mark nationally when her feature in Astronomy Class’ song ‘Where you at’, was nominated for an Aria in 2009. Released an album with Sydney producer Chasm (OBESE RECORDS), which won her significant exposure in Australia and throughout world. Their single ‘Where did we go wrong’ was used in a 2012 episode of American cartoon Bevis and Butthead. She has quickly become the go to artist for collaborations, featuring on the albums of such artists as Thundamentals, Astronomy Class, Chasm, Mista Savona, Bingethinkers, Killa Queens, Illzilla, Mind over Matter and more. Her track ‘By the Way’ was also featured on the B side of Burro Banton’s 7 inch single ‘Clean Air Clean Country’.
Vida Sunshyne is developing her own unique genre within the spectrums of international influences such as Dubstep, Grime, Hip Hop, Reggae, Soul, Rock and R&B. She plans on releasing her solo Album “Forward” in 2013 featuring Sizzla Kalonji, Serocee and MoMO (Diafrix) just to name a few.
Keep an eye out for her Live shows as she undoubtably brings Life to any stage she lands on and loves to perform with many different bands and Artists!