Blue Heart Records has announced the signing of singer, songwriter and producer Vaneese Thomas. She is the daughter of the legendary Rufus Thomas, younger sibling of “Memphis Queen” Carla Thomas and the late Marvell Thomas. Vaneese both embraces her family’s remarkable legacy and advances it in her own unique way. Her vocal career has already taken her all over the world.
A seven-time Blues Music Award nominee, Vaneese has produced, created vocal arrangements and written songs for artists including Patti Austin, Freddie Jackson, Bob James, Larry Coryell and Melba Moore. Diana Ross had a top-ten hit in the UK with “One Shining Moment,” written by Thomas.