Comprising Keyboards, Samples, and Live Guitar, Vanilla Sugar is definitely one of a kind. Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, Vanilla Sugar is looking to change the way the public perceives music, and as you read on, you will find out more about this artists past, present and future – and how you can interact with Vanilla Sugar on a weekly basis.
What does the band name mean to you?
There are two versions of the name.. The PG version is that the name is dainty, and the music is raw and in your face!!!!!!
The R rated version (and entirely true) is this; I wanted to create something that was me, but not my name directly. My nickname is JPVanilla, which brings the first part of the name into play…. the second half comes from the term “kitty” sugar … feel free to google it when you’re not at work or school… and voila! Vanilla Sugar.
Where is the band based?
Los Angeles, CA
How long have you been playing music?
I have been recording and performing shows for a few years now.
Can you describe the music you play?
It’s a mix of alternative & electronic music with a pop sensibility.
Tell me how Vanilla Sugar came together..
I created Vanilla Sugar on a computer and midi keyboard.
Tell us about your influences.
I grew up listening to a lot of Metal, Hard Rock, and Nu metal. I was also really into 90’s Techno! There are a lot of those influences in my music.
Tell us about your latest release.
My new single will be released in a few months! This new song is totally different from anything I’ve released before. I’m very happy with it and excited to share it with everyone.
Where is your music available?
New music will be released on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Play, and wherever you like to buy or stream music.
What are your goals for the future?
I’m currently focusing on completing my new album, followed by a US tour.
If you could share the stage with any other band or artist, who would you chose?
Billie Eilish would be a dream.
What can you tell us about your live shows?
They are high energy and a real production. Lots of lights and music!
Do you have any upcoming gigs to promote?
Sept 13 at Area 51 in LA, and For the Community Festival Sept 28 in Houston, TX.
What do you think sets you apart from other bands?
The music is unique, it’s definitely worth listening to. There is something special about the whole creating process – and it comes alive when you listen to the finished product.
Explain why you think a new listener should give your music a go.
The music is a refreshing blend of dreamy vocals mixed with heavy hitting synths and intense, driving beats.
What has been your biggest achievement as a musician, so far?
I have been touring a lot which is fun. Playing at Warped Tour was great- there were thousands of people in attendance. Right now I’m very excited – I have just signed with a new booking agent. That’s new for me!
What else do you hope to achieve?
I would love to continue touring, and eventually sign with a label!
Where can fans find you online?
Every Thursday night, I am Live on Facebook & Instagram at 8pm PST. Please come hang! I love to get to know my fans.