ABOUT VILI V
“Vili V’s voice delivers the music with great command and identity.”
– The Hamilton Spectator
Vili V's highly anticipated new album features an empowering single titled "Tupelo Rhythm" (which will also be released as an exciting lyric video). This rocking song delves into the theme of overcoming obstacles, highlighting Vili's personal journey through moments of rejection, illness, and setbacks. With a sincere dedication to helping others, Vili's mission is to bring healing and comfort through the transformative power of music, especially to those who are suffering.
With a blend of soulful roots rock and singer-songwriter genres, Vili V has masterfully crafted a collection of songs on his upcoming album, resonating with inspiring themes of resilience, hope, and the unwavering spirit. His soul-stirring music serves as a beacon of light, reminding listeners to never give up, even in the face of adversity.
Having established himself early on, Vili V's talent has been recognized with numerous accolades. Notably, his exceptional songwriting skills have earned him five awards from the esteemed UK Songwriting Contest. His captivating performances have graced renowned stages and festivals across North America, where he has shared the spotlight with esteemed artists such as the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, country legend George Hamilton IV, and three-time Grammy winner Walter Ostanek. As well as, Glass Tiger frontman Alan Frew, hip-hop artist Maestro Fresh Wes, cast of the HBO series "The Sopranos" and Elvis Presley's original vocal group, The Jordanaires.
Vili V's musical journey has been filled with notable milestones. From the early days of singing in church and local competitions, he quickly rose to prominence, achieving a spot in the top 10 of the YTV Achievement Awards in 1996. In 1999, his talent transcended borders as he embarked on a captivating tour across Europe, New York, British Columbia, Tennessee, and Quebec. Despite his rapid ascent, Vili remained dedicated to his education, completing his college studies in jazz and classical applied music in 2000.
The release of Vili V's first original album, "Indigo Blue," in 2003, solidified his place in the music industry. Garnering both fan and critical acclaim, his smooth sound and compelling lyrics captivated audiences, attracting a diverse following. The album's success caught the attention of EMI Music Canada, leading to a collaboration and catapulting Vili into the spotlight. His music even reached the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival in 2005 when it was featured in the independent film "The Kiss?"
Over the course of his career, Vili V has continued to inspire audiences with his heartfelt performances and soul-stirring compositions. His profound song, "Mama's Hands," featured on the album "The Journey," stands as a testament to his ability to capture powerful emotions and tell poignant stories. In 2021, the accompanying music video for "Mama's Hands" struck a chord with viewers worldwide, amassing thousands of views on social media platforms.
As anticipation builds for his upcoming album, "In Daddy's Arms Again," Vili V's artistic vision shines through. This collection of songs represents a fusion of roots rock, singer-songwriter melodies, gospel-infused rockabilly, and country-styled gems. Addressing a range of compelling themes, including love, mental health, storytelling, faith, social issues, heartbreak, and the triumph of overcoming, the album promises to be a powerful and transformative musical experience.
Through his melodies, Vili V offers solace, hope, and a reminder that, no matter the challenges we face, the power of music through God’s guidance can uplift and lead us on our journey.
“Vili V’s original songs… are not only meticulously, elegantly crafted, but they have a kind of dream-like, mysterious quality to them.” – The Hamilton Spectator