V.C.R, born Veronica Camille Ratliff, is a world class multidisciplinary singer/songwriter, composer, violinist, and published author. The Memphis-bred recording artist blends cathartic lyrics combined with her powerhouse vocals that entrances the listener and leaves them breathless. As a storyteller, this transcendental soul-singer uses amalgamations of her rich southern gospel roots and classical orchestral training to produce songs rooted in vulnerability and truth.

Born into a distinguished musical family in Memphis Tennessee, she was academically incubated as a toddler. By five years old, her musical training began starting with gospel choir, classical violin lessons, and piano. Homeschooled during her formative years, her mother taught her to read and write, while her father taught her music theory, and choral vocal production beginning at age four. She played in symphony orchestras, studied at conservatories like Phillips Andover Academy, and sang in gospel choirs until she graduated college in 2014 with a music degree.

After graduating she moved to Los Angeles working tirelessly as a session violinist and an Art Docent at the Underground Museum under Karon Davis and Khalil Joseph. There she befriended the likes of Mndgsn, Sudan Archives, Swarvy, Kelsey Lu, and Pink Siifu who served as creative catalyst for her music career. Since 2015, she has released several singles including “Lilli Lotus” and “Butter” that were instant fan favorites. Her name caught fire in 2019 with the release of her self-produced song “Minnie Lives” featuring Pink Siifu and since has performed on The Late Late Show with James Cordon, at Afropunk, and at the LVI Super Bowl Honors to name a few. Also in 2019, she wrote her first book entitled “The Creative Black Woman’s Playbook” and it sold out 300 copies within the first few months.

Like her love of cooking, V.C.R mixes her eclectic musical background to carefully conjure songs that are not only healing and one-of-kind, but direct tributes to her favorite singers and composers such as Minnie Riperton, JDilla, Chaka Khan, and Tchaikovsky. The hybridization of her direct influences, gospel, soul, funk, and classical music combined to birth her own genre called “CINEMATIC SOUL”. Her dreamy movie- like approach to her music takes the listener on a journey transporting them to their own universe. She is taking the music industry by storm with her moving performances that are sure to leave audiences head spinning. 

Stream V.C.R’s Debut LP 
vol. 1 THE EGG

03/22 - 3/24 - "4 The Folks Tour" West Coast Leg w/ Pink Siifu (San Francisco, Portland, Seattle) 03/18/2022 - 04/30/2020 - V.C.R releases new single "BLUE" on all streaming sites
03/04/2022 - Clap for Encore VR Performance sponsored by Kid Cudi
02/24/2022 - Featured performer at Soho House Warehouse in DTLA

02/10/2022 - Performed at the Super Bowl LVI NFL Honors Awards
02/01/2022 - Performed on The Late Late Show with James Cordon at CBS Studios 11/06/2021 - Performed at Afropunk Sound Sound Session
08/11/2021 - Performed at Hollywood Bowl with Burna Boy
06/20/2021 - Solo Performance at the Exotic Fruits Festival
06/19/2021 - Solo Performance at Leimert Park Rising Festival
04/10/2021 - Solo Performance at Jeffrey Deitch Gallery LA
03/12/2021 - NEW SINGLE "MINNIE LIVES" RELEASE ON ALL STREAMING SITES 02/14/2021 - Performing with Liv.e for KEXP Live Home Edition
02/11/2021 - The Creative Black Woman's Networks first "Encouragement Call"
11/20/2020 - Singer-Songwriting Placement on Nicki Minaj Documentary with HBO 06/29/2020 - Violin Candlelight Vigil for Elijah Mcclain presented by Justice for Elijah Mcclain 05/19/2020 - Founded The Creative Black Woman's Network
04/30/2020 - V.C.R releases "BUTTER" on all streaming sites
03/12/2020 - V.C.R releases "DIVINITY" on all streaming sites recorded at Aftermath 02/15/2020 - Book signing at Frieze LA 2020 with the Women's Center for Creative Work 12/23/2019 - Radio Interview at Dublab International
04/23/2019 - Tour at "Hollywood Forever" w/ Kelsey Lu (3 nights)
05/12/2019 - Tour at Form Acrosanti Festival w/ Kelsey Lu
05/24/2019 - Walt Disney Concert Hall w/ LA Phil Harmonic Tribute to Yoko Ono 08/20/2018 - Girl Cult Festival
The Fonda Theatre
03/16/2018 - Featured Performer Bombay Beach Biennial Festival

Notable Collaborations

Aftermath Records, Nicki Minaj, Duckwrth, St. Vincent, Burna Boy, Alex Isley, Georgia Ann Mudrow, LIKE, Kelsey Lu, Quin, Ill Camille, Shirley Manson, St. Vincent, Butcher Brown, Kelsey Lu, Sudan Archives, Yoko Ono, Fiona Apple, Liv.e, Pink Siifu, King Thurz, Nick Hakim, Butcher Brown, Devin Morrison

For all booking and press inquiries contact Marsha at contact@vthemartian.com