An uncompromising Black Queer singer, songwriter, and multidisciplinary performance artist, Vixen Noir has played an integral role in increasing representation for marginalized communities long before the concept had gone mainstream. Born Veronica Chantel Combs, she has established herself as an inimitable talent, merging imaginative pop, EDM, hip-hop and soul into an erotically charged style all her own. Since bursting onto the scene in 2013 with her critically acclaimed debut single ‘Dangerous,’ she has gone on to release a compelling body of work, encompassing music, theatre, dance, poetry, and activism. Now, as she enters a new phase of her career, Vixen Noir is poised to take her rightful place in the top echelon of the entertainment world.
Vixen’s trailblazing ascent began in Washington DC, where she founded the revolutionary LGBTQ+ dance theatre company, ONYX. She soon moved to San Francisco, where she served as Artistic Director of Luna Sea Women’s Performance Project and founded liquidFIRE Productions, two organizations dedicated to the authentic representation of lesbian and queer women of color on stage. She spent years hosting sold out shows across the Bay Area before launching the solo career that would take her around the world.
Vixen’s debut EP ‘DANGEROUS’ introduced a global audience to what the artist proudly refers to as her ‘raw, unabashed, titillating brand of entertainment’. Inspired by everything from classic pop to deep house, the EP announced the arrival of a fearless voice for a new generation. Vixen was particularly influenced by the likes of Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Grace Jones, Prince, Annie Lenox, and Rihanna, as evidenced by her genre-bending sound. Riding a creative hot-streak, she went on to release a series of increasingly impressive singles including ‘Tightrope,’ ‘MothaFucka,’ ‘I Love U,’ and ‘Passion,’ all leading up to her forthcoming sophomore EP ‘Reborn.’
True to her unwavering mission to dismantle societal “norms” through her music and performances, Vixen also produces events such as BLACKOUSTIC, BLACKESQUE: The QueEROTIC Music Tour and The Potty Show: BLM Concert Series. These events provide a stage for BIPOC LGBTQ+ Artists from around the world to showcase our talents and celebrate our “otherness.” “Hell, I love being other,” exclaims Vixen. “Fuck normal! What the hell is normal?! It’s the others, the queers, the misfits that make this world go round! We are REBEL-ROUSERS who make life intriguing, beautiful, sexy and extraordinary!”