Vixen Noir is a singer, songwriter, recording artist, performance artist, producer and director of live theatre, music and cabaret shows, and video. This multi-talented Artiste has wowed audiences from San Francisco to Sydney Australia with her powerful, in-your-face, sexy-as-hell brand of entertainment. She burst onto the music scene in 2013 with her debut single, Dangerous, to rave reviews from her fans whom she adoringly refer to as SupaStars! A self-proclaimed SupaStar herself, Vixen explains, “SupaStars live true to their hearts and souls no matter what! We don’t let anybody stand in our way, not even ourselves!” Vixen dropped her follow up single, Lusty Lady, in 2014 and her debut EP, DANGEROUS, in 2015. She also released pop-soul single Tightrope in 2016 and the hard-hitting MothaFucka in 2018. Vixen is currently working on her sophomore EP, Reborn, due to be released early 2020. On November 19, she released I Love U, the first single from Reborn.
Vixen describes her musical sound as “alternative pop dance soul.” Her musical inspirations are vast and diverse and include Nina Simone, Grace Jones, Ella Fitzgerald, Queen, Billie Holiday, David Bowie, Earth, Wind & Fire, Eurythmics, The Police, Kate Bush, Vivaldi, Eagles, Led Zeppelin, Amy Winehouse, Rihanna, Sia, Billie Eilish to name a few. Vixen also finds powerful inspiration in Disco and EDM, mainly Deep House music. No stranger to the dance floor, Vixen says, “Dancing to House music is like church for me! I get completely lost in the music and reemerge bathed, rejuvenated, empowered! I want people to be affected by my music, the way House music affects me.”
Tinged with influences of burlesque, striptease, dance, theatre, cabaret, spoken word and poetry, Vixen’s performances (like her music) are bold, unapologetic, artistically compelling and range from sublime to raucous, sensual to raunchy, provocative to humble, scintillating to palliative. Vixen is dead set on using her artistry to build bridges across racial, social and economic divides and to inspire others to celebrate the diversity of gender and sexual expression.
From 1997 – 2006, Vixen was the founder and Artistic Director of liquidFIRE Productions, a San Francisco-based non-profit organization dedicated to the authentic representation of lesbian and queer women of color on stage. She was the mastermind behind the organization’s always sold-out queer erotic cabaret, WET; and the theatre company, The liquidFIRE Project, whose original productions inspired the cast and audiences to awaken and embrace their “erotic power. As Artistic Director of Luna Sea Women’s Performance Project, Vixen produced and directed the festivals Women of Color Month which featured Juke Joint, Sistahs Singin’ and the first incarnations of The Liquid Fire Project; Disputed Territory, featuring performances that addressed gender identity and the sex work industry; and the play, Skin: the Black and White of It in which African American and White lesbians explored racism.
In 2006, Vixen founded Unleash Your Fire Performance Academy for Women. Currently a Pop-Up, the academy uses a performance-based experimental approach to help participants (women of color, female music artists) tap into, reclaim and celebrate “erotic power” as a viable resource for healing, transformation and creative empowerment. She even created a version for teen girls called The L.I.F.E. Theatre Project, which teaches performance skills as a vehicle to address issues such as peer pressure, body image and self-esteem. Vixen has taught workshops, some with culminating performances, throughout the USA and Australia.
In 2018, Vixen produced BLACKOUSTIC, an acoustic music event that featured a Black Queer line-up and garnered her a LA Weekly feature interview. She hit the road with her first self-produced music tour, BLACKESQUE: The QueEROTIC Music Tour, in 2015, stopping in major west coast cities. BLACKESQUE was the first and only music tour featuring Black Queer music and burlesque artists sharing the same stage. In 2009, Vixen toured her one-woman show, “Sweet Deliverance”, up and down the east coast of Australia, receiving rave reviews from audiences and the media. She’s been featured in the Australian magazines: Slit, Scavenger, Dirty Queer Magazine, BNews and on the cover of Cherry Magazine.