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Venus Adore: Bio

Unlike many vocalists being produced today, relying solely on packaging and presentation to create star quality, Venus already has it.

A vocal stylist of great emotion, intensity and tonal purity, this soulful songstress commands a song, and the stage, and makes them her own.

Venus is well known in the local New York City music community for bringing excitement to any event, and is often called upon to liven up a subdued roster of entertainment for large-scale events and concerts. It is with glamour, personality and showmanship par excellence that Venus is able to engage her audience and take them with her on a musical ride to remember. They laugh when she laughs, cry when she cries, and always feel good when it ends, which often feels like too soon, for both the performer and the listener.

Venus is a natural singer, starting as most children do in impoverished areas, singing in the mirror as a mere tot. By the age of six, she was receiving her first standing ovation for her heart-wrenching rendition of “Can’t You See,” a mother’s cry over her child’s drug addiction. This was soon followed by performances before star-filled audiences for radio-station sponsored events, government fundraisers and Harlem Week concerts in which she was always one of the starring vocalists.

Venus created Young Love, a girl group, during her teens which was very active. Under the sponsorship of the New York City Council of the Arts, they provided entertainment, along with their own band, for city-sponsored events in the inner city: Ground-breakings, residential complex openings, and community celebrations, just to name a few. This group was under the tutelage of Groovin’ In The Ghetto, Inc., a non-profit organization which provided positive alternatives to the negative elements found in urban areas. Participants honed their performing skills, and took their acts on the road, with great success, ultimately becoming a huge touring company through the Greater Metropolitan area.

Stepping out on her own, Venus reorganized her group, and changed the name to Venus, signifying her independence and leadership. This young group worked nightclubs, cabarets and special events, ultimately becoming semifinalists in the New York City Talent Search, sponsored by the Manhattan Borough President.

As the musical landscape began to shift, the group disbanded, and Venus chose to woodshed, developing her unique voice and style. Becoming discouraged by the unseemliness of secular music, Venus refrained from performing for several years. It was not until the Lord entered her heart that she rekindled her love of performing, and began to praise Him in song.

Venus spent two years helping to promote her friend, Chester Gregory, star of the National Black Theater Company production The Jackie Wilson Story, Broadway’s Hairspray, Disney’s Tarzan on Broadway, Cry Baby, and now Sister Act. It was during this period she was constantly asked and prodded about her own performing skills.

It is only because of the talent and love involved in the project Barry White: Guided By Destiny, starring Lanar, and produced/directed by Emmitt Thrower that Venus jumped back in to the secular world of music, commanding the role of Glodean, Lead Singer of Love Unlimited and Barry White’s second wife.

Momentum took over, and Venus went on to perform with several New York acts simultaneously, including Night Moves, First Class Act, and Front Page, as well as cultivating her lounge act " Love Found =, Love Lost: A Musical Journey", and hosting a myriad of public and private events. She can now be seen most often with the Funk and disco band Love Funk throughout the Tri-state area.

Singing from the heart, and passionately relating the story to her audience, is Venus’ specialty. She can “sell” a song in such a way that the listeners “get it.” She is truly a songwriter’s dream. One to be remembered…one to look out for.

Venus Adore