“A Tribute to the Motown Greats”

is the dream-child of Chicago’s musical songbird Vanessa Holmes. 
Vanessa gathered all of her musically talented friends who have been performing around Chi-town for years to join her in V.Holmes’ “A Tribute to the Motown Greats”.  She wrote the script, directs the talent and produces a most entertaining and informative show

Vanessa has been performing and singing her entire life.  Armed with a musical education, years of experience, a strong talent for writing as well as a phenomenal 5 ½-octave range.
Vanessa’s performance credits include: the National Anthem for the Chicago Boxing Commission, has appeared on the Cutting Edge with Darryll King, the Chicago Police Department Graduations, Teen Patrol Records, Eddie Kendricks, Pops Staples, Jackie Ross, Eric Cable, Brownstone,  Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Howard Hewett, The Brat, Phil Up Church, Raynard Minor, Tyrone Davis, Otis Clay, Willie Clayton, Walter Garth, The Dangerous Diva’s, Audley Reid, Ray Silkman, Ashford & Simpson, Ramsey Lewis,Stedman Graham Book Signing, Rev.Willie Barrow Birthday Celebration, Rev. Clay Evans Birthday Celebration, Hal Davis of Motown, and the Roots Festival  2006, with Garland Green, Millie Jackson ,Del-fonics and many  many more.

It was in 1985 Vanessa co-wrote and co-produce with Roosevelt Purifoy her debut single on Nuance Records entitled “Take My Love”  and in 1990 Vanessa  co-wrote and co -produces  along with Tony Shockency another single titled “ Don’t Ever Break My Heart”.
Vanessa won first place on The Jenny Jones Show “ Battle of the Bands” performing one of  her songs entitled “ Give My Love A Chance”.
Vanessa’s stage experience includes Kuumba Theatre (Praise Peace To Black Men) under Val Gray Ward, the Legacy Cultural Theatre (Forgotten Pearls) and the Chicago Auditorium Theatre (EbonyOnIce) performing her tribute to Minnie Riperton.  She has also appeared on various specials including The Sammy Davis Jr. Awards in Houston, Texas, WGN’s People to People, Channel 19’s Have your Say, Robert Townsend Christmas Special,  NBC’s (5) News Morning Show and ABC (7) Morning News.
She is currently perfoming as one of the lead vocalist with  the Jazz and R&B  Band “Ivory Dreams”,as well as persuing her career as a solo artist and giving tribute to Martha Reeves in “A Tribute to the MotownGreats” .
Vanessa. Holmes  and  “A Tribute to the Motown Greats”, has proven to be, , nothing less than stellar.