Chicago-born Vessy Mink is an emotional, melodic, folk-punk singer/songwriter – a cross between Sheryl Crow and PJ Harvey. Her songs range from rock driven ballads to politically charged folk tunes. Her live solo shows have been described as “…truly riveting; raucous and delicate, improvisatory and fine-tuned.
Vessy began her recording career in Chicago, as a hired electronica singer, where she recorded on tracks with legendary musicians such world renowned drummer Kenny Aronoff. After arriving in Los Angeles in 1998 Vessy Mink began writing and recording demos with Matt Sorum of The Cult, Guns & Roses and Velvet Revolver fame and then formed her first Los Angeles band, The Lovesick Lunatics, with Jason Art, Josh Rifkin and Craig Sharp. In 2000, together with the Love Sick Lunatics, she recorded “Black Car”, an independently self released album, that ultimately led to signing a demo deal with Virgin Records in 2001
Black car showcased the strength of Vessy’s Pop-Rock song writing, with such songs as “Hollywood Hang Me”, “Love” and “Tell Me Why?”. “Hollywood Hang Me” went on to air for 3 straight months on The hit TV Series “The Gilmore Girls”, was licensed to Bud Light for a TV commercial and most recently licensed to LGO Productions, for inclusion in the indie film “And So Life Goes On” a New Jersey based romantic comedy written and directed by Claudine Liss
After playing for audiences in Los Angeles venues such as The Mint, The Temple Bar, The House of Blues, The Joint, The Gig, and many others, unfortunately, The Lovesick Lunatics, broke up only after two years. Vessy can also be seen from time to time performing different vocal styles from Balkan to Blues to Tin Pan Alley tunes as part of the crinoline-clad, show stopping trio, “The Smiling Minks” with Moira Smiley and LA’s "diva deluxe" Suzy Williams
Vessy Mink has continued to perform in LA and host numerous acoustic nights at places such as the Viper Room, The Cows End, The Derby and The Brickhouse Kitchen in Venice, Ca. Most recently, Vessy moved back to Chicago, and is currently hard at work, developing a new studio album of passionate songs.