Saturday, April 6, 2024 - 8:00pm

Ms Vee and the Badass Band are at the Jack London

  • Ms Vee sings
  • Jake Koprowski on Bass
  • Chance Hayden on Guitar
  • Ron Solomon on Keyboards/Organ
  • Brian Foxworth on Drums

Ms. Vee ( Valyria Lewis) Singer, Musician, Writer, and Comedienne; 2023 Muddy Awards Nominee for Best Female Vocalist 2021 Band & 2019 Solo Granite State Blues Challenge Winner & International Blues Challenge Semifinalist: Ms. Vee was born and raised in Forrest City Arkansas. At the age of 10, Ms. Vee began her musical journey as a piano student at Lorenzo's School of Contemporary Music in Forrest City Arkansas. Founded by Lorenzo Smith and Jackie Toney Smith. Quickly realizing her ear for music, Lorenzo added Ms. Vee to his blues/jazz band at just 10 years old. She continued her professional career in music, serving as Minister of Music for several East Arkansas Churches. Ms. Vee later went on to pursue a solo career in music and later comedy. As a result, Ms Vee's style of Soul Blues is infused with black southern gospel and a lot of soul! In 2018, Ms Vee launched her own music project, founding Ms Vee and a Badass Band. Ms Vee is backed by a "Badass Band" of accomplished musicians. They gave New England, and the world, a reminder of Blues-Soul’s sound and place in history. Ms Vee brings a focus to Soul-Blues' Mississippi Delta/Arkansas Blues sound, by marrying soul, funk, and rhythm & blues to create the Blues-Soul Sound of Original Badass Music as well as covers of soul greats like Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Johnnie Taylor, Bobby Rush, Bill Withers, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder and more. As a Memphis Tennessee implant, Ms. Vee comedically chronicles her radical cultural transition from Memphis Tennessee to Berlin New Hampshire thru comedy and song. A member of the Granite State Blues Society and known for her soulful blues and edgy & witty comedic timing, Vee is sure to keep you laughing and entertained! A pianist and singer for over 30 years, Vee has opened for artists Fantasia & Yo Gotti and now performs in the New England area. She has performed standup comedy at Atlanta's Uptown Comedy Club, The Other Bar Orlando, Bus Boys and Poets Washington DC and Manchester's Madear's. 


April 6, 2024
8:00 pm


529 SW 4th Ave
Portland, OR 97204