Alumni Update: Vanessa Huneault, Audio Production and Engineering
Graduated From: Audio Production & Engineering Diploma (2013)
Shortly after graduating from Metalworks Institute’s Audio Production & Engineering Program, Vanessa began interning and subsequently working alongside Toronto based producer/mixer Brian Moncarz (Moneen, Circa Survive, Neverending White Lights).
Soon after, Vanessa built her own acoustically treated studio, Veez Audio Productions. Offering her clients recording, mixing, music and post production services, giving independent artists a chance to showcase their talent. Vanessa has also worked as the event promoter and assistant producer for the television show GTA Rocks on Rogers TV, a Toronto television series showcasing and interviewing local bands across the Greater Toronto Area.
In 2015, Vanessa became the lead singer of the band OzGoode, a Toronto and New York-based rock group. After wrapping up their Canadian tour that summer, the band was signed to a booking agency for the US, UK and Australia. OzGoode then embarked on a US tour in August, with shows in New York, Washington and Hollywood.
Most recently, Vanessa has embarked on a solo career under the name AKA V. She released her first single, Always Go Home which is loosely based on her personal journey of leaving her hometown in Quebec to move to Toronto. The single is currently being featured on UK, Canadian and US radio.
The music video for the single (which can be seen in rotation globally on MTV) fictitiously portrays what can happen when attempting to follow one’s dream.
The single has taken Vanessa to London, England, where she shot the music video and started her year-long tour to promote Always Go Home.
Vanessa is now on the last month of her Canadian tour and is about to release a second single, Sunlight, before heading south for the US leg of her tour.
Later this year, Vanessa is set to star in a TV series called Laurel, a music-themed drama which looks at the underbelly of fame from the perspective of an artist at the top of her game.