Victoria Hogg

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Victoria Hogg
Daughter of Frank Gig 2007.jpg
Victoria aka Daughter of Frank, performing live at The Grapes2007
Background information
Born (1983-06-15) 15 June 1983 (age 33)
Origin Darley Dale, Derbyshire, England
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1998–present
Labels Chrysalis Music, London
Website Victorialands
Notable instruments
Gibson Hummingbird

Victoria Hogg (born 15 June 1983) is a British singer-songwriter.

Biography[edit]

Victoria Hogg was born in Darley Dale, Derbyshire, England.

She was discovered at 15 years old after playing at a music seminar at Sheffield's Red Tape Studio[1] and was signed by Chrysalis Music and London Records.

Her first performance upon signing with London Records was her joining the 1998 Lilith Fair at the Jones Beach venue in New York, USA.

Kevin Bacon and Jonathan Quarmby (Bacon & Quarmby) produced much of her work as did Ian Stanley formally of Tears For Fears.

Singles were released but despite critical acclaim, the single did not reach a significant chart position, but the song "Fall" received airplay on alternative UK radio stations and frequently on BBC Radio 2. The single was supported by a video which featured on The Box (UK TV channel).[2]

Her work was generally positively received on release including The Times[3] and The Daily Star.[4] Both news reports made comparisons with Billie Piper, The Star predicting like Billie she would have her first hit at aged 15,however this was not the case. Despite the record label best efforts and the reported long term plan, the recording contract was terminated.

However Chrysalis Music maintained faith and Victoria's later collaborations with James Dearlove produced a song titled "Voodoo Moon" which was included on the soundtrack for the 2006 film Love and Other Disasters which starred Brittany Murphy.[5]

Victoria re-established her relationship with her former management and a band was formed "Victorialand" to showcase the new songs. An album called Chrysalis was produced for promotional purposes and had the following track list:

  1. "Voodoo Moon"
  2. "Crazy"
  3. "Baby don't cry"
  4. "Dayglo skies"
  5. "Waterfall"
  6. "Fall"
  7. "Innocent"
  8. "Too many people"
  9. "Miss Understood"
  10. "We'll never part"
  11. "Loves Kiss"
  12. "Cool breeze"

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Single Month Year Country Chart position
"Fall" May 1999 UK 70
"Crazy" August 1999 UK

Albums[edit]

Album Year Country Chart
Chrysalis 2003 UK
  • A blank box indicates wasn't released

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Young acts shake up UK music industry", Billboard, June 12, 1999, retrieved January 11, 2010 
  2. ^ "FALL". YouTube. 2006-11-20. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  3. ^ "Brat Pop's next big thing", The Times, March 20, 1999 
  4. ^ "Teen queen Vic to rival Billie", Daily Star, May 4, 1999 
  5. ^ "Love and Other Disasters: soundtrack", IMDB, retrieved January 10, 2010 

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