Queen V got her start playing the New York City club scene, with performances at venues such as CBGB and Don Hill’s. Following the 2002 release of her EP, Critical, she and her band would embark on two high profile tours in 2003, opening for Twisted Sister and then Billy Idol. In 2005 the band won the WDHA Homegrown Spotlight Battle of the Bands which led to daily play on the station and a spot opening for Twisted Sister and Sebastian Bach at Rock The Park. The band would go on to win a number of other competitions including an XM Radio contest that earned them a spot opening for Bon Jovi at the Meadowlands and a 2013 Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands that awarded the group the opening spot at the Jones Beach stop of the Uproar Festival, playing alongside Jane’s Addiction, Alice in Chains and others. In 2016 V was invited to perform at two Major League Baseball stadiums. In June she performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Camden Yards before the New York Yankees took on the Baltimore Orioles, in August she performed “God Bless America” at Citi Field before the New York Mets played the Philadelphia Phillies.
Queen V has collaborated with a number of artists throughout the course of her career. Her 2013 Release, The Decade of Queen V, featured a guitar solo from Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine on the track “My Machine” and an appearance by Lemmy on the track “Wasted,” which he co-wrote with her. Prior to those collaborations Vernon Reid of Living Colour played a guitar solo on the track “One & Only” from her 2007 release Death or Glory. She has shared the stage with Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour, and has also appeared with Camp Freddy featuring members of Jane’s Addiction, The Cult and Blink-182.
Most recently V has been focusing on expanding her songwriting and on a more mellow rock driven sound, moving away from her previous focus on a more hard rock inspired sound. This change in style can be heard on her most recent EP Bridges. She recently wrapped up recording the follow up to Bridges at The Sound Emporium in Nashville with producer Chad Carlson. A release is planned for later in 2017.