What: Alt Pop
Vikki Minor, formerly known as velours, is a neo-'90s alternative pop singer-songwriter who has made a name for herself in the music scenes of the prairies and beyond. Her desire to explore feeling through music, while not taking things too seriously, resonates with her audience. Janzen has been singing and writing music since she could jam to CDs in the car with her mom. Ranging from anti-establishment punk to indie pop to new wave, this artist has fallen in love with all kinds of music.
In her first couple of years as a professional musician, she’s received acclaim from press and industry alike, including being nominated for two Saskatchewan Music Awards: Rock/Pop Artist of the Year and Best Music Video for "Summer Haze" in 2021, as well as for Rock/Pop Artist of the Year and Best Music Video for “Whatever That Means” in 2022 and for Pop Artist of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards 2022. More recently, Minor released the original singles “Miss You the Most” and “Flowers in a Wasteland,” and is relocating from Saskatoon to Toronto to further her professional music career.