PAN IN D GALAXY is the 2015 Pan Tune, composed, arranged and sung
by the vibrant Vanessa Alexandra Headley. Golden Hands will perform her
arrangement of this beautiful track in the upcoming Panorama season.
In this her debut vocal recording, Vanessa charts a new course that takes the
steelpan instrument to new frontiers. She has employed word-painting
through her choice of musical elements, especially the sparkling melody,
which she has combined with lyrics that transport you on a fantastic galactic
This pioneering work is of historical significance, as it is the first time that a
panorama selection has been composed, arranged, scored, vocalized and
adapted for steelpan performance by a steelband arranger. Vanessa even
does the ad lib. solo on double seconds.
At the age of four, Vanessa became the first member of the renowned
Golden Hands (Steel Orchestra), and is currently the radio hostess of
Steelpan City on W.A.C.K. 90.1 FM. She is a virtuoso panist, and has
won several Steelpan Festival championships. She has been successfully
arranging since the age of fourteen and placed first in the Caribbean in the
CSEC Music Examinations. She is an honours graduate of The University of
The West Indies and is the first panist to have received an academic
scholarship by Berklee College of Music. Vanessa was also selected to
perform in the College’s Five Week All Star Funk Fusion Band.
Dis music sweet…..
Pan In D Galaxy