Today we’d like to introduce you to PJ Vegas.
PJ, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I’m a singer, songwriter and event producer from Los Angeles, CA. I’m a 2017 MTV VMA winner for “best video with a message” I’m a Native American music award winner in 2018 for best independent Single for my song “Tears” I’ve produced Indigenous Peoples Day here in LA for the last two years 2018/2019 while working closely with the 13th district and city council member Mitch O’Farrell my journey in music started at the age of 16 while attending high school it was the one thing I felt set me apart from most of my friends.
My father is Pat Vegas Founder and member of legendary Native American rock band REDBONE so as soon as I got interested, I felt like the universe started to make sense I had what I knew to be something different to bring to the table but didn’t have many connections or outlets to showcase my music so then that’s how the need of having to book my own shows and rent venues would all lead up to an opportunity to make history here in my city of LA.
In 2018, I met a man named Hector Pacheco who then introduced me to council member Mitch O’farell before I knew it I was in giant board room meetings inside city hall with the Chief of police and the whole 13th district staff planning out the first ever Indigenous Peoples Day in Los Angeles being a native from LA there’s no bigger honor then to take part in that. First year we had live art display, fashion show and collaboration with Born and raised clothing brand, powwow live performances and I got to headline main stage with my pops along with “The Black Eyed Peas” it was a night to remember in 2019 we had a similar layout live art, fashion show collaboration with The Hundreds brand and obsidian collective which Vogue did a write up on two legendary years creating platforms for indigenous artistry.
I’ve currently released two songs in the last two months titles are “say what you want”. And “ Come my way” my new LP “SMOKE” is set to drop later this year on all platforms.
Has it been a smooth road?
It’s been interesting I’ve had to learn the hard way most of the time and I’m still learning but I’ve been blessed with a strong intuition and a solid family I’ve learned that when I’m put in a position of sink or swim I’m gunna swim every time.
Can you give our readers some background on your music?
My business is artistry I’m a singer, songwriter best known for my sultry vocals and gritty content all while I infuse my Indigenous roots with mainstream music I’m proud to say I’ve helped create platforms not only for My self but an entire city of Native people. What sets me apart is my mentality. I’ll book the venue and artists curate the show promotes the event and then perform on the main stage nothing can stop me.
Is our city a good place to do what you do?
LA is always a good place for business but remembers that there’s a lot of temptation out here and if you’re not committed, it will show.
- Website: http://pjvegas.com/
- Instagram: http://instagram.com/therealpjvegas
- Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/TheRealPJVegas/
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