As a vocalist and composer she has studied with leading contemporary sopranos Rosemary Hardy, Jo Morton and Sarah Walker as well studying with the jazz singer Carol Grimes in London. She has performed as a soloist with the New Music Ensemble, performed her own electronic compositions at BBC Radio 4's More than words festival and on BBC Radio Bristol. Her electroacoustic composition ‘If you hear me here’ and installation 'The Warden's Survey' were featured at Bristol’s Elektrostatic festival at Colston Hall. She was a member of Quadelectronic in Leicester. She also organised and performed in the Contemporary Music Venture concert series 2012 in Bristol.
'evocative vocals that are smooth and inviting' Folkworld
'Bourne’s airy soprano vocals weave melodies that are reminiscent of Robert Plant’s own melodies' Bluesblast Magazine
'extraordinary vocals' Strutter Magazine Netherlands
'Such an experienced performer. Two very talented musicians. It's really powerful music' BBC Radio Bristol
'Victoria has serious pipes and seems effortlessly to rise above Chris's driving guitar riffs, often sparking some fabulous wall of sound moments'
The Blues Man With The Hat
'electric vocal performance’. Musicsoup
'Bourne's vocal is stunning. She makes you really understand how the voice can be used as an instrument.' Buxton Fringe Festival
'Her voice oozes beauty and pain in equal measure, grabbing the listener from the first note, it’s a voice that is impossible to ignore or forget.' Noise Magazine
'This is some voice, a real commanding band leader's voice, I was reminded of the legendary Ottilie Patterson who sang with Chris Barber for many years....giving everyone 'a hot time in the old town tonight'. Nobody is going to argue about who is in charge'. Blues Radio
'haunting and unique vocals' Phil The Music Quill
In 2012 Victoria established the Bristol Hippodrome Choir. She is their musical director she runs vocal workshops for beginners to professionals based at The Unitarian Meeting Hall, and The Bristol Hippodrome. She runs a performance event calle 'Re-arranged' performing songs by well-known artists but rearranged into a different style.
As a lead singer she fronts the punk blues band the Husky Tones and with Harper Bourne, Vanity Press, performed in venues and festivals around the UK. On radio she has performed on BBC Radio Four, BBC Radio Two, BBC Radio Leiceter and BBC Radio Bristol.She has performed in London at the Riverside Studios, The Jazz Cafe, The Union Chapel, 100 Club, The Blues Kitchen. In the Midlands at the Birmingham Rep Theatre, The Crescent Theatre, The MAC, The Y Theatre. In Bristol at the Bristol Old Vic, The Arnolfini, Colston Hall, The Cube, The Square Club and The Victoria Rooms. Festivals have included: Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Tete a Tete Opera Festival, Buxton Fringe Festival, Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival and Strawberry Fields Festival. She has been guest vocalist on recordings for composers Chris Conway, Kathy Hinde, Sophia Alexandra, Jim Tetlow and as a voice over artist for Snowline Films, Spanco and Plastic Buddha Films. She was awarded the University of Bristol 2012/2013 vice chancellors initiative fund prize for 'Rouse Ye Women'.