VENUS is a new showcase series for women, and our mission is to elevate all who identify as women in the music industry.


VENUS, being the planet of love and creative expression in astrology helps us tune into our inner wisdom and trust our instincts. It values kindness over competition, compassion over comparison, and empowerment over ego.


VENUS is co-founded by the record label and publishing company for women World Peach Records along with artist, entrepreneur and activist Tess Posner.


The first VENUS showcase took place March 8th on International Women’s Day at The Lost Church in San Francisco, and will take place quarterly thereafter.


It featured Grammy and Emmy nominated artist Annette Philip, and Tess Posner who is a Finalist in both the USA Songwriting and International Songwriting Competitions, and Trixie Rasputin.

FEATURING

Annette Philip is a Grammy and Emmy nominated musician, educator, and arts entrepreneur. A versatile vocalist with roots in Kerala, India, she is known as a visionary who delivers on big dreams. Annette is a seasoned recording and touring artist, composer, pianist, improviser, voice-over actor, public speaker, TV personality, and bonafide sari connoisseur. She is Founder/Director of the Grammy-nominated Berklee Indian Ensemble, a viral phenomenon with over 320 million views, renowned for its signature global Indian sound and world class productions. She has toured and collaborated with legends including A.R. Rahman, Bill Whelan, Nona Hendryx, Angelique Kidjo, and Zakir Hussain, besides performances with music icons, Shankar Mahadevan, Shreya Ghoshal, Clinton Cerejo, Vijay Prakash, Jonita Gandhi, Haricharan, Ranjit Barot, Ghatam Giridhar Udupa, and the Jazz Urbane, to name a few. Before her Boston years, in 2003, she founded Artistes Unlimited (AU) in New Delhi, India, a performing arts collective promoting collaboration among city musicians. Today, Annette takes this mission global through the internationally acclaimed multi-award-winning a cappella quartet, Women of the World (singing in 37 languages); her songwriting duo, Tigs & Nettles; and "keeping it light" her podcast on self-love, acceptance, and healing.

Cinematic pop artist Tess Posner showcases a deep and evocative exploration of the human experience, blending her unique artistic voice with a commitment to healing and transformation. She weaves together ethereal synths, dynamic orchestral elements together with her lush vocal harmonies that lay over a bed of deep-sounding drums and bass. Her past projects have reached over 4 million streams and surpassed 1 million views on TikTok, and the song “Volcano” was a finalist in both the USA Songwriting and Songwriters Universe competitions. Posner's approach to music is multifaceted, incorporating her training in various healing modalities and a background in activism into her songwriting. This blend of spiritual practice, nature wisdom and personal insight makes her music not only an artistic expression but also a medium for psychological and emotional alchemy.

Trixie Rasputin is a piano player, singer, and all-around good-time Bay Area entertainer. She began piano at the age of 11, and songwriting in her early teens. The pursuit of music brought Trixie to San Francisco in the early aughts, where some of her very first performances were at the Hotel Utah open mic. Over the next several years, Trixie continued to pursue private vocal and piano instruction, while writing original music for her band Trixie & the Skates. She became a founding member of several rock projects, including The MudLords, Blackmoon, and Tedbaby which helped hone her songwriting and performance skills. Today, Trixie is the keyboard player and backing vocalist for the established psych rock band Lazer Beam. She can be found throughout the city playing her solo repertoire on piano, most notably as a featured act at The Beacon Grand Post Room in downtown San Francisco. When not performing, Trixie is actively booking and promoting shows for local and touring bands through her media brand Trixie Rasputin Presents.

Testimonials



"When I walked down the stairs at the Lost Church I didn't know I actually would end up on another planet. I was aware that VENUS was presenting the show. I didn't realize it was a portal to another world. Though the landscape was familiar, the powerful atmosphere of VENUS crackled with feminine energy. The music, the stories, the lives lived by the women performing were transmissions from another land, to be cataloged and preserved like moon rocks. Anyone lucky enough to experience VENUS will be moved.


In more Earthly terms, it was a great show!"


Michael - Tell Me Tell Me


"I can easily say that VENUS was one of the most well organized and thoughtfully planned shows I have had the pleasure of promoting. The women behind the scenes, Jayne Trimble and Tess Posner, are a powerful team of visionionaries that brought to life something extraordinary (and much-needed) for the music community. I was able to partner with them on this show directly as a promoter, but was also invited to take the stage as a solo musician. I felt that my voice was important and given time to shine, and I am beyond thankful for the work they are doing. "Empowering women in music" is exactly what Jayne and Tess have done with this for-women, by-women model. For the women in attendance, there was a very palpable sense of accomplishment and pride, and the men in the audience were rapt and expressed true admiration for their female counterparts after the show. In a space filled with respect, support, and love, you get the sense that anything is possible, and I believe that the VENUS audience left the show inspired and hopeful. By lifting the female voice, VENUS lifts every voice, and makes the journey toward empowerment a path that we are all walking as one."


~ Trixie Rasputin, VENUS Promoter and Performer

Annette Philip - VENUS, Mar 8th, 2024

photo by Lee Streitz

Tess Posner - VENUS, Mar 8th, 2024

photo by Lee Streitz

Trixie Rasputin - VENUS, Mar 8th, 2024

photo by Lee Streitz