Varren Wade, born and raised in South London, grew up in the music industry under the wings of an accomplished musical family. The young and talented artist spent his early musical years in the MOBO nominated urban pop band Fun*dmental ’03 (FDM) with hit singles including “Playground” and “Jump” and was known for his youthful and energetic stage performances, production and vocal prowess. After a few years of prepping, touring and opening for various artist such as the Sugababes, Kanye West, Nelly, Ne-Yo and many more FDM inked a record deal in the USA with Interscope/Geffen in 2007 which later took them into the hands of formidable singer-songwriter Ne-Yo and his imprint Compound Music Group. The doors opened for FDM and they began working on their album where they recorded songs written by Ne-Yo, James Fauntleroy and Frank Ocean.
After the group split in 2011 Varren took a year out from music and is now back in the studio working on his solo album and honing his musical skills as a singer and songwriter. Varren has since released his debut track “Rock N Roll”, written and produced by Varren. This new sound has been described as a mix between Coldplay and Queen with an R&B twist. Heart FM heard about it the track and invited Varren to perform at their gigs in Chelmsford and Southend attracting more than 15,000 people at each event. Essex Heart FM Drive Time show presenter Matt Mackay noted Varren’s debut performances as “exceptional” and “promising”. The Box Music Channel also loved the song placed it on rotation with Starz and The Box.
In addition to his solo career, Varren has had his co-writes featured on numerous critically acclaimed releases, including: 2 songs on Stormzy’s UK #1 Debut “Gang Signs & Prayer” (#Merky Records), Lalah Hathaway’s 2017 Best R&B Grammy Winning album “Lalah Hathaway Live” (Hathaway Entertainment/Entertainment One), 3 songs on Wretch 32′s UK #5 album “Growing Over Life” (Polydor Records), including the UK Silver Certified “6 Words”, Pia Mia’s new single “We Should Be Together” (Wolfpack/Interscope), and 3 songs on the newest Loveless release “Relationships” (Nora Collective). Varren was also featured as a vocalist on “Open Conversation & Mark Duggan” , featured on Wretch32′s new album “Growing Over Life”, and the Loveless tracks “Up All Night” and “They Don’t Know” from their release “Relationships”.