Ila Vann

Ila Vann

Ila Vann is the kind of performer you never forget, bubbling with energy and full of life, she has been performing since her mother brought her on tour with legend Mahalia Jackson.  Born in New Jersey, USA, Ila started her singing career as a child.  She eventually found her way to radio and signed a recording contract with the pop music label Liberty Records.

Ila hit Broadway in 1972 in the musical Inner City.  She later toured with the USO and had her first hit record, can’t Help Loving That Man which captured No.1 in the UK.  She continued to be a sought after solo performer as well as providing distinct harmonies with pop greats Frank Sinatra, Kenny Rogers, Barry Manilow, Ray Charles,  and Louis Armstrong.

Throughout the seventies, Ila toured extensively with her band Business Before Pleasure, which has gained a following in Canada, particularly Quebec. 

Now Ila Vann divides her time headlining live shows and backing up top acts.