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Nancy Claire Vernon was born in Toronto, Canada on October 7th 1967 and came from a family that has dabbled in acting, Her mother and sister are actresses, and her father was a notable Canadian actor John Vernon (1932-2005), who appeared in films such as The Outlaw Josey Wales and Animal House, and in countless episodes of Hawaii Five-O.Read More...
During Nan's teenage years in Los Angeles, according to an interview in Cosmopolitan magazine, she discovered magic mushrooms and the guitar.
She played in a late 80's band called Babooshka, and in the 90's joined the touring bands both for ex-Police guitarist Andy Summers, and ex-Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart's backing band, The Spiritual Cowboys.
After a couple years in the UK and working with producers like Ian Stanley and Dave Stewart she eventually released several collaborations, some singles and her own debut album Manta Ray for Elektra in 1995 and a beautiful version of Moon River for a Del-Fi compilation of Henry Mancini songs, Shots in the Dark.