Born in 1990, Vince grew up in South London, the son of a cab driver. Inspired early in his life by singers such as Sam Cooke, Lauryn Hill and Terence Trent D'Arby, Vince began writing songs as teenager. A chance night out then led to a phone call from King of Pop Michael Jackson! Whilst at dinner with friends, a phone was passed to Vince with Michael on the end of the line. Vince promptly burst into song, with Michael declaring Vince a future star.