Vive

Vocal Ensemble

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Vive

Vocal Ensemble

One of the big hopes for young British vocal music
Vocal Blog, A Cappella Zone

http://www.vivevocals.com

Combining tight harmonies and award-winning arrangements, Vive is a 6-part vocal group intent on re-defining the a cappella sound

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Winner of the prestigious Voice Festival UK 2013 competition, Vive is a 6-part vocal group intent on re-defining the a cappella sound. These young and talented musicians, mostly recent graduates from the Guildhall School of Music, have already worked with some of the finest names in jazz and a cappella, including Dame Cleo Lane, the Swingle Singers, and Alec Dankworth. Their run of sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013 received huge critical acclaim – Vive are now one of the hottest young jazz a cappella groups on the circuit. Consisting of an uncommon line-up of five guys and a girl, Vive combines tight harmonies and award-winning arrangements to create a contemporary yet accessible sound through their covers and original songs. Taking inspiration from artists as diverse as Take 6, the Real Group, and Ella Fitzgerald, Vive brings together pop, fusion, harmony, jazz, and spirituals to create a unique and uplifting sound-world. The result is “a team that works together to bring great melody to life and lift songs up into the air where they belong” – [The Curator, Instrumental]. As well as winning the final of The Voice Festival UK 2013, they were also presented with the Ward Swingle Award for outstanding originality, outstanding musicality and also best arrangement. September 2013 also saw the release of Vive’s debut full-length album ‘Vive: Deluxe’ on Encanta Records, featuring a collaborative track with sought-after singer/songwriter/producer Oli Rockberger. Future engagements see Vive perform across London and the UK, including multiple performances at the 2013 London Jazz Festival, and at the London A Cappella Festival in January 2014. Vive’s aspirations are to do everything they can to help inspire a new generation of music lovers and bring back the freshness of the human voice to the music industry. They also have a strong underlying message of perseverance, self-acceptance and motivation, which they share through their music. Emily Dankworth, soprano Sam Robson, countertenor Ben Cox, tenor Martynas Vilpisaukas, tenor James Rose, baritone Lewis Daniel, bass

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Reviews —

One of the big hopes for young British vocal music

Vocal Blog, A Cappella Zone

Stacks of musical imagination

Aled Jones, BBC Radio 3

Jazz, pop, spirituals, beat box, paradox, fusion, close harmony – you name it, Vive can sing it. A top class set of new material and inventive arrangements of well know songs rendered with energy, a smile and consummate musical and vocal dexterity.

Tim Wilcock, Fringe Review

All six have an easy charm and confidence and immediately put the audience at ease with ‘Your Motivation’, an original number which showcases some intricate harmonies and impressive vocal percussion.

Ella Moran-Jones, Broadway Baby

A refreshing and reviving act.

Dave Fargnoli, Three Weeks Edinburgh

... a team that works together to bring great melody to life and lift songs up into the air where they belong

The Curator, Instrumental

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Vive - Ezekiel saw de Wheel

James Rose's arrangement of the old spiritua View on SoundCloud

Vive - Somewhere

Sam Robson's beautiful arrangement of Leonard Bernsteins' 'Somewhere' from West Side Story View on SoundCloud

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  • Holly Skelton

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