Winner of the prestigious Voice Festival UK 2013 competition, Vive is a six-part vocal group intent on redefining 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.
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.