Just thought I’d let you know about something I’m currently following/digging, and give my friends group a plug at the same time.
James Rose, who you may have noticed I have been doing some recent live and studio work with as a duo recently. Besides being an outstanding piano player, is also an avid fan of Take 6 and like music.
Having a keen passion for A cappella music, he has gained a following on Youtube, doing various Multitrack Recordings and videos. And recently started up his own group, ‘Vive’ who I had the pleasure of singing with back in early December for a performance with special guest Jacqui Dankworth.
‘Vive is a 6-part a cappella group intent on re-imagining the close-harmony jazz/spiritual/a cappella sound. Performing live on stage around London with guest jazzers such as Jacqui Dankworth, and collaborating online with famous youtube multi-trackers such as JBC, we have a lot of vocal love to share!’
"a very good sense for arranging harmony for voices" - Dr Dent, Take 6
Anyway Moving on, Vive has just launched its own Facebook Page simultaneously with a new composition written by J.R for the group. Check it out Follow him on Youtube and like the Facebook Page!
They are well worth a listen, and checking out at a gig.