Juice Vocal Ensemble
‘Heal You’ Valentine’s Day Single Launch Release Party
+ Support + Nonclassical DJs
The Shacklewell Arms, London E8 2EB
6 February, 8pm
"...close-harmonies that melt the heart...” (Richard Morrison, The Times)
We're back for more of our residency at East London’s Shacklewell Arms on 6th February, getting into the Valentine spirit and celebrating the launch of Juice Vocal Ensemble’s single “Heal You” with music by Anna Meredith and lyrics by Philip Ridley. “Heal You” is one of a collection of ten love songs as part of juice’s upcoming album, Laid Bare, which will be released in April.
Juice (‘The 21st century’s answer to the Swingles or the King’s Singers’ The Times) are at the forefront of the UK’s experimental/classical scene, performing new vocal music which draws on classical, world music, jazz, folk, pop, improvisation and theatre. They have featured on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM, and were the first UK prize winners in the history of the internationally-renowned Tampere Vocal Festival.
Juice‘s debut album ‘Songspin’ (Nonclassical, 2011) won an international Independent Music Award for Best Contemporary Classical Album in 2012. Featuring remixes by the likes of Camille producer MaJiker and Bjork collaborator Mikhail Karikis, it was reviewed by The Observer as “Eighteen immaculately achieved tracks, spanning Elisabeth Lutyens to Gabriel Prokofiev via folk song and avant garde, enchant and enthrall”.
For the single release launch party, there will also be support and Nonclassical resident DJs spinning the best in contemporary classical, avant-garde electronica and new music.
Check out their website: www.juicevocalensemble.net
We welcome a new duo supporting Juice, Loop Motion. They are Violeta Barrena (violin and loop station) and Martino Schovacricchi (cello and saxophone)
Individually and as an ensemble they have performed in prestigious London venues like The Royal Albert Hall, The Royal Festival Hall, The Roundhouse, St. Martin in the Fields, The Bolivar Hall, The ICA as well as Pizza Express Jazz Club and Ronnie Scotts. Specializing in contemporary western classical music, some of it written down, some created and improvised on stage, they make a formidable combination and reference a whole range of influences. Check them out on Soundcloud HERE.