VIVAS are the Sheffield based band consisting of James Wilson on Lead vocals/rhythm guitar, Tyler Savage on Lead guitar/backing vocals, Kane Ibbertson on Bass/backing vocals and Keaton Barker on Drums.

Although still relative newcomers to the scene having only formed in 2022, VIVAS have wasted absolutely no time in establishing themselves as ones to watch and have already achieved so much as a band bringing a positive and highly infectious energy and approach to their music.

VIVAS are a classic Indie Rock band that bring the energy and attitude in abundance making for some great music and some pretty high octane live performances too!

In their first year VIVAS released an impressive total of 3 singles, being ‘Sweet Talker’ in March, ‘It’s Alright’ in July and ‘Feel’ in November. All 3 singles were received with a warm welcome from fans old and new as well as from press and radio from the likes of BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio and the Sheffield Star as well as gaining the band in excess of 66k streams on Spotify alone.

Following on from these successes, VIVAS decided to make a bold statement move and to try something entirely different by releasing their own re-worked version of undoubtedly one of the biggest hits in mainstream music of recent years; by covering ‘As It Was’ originally by Harry Styles which gained them undoubted massive attention from across the board.

Gig wise the band have sold out hometown shows at Sheffield’s ‘Sidney & Matilda’ and ‘The Leadmill’, and embarked on their first UK Tour consisting of 11 dates supporting the likes of Little Man Tate and Apollo Junction as well as their own headline gigs selling out venues in cities such as Leeds, Glasgow and Manchester.

2023 has been a whirlwind year for the band also seeing them support Rock legends Def Leppard and Motley Crue at Sheffield’s Bramall Lane at Lytham Festival.

VIVAS look set to end their incredible year with a bang as they release their biggest single to date on the 1st December with massive rock out tune of ‘Vinyl Girl’.

‘Vinyl Girl’ from the very first chord is a full throttle, high octane out and out banger. With its pack a punch, hard hitting fuzzing guitars, thrashing drums and unbridled energy it’s a track with its heart firmly set in a post punk haze coupled with pure indie pop sensibilities and melodies. Coming in at 2.37 long just when you think you know where you are with this track, at around 2 mins in the track breaks down into a drum beat march coupled with chanting lyricism, it builds into a crescendo and then just like that it’s over. Boom! This track is absolutely going to go off when performed live.

“Vinyl Girl is VIVAS’ fourth single release of 2023. We wanted to end an amazing year with a real head banger of a track that hooks you in from the very first second, infecting your brain with it’s in your face guitar hooks and punchy vocal melodies.

With its playful but straight to the point lyrics – we had so much fun crafting this tune as it gave us a massive sense of release and euphoria, which is the exact feeling you receive when you listen to the track on record and experience it live.

This song takes influence from Indie Rock band royalty such as Arctic Monkeys (with a cheeky reference to Humbug in the 2nd verse), The Reytons, The Hives, The Fratellis and many more.”

SOURCE: Official Bio

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