Bass and Voice Duo 'Bravo Victor' Single Release

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  1. TalkBass

    TalkBass News Poster

    Mar 12, 2004
    Debut Single "The Duel" from upcoming Bravo Victor EP released

    Bravo Victor is a Newcastle based Bass and Voice Duo. Its members comprise of Bassist Jonathon Burgess and vocalist Sophie Aked. Both musicians have a very different approach to writing and listing to music, which stems from their different musical backgrounds; Jono’s in Jazz and Sophie’s in Classical and pop music. Bravo Victor’s sound could be described as a ‘melting pot’ of these genres’ harmonic language and performance practices.

     
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  2. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
    I really like the voice!
    The bass could have done a lot more though, I think - a more interesting part that went beyond the merely utilitarian would have been nice!
     
  3. Altitude

    Altitude An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
    Nice collaboration, something a bit different. I like it.

    The singer seems to be following all the rules on how to "hip sing":

     
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  4. RyanJD

    RyanJD

    Apr 19, 2011
    Iowa
    Yeah he might as well have been playing an acoustic guitar...
     
  5. RyanJD

    RyanJD

    Apr 19, 2011
    Iowa
    Her voice is just awesome.



    The bass is much more interesting here.
     
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  6. Loved it~
     
  7. Altitude

    Altitude An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
    +1. A lot of great bass players right now are, to my ears, really guitarists playing bass. They play lots of chords, yes, but beyond that the entire attitude and approach towards the instrument seems more like a guitar than a bass. It might be an absence of attention to rhythm, I'm not sure. In whatever case, I like these guys a lot but I think of them them a little differently in my mind.

    Janek Gwizdala and Gary Willis (for example), in other words, are both awesome but aren't 100% playing the same instrument in my own mental categorization.
     
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  8. punchdrunk

    punchdrunk Inactive

    Jun 22, 2013
    Nailed it