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"Then I thought.. actually, I can."
- Viv May
With a style that's a unique mash-up of old school soulful tones, infectious melodies and LOTS of energy, Viv May is a singer/songwriter that is sure to grab your attention.
Already on the radar of some major players, Viv's songs have been supported by the likes of Radio 1, Ministry of Sound Radio and sister label of Shogun Audio, SGN:LTD.
"For me, it's all about the listeners. It's my mission to make people forget everything for a few minutes and just get lost in the music.. whether that's a casual head-bop or all out raving, I really don't mind, as long as you're happy and lost in it!" She says laughing.
Recognized for her vocal and songwriting ability, Viv was selected to write and record a remix of Zero T's song "Refusal" which is used as part of the Drum & Bass Course at the award-winning Pointblank Music School.
Following this, Viv went on to catch the eyes and ears of over 90,000 viewers when she took part in the Ableton Push Challenge. Alongside renowned producer Ski Oakenfull (Joey Negro), Viv wrote and recorded an undeniably clever and catchy song in less than an hour, all whilst being broadcast live on YouTube!
Viv also partnered with Native Instruments at the world’s largest event dedicated to DJing and Electronic Music Production, BPM 2014, where her smooth vocals were used to showcase the new Maschine Studio.
Explaining where it all began, Viv recalls childhood memories of standing on a chair in the living room singing songs by Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston along with her favourite dance classics by the likes of Baby D, Corona and N-Trance. "I feel like those songs have really influenced me as an artist.. I've grown up listening to and loving soulful tunes and dance music so I've got those guys to thank for my voice and energy!" Viv says grinning.
Fast forward some years and after a brief stint juggling university and many late night recording sessions Viv decided to focus on pursuing her passion and it seems that success is following right behind her.
The summer of 2014 saw Viv release two songs; "Lost" with Incognito, which was supported by Radio 1 Xtra and Ministry of Sound Radio and "Albatross" with Phase, which was released on Demand Records and reached No. 36 in Beatport's Top 100 Drum & Bass chart.
Currently writing and recording new material and gigging across the UK, Viv promises that there is: "exciting music up my sleeve"
Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Lauren Hill, Michael Jackson, Alicia Keys, Anastasia, Mary J Blige