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Viva

Viva

May 9th 2019 @ Empire Live Music & Events

Portland, ME
I Was There
About Viva
Genres:
Metal, Next Deco Jazz, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Rock

The Next Deco Jazz sensation is on the loose, and she's coming for you. #Followthesensation across the country and around the world.
Thursday, May 9th, 2019
9:00 PM
Empire Live Music & Events
575 Congress St 2nd Floor, Portland, ME 04101
JOE BENJAMIN:Joe Benjamin leads a band of his own making- combining the tight, danceable grooves of a funk and soul band with poppy, ear-worm hooks and uniquely descriptive and intelligent lyrics to boot. Joe forges a new way for modern pop bands- to neither succumb to tired conventions nor to alienate the audience with angular harmonies and disjointed rhythms, but to deliver earth-shattering beats and relatable lyrics with just enough subtle twists and turns to keep you guessing what could possibly happen nextwww.joe-benjamin.comwww.instagram.com/joebenjaminofficialhttps://open.spotify.com/track/7HWbcdS4NbKIDelhvhS4psTinnitist review: https://tinnitist.com/2019/04/01/submithub-finds-for-monday-april-1/VIVA AND THE REINFORCEMENTS:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seevivasingMusic: https://seeviva.bandcamp.com/Website: https://www.vivasensation.com/Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqi9RjEJV30Viva & The Reinforcements deliver spicy cosmopolitan grooves in a show that balances the zest of burlesque with classic standards elegantly renewed. She likes her coffee black, her tequila neat, her men strong and her women stronger. Backed by an ever-changing fleet of the jazz elite, she'll slide her way into your fondest memories with just a flick of her hips. Always thrilling, never the same show twice.As a small child, Viva was exposed to a robust variety of music (from Cuban son to 90s pop to chamber orchestra to the Great American Songbook) and made her stage debut with musical theatre in high school. She began singing with a small jazz combo at 21 years old and directed her first performance a year later. After some time in studio and abroad, Viva assembled an elite team of jazz musicians for the premiere of Viva & the Reinforcements. Since then, the group has played hundreds of sparkling events, each different than the last in set list, instrumentation, and costume design in dozens of cities across the continents. Viva quickly noticed the variety of people attending her shows: old, young, educated, poor, affluent, Americans and ex-patriots alike, all digging the same sweet grooves. More importantly, as these different people saw each other at Viva & The Reinforcements shows relationships began to build among regulars. It was then Viva realized the impact she could have on the world by providing party space for people of different backgrounds and interests to explore together.THE ELECTRIC HEART:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/electricheartmusic/Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1MuPuRlT1aQQGq1tXc4JVl?si=K70VZCe0RmmH2ENebzWYPA
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About Viva
Genres:
Metal, Next Deco Jazz, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Rock

The Next Deco Jazz sensation is on the loose, and she's coming for you. #Followthesensation across the country and around the world.