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Vivo

‘Award Winning Party Sounds’

Band overview

Music ranging from ‘Standards’ through 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s right up to the present day; ‘Vivo’, comprising of Drummer/Vocalist Keith Slater and Guitar/Vocalists Ian Price and Mark Willis, are a first class, self-contained trio that specialise in providing quality music for corporate functions, private parties, weddings, clubs and restaurants.

These three guys have a reputation for great musicianship, professionalism and a versatility that’s astounding!

Between them they have appeared on national television and radio, toured internationally with top entertainers and in 2008 were awarded the BESC Showcase ‘Band Of The Year Award’

They have a vast experience of virtually every popular musical genre ranging from classical through jazz, folk, country, reggae, gospel, metal, rock, pop, funk, disco.....you name it these guys can play it! Vivo can cover it all from ‘evergreens’ right up to modern day classics.

With many years experience of performing for a wide variety of audiences you can be assured of a successful evening of top class entertainment.

(Vivo’s line up can also be expanded to include female vocals, keyboards and a brass section if required)

 

What They Say About Vivo

“.......... a solid and workable three-piece band who inject a dollop of humour to go with their tight and experienced musical look and feel.......... a superior little band....” The Stage

“ just a short note to express my sincere thanks to you and the guys for pulling out all the stops at our Spring Dance.It was great to see Vivo's number one desire was to ensure everyone had a cracking evening; this was undoubtedly the single biggest factor in the success of this function. Your professional, friendly and good humoured style of entertaining really made for a most enjoyable occasion, one which people are still talking about nearly one month on. Well done Vivo!”
Neil Cooper. (Captain, Redditch Golf Club.)

“…If groups are your thing, then Vivo are three lads that I can heartily recommend.” Terry Weaver.
President, Midland Counties Entertainment Secretaries Council.

“Thanks very much for making the party such a success. We have had so many friends congratulating us on the choice of band. Everyone wanted to dance into the night - even my husband, who usually never ventures onto the dance floor! The repertoire was tailored perfectly to the occasion so everyone had a piece of music to boogie to....... Vivo did exactly what it said on the drum kit- brought the party to life and filled the dance floor!! Many thanks”
Sue and Richard Price, (Birthday party)

“Thank you so much for providing the music for us at our wedding. We all loved the pieces you played in church and the evening was just fabulous! We have had so many comments about how good the music was and also saying how talented you are!.....”
Paul and Andrea Bicknell, (Wedding)

“Thank you so much for the excellent music you provided for our ball. One of the guests said that they had been to an event the week before and the band wasn’t half as good and they charged £2,000.00!! (don’t get any ideas!) It was a brilliant night, we raised nearly £7,000 and everyone has been really positive – thanks for your support.”
Solihull Leisure Opportunities Charity summer ball

I get a real kick out of working with Vivo - you don't always get the opportunity to work with such outstanding musicians.
Genea Rawcliffe (professional singer/teacher)

 

Biographies

Keith Slater

Keith has been in the music business since 1975, originally as a drummer with a band formed at school called ‘Marble Arch’ playing cover versions of pop hits of the time on the club scene. After which followed a brief time as a member of a folk rock outfit called ‘Fiddlers Elbow’ and heavy metal band ‘Demolition’. He turned professional in 1980 with Birmingham 60's band ‘Mike Sheridan and the Nightriders’ and performed on National radio and television.

In 1984 Keith left ‘The Nightriders’ to form his own folk rock band ‘The Fastest Bat’. They enjoyed great success in the 80's running a folk club in one of Birmingham’s major music venues of the time, ‘ The Tyburn House’ supporting other folk artists such as ‘Jake Thakery’, ‘Martin Carthy’, ‘Whippersnapper’, ‘The Battlefield Band’, ‘The Oyster Band’ and many more popular folk acts. In 1985 they recorded their only album ‘Cold Haily Windy Night’ on ‘Human Records’, which was received very favourably and had airplay on Radio1 (Nick Kershaw/ John Peel), Radio 2 (Folk on 2) and local radio. They also made appearances on the BBC TV programmes ‘Pebble Mill At One’ and ‘The Tom O'Connor Show’. The same year they won a competition to find the nations best new folk act, and are mentioned in ‘The Guinness Book Of Who's Who In Folk Music’.

In 1987 Keith was offered a job as a lighting engineer and band member with international comedian ‘Phil Cool’. He did this for the next three years touring all the major theatres, concert halls and universities in Britain.

In 1990 Keith joined top country band ‘The Brazil Band’ and for the next two years toured extensively around Great Britain, clinching The British Country Music Association. ‘Band of the year’ 1991.

Since 1995 Keith has been studying classical guitar and performing solo as a guitar/vocalist, and with the Country Gospel group ‘Inheritance’ who reached No.22 in the ‘American Country Gospel Guild Charts’ in early '99 with one of Keith's self penned songs: ‘The Good Lord Walks With Me’.

He has four albums currently available, three country gospel albums with ‘Inheritance’ and solo album ‘Birmingham, The Place For Me’, Songs of Birmingham and its people. A ‘folky’ type album on which Keith plays acoustic guitar, fiddle, harmonica, and the bohdran.

 

Ian Price

Ian began playing the electric guitar in 1974 and was attracted to the instrument through bands such as Status Quo and Deep Purple. He would study Deep Purple tracks, and work them out note for note!

Later, He got into other styles of music such as Jazz, Latin American styles, Country and Classical guitar. He studied classical guitar and later became a teacher at The Birmingham Guitar School. He became a session guitarist in 1982 and has worked on album projects and radio commercials over the years, spanning from heavy/hard rock to country to jazz.

He worked with gospel band ‘Revelation’, a fusion of rock and black gospel. With this band Ian did several tours and one-off gigs in Germany from 1985 to 1992. In 1988 they did a six week tour of Germany, Austria, Sicily and Malta.

Through this band he also made further connections with other musicians in the Christian scene and went on to play on several different recording projects, mainly at the ICC studios in Eastbourne.

From 1982 Ian worked as a recording engineer and musician at King's Recording in Sutton Coldfield. Here, he did many sessions with Chris Eaton, (the writer of Cliff Richard's 'Saviours Day') both playing guitar and engineering.

Ian is an outstanding guitarist, and his skill and versatility enhance Vivo's music greatly.

 

Mark Willis

An acoustic guitar bought as a Christmas present at the age of twelve set Mark on the road to becoming the accomplished all round guitarist that he is today.

He began playing in bands at school in Dudley, West Midlands. On leaving school he played professionally for a short time in the Punk Rock scene that flourished in and around the West Midlands during the late seventies and early eighties.

Mark has been working with Keith and Ian in Inheritance since 1996. His tight, punchy sound and grooving bass lines make him the perfect bass player for Vivo.

Vivo song list
(A Typical set will be a selection of songs from the following list.)

New Shoes
Ain’t No Stoppin Us Now
Dancing on the ceiling
Footloose
Don’t Stop Me Now
Livin’ On A Prayer
Black or White
I’ll Tell Me Ma
I Feel Fine
Brown Eyed Girl
Patience
Beautiful
I’m Gonna Be (500 miles)
Hi Ho silver lining
Great Balls of Fire
Proud Mary
Hippy Hippy Shake
De do do do De da da da
Daydream Believer
I’m A Believer
Do You Love Me?
Baby you can drive my car
Happy together
How sweet it is
Walk In The Room
Poison Ivy
I Feel Good
Knock On Wood
Midnight Hour
Hard To Handle
I Shot The Sheriff
I Can See Clearly Now
Move It
Spirit In The Sky
Angels
Sylvia
Whiskey in the jar
The boys are back in town
Let There Be Drums
Brown Sugar
Let Me Entertain You
Play that funky music
Blue Suede Shoes
Jailhouse Rock
I Saw Her Standing There
Roll Over Beethoven
If there’s any justice in the world
Don’t look back in anger
Mustang sally
Red Red Wine
Poetry In Motion
Searchin
Be Bop A Lula
Hallelluia I Love Her So
Brand new Cadillac
Jumps Giggles & Shouts

Runaway
Lovely Day
Lay Down Sally
Don’t Stop
Tiger feet
Georgia
Come On Everybody
Schooldays
Rip it Up
Dance The Night Away
Love Me Do
Stand by Me
Fields of Gold
When You Say Nothing At All
That’s Alright Momma
All Over Now
Wonderful Tonight
Heartbeat
Love is all around me
Ferry across the Mersey
Words
Dream
Unchained Melody
I believe
You’ll never walk alone
Tambourine man
Mess o blues
All shook up
Three steps to heaven
Singing the blues
Bye bye love
Say momma
Here comes my baby
Peggy sue
Jambalaya
Hello Josephine
Nadine
O carol
Summertime blues
Save the last dance for me
I’m into something good
Rocking all over the world
The twist
Bad moon rising
Kiss me
Around and around
My Baby Left Me
Mean Woman Blues
Superstition
Wonderwall
Wipe Out
Moondance
Have I told You Lately
Everyday
A Nightingale sang in Berkley square
Fly me to the moon

 

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Elcock Entertainments
41 Strathmore Crescent, Wombourne
South Staffordshire WV5 9AR

Tel: 01902 672972
Fax: 01902 585686

email enquiries@elcock-entertainments.co.uk