They are undoubtedly one of our favourite local bass and voice duos.
That’s why we here at Newcastle Live are more than chuffed to bring you the world premiere of Bravo Victor’s brand spanking new clip for their track Civil.
Shot by Novo filmmaker Joshua Annesley, the black and white clip shows vocalist Sophie Aked and bass maestro Jono Burgess cavorting in a car park and both hamming it up for the camera – providing a playful juxtaposition to the song itself.
Speaking of the song, Civil is a moody minimalist piece underpinned with some of the slinkiest basslines we’ve heard in recent memory.
Check out Bravo Victor’s Civil below
Sophie’s ethereal vocal wafts effortlessly over proceedings recalling the likes of Beth Gibbons from UK trip-hop pioneers Portishead.
Sophie also lets her improvisational flag fly here with some truly on point scat-style singing.
If you like your tunes a little left of centre (and we sure do) this is one definitely worth checking out!
Sadly for us, however, it seems that Sophie is packing her bags and heading off to London in October for the foreseeable future so getting to see Bravo Victor in action could be off that cards with no gigs listed on their Facebook page.
However, Sophie will be performing at Adamstown Uniting Church on Sunday 1 September in an eclectic recital will feature music from the 17th century to the present day from the likes of Purcell, Mozart, Dvorak, Strauss and Cole Porter.
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