Viva La Sociale was born in bar in Cuba back in 2011 by Louise Palmer and Kevin Davies - two music loving geeks who loved the idea of giving up their day jobs, and becoming music promoters who put on gigs for up and coming talent once they were back home in Kent, England.
Being quite all or nothing kind of people, they decided to approach famous bands that they loved to be a part of their dream. They wanted to see if they would be interested in doing exclusive one off gigs under the “Viva La Sociale” name which would showcase local talented unknowns by having them as their support.
The ethos was simple – give talented artistes the chance to play and perform on the same stage as famous and established acts. The opportunity to get their music heard by a much wider audience, plus a once in a life time chance to experience and learn from those who have been in the industry (some for a number of years), who managed to make it big.
Global rock gods Ash were one of the first bands on board with the concept. And so Viva La Sociale’s first sell-out gig was with a multi-platinum album selling band with 2 lucky local supports – The Wildes and Bleech. The latter actually impressed so much that they were invited to tour with Ash during their North American tour (and did so with great success)!
Viva La Sociale quickly went even more mental after that!
Award winning acts like Turin Brakes, Delays, Ocean Colour Scene, Space, and The Hoosiers all graced the Viva stage in quick succession. They scored a coup by having Oasis founder Bonehead debut new material at a special one off gig after a long hiatus.
Leading frontmen from Britpop’s most influential bands such as Chris Helme from The Seahorses, John Power from Cast, Mark Morriss from The Bluetones also did anumber of solo shows, and Viva La Sociale also showcased Paul Wellers’ favourite band The Moons in support of their album launch.
Now after a move to Australia, here they go again! And with a new home, comes new talent. Viva La Sociale are excited to be working with some of the best up and coming singersongwriters/bands here. We are connected with a number of iconic venues such as The Metro and Factory theatres in Sydney and currently working with a number of famous venues across the land.
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