My name is Viv and each and every person that reads this is the Revival.
We're all here to make a big noise. We're all here to shake things up. We're all here to change the world. This is your moment, this is your time, this is your world, this is your Revival...
I've played music my whole life, and I couldn't imagine doing anything else. I live to hear beautiful sounds and create noise. I've only recently learned that you have to do whatever you want to do and be whoever you want to be, because that is the only way you will be happy. I write songs about life, love, hope and peace... and everything in between. To quote one of my favorite artists, Bob Marley, "The one good thing about music is when it hits, you feel no pain"... I want every person that ever comes to one of my concerts or listens to one of my songs to feel something, and to connect to the sounds... life is one long extended moment filled with everything you can imagine, so as we all continue to make beautiful noise together, we remember that every time we wake up, we start again, a new beginning, a Revival...
Bookings & Management:
Diane Dragonette, email@example.com
Viv Peyrat, vocals, lead guitar
+ 1 guitarist, 1 bassist and 1 drummer
1st EP released in January 2009
2nd EP released in May 2009
Acoustic CD released in December 2009
The Cadence in the Chaos, a multimedia album, released in May 2010
And Then The World released in April 2011
Seven released in March 2012
Live @ JP
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Live @ JP Jingle Punks is proud to roll out a brand new video series entitled “Live @ Jingle Punk...Live @ JP
Jingle Punks is proud to roll out a brand new video series entitled “Live @ Jingle Punks”. This series focuses on our Artist Community and puts the spotlight on the talented artists that make it up. This new series will showcase an artist performing “live” at the Jingle Punks offices and will also feature a “post-show” interview. We’ve already begun to book artist for future versions and those that are interested can contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re excited to show you our very first edition, which features the talented Viv Peyrat of Viv and the Revival, so without further delay… here it is! Check out both the performance the interview before you leave us some feedback.
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REVIEW: Viv and the Revival - And Then The World EP
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Pop music artists are like landscape artists: the land is practically provided for them, but there a...Pop music artists are like landscape artists: the land is practically provided for them, but there are those that want to change things up by touching it with their unique sensibilities and then there are those that want to continue its current trend and keep things safe and quanit. Whether they feel they need to stand out from the crowd or become a different but identifiable entity of the genre, the artists that strive for the former don't have to provide such a temporal atmosphere where they rise and fall based on what is happening temporarily, as is the case for artists in the latter case. It's thankful to say that artists with those better pop sensibilities do exist, and fears can be put to rest by listening to this handful of potential from up-and-comers Viv and the Revival.
Yeah, the name "Revival" should already be your first clue. It's not so much a clever play-on-words with band leader Viv Peyrat, but it's also the intentional effort of the band to bring pop a much needed sense of lasting flavor. If the band's name wasn't just as obvious of its intention, Viv sings "I want to live forever...I'm just afraid to be forgotten," on the opener aptly titled, "Forever." But this shouldn't come off as anything to scour or scold. In fact, I would think credit is due to artists that don't beat around the bushes and rather provide a direct attack to their goal. It might be stereotypical that pop music uses such a method, but it's a trick that catches on rather quickly and works effectively, and Viv does a stand-up job. There's no denying that he has a sense of direction, too.
This six-track EP features really well-kept production values, as any considering and serious pop music should. It's not what you might call "squeaky-clean" as the band allows some rough corners with distorted guitars and tight instrumental interplay. Songs "Shook Up" and "Wonderful" provide such a gesture, with some good hooks and cranks that take Viv's vocals from standard fare to an energetic stage-like presence. Perhaps the best mixture of balance lies on "Tonight We Live As Kings," with a composition and arrangement that sidesteps away from convention and lets Viv really handle the perspective the band is thriving for. Sure, each of these songs can be considered radio-friendly, but this drives into interesting territory.
The EP does justice to the pop music genre by being the same and not being the same. It follows the landscaped formula that pop music lies on, but it does so in a way that sets Viv into a greater sense of where he wants to take it, instead of letting it take him. It's admirable, to say the least, to see artists go for the attack and be straight-forward in their direction and execution, which results in well-produced and finely knit tracks. Viv and the Revival have a solid EP on their hands with potential to hit the stride that I know they want to achieve, and it's hard to stop their force when they have the tenacity to keep on going.
Viv and The Revival Revives Our Hearts
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“The face of an angel, the heart of a romantic, and the soul of a rock and roller”. What would so...“The face of an angel, the heart of a romantic, and the soul of a rock and roller”.
What would sound like the description of the perfect lover is actually a depiction of what will soon become your favorite band. Viv and the Revival is one of the most passionate bands that we’ve come across in awhile. In fact, every aspect of their musicianship is derived from passion, even their name. I would explain, but in an attempt not to completely butcher the concept, I’ll just post a quote from Viv himself . . .
“My name is Viv and each and every person that reads this is the Revival.
We’re all here to make a big noise. We’re all here to shake things up.
We’re all here to change the world. This is your moment, this is your time, this is your world, this is your Revival….”
My heart may have just skipped a beat. If the description of their name is that passionate, I’m sure you can only imagine what the music is going to sound like. Pennsylvania bred Viv and the Revival, has sounds similar to Augustana, The Fray, and even Parachute, but realistically, Viv’s sound cannot be evenly matched to any other. Don’t just take my word for it, check them out yourself.
Gonna leave you all shook up…
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I love the internet. It is like having my own personal SXSW or Bonnaroo sitting on the desk in fro...I love the internet. It is like having my own personal SXSW or Bonnaroo sitting on the desk in front of me. I log in and suddenly hundreds of bands and performers are only a page click away. Music, videos and interviews all just waiting for me to discover. This kind of access to music is awesome, but it comes at a price. In a seemingly endless sea of new bands how do we spot the sharks? Well, we look for the fin.
Okay, okay. Equating a song to a shark fin makes less and less sense the more coffee I drink but I am letting the comparison stand. Or swim. Whatever. Because with all the choices the internet brings us it is easy for a band to get lost in the crowd. Or the school.
(you know, cause fish…schools…yeah, I should really let that one go)
Viv and the Revival caught my ear with the very cool Shook Up, a rock/pop track with just an edge of punk. After playing the song a while and popping it in the sidebar juke, I went looking for more info on the band and more of their music. Viv and the Revival is a Philadelphia-based band with Viv Peyrat on vocals and guitar, Jake Brnich on rhythm guitar, Ian Brick on bass and Nate Osbourne on drums and backup vocals. Check out several tracks from the new album, And Then The World, Part 1 available for a listen on the band’s MySpace page. While the other tracks don’t match the intensity of Shook Up, they are still pretty good. I really like the drums on Forever and the ’80's sound of Wonderful and Go Live Your Story
Reviving the music scene
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By Michelle Kraus Correspondent View and purchase photos The music industry is a cutthroat busi...By Michelle Kraus
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The music industry is a cutthroat business where many musicians make one hit album and then disappear from the charts. This is certainly not the case for local resident Viv Peyrat, who is releasing his new album with much anticipated buzz. But what makes this stand out from “Cadence in the Chaos,” his previous album, is that it has a new name, new sound and a completely reinvented image.
Peyrat has previously been compared to voices like John Mayer and Jason Mraz, but it’s time to shatter that old image. Viv and the Revival (his new name) is finally taking the reins of his music and showing his fans who he really is.
“It’s a mix of U2 meets Bruno Mars meets 30 Seconds to Mars meets Coldplay,” explains Peyrat. With more of a rock feel than the last, this album is comforting but positive, giving off messages that anyone can relate to. The messages are universal; fans will experience songs about life, death and revival, but most of all songs about becoming a legend. This is exactly what Peyrat wants — never to be forgotten in the music world.
“The last album sounds like it belongs in coffee shops; this album sounds like it belongs in arenas,” says Peyrat. He has high hopes for this album because it contains much better production work and took a great deal longer to produce than his last. After a long grueling pre-production, the constant writing of new songs and several cases of beer, the album is exactly how Peyrat envisioned it would be.
“This album is about me,” he explains.
Most artists have some sort of inspiration for their albums, and it was no different in Peyrat’s case. The only difference here is that Peyrat was his own inspiration for the new album. It was important that he stay true to himself this time around and keep focused on what he wanted — not what everyone else wanted him to be.
“I’m reviving something in the music scene,” says Peyrat, “bringing back the real rock edge that people are kind of missing these days.” Peyrat has a head start on capturing the hearts of people everywhere because his new song “Crazy” is featured in the upcoming film “Lebanon, PA” which hits theaters in April staring Josh Hopkins and Samantha Mathis. Songs from his new album will also be available on Facebook and MySpace during the first week of April, and iTunes will be available mid-April.
Peyrat will start promoting his album locally in hopes that it will grow organically and take the world by storm. His first show with the new sound will be on May 14, at the Grape Room in Manayunk.
With a new sound, new name, new image and new attitude, Peyrat is looking forward to getting his voice out for all to hear. With a plan of touring and playing shows, he is ready to bring his sound to the world. He is ready to reach legend status, which is not far from his reach.
Move over, John Mayer — Glenside’s Viv Peyrat is hot on your trail!
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Viv Peyrat is more than just an ordinary singer-songwriter from Glenside. With a voice that’s out of...Viv Peyrat is more than just an ordinary singer-songwriter from Glenside. With a voice that’s out of this world and looks as good as John Mayer, not only will Peyrat be the next star musician, he may be the next Hollywood heartbreaker as well.
His music explores all the realms of pop and rock, with touches of some reggae and blues, which is so powerful and can appeal to anyone. He is set to take the stage at the Tin Angel, Saturday, July 31, where he has performed sold-out shows before.
Born in France, Peyrat moved to the United States and experienced a culture shock at an early age. “I was young, so I gravitated to the culture here really easy,” says Peyrat. Luckily he adapted very quickly and Abington Township soon became the home that he has come to know and love.
His father is a talented drummer in France and his stepfather is a passionate guitarist, so all this musical talent inspired his love for music. He started playing guitar when he was 13 and just fell in love with it. After a few years Peyrat decided to head off to Los Angeles to try to start his music career the right way.
Peyrat just released an album in May 2010, “Cadence in the Chaos,” and claims to have worked with some of the best session heads in Philadelphia.
“It’s awesome to see how great producers work and how they work with ideas and how they enhance songs,” he says. His talent has also landed him a meet-and-greet with the band Train and John Mayer.
Peyrat competed with nearly 900 other artists in the “Save Me, San Francisco” Songwriting Challenge. Songs such as “Heartbreaker” and “So James Dean” landed him three Top 10 finishes, a first-place finish in Acoustic, and a grand prize mentoring session with Train.
Peyrat is also set to meet with John Mayer at his show at the Susquehanna Bank Center.
“I’m not really sure what is going to happen, but I’m trying to start a friendship and a contact,” exclaims Peyrat.
Mainstay at the Tin Angel, Peyrat loves the atmosphere and the intimacy of the room. He loves playing shows for his fans, and even showcases some unrecorded songs such as “All in the Line” and “Tonight We Live Like Kings,” which are two of his absolute favorites.
“I love the studio because you get to hear how songs are made, but live is where you can do whatever you want,” says Peyrat. “You can push the song and change the melody. If you are really feeling it, then you can just go crazy onstage. You just get to do whatever you want when you’re in the moment.”
With his next three shows scheduled in Philadelphia, two at the Tin Angel on July 31 and Aug. 28, and another at the Grape Room in Manayunk on Sept. 17, Peyrat is showing his love for Philly as he bursts through the music scene.
He recently signed a licensing agreement with MTV in April 2010 for five songs, including “So James Dean,” “Could Be You and Me,” “Heartbreaker,” “Crazy” and “Come Out and Play.” With a voice that can entertain many and melt the hearts of others, Peyrat is on a straight path to stardom. He plans to keep writing hit songs and wants to tour a lot more.
“I want to try to get my music and name out. I want everyone in the world to hear my songs!”
IF YOU GO
at the Tin Angel,
20 S. 2nd St.,
Philadelphia, PA 19106,
Saturday, July 31, 10:30 p.m.
Info: 215-928-0978 or
Review and Interview
See pages 44 and 45 of the magazine
Interview with Viv Peyrat
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Why or how did you choose your bandname? Well I'm using my name Viv Peyrat because its my solo pr...Why or how did you choose your bandname?
Well I'm using my name Viv Peyrat because its my solo project.
What inspired you to persue a music career?
My family has always been very musical and since I've been a little kid, I've never wanted to do anything other than play music.
Can you recall any particular moment or experience that may have moved you to persue a music career?
I remember listening to old records with my dad and going to concerts and wanting to be that guy on the stage that everyone was singing along with.
What or who are your biggest musical influences (past or present)?
There's a million of them. Tom Petty, Bob Marley, Toto, Eric Clapton, John Mayer, are some of my influences.
How do you describe your music to others?
I would describe my music as a mix of rock, pop, blues, and reggae.
Any memorable experiences while performing live or while touring "on the road"?
Anytime someone comes up to me after a show and tells me that they really enjoyed what they heard, that's always a memorable experience to me.
What kind of feedback have you received from your current release?
People seem to really like it, which is awesome. If everyone can connect to the songs, then that's the most important thing to me.
What is the inspiration behind your current release?
Relationships and life in general. I like to write about simple things like love and searching for yourself.
Why should potential fans be turned on to your music?
I think people can relate to what I write. Everyone has gone through the experiences I talk about in my songs, and I think there is a certain amout of hope and positivity in these songs for people to enjoy.
What sites can fans find you at online?
They can find me at www.myspace.com/vivpeyrat, also at www.vivpmusic.com. I'm also on facebook, twitter, i-tunes, and amazon.com.
What can fans expect from you in the near future?
A lot of touring, and a lot of exposure everywhere. Also, a lot of new songs because I'm always writing.
Anything else you may want to inform our readers?
I just want to say thank you to anyone who listens and enjoys my music, because those people are the ones that make this worth doing.
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VIV PEYRAT Self-Titled By NKKY EGWUENU Staff Writer Two words Viv Peyrat. That is the name...VIV PEYRAT Self-Titled
By NKKY EGWUENU
Two words Viv Peyrat.
That is the name of this guitarist and incredible musical talent.
His music touches you at every nerve and most of all touches the soul. Wow!
This is what it means when music takes you through memory lane, because I guarantee you will remember what you were doing many years from now when you first heard this incredibly talented artist.
After a hard day at work, this music is a must. It soothes the soul and pampers the heart, telling you that there is beauty and hope out there. That everything is going to be alright.
It reminds you that with everything in life you have to put up with, there are still glimmers of light in all the darkness. It awakens that extinguished desire to hope because of constant disappointments, and reminds the listener that life is its own reward.
To dream big dreams, and determine to achieve those dreams no matter what. To live the life you were born to live and not any other.
The combination of the acoustics and his brand and blend of songs makes him truly unique and a keeper.
To find out more about Viv Peyrat checkout his website and MySpace.
I recommend the song “Speed of Light” as a taster of his music.
An artist of true form
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With a music scene that has a generous amount of releases in so many different genres; it’s difficul...With a music scene that has a generous amount of releases in so many different genres; it’s difficult to find an artist that has such aspiration, such motivation and a such a unique sound with the staying power to take the music world by storm. One such artist has finally emerged to do just that. Emerging on the scene with his debut EP, Philadelphia based solo artist Viv Peyrat is determined to reach music fans across the globe with his fusion of harmonious and breezy vocals backed by acoustics, electrics, and chops that bring to life his style of pop, rock, funk, blues, & R&B with a creative spin.
From the first listen of “Aces High” the title track off his recent EP, it takes the listener for a ride that is rarely felt through the music of so many artists today, the energetic pump felt instantly from the very beginning to the melodic feel good track it becomes so soon after. A sound of confidence and music superiority flow through this track from start to finish, an impressive track from an even more impressive artist, having the music bug caught at an early age, Viv began playing in various bands and advanced to Guitar Center’s Guitarmageddon regional finals when he was only 16. But the road traveled did not stop here, Viv has played with various bands at popular events including South by Southwest, the Emergenza festival, and the Fourth of July Festival at FDR Skate park. An artist like Viv Peyrat comes around once in a blue-moon, the type of artist that sets their sights high, and shoots for the stars and sure enough is right on the track to reach them.
Viv can next be seen at his CD Release Party on June 12th at the Tin Angel, 20 S 2nd Street, Philadelphia, www.tinangel.com. All-ages show, starts at 7:00pm.
To find out more about Viv Peyrat, visit his official MySpace @ www.myspace.com/vivpeyrat
There are no upcoming dates at this time.