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juice win Independent Music Award

Posted on 16 May 2012

The vocal trio 'Juice' - music department ensemble in residence - has won an Independent Music Award for their CD 'Songspin'. They won the judges' award for Best Contemporary Classical Album, judged by the likes of Keith Richards, Tom Waits and Tori Amos, plus a wealth of music industry professionals across many genres.

Songspin is juice’s debut album on the pioneering alternative classical label, Nonclassical, run by renowned composer/DJ/producer and former York postgraduate Gabriel Prokofiev.

juice are at the forefront of the UK’s experimental/classical scene, performing new vocal music which draws on classical, world music, jazz, folk, pop, improvisation and theatre. They have featured on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM. They have performed at London’s Wigmore Hall, the South Bank, King’s Place and Voices Now at the Roundhouse. In 2011, they made their US debut with concerts in New York and at the famed SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas. In 2007, they were the first UK prize-winners in the history of the internationally-renowned Tampere Vocal Festival.

They have worked with the likes of Gavin Bryars, Camille producer MaJiKer, art-pop star and composer Micachu, English folk artist Jim Moray, world-champion beatboxers Shlomo and Beardyman, the Bird’s Eye View Film Festival, and choreographer Maurice Causey from the Nederlands Dans Theatre.

juice are currently working on their second album with Nonclassical and plotting exciting projects for their 10th anniversary year in 2013. For more information on the group and upcoming gigs, visit juicevocalensemble.net.