Latest news about what LCV has been up to!
Earlier this year we were excited to work with one of our favourite beatboxers, SK Shlomo, for a small feature on his next album! Shlomo needed a choir at the last minute and we were more than happy to step in!
LCV will be joined onstage by special guests including critically acclaimed Syrian Qanun player Maya Youssef, experimental folk artist Jesca Hoop, classical Indian singer Deepa Nair Rasiya (known for her work with George Harrison and Ravi Shankar) and L.A.-based composer KÁRYYN, an Armenian electronic artist who is mentored by Marina Abramović and whose work has been publicly endorsed by Björk in The Guardian.
We're over the moon to announce that we're bringing our Yes Yes Yes Party to Bestival's MAIN STAGE and BIG TOP this summer!!! Join us for outrageous choireeoke singalongs at the gorgeous Lulworth Castle site in Dorset 2nd-5th August! LCV will also be appearing with the amazing Cirque Bijou for the biggest finale Bestival has ever seen - an incredible high wire circus performance!
The choir will appear on at least two tracks on Roo’s hotly-anticipated third album "Quiet Man", coming 15th June, as well as appearing at his O2 Shepherds Bush Empire show on 21st June.
LCV have been recording with mighty rock band Deaf Havana at Urchin Studios this April for the band's next album. We first worked with the band last year for Sofar Sounds and Amnesty International's "Give A Home" festival - the biggest ever international concert series, drawing attention to the refugee crisis.
Check out this live session we did with RINNGS of their stunning song 'Times Like This'!
LCV featured on a live session for The Mahogany Blog with Amber Run. Now at more than 3 million views the video achieved over 20,000 hits in the first three days after posting.
Last year LCV joined pioneering South African artist Nakhane for a special recording session in Dalston, working alongside Ben Christophers (Bat For Lashes).
LCV recently performed with legend and six-time Classical Brit Award winner Andrea Bocelli – an artist who has sold over 80 million records worldwide, making him the biggest selling singer in the history of classical music!
In the past year we've performed at some incredible historic venues including Blenheim Palace, the Natural History Museum, Canterbury Cathedral and The Guildhall! We've even performed to our first ever blue whale skeleton! We love taking part in corporate events and galas - if you'd like to book LCV for an event do get in touch using email@example.com
This February LCV was invited to perform at great little festival in Folkestone called Profound Sound. The festival celebrates improvised and electronic music, and there were performances all over the arty little town.
A group of LCV singers were back in the Capital FM studio in January recording a Sunrise Selfie feature!
Tom Chaplin, the front man of Brit- and Ivor Novello award winning band Keane has been on tour and we were delighted to join him for some big shows recently. Performing songs from Tom’s current album Twelve Tales Of Christmas LCV has appeared on TV shows including BBC One’s The Graham Norton Show and The One Show, BBC Two’s Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two and Sky One’s It’s Christmas Live from the Royal Albert Hall, where we also sang with pop artist Alexandra Burke.
We were honoured to be invited to sing with 22-time-Grammy-winners U2 for a BBC One TV Special. LCV joined Bono, The Edge, Adam, Larry and a 32 piece orchestra conducted by John Metcalfe at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios, under renowned producer and musical director Bob Ezrin (of Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Kiss, Lou Reed!). We sang six songs with the band – you can watch the whole show on BBC iPlayer here or check out the videos below.
This festive season we’ve been working with many brilliant brands, putting on exciting in-store events around the country. We’ve had residencies with Selfridges in London and Manchester, plus with Diesel in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds. We’ve also had a great time performing in Topshop/Topman’s flagship store at Oxford Circus, and in-store appearances for Hunter Boots, Michael Kors and Uniqlo. We’ve sung at numerous high-end private/VIP events over the festive season including Hampton Court Palace, Aylesbury House in Gloucestershire, Café De Paris, Edition Hotels and even at Facebook’s brand new central London offices!
We were thrilled to work with The Maccabees’ lead singer Orlando Weeks on his latest project – a live performance of The Gritterman at the Union Chapel. LCV singers joined Orlando for a special one-off show which sold out in a matter of hours and received complementary reviews in The Telegraph and also Drowned In Sound.
On Christmas eve morning, LCV joined BBC 6 DJ Mary Ann Hobbs for a special feature. We performed five of our own arrangements, covering original songs by Bat For Lashes, Alt-J, Laura Mvula and Radiohead, plus a Christmas favourite by Jackson 5!
LCV backing vocalists Jeremy Franklin, Kate Westall and Dionne Douglas joined BBC Sound Of 2018 artist Lewis Capaldi at Maida Vale Studios for a BBC Radio 1 feature – thanks for the invite Huw Stephens! Watch the video below.
Some of the LCV lads joined megastar comedian Russell Howard for a short piece about a serious issue - prejudice towards gay footballers. Uniquely tackling this important issue through comedy and choir singing, the clip has been very popular online, already gathering over half a million views – watch it below!
Our second show at Omeara was a sell-out success! A blindfolded audience enjoyed immersive surround-sound sets from LCV plus guest artists Manu Delago, Hunrosa, Hrim, Autumnmusic and BeatFox.
LCV joined a specially selected cast of Indian and British performers for an epic evening at Royal Festival Hall celebrating India’s independence. We even got a mention in the Hindustan Times, one of India’s largest newspapers! After the first half spectacular there were also be amazing performances from Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead) with Junun, Rajasthan Express and others! What a show!
LCV backing vocalists Charlotte Churchman, Georgia King and Ezzy Anya joined artist Nina Nesbitt for a special filmed session for Ellesse! Watch the video below.