Juice comprises Anna Snow (soprano), Sarah Dacey (soprano) and Kerry Andrew (alto).
They 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 been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM and have performed at many venues including London’s Wigmore Hall, the Southbank Centre, King’s Place and the Roundhouse. In 2011, they made their US debut with concerts in New York and at the famed SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas.
Their debut album ‘Songspin’ (Nonclassical, 2011) won an international Independent Music Award for Best Contemporary Classical Album in 2012. They regularly commission new works including ‘Laid Bare – 10 Love Songs’ which featured compositions by Gavin Bryars, Anna Meredith, Errollyn Wallen, folk singer Jim Moray and artpop star Micachu (Mica Levi), creating a diverse songbook including everything from fiendishly difficult contemporary writing to ethereal folk song settings.
Juice are passionate educators, regularly running workshops in ensemble singing, contemporary vocal repertoire and composition for the likes of Aldeburgh Young Musicians, Wigmore Hall, Live Music Now, and the Sound and Music Summer School.
Juice have perhaps best been described as “post a cappella”. With influences including The Boswell Sisters, Bjork and Meredith Monk, their purely vocal music takes all manner of unpredictable directions, and they have a flexibility that spans hip-hop to Irish folk song, via both deeply classical and experimental directions.
Juice also make sounds that might not be considered conventionally musical, such as laughing, crying, gasping, speaking, whispering, shouting, percussive vocal sounds, broken up bits of words and imitating other sounds or instruments.
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