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Location: San Francisco, California
Members: Pie - Guitar, Violin
Matt Ostrander - Vocals, Guitar
Justus Dobrin - Keys
Erik Semo - Bass
Andrew Griffin-Drums
About: "ViV, a band that's beginning to make some noise." Heralded by the San Jose Mercury News as the local musicians most likely to make their mark, ViV is an alternative rock band from San Francisco that relies on well-crafted songs performed with respect and integrity for the music. Their albums have been successful calling cards and their live shows continue to build their fan base at every show. To see ViV play live is a real "show" where they incorporate projected images, samples and backdrops that enable the band to convey a unique feeling for each song in each show they play. This captivating Bay Area quintet has created a persuasive blend of music that is richly American heartland rock steeped in British pop. In one of their most recent reviews it was succinctly put that Viv is a "roots-indie hybrid" and the band agrees. Since their formation in 2001, ViV has rapidly grown a cult following nationwide, playing over 300 live shows in just three years and drawing on the emotions of audiences of all ages.
Equipment: None listed
Recordings: With the release of their sophomore album Flawed, ViV has made a strong, confident musical statement. The album has tracks produced by David Cole (Melissa Ethridge, Cake), Adam Rossi (LUCE), Thom Canova and by the band themselves. There are also guest appearances from friends Dave Immergluck (Counting Crows) and Bruce Kaphan (American Music Club).
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Influences: Wilco, Cracker, U2, Counting Crows, Radiohead, Neil Young, Cold Play

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