Vincent & Vedant have released two albums since their coming together in 2010.
Following the successful reception of Vincent & Vedant’s debut EP in 2011, the Santa Barbara, California Gypsy Duo spent the year performing over 150 events, public & private, as well as festivals and clubs. Highlights included opening for International Touring act Willie & Lobo, opening The Mammoth Margarita Festival, as well as many local events.
When Vincent & Vedant decided it was time to start recording their second album in 2012,they composed the songs they’d written over the year, perfecting the compositions during performance. These songs culminated in “We Sing ~ We Dance,” an original collection of explorations blending Flamenco Rumba, Classical Violin, Jazz, Middle Eastern..even hints of Pop oriented structures and melodies.
Musically, Vincent & Vendant both polished their approach performing weekly at Santa Barbara’s finest Bistros.
Proudly stating ”a two man group that sounds like four”, the energetic duo’s full sound is executed with Vincent Zorn’s percussive guitar style, and Vedant Koppera’s lyrical, and rhythmic violin.
With the release of “We Sing ~ We Dance” reception was unanimous – 5 star reviews – www.vincentandvedant.com/press.
Recorded live with no overdubs or tracking, “We Sing ~ We Dance” perfectly captures the essence of the duo’s full live sound.
“..The ten songs on the new album represent a brilliant cross-section of musical talents on guitar and violin. The evocative melodies, earthy violin, and gypsy-style compositions are some of the best songs in this genre.” – Matthew Forss
“..Vincent & Vedant are both extremely talented instrumentalist, a fact that will only escape you on We Sing – We Dance if you fail to listen to it. ” – Wildy Haskell
ABOUT VINCENT ZORN
A native Californian, Vincent Zorn has been a staple working musician in the Santa Barbara area for the past fifteen years. Appearing at more than 200+ events per year, he has performed at The Bacara Resort & Spa, The Four Seasons Biltmore, The San Ysidro Ranch, The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara. He appears weekly at the region’s most popular bistros and also performs at numerous private and corporate events.
Vincent’s profound guitar work unites the fire of Flamenco, the sophistication of Jazz, and the relaxed sensuality of Bossa Nova together into a rich musical experience. His sound has been likened to Nouveau Flamenco artists such as Ottmar Liebert, rumba super-group The Gipsy Kings, and legendary flamenco guitarist Manitas De Plata.
Self-taught from the age of eleven, Vincent later studied in Spain, Turkey, and most recently in Mexico with International Recording Artists The Blonde Gypsies : Latcho & Andrea | www.latchoandrea.com.
Drawing influence from the gypsies of Southern France, he developed his unique percussive technique that utilizes a diverse array of strumming styles, rhythms, and taps.
As a founder and composer of flamenco-dance band Last Caravan, he has toured extensively and now resides, and now performs regularly with Vedant Kopperra | www.vincentandvedant.com.
Vincent uses Jose Luis Diaz Reyes Flamenco Guitars & Daniel Mari Strings exclusively.
Vincent uses Jose Luis Diaz Reyes Flamenco Guitars
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These flamenco & classical guitar strings stand out for their brilliant tone and long life.
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ABOUT VEDANT KOPPERA
Vedant Koppera is a classically trained violinist under the study of Nan Zhou. He has been playing the violin since he was four years old. Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago he regularly performed at school recitals and competed in local music competitions. He first participated in orchestras through the West Suburban Youth Orchestra, later moving on to join the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. Vedant moved onto chamber music in his college years at The George Washington University, performing in concerts and also special events. Following this, he formed an original indie-rock band, Tieweb, with Eric Bayles and Justin Fazzari. It was through this experience he developed a passion for improvisation. He has travelled the world, and is currently studying at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Vincent Zorn & Vedant Koppera are a Santa Barbara, California based Gypsy Guitar and Violin duo. Blending percussive Rumba Flamenco guitar with haunting, driving violin, these two guys have been wowing audiences with their original gypsy sound.
Available to perform for corporate & private events, wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, receptions, anniversaries, fund raisers, wine tastings, or any special occasion in Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez, Montecito, San Luis Obispo, Ventura, & Los Angeles counties.
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