At this time last year, it seemed as though nothing could stop Vive Music. The local promotion company was gaining momentum, and fast. They had secured their own venue at Caffe Sola and had a successful third annual music festival, booking acts like Chad VanGaalen, Tim Hecker and Braids. It was looking as though Vive
Four years ago it was just two guys with an idea and a passion for music. Today Vive has influenced dozens of local bands and changed Saskatoon's music scene. And while they're closing the doors on Jale for now, there are bigger and better things to come down the road.
How do you contribute to Saskatoon's music scene if you can't play an instrument? For Phil Greer and Rich Taylor, the answer was to devote countless hours to organizing shows for local and touring bands for no money.
In conjunction with local musicians, artists and film makers Vive have helped bring to light and cultivate the incredible artistic undercurrents of this city.