ELECTRO VELVET TO REPRESENT UK AT EUROVISION

Bianca Nicholas and Alex Larke aka Electro Velvet are... still in love...

Bianca Nicholas and Alex Larke aka Electro Velvet are… still in love… with definite 20’s jazz feel…

And officially, it’s our UK 2015 entry…
Electro Velvet comprised of Alex Larke is 35 year’s old from Welwyn Garden City, and Bianca Nicholas at 26, of Beckenham in Kent, will sing up-tempo track ‘Still in love with you‘. Newly formed pop duo, fly the UK flag, at May’s Eurovision Song Contest. It’s song-writing is by David Mindel and Adrian Bax White who were chosen in the BBC’s submission format after receiving 100’s of entries.

Their electro swing style, its 1920’s jazzy retro, mixing that with electronic music producing our up-beat track, fairly catchy with useful hook that seems to linger a little after you’ve heard it once… or twice… it’s certainly fun quirky entry, with a very exacting type of British wit and character, definitely, something of a nice effort to this year’s Eurovision which is full of very deserving ballads…

The official video looks slick, really well produced with a jazz-hall atmosphere, and their supporting cast of strong extras, injecting, the joyful spirit of definite 20’s jazz feel, all smiley and happy. The party’s in full-swing, jiving, Charleston steps…  so there’s much in the way, of lively foot-work and a little fluorescent colour affect in the preview tape of our song. There you will see something almost of a BBC period set-piece staging, with our couples’ bitter-sweet love thing, certainly something which feels like it was constructed in the most light-heartedly way.

60th Eurovision Song Contest... milestone moment...

60th Eurovision Song Contest… milestone moment…

The UK’s record lately isn’t anything to rave about and all of their results are lowly, Top 20th or lesser even in fact. It’s hard guessing, or predicting result but I am ruling out winning at this gut reaction to the song. Having said that, my opinion is we have a refreshing piece of fun, pop light-relief with quintessentially, ”their” British wit and humour to Eurovision’s final line up this year.

So let’s say best of luck to Alex and Bianca who’ll be contesting the grand final on Saturday 23rd May at the Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna.


Article written by Tony Neophytou