Bravo Victor take a break

ALL SMILES: Bravo Victor plan to record a second EP later this year.

ALL SMILES: Bravo Victor plan to record a second EP later this year.

NEWCASTLE jazz-pop duo Bravo Victor have been in high demand over the past year. 

Their self-titled debut EP and it’s subsequent singles The Duel and For All His Flaws have secured appearances at various festivals like Darby Street Live, Newcastle Fringe and Maitland Taste. 

The constant gigging has only crystallised Sophie Aked (vocals, snare) and Jono Burgess’ (bass) plans to push ahead with a second record.

“There’s been a settling and a confidence in playing with each other now,” Aked said.

Bravo Victor will be on the backburner over the winter when Aked travels to London for three months as part of her $10,000 Young Regional Artist Scholarship she was awarded  last year.

Aked primarily earned the scholarship for her lyrical and poetry writing. While in London she will mentor students at a poetry school as well attend music industry events to hopefully extend Bravo Victor’s connections.

Aked performs her final show before flying out at the Grand Hotel on April 24.