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Sing: Ultimate A Cappella winners Vadé announce first UK tour for 2018


Story by Jack Foley

FOLLOWING their win on the Sky One entertainment show Sing: Ultimate A Cappella, five-piece vocal group Vadé have now signed a major deal with Decca Records and unveiled their single, Cry Your Heart Out – written by One Direction’s Niall Horan.

They have also announced their first UK headline tour in May 2018.

Hosted by Cat Deeley, Sing: Ultimate A Cappella saw 30 of the best groups face-off in the UK’s first vocals-only entertainment competition on TV. Through winning the show, Vadé have successfully recorded their debut album – also called Cry Your Heart Out – which was released on December 8, 2017.

The signature Vadé sound draws inspiration from traditional gospel church music, with added Motown and soul. Their new album features renditions ranging from Motownphilly by Boyz II Men and Kiss From A Rose by Seal, to Don’t You Worry Child by Swedish House Mafia and Rag n Bone Man’s Human.

Speaking of their signing to Decca, Vadé said: “We are so overwhelmed by the support we have received from doing the show, and completely blown away by the offer of a recording deal from Decca. It was our dream to record an album at Abbey Road Studios and to release an original track written by Niall Horan is more than we could have ever hoped for!”

Made up of Jermaine Sanderson, Philip Yeboah, Roy Crisp, Joseph ‘Kojo’ Anti and Joshua Hammersley Jr. aka JJ, Vadé is an acapella jazz quintet who pride themselves in singing gospel music along with popular inspirational music and love songs.

The group met at their local church, and were bought together by Phillip in 2013 with a vision to create a fresh new sound to a cappella music not only in the UK, but the rest of the world.

Each member of Vadé have full-time day jobs outside of the group – Jermaine and Roy both work as carers, Phillip is an IT consultant, JJ works as a pharmacist and newest member Joseph has a background in architecture.

The UK tour dates are as follows (all May 2018)…

1 – Cambridge Junction 2
2 – Manchester Stoller Hall
8 – Birmingham Glee Club
9 – Bracknell Wilde Theatre
10 – London Islington Assembly Hall