Great talented alternative indie rock duo, and very refreshing they are to, with there stories on life and cool calming vocals of the female singer you find yourself drifting in and fine tuning every note. Vocally Fantastic, Lyrically very good and the music is hypnotically very pleasant.


Vivant is a Melbourne based duo formed in 2014 by 21 year old Lauren Santalucia and 22 year old Shan Blizzard. The two met at the Royal Children’s Hospital when they were both teenagers dealing with childhood illnesses. Realizing their love for music, they became friends and passed the time together playing music. Shan who is legally blind plays guitar and drums while Lauren sings and plays bass and guitar. Several years later, Lauren and Shan decided to form a duo busking on the streets of Melbourne with an acoustic guitar, a tambourine and Lauren singing. Soon after, Vivant was formed and they began working on their 4-track debut EP that would become ‘Stories You Don’t Tell Your Children’. With a broad range of influences varying from 60’s psych-rock acts such as Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd to alternate/indie rock acts like Placebo and Death Cab for Cutie – Vivant’s sound took a shape of its own, combining dark, heavy guitar driven arrangements with rich, introspective lyrics and melodies. On the 11th of November 2014 Vivant released their debut EP ‘Stories You Don’t Tell Your Children’ featuring their single ‘We Are Alive’ on iTunes and other digital download websites. They are currently planning music videos for the EP as well as shows to be announced early 2015.

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