What’s a ‘Scribble Victory’?
Scribble Victory are a dynamic acoustic-pop duo from Derby, U.K. Formed in November 2013, they were featured in the top 120 ‘long-list’ for Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent competition 2015 and were listed as one of the top 50 acts to look out for in 2015 by Louder Than War magazine. The duo consists of Jamie Thompson (acoustic guitar and vocals) and Tomas Ward (drums and vocals).
Initially, this started out as a University project for Jamie, in which he was tasked with writing and recording a solo album. With the encouragement of his friends, he decided to rally up a group of people to play the songs live. Eventually, in October of 2013 (after a break to focus on other musical endeavours), Jamie came back to Scribble Victory and asked Tom to work on a stripped-back acoustic set consisting of new songs and a new attitude to the music they wrote.
“Incredible duo, tight harmonies and impressive musicianship. You’d almost think you were listening to a four piece band but then you open your eyes and realise that it’s two incredibly talented men creating that beautiful music.” - Emperor Penguin Productions
“When you first see that they only have a small setup of instruments, you don’t really expect too much, but the sound they produce is amazing.” - musingsfromthepit.co.uk
“They take folk music to places it’s never been before by introducing elements more familiar to lovers of American emo into an acoustic setting and it works magnificently.” - The Devil Has The Best Tuna
“Stripped back acoustic duo with some really beautiful harmonies happening across their tracks.” - Louder Than War
The duo are best known for their live performances, particularly at festivals where they break down the 4th wall between themselves, as performers, and the audience. Regularly appearing at Y Not festival they have gained great reviews from both Buttonpusher and Louder Than War. They have also supported the likes of: Brian Nash (Frankie Goes To Hollywood), Jonah Matranga (Far), Johnny Foreigner, Laura Stevenson and Dave McPherson (InMe).
They played over 100 times in 2015 winning over audiences across England and Wales with their harmonies, their unique, minimal set up and yet surprisingly full and dynamic sound.
Sat April 15th Woolpack Live (Veritas Festival) Doncaster
Fri April 21st The Bookcafe Derby
Sat April 22nd Lincoln Imp Scunthorpe
Sun April 23rd Head of Steam, Quayside Newcastle
Tue April 25th West St Live Sheffield
Sat April 29th Single Shot Leeds
Sat April 29th The Venue (Coramjam) Derby
Tue May 02nd The Finsbury London
Fri May 05th Nice N Sleazy (with Seconds Apart) Glasgow
Sat May 06th Lounge 41 (with Seconds Apart) Workington
Mon May 08th The Shed Leicester
Fri May 12th The Chill Bar Ilfracombe
Sat May 13th Cafe Portico Lincoln
Fri May 19th The Avenue Chesterfield
Sun May 28th The Roebuck Hotel (with Brian Nash) Leek
Mon May 29th Darwen Library Theatre Blackburn
Our latest EP released on 01/10/16
This is Scribble Victory’s debut music video for the song ‘Baby Steps’. It’s basically a video of Jamie Thompson and Tomas Ward playing in a variety of different locations.
Thanks to Sam Jordan for doing such a good job on this video.
Check out Sam’s website: http://www.samjordanfilms.co.uk/
Special thanks goes to Ray Garlick for allowing us to use his warehouse for some of the scenes.
A music video for our single ‘Stalemate’. Filmed by Ben Farmer in Matlock Bath, Derbyshire.
Released on 24/5/15 this is a music video for the song ‘I’ve Made Do Without’. Filmed around Chester Green in Derby by Ben Farmer.
A live video of ‘Stalemate’ filmed by our very good friend and fan, Daniel Harrowven, at Alsager Music Festival 2016.