De’ Vide consists of two musicians, Lexi Lex & Barny Holmes. Lex DJs and MCs around the UK and Europe, and has just finished a summer tour on the Zante club scene. He has written and performed his own hip-hop and R&B music for many years as a solo artist. Barny is studying fine art at University in Norwich, has been in various bands and projects and is currently in a number of bands with genres ranging from, Funk & Acoustic to Heavy Rock. The two met in 2010, and after hearing each others talent, they decided to fuse their individual sounds into one unique style, a fusion of Hip-Hop-Indie-Soul.
From then De’ Vide was born.
I would describe their sound as a ‘crisp fusion of Hip-hop, R&B, Indie and Soul with an acoustic Funk edge .
Their live show is one to see, Barney’s guitar talent and vocals are outstanding, and the crowd pleasing talents,and clever lyrics of Lexi Lex are second to none.
De’Vide have gained an amazing amount of support in quite a short time,and are already doing things big.
In February 2011 they came an amazing second place in the Choice FM competition to support Ne-yo & Trey songz at the o2 arena. with only a tiny percentage of votes behind the winner. In October 2011 they were interviewed and featured on BBC Radio 1Xtra, their track “To & Fro” was selected as the Homegrown Download of the week and placed on the 1Xtra Itunes podcast.
Right now they’re working on an EP with music producer Jammy, whose work is fast attracting the attention of big artists and labels from all over the globe.
Fresh from their BBC Radio 1Xtra debut this month,
De’Videwill be performing in the Upstairs Lounge at Tao Norwich for Decorus Wednesdays!
De’Vide will also be performing live at CONCRETE, Shoreditch LONDON E1 November 18th 2011 at 8pm.