Saigon Soul Revival

Vietnam
Soul Pop
Saigon Soul Revival

Ho Chi Minh City based band, Saigon Soul Revival has been bringing alternative pre 1975 music from Saigon back to the stage since 2016 with their stunning live performances. Honouring the original composers, singers and the golden era from which this music (Nhạc Vàng) came the band applies new arrangements and interpretations of old Vietnamese songs.

With tight grooves, psychedelic textures and a powerful unique sound, SSR has enchanted their audiences at countless shows across Vietnam. The band has started performing in Europe in 2023, including major events like X Jazz (Berlin) - and WOMAD UK in 2024. Exotic vocals mixed with a hypnotic surf sound are incredibly attractive for every audience.

​With support from *British Council’s FAMLAB Fund initiative SSR started to create own compositions in the same vein for their debut album Họa Âm Xưa that was produced by Jan Hagenkötter and released in 2019 on the Saigon Supersound Imprint. The album was recorded in Vietnam with additional guests like the famous (pre 1975) Vietnamese singer Mai Lệ Huyền and the current popular Saigonese rapper “Blacka” in order to combine the old sound with the new sound of Saigon. Some compositions include traditional Vietnamese instruments like the Đàn Nguyệt played by Indy Laville or the đàn tranh & đàn bầu which is played by famous traditionally-trained musician Thị Hải Phượng on the album and also often at the live shows as special guest. This fusion distinguishes it from the original recordings of the 60s and 70s and has resulted in a unique and contemporary sound. Their debut album “Hoa Am Xua” gained international success. Among many other media features It was nominated for the SONGLINES MUSIC AWARDS 2021 in the UK ! and received massive radio airplay and rotations on Radio FIP in France.

Saigon Soul Revivals second album, Mối Lương Duyên, was released on 10 May 2024.

Booking in cooperation with Best-Works

Tourdates

22.07.2024 DE-Stuttgart Sommerfestival der Kulturen
Tickets
24.07.2024 PT-Sines FMM Sines
Tickets
26.07.2024 DE-Berlin Dong Xuan Center
27.07.2024 GB-Whiltshire WOMAD UK
Tickets
Videos
  • Saigon Soul Revival - Ai Thật Lòng Yêu Ai (Who Truely Loves Who?)
    Saigon Soul Revival - Ai Thật Lòng Yêu Ai (Who Truely Loves Who?)
  • Saigon Soul Revival "Đi Xa Đời Nhau"
    Saigon Soul Revival "Đi Xa Đời Nhau"
  • Saigon Soul Revival al "NhânGianTình" (Live at Arcan Sgn)
    Saigon Soul Revival al "NhânGianTình" (Live at Arcan Sgn)
Discography
họa âm xưa
họa âm xưa
2019
Line up

Nguyễn Anh Minh - vocals
Indy Jeremy Vinh Laville - guitar & Đàn Nguyệt
Nguyễn Hương Bảo Hiếu - drums
Gabriel Kaouros - bass & percussions
Trần Nam Kỳ - keys
Hai Phuong - traditional instruments (i.e. đàn tranh & đàn bầu)

Travel Party: 6 musicians + 1 tour manager

Availability

Territories:

worldwide

2024 fall, July, August
2025 April, May
Contact
Frank Abraham
Frank Abraham
Managing Director, Head of A&R Global Pop Music, Booking Agent
fa@f-cat.de / +49 30 26 103 29 20
Luis Schlag
Luis Schlag
Production & PR

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