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Vista is a piano-led indie band consisting of Jake Vista (piano and vocals), Joe Turner (drums) and Andrew Huber (bass). Currently situated in the vast, sun-kissed landscape of LA, the band’s sound perfectly reflects the area in which it resides: bold, bright and beautiful. Vista simultaneously take risks, often baffling those who wish to categorize their sound, and stick to traditional songwriting methods with solid-as-a-rock structures and infectious melodic lines creating a captivating blend of familiarity and invigorating freshness.
Frontman, Jake Vista, was previously based in New York City and in the 6 years he spent there he established himself as both an artist and an unmissable performer. His 2008 solo EP ‘The Come On! Collection’ and his 2009 full band follow-up ‘Pulses are Pluses’ echoed the eclectic style of Sufjan Stevens and the driving force of Snow Patrol as much as it did the piano work of Ben Folds or the pop sensibilities of Jason Mraz. Both EP’s garnered attention and acclaim from the local music scene and earned Jake credibility as a creative musician and a wealth of loyal fans.
In addition to these stunning EP’s Jake provided these songs with life in his spectacular live shows, full to the brim with energy, excitement and charisma. Touring the East Coast and the Midwest twice over, Jake played just about every type of venue you could think of from colleges to cafes and intimate live music venues to huge festival arenas, bringing his distinct sound with him and taking the breath of those who attended. Jake has also played notable gig venues including The Bottom Lounge in Chicago and Webster Hall in NYC, proving that he can hold his own amongst any live act.
Vista is a band certainly not to be missed with so much experience and history behind them as well as an astonishingly exciting career ahead. They are a band you can’t quite pin down, their songs with vast emotional range as well as endless possibilities to where they can take their sound making them impossible to define or ‘box’ but fascinating to watch. With an ever-growing fanbase you may just want to jump on the bandwagon for these guys, their future looks as bright as their Los Angeles abode.