Houston-born and Austin raised, Victor Thompson started out purely as a Hip-Hop and R&B producer working out of 512 Studios, but after years of giving away his beats to other artists to record on, he finally decided to save the best tracks for himself. Working in the unbooked overnight hours and gaps between sessions at the studio and bringing in friends and collaborators to help him flesh out the tracks, Thompson wrote and recorded the songs that would become his first singles as Vace.
In August of 2018 Vace partnered with Myne Music Group to release his debut single, "Past Exchanges," and followed it with five more single releases before the end of the year. Vace dropped the Scheme Olajuwan EP with Myne in February 2019.
With his first round of songs out in the world, Vace turned his focus to creating a live show that would bring life to his studio cuts. He experimented with various live formats and turned heads with charismatic solo performances to track during SXSW, but as a drummer and multi-instrumentalists with a background in music theory, Thomson knew Vace needed band.
By the end of the Summer of 2019 Vace was ready to drop his next single, "Summerset," featuring friend and collaborator Sam Houston and would go on to showcase his new, high energy full band show on bills with Sam, Starchild Jr (Of Parlaiment Funkadelic), The Bishops and Blaze X Black.
Vace splits time at the studio producing and recording for other artists as well as himself, and always has a new track on his hard drive waiting for the perfect moment to drop.
Mohawk Indoors w/ Magna Carda, Mike Melinoe, Blaze X Black - Austin, TX
Free Week at Stubbs - Austin, TX
Antone's NYE (Special Guest) - Austin, TX
SoFar Sounds - Austin, TX
Sam Houston Tour Kickoff - The Belmont - Austin, TX
House of Blues - Houston, TX
SXSW Lot Party - Austin, TX
Live at 512 Studios - Austin, TX
Myne's Summerset - The Electric Church - Austin, TX
Scratchouse Tuesdays - Austin, TX