Houston-born and Austin raised, Victor Thompson, A.K.A Vace, 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, he finally decided to save the best tracks for himself. Working in the unbooked overnight hours and gaps between sessions at the studio, Vace found his unique sound and ran with it.
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. The EP featured an ear-catching blend of Hip Hop, RnB, Funk and Soul, curating an energetic sound that can appeal to any music lover.
Following the successful release of Sheme Olajuwan EP and subsequent single “Summerset” featuring Sam Houston, Vace formed a full high-powered band to help perform his studio cuts and take the sound above and beyond. His energetic charisma on stage and heavy-hitting performances landed him on bills with Austin staples like Harry Edohoukwa, Sam Houston, Magna Carda, Mike Melinoe, The Teeta, Mama Duke, The Bishops and Angelica Rahe in early 2020.
With the drought of live performance caused by Covid -19, Vace took the opportunity to double down on writing and recording brand new music. Vace’s first 2020 release, “Lupita”, pulls in influences from the eclectic sounds of the city featuring horn parts by Austin’s premiere trumpeter and band leader Ephriam Owens, and latest single “Flames Brown” continues to propel the Austin artist’s sound to new and exciting places.
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Mohawk Indoors w/ Magna Carda, Mike Melinoe, Blaze X Black - Austin, TX
C3 Free Week at Stubbs - Austin, TX
Antone's NYE (Special Guest) - Austin, TX
SoFar Sounds - Austin, TX
Sam Houston & Black Odyssy 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