With a variety of influences from post-rock to pop to progressive rock, Victoria Street will bring you on a journey of life, love, and heartbreak. Using their instruments as a brush, they paint a soundscape of emotion with a special sense of catchiness that will relate with many. Victoria Street (VS) was formed in 2011 by a quintet of teenagers looking for some after-school fun. The name came from a broken street sign on the side of the road – a result of a thunderstorm the previous day. VS started out by playing various Singapore Polytechnic events such as SP Open houses, SP POLY50, various acoustic sessions, and even clinching champion at SP’s Battle Of The Bands 2012. This fervent dedication to spread their musical ideas gave them more opportunities to perform beyond campus borders, getting shows at youth events at the Esplanade At the Waterfront, and opening for local bands such as Another Sunday Afternoon and I Hate This Place. VS also supports OOOM, and TEDxYouth with engaging acoustic sets. Singapore Polytechnic Emerging Artiste and Repertoire (SPEAR) gave them the chance to have their music in tangible form, releasing their debut single, If Only I Could in 2013. With SPEAR, Victoria Street was able to perform alongside acts such as Celestia, Formalisms, V’Bel, and guest performers, The Sam Willows at The Coliseum at Hard Rock Hotel Sentosa on 7th June that same year. Victoria Street released their debut EP, Right Where We Started, shortly after. In 2015, they were accepted into the highly sought after the NOISE The Music Mentorship programme, and with their mentors Brandon Khoo and Leonard Soosay, Victoria Street became a force to be reckoned with on stage, soaring melodies and colossal riffs lined the energetic performance that culminated in a showcase at the Esplanade Outdoor theatre on 2nd October. Most recently, they have been hard at work with the 2016 Baybeats Budding Bands Mentorship under the expert guidance of Bani Hidir, Danial Sassoon, Errol Tan, and Leonard Soosay, amongst other industry stalwarts. From their pop punk cover roots to creating acclaimed originals, the quintet continues to dish out catchy melodies, catchy choruses, and intense rhythm to the local music scene.