PUBLIC SYMPHONY are Dobs Vye (vocals, piano, guitar, programming) and James Reynolds (piano, bass guitar, drum programming and production). Friends guest on the album and make up the band: electric guitar, drums, bass, backing vocals etc., including an appearance on 'Wings' and 'White Dove' by Natasha Marsh, who since became Dobs' wife.
Dobs previously managed James but the two started writing and clicked. A great understanding emerged. Aside this project, James is a producer of countless dance records, and is now one of the UK's hottest mix engineers after mixing hit albums and singles for Tinie Tempah, The Wanted, Jessie J, Pixie Lott, The Saturdays, Tulisa, JLS, Tynchy Stryder etc. Dobs previously managed recording artists (e.g. DJ Sasha, BT, Dido, Mozez of Zero7) and he is a composer of music for TV series across all the UK's top TV channels, from Sky News to Blue Peter, as MD of Adage Music. Each became godfather to the other's child.
PUBLIC SYMPHONY play live with full band, or reduced alongside extraordinary animated visuals to accompany the set. Gigs include The London Forum, Hammersmith Apollo, Bush Hall, Tate Britain.
The extraordinary animated videos are collaborations fulfilled purely over the internet. The conceptual animations for 'Stronger' and 'White Dove' were created by Canadian animator Theodore Ushev. These inspired US animator Kel Nelson to make a CGI fly through evolution for 'Breakthrough'. 1970's British TV hero, Mr Benn, stars in 'Anything Is Possible', with kind permission from creator David McKee and Rollo Rights.
The debut album has been critically acclaimed and has since been completely reworked and revised with fresh mixes for a new edition, mastered this time by the UK's top engineer - John Davis (Snow Patrol etc.)