Bex Burch is percussionist specialising in the Dagaare xylophone or Gyil. Following a series of chance encounters
and a keen interest in groove based music / minimalism Burch was invited to be the apprentice to master Ghanaian
xylophonist Thomas Segkura and lived in Dagaare Ghana making and playing Gyilli for 3 years. On passing out of
the apprenticeship, she was given the name ‘Vula Viel’, meaning Good is Good and shared the name with her own
group on returning to UK.
As a performer on percussion and Gyil, with Vula Viel Bex has performed in venues and festivals including Moers Festival, Willisau Jazz Festival, Bezau Beatz, WOMAD, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Cafe OTO, Purcell Room Royal Festival Hall, and Latitude festival and released the acclaimed album Good is Good in 2015, Do Not Be Afraid in 2019 and 'What's Not Enough About That' in 2020.
As a composer, Bex was selected from hundreds of applications to become one of Sound and Music’s first New Voices and continues to develop her unique voice on both for Vula Viel and further afield