Kind Words !!!!!!

Vanity have had some great feedback from some lovely, lovely people recently:

"After their epic New Years eve gig here is another chance to see this fantistic band, they always attract a big crowd so come early" - Grapevine, Exmouth

"Big thanks to vanity, great night, the girl on vocals has an awesome voice and the rest of the band are really good together especially the girl on guitar, would like to hear more from this band, many thanks you are brilliant" - David, Bell Inn, Cullompton

 "I have seen this band on many an occasion and they are awesome, if you want to see a great band playing tracks from classic rock to modern, then this is your band, it's great to see a female fronting the band and especially great to hear and see the awesome Shannon on guitar, great player and great sound, Jack, Grapevine, Exmouth, NYE

We have also been confirmed to play at this years BMAD festival in Paignton over the May Bank Holiday weekend. We are very excited to be involved in such a great fund-raising festival.

Xx Vanity xX


Vanity are busy grabbing the attention of a lot of local ( and not so local ) venues at the moment!

You can expect to see AJ, Ash, Karen, Patrick and Shannon at a venue near you very soon hanging around Exmouth, Exeter,  Plymouth, Teignmouth, Torpoint, Braunton, Callington, Bude, Taunton, Tiverton, Rest of the world !!!!!

We are currently filling our diary for 2014 so please get any enquiries to us asap, we want to please all!!!!!!

xx Vanity xx 





Vanity were recently honoured with the request to provide music for a memorial for Matt Oke, a popular footballer from Week St.Mary.

'Thankyou, you're the best. You got it spot on, what a great night. We will be putting your name out there for sure'

Thankyou Maggie and everyone else for making us so welcome at the Treetops Inn on a very emotional night:

x Vanity x

Retirements, Parties, Pubs, New songs, New demo!!!!

Vanity have had a busy schedule recently with requests to provide entertainment for a retirement party in Plymouth, a themed 'Arabian Knights' birthday bash in Tedburn St.Mary and regular slots at some great venues in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset.

We've also been busy adding some great new tracks to our repertoire and have just recorded a new demo which will be available on-line over the next couple of weeks.

Phew !

But we're not resting - we love entertaining so keep those enquiries coming !

x Vanity x

Functions !!!!!!

Vanity are receiving a growing number of enquiries and bookings for private functions throughout the SouthWest.

Book us for your wedding or party - we offer very compettitive rates and are guaranteed to keep your guests dancing their feet off all night long!

Keep an eye out for an open Vanity gig near you and come and have a chat about your requirements.

x Vanity x

Video !

Things have been very busy here at Vanity. We have played some great venues recently, new and old, and are building up our diary for 2013 to make sure we stay busy !

Check out our latest video on the following link:

xx Vanity xx

Weddings & more!

Vanity have been super-busy over the last few weeks!

Last weekend we played back to back weddings in Launceston and Kingsbridge.

The Launceston function was for the lovely Matthew and Kayleigh @ Trethorne Leisure Farm.

We played Green Day's 'Good Riddance, Time of Your Life' for their first dance. The couple were just lovely as were their guests ( although Kayleigh looked a bit too amazing in her fantastic dress! The Vanity girls were not at all jealous, much ! )

Matt sent us this message the following day:

'You guys were amazing, the best band I have ever heard! The music was fantastic, really made the night, thankyou so much'

Thanks Matt xxx

The Kingsbridge function was for the wedding of James and Selena @ Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel.

Wow - what a venue! A fantastic old manor house with breathtaking surroundings!

We arrived in good time but the wedding party speeches were running over slightly so we busied ourselves with waiting in the Hotel and sampling its fine beverages ( as you do ! ) until the wedding M.C ( who was very dapper ), allowed us access.

We had to double-time it to get set up and ready for the first dance which included AJ clearing tables and sweeping the floor ( we always knew she would find her vocation ), and the other members of Vanity generally speeding things along.

We played Trains 'Hey Soul Sister' for James and Selena's first dance and from there, we carried on through a 2 hour set. Gruelling. but we had to pack in as many songs as we could in the time that was left!

An amazing crowd, gorgeous couple and fabulous venue - what a gig!

We have also had the pleasure of playing some open gigs at Tiverton's Twyford Inn, Exeter's Prospect Inn and Okehampton's Kings Arms over the last few weeks, we enjoyed them all and cant wait to head back!

We have a few weeks break now to learn some cool new songs, so please check us out at the next one!

xx Vanity xx




Fun Fun Fun!!

We have enjoyed some great parties over the last couple of weeks.

Arran & Jess allowed us to entertain their mad crowd on Aug 26th at their mini Glastonbury ( well, it was a marquee and it was muddy! ) We had a great time, and so did their guests:

"Just a quick note to say thank you very much for a great gig last Sunday, everyone enjoyed it thoroughly"

On Sep 1st, Ian & Beth held their wedding celebration nr Holsworthy. The venue was just breathtaking, the couple were just lovely ( and obviously practiced their first dance to 'Stand By Me' many times! ), and their guests were delightfully mad!

Once again, we had a great time!

xx Vanity xx


Busy Times!

Following our trip overseas to Torpoint last weekend, Vanity are enjoying a busy spell at the moment with another weekend of gigs!

We head to The Stables Bar, Kilkhampton on Saturday night to provide noise for the lovely Paul & Tania. We havent been there for a while so we are looking forward to that!

Then, on Sunday, we have been invited to entertain at a Birthday bash nr Tiverton.

We have also taken more wedding bookings this week so we are really excited for the future here at Vanity central!

xx Vanity xx



Dawn & Matt's wedding

Last weekend, Vanity entertained the lovely Dawn & Matt's wedding party in Clyst Honiton.

We very much enjoyed the evening as did the couple and their guests:

"I would like to thank everybody in the band for making our wedding day perfect. Your talent is unbelievable! And for all of you to learn our first dance Truely Madly Deepy was amazing. Its not only your talent that shines through but the little details that you add invovling the guest having a mixture of songs so their is something for everyone of all ages. Not only was my Husband and I so impressed we had a lot of our guest amazed by your talents and also wish to book you for up coming events. Our wedding day was everything that we wished it to be but having Vanity playing at our evening reception was the icing on the cake!
Thank you again the newly Mr and Mrs Carter x"

Thankyou Mr and Mrs Carter, it was a pleasure!

x Vanity x

A busy weekend!

Another busy weekend for Vanity this time with the fabulous Jo as our Lead Vocalist - damn that girl can sing! Anyway: 

We played to a very enthusiastic crowd at the Twyford in Tiverton on Friday night.

They truly are a great bunch, and we cant wait to head back there on the 12th October!

On Saturday, us girls dolled up, and the boys got suited n booted for a fantastic night of wedding entertainment at the very nice Copthorne Hotel in Plymouth.

We played a stripped down, acoustic version of Michael Buble's 'Crazy Love' for Alex and Rachel's first dance. ( I think they had been practicing this dance for quite some time! )

Later in the evening, Alex showed us some very interesting moves on the dancefloor and I'm guessing that he had a slightly fuzzy head the following morning!

Rachel looked just gorgeous, and their guests were just lovely ( and slightly mad ).

We had a great time, thankyou Alex & Rachael for inviting us over.

Next Saturday we are entertaining another wedding party, cant wait!

x Vanity x 


Another cracking wedding gig !

Last weekend, Vanity were very kindly asked to provide evening entertainment for the wedding of the lovely Harriet and Andy at Escot House, Ottery St.Mary.

The venue was just breathtaking, the crowd was utterly mad, and the band was just, us!

We had a great time and recieved this message from the couple:

'Thankyou so much for a perfect evening, you were brilliant!!! Everyone loved you and your team!!'

Well, what can we say! The best band ever!!! When we first booked you and heard your singing voice on line through your sight, we were in a rush to book you, as you may have noticed by my constant e-mails!!! It was not just us as a wedding couple that very much enjoyed your gig, but have had great positive feed back from our friends and family, you were fantastic!! Thank you so much and will have no hesitation in booking you again for any type of party we will organise in the near future!!!

Nuff sed !

A public gig this Friday at the Twyford in Tiverton then another wedding on Saturday, so we grab our passports and head off to sunny Plymouth!

Cant wait !!


Good news n bad news!

Good news at Vanity central - we say Hi to our new singer Lorna!

Lorna brings a wealth of experience to our little band. Her vocal talents will be put on a new demo very soon, but suffice to say that her exploits to date have included many bands from Rock to Folk, vocal tuition, and a heavy dose of hard liquor and the rock n roll lifestyle that produces that growly, smokey voice! ( Only kidding about the liquor but she does like fans to throw Threshers vouchers at the band during gigs! ) x

Bad news at the good ship Vanity - we say 'au revoir' to the lovely Jo Beeeee - mwah x It has now become my job to match any outfit to the correct style of Cowboy boots at gigs !

Jo is a very dear friend and a great singer, so we wish her well with her future endeavors musically, and hope that we will be making musical noisage again some time in the near future. Meanwhile, we will continue to test the average girls ability to consume copious amounts of wine whilst working on new songs!

x Shannon x

Vanity gig at the Twyford Inn, Tiverton

Vanity gig at the Twyford Inn, TivertonWhat a venue! We absolutely loved gigging at the Twyford Inn and would recommend to anyone in the area to come along next time! Great atmosphere, great pub, great people! Next gig: July 6th 2012.

Xx Vanity xX


Vanity Rock Band play for Rob & Verity's wedding at Scorrier House, Feb 2012

Vanity rock band play for a wedding at Scorrier House, CornwallVanity were delighted to have been invited to play for Rob and Verity at their wedding in Scorrier House in Cornwall last weekend, and they did not disappoint! We learnt the first dance just for them, and Dancing In The Dark will now forever remind us of the stunning couple. A huge thanks to both of them for their kind words too:

"Thank you so much for doing a perfect job at our wedding. It went so well and Vanity really made the evening for us. Thank you especially for our first dance, it was exactly as we imagined it!

"We were really lucky to get you as a wedding band when we did because everyone agreed with me after when we said you soon be playing bigger and bigger venues, you are four incredibly talented people and we felt honoured to have you at our wedding, we will always remember it.

Thank you again,

Rob and Verity"

Xx Vanity xX

Vanity gig at the Swan pub, Barbican, Plymouth

The Swan Pub, PLymouthWe love gigging in new venues, and Vanity are gathering increasing interest from a variety of new pubs and venues in Plymouth, so "GEDDON" (Best said in broad Plymouth accent)!

Our man Leroy from The Swan pub (Barbican, Plymouth) got in touch yesterday, and we're really pleased to have secured our first gig at his pub next Friday (25th November 2011). It's a small venue, but by jove, we'll get you all dancing if it kills us!  

So expect a somewhat sweaty band that night kids, as we'll be playing our backsides off to make sure you have a great time ;)

Xx Vanity xX


Vanity Gigs: Live Music All Over Devon!

Map Of Devon And CornwallVanity have been getting gigs coming in for 2012 from all directions! Next year we'll be seen driving from Cornwall, to Plymouth, Tiverton, Braunton, Dorset, Exeter, Bude, and more to perform live for all kinds of gigs, and we cannot wait!

If you want to book us for a pub, party, wedding, charity ball, festival, hotel or any other kind of gig or live music function, don't hold back! We'd love to hear from you :)

Xx Vanity xX

Vanity welcome new band member, Paul China

Paul China, Bass Player in Vanity, DevonWe're delighted to welcome (Paul) China to Vanity! China will be joining us as our new bass player as of our next gig at the Strand Hotel in Bude.

China's an AWESOME bass player, and is as great on double bass in his Jazz duet with his wife as he is rocking out on stage! We're really excited about gigging with Paul, and hope you enjoy his stage antics as much as the rest of us ;)

Xx Vanity xX

Vanity Rock The Seven Stars in Winkleigh

Vanity had a brilliant time on Saturday night at The Seven Stars in Winkleigh!  We've heard good things about Winkliegh by the BBC, and would add that not only is it a great place, but the people definitely know how to party their ruddy socks off!

A huge thanks to Karen and Mark for hosting such a great night, and thanks also to everyone who came, partied, and shouted 'MORE' at the end :)

We'll be back...

Xx Vanity xX



Bands for...weddings in 2012

Bands for weddings in Devon, 2012We're ecstatic to have another 2 weddings confirmed for 2012 in the last week. Vanity love to entertain, see people having a good time and filling the dancefloor, and there is nothing more flattering than to be invited to help make someone's big day as perfect as we possibly can.

We are indeed honored, and very excited!

Xx Vanity xX

Bands in Plymouth

Vanity sign at the Mutley Junction, along with support band Hi-FidelityVanity are ecstatic to have joined the rat-race with all the other bands in Plymouth this weekend, having had an absolutely stonking gig at the Mutley Junction on Saturday night!

The Junction, situated on Mutley Plain in Plymouth's 'student zone' has recently changed management, and the new manager Kris is set on bringing back live music once more. We loved the venue and the people in it, and can't wait to perform there again in the near future!

Vanity are available for gigs in Plymouth, Exeter and surrounding areas. Please contact us for enquiries!

Xx Vanity xX

Bands for... gigs in Plymouth & Exeter

We've been very lucky with our gigs so far, and thanks to some incredibly kind recommendations (thank you, kind people!) we've been gigging regularly over the summer period.  

We've now decided to pull our fingers out a little and get advertising, and so just yesterday I went for a yomp around Plymouth City Centre and went into bar after bar handing out demo disks and business cards.

We'll also be hitting Exeter and Exmouth in much the same fashion! So very soon, fingers crossed, you'll be seeing much more of our gigs in South Devon...

*Crosses all fingers and toes* 

Xx Vanity xX

Bands for... The Junction in Mutley Plain, Plymouth

The yomp paid off! We have our very first gig in Plymouth at The Junction, Mutley Plain, this Saturday!

A huge thanks to the band that pulled out at the last minute. A pat on the back to us, for popping up at just the right moment, and a big thanks to Jess at Scene And Heard for giving us a shot...

Supporting us will be Hi-Fidelity - a young band who've only just gigged a couple of times but we hear that the guitar player is one to look out for..

Bring your dancing shoes and make sure you carb-load before you come out, as drinks will be a-flowing ;)

Xx Vanity xX

Bands for... parties in Exmouth Pavillions

Vanity have had another confirmation through this weekend for a party in Exmouth Pavillions in 2012.

It's a private function I'm afraid, so we can't invite you, but we're really looking forward to playing in such a lovely venue!

We are of course available for private parties and functions anywhere in Devon and surrounding areas. If you need a band for a party, please feel free to drop us a line and we'll come up with something to suit your budget :)

Xx Vanity xX


Bands for... New Years Eve Parties

To gig or not to gig on New Years Eve...?!  On a personal level, I'm entirely torn over the idea. My partner is a member of one of Devon's favorite party bands - Joey The Lips - and let's face, it would be rather nice to prop up the bar for the night with the other 'WAGS'.

On the flip side, I LOVE gigging (as do the rest of the Vanity mob) and the high of getting everyone partying their socks off on the dance floor as the clock strikes midnight is undeniably appealing!

...Oh sod it. Anyone need a band for New Years Eve?! Give us a shout if you do!

Xx Vanity xX