Bands for... rock, pop & soul covers

Ash at PMCA HUUUUGE thanks to Doc at the Plymouth Music Collective for providing your technical talents for our demo tracks! Doc came highly recommended to us, and we weren't let down.

We're now the proud owners of some mighty fine demo tracks of Proud Mary, Rebel Yell, Sex On Fire, Rolling In The Deep and Price Tag.

Enjoy them, share them, splash them on Facebook, book us for your parties!

Xx Vanity xX

Bands for... Xmas parties

I'm always amazed when I see Christmas decorations on sale in August, but that's actually nothing when you consider that people book bands for xmas parties almost an entire year in advance.

Vanity only got together a few months ago so we've most likely missed the boat for 2011. In case of those few who realise at the 11th hour they're still somewhat without a band for their xmas party, however, I guess the Vanity mob had better be prepared! "Dib Dib Rubadub Blah Be Prepared", as the Brownie-Scout-Guides say!

What to learn!? I'm thinking 'Fairytail of New York' would suit us down to the ground. I'm also tempted to suggest a rocked up version of 'All I Want For Christmas Is You'.

Any suggestions?

Xx Vanity xX

Bands for... studio session

Sorry we've been a bit quiet of late, folks. We've not disappeared though, we've been having some studio time! 

I frickin' love studio time!

So the demo tracks will be ready in the next few days (at long last) and will include the likes of Proud Mary, Rebel Yell, Sex On Fire, Price Tag and Rolling In The Deep.

Most excited...

Xx Vanity xX

Bands for... North Devon

We had an absolutely awesome gig at the London Inn in Braunton (North Devon) two weeks ago, and I just wanted to say a huge thanks to the rock lovers for all the lovely comments - we were very touched and can't wait to get back there for MORE MORE MORE....

Xx Vanity xX

 

Bands for... weddings in Exeter, Devon

It's no secret that this part of the world is riddled with talent, and there are some really GREAT wedding bands in Devon and Cornwall. So you can imagine how stoked we are to have only been going a little while, and to already have booked two weddings in Exeter (Devon) with our very first wedding gig this Friday!

The pressure is on for us to really please the punters and get the audience dancing. In particuar, I'm striving to hear more of those encores at the end of the night. As our man Billy (not Eric. Not a word please Shaz) once said, we want 'MORE MORE MORE!'.

We're in the thick of the wedding season here in Devon, and it's incredibly exciting to be a part of such a poignant time for these couples. Deep inside my little head, I'd like to think that when one day they hear a song from our set list, nostaligia will remind them of how stunning their day was.

If you have a wedding coming up and need a band - be it in Exeter or anywhere in Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, or Somerset - please do get in touch! The answer is yes, we'd love to :)

Xx Vanity xX

Girl fronted rock bands in Devon

Vanity is just one of the various GIRL-FRONTED rock bands in Devon, and we are loving it! We've been getting some amazing feedback and are feeling quite humbled by the number of weddings we've been asked to play at in 2012!

We were lucky enough to make friends with the talented Vicious Kittens a few weeks ago, who've been absolutely NAILING the whole girl-fronted rock band thang around the Plymouth area for a few years now, and are definitely worth a watch! It might seem a bit strange me talking about them in the context of Vanity but, quite frankly, we really hate competition! There's plenty of gigs, and plenty of love, for us all. If more bands worked to support each other rather than compete then the music world would be a better place!

Here's to Vicious Kitten, and to all the budding girl-fronted rock bands in Devon, Plymouth, Exeter - or whereever you may be. In fact, please say hi if you read this! We'd love to meet all you gorgeous and like minded ladies out there..

Xx Vanity xX

Bands for... flashers, apparently!

Vanity - Shaz setting up at the Strand Hotel, BudeWell the hen party dressed as builders enjoyed it.. the birthday party dressed as school girls enjoyed it.. and I'm pretty sure the chap who revealed his hairy cheeks to us enjoyed it too - although I'm still not sure which way to look!

We started off with some slower paced numbers in order to keep the volume down for those still dining in the restaurant during the first set, but after the break we picked up the pace and got people dancing to tracks like Proud Mary, Do You Love Me, Poker Face, I Love Rock & Roll, American Idiot and more! Needless to say, we had a great time, and we're itching to get back to the Strand Hotel in Bude again next Saturday night (30th July) for more of the same, albeit with a little less of the flashing ;)

Xx Vanity xX

(Photo: Shaz setting up on stage)

Bands for... charideeee

We were really touched to have received a sweet thank you card from the organisers of the Boasley Cross School evening fundraiser we played at a couple of weeks ago!  Thanks guys, ANY time. I feel the need to send you a thank you card for thanking us...

Xx Vanity xX

R.I.P. Amy Winehouse

Amy WinehouseIt was a sad day in the music world yesterday, when Amy Winehouse joined heroes Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Brian Jones and Jim Morrison in the Forever 27 club.

Everyone knows how talented Amy was, and whilst her drug problems were an issue I've also heard nice things about her as a person. It's sad to lose a talent, but to lose a kind individual at such a young age is a tragedy, regardless of how it happened.

We dedicated 'Valerie' to Amy last night at our gig at the Strand Hotel in Bude, and having been a huge fan of 'Frank' since it was released in 2003 I'm tempted to persuade the rest of the band to have a bash at one or two of her stunning jazzy numbers for future gigs. A nice tribute to a great talent, in my opinion.

R.I.P. Amy.

Xx Vanity xX

Things are kicking off for Vanity!

Dare I say it, it appears that Vanity is starting to turn a few heads!

Only a couple of months ago we had our first ever Vanity gig at the London Inn in Braunton, and since then we've had some great times at charity gigs and open mic nights, and some 'interesting' times getting our cars stuck in mud pits after marquee gigs in the middle of the night, when everything else has shut down and everyone gone home.. but now things are actually starting to look quite pretty for us!

With our first wedding gig in Exeter in just a couple of weeks, and regular appearances lined up at the Strand Hotel in Bude, our calendar is starting to fill up pretty quickly. We even have a wedding gig booked for 2012!

If you'd like to jump on the bandwagon feel free to drop us a line. You can email us at vanityrockband@gmail.com, call Shaz on 07813 613 678 or simply use our online contact form.  We'd love to hear from you so don't be shy - I promise we won't bite!  Much...

Xx Vanity xX