The Vampires will be playing a show at bassist Jonathan Zwartz’s The Starfish Club in Clovelly with special guest guitarist Ben Hauptmann. Ben is one of our favourite guitarists and is an award winning performer in both jazz and contemporary music, and has performed around the world. We look forward to collaborating with him.
Monday June 2
The Starfish Club
Clovelly Bowling Club
1 Ocean St, Clovelly, NSW Australia
7pm $20 1st set featuring Jonathan Zwartz and Hamish Stuart with members of the Vampires.
tix available at the door.
“The Vampires’ music blended everything from hints of soul to tinges of the Balkans, a taste of African and Jamaican influences and, of course, a liberal heaping of jazz-centric interplay for a distinctive gumbo that was more eminently accessible, grooved harder and, through clever arrangements for the two horns, created a bigger sound than might have seemed otherwise possible.” All About Jazz
read the full review of Jazzahead here
If you ever want to see the jazz industry in full swing (pardon the pun), Jazzahead in Bremen is the place to be. Jazzahead brings together key industry representatives from every corner of the world, including festival directors, record labels, booking agents, publicists and most of all, artists, which seem to be in an ever expanding supply thanks to the efficiency of jazz schools and universities. The Vampires show there was documented on this HD video for you to enjoy.
Performing at our (sold out!) show at B-Flat in Berlin with Berlin drummer Tobias Backhaus and trombonist Shannon Barnett.
The Vampires are making their debut in Germany this April as well as putting on a great double bill at Sydney’s iconic Venue 505 on Thurs April 17 with one of our favourite bands – The World According to James. These two like-minded piano-less quartets are like kindred spirits, making this one-off double bill a very promising night of great music. The World According to James is a well established band on the local scene, led by the exuberant James Greening. Come bid us farewell as we head to Germany!
Thursday April 17 2014
*double bill with The World According to James
280 Cleveland St, Surry Hills
doors from 6.00pm, music till 11.30pm
$20/$15 book tix here
RSVP on facebook
Sunday April 20
B-Flat Jazz Club, Berlin* with guest Shannon Barnett – more info here
Friday 25 April
JazzAhead! Bremen Festival/Showcase, Germany – more info here
Sunday 27 April
Kolvenburg Castle, Billerbeck, Germany
The Vampires fourth studio album – “Tiro” out October 6 2013 on Earshift Music The band’s saxophonist/composer Jeremy Rose describes the new album as “taking a new direction for the group.” “This album casts a wide net of influences but particularly draws from my recent travels and musical studies in Greece and Cuba. The album [...]
The Vampires return to their favourite Sydney venue for a special one off with two sets of brand new music as they prepare to head in to the studio for their fourth studio album. Reuniting with their original bassist Alex Boneham for one of his first shows back in oz after having lived in Rome [...]
Friday 17 May 2013 SIMA @ The Sound Lounge, Seymour Centre cnr Cleveland and City Rd, Chippendale NSW www.sima.org.au Friday 31 May 2013 Live at Village – Springwood Blue Mountains Presbyterian Hall, 160 Macquarie Rd Springwood tix through The Turning Page Bookshop, Springwood. Or phone the shop 4751 5171. $30 – $20 concession. www.liveatthevillage.com.au Saturday [...]
The Vampires have added two more shows to their tour: Friday 20 July, The Jazz Basement Shop 5, 48-52 Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga VIC www.jazzalburywodonga.com Sunday 22 July, Bennetts Lane, 25 Bennetts Lane, Melbourne, VIC, www.bennettslane.com
The Vampires bassist visited Melbourne for the prestigious Bell Awards where he took home the 2012 Young Jazz Australian Artist of the Year Award! Congratulations to Alex and all the other nominated finalists. For highlights from Jazz’s “Night of Nights” visit www.abcjazz.net.au/features/highlights-from-the-2012-jazz-bell-awards