The Vampires are trailblazers for a new generation of creative jazz talent from Australia, having gained critical attention worldwide by pushing the genre into new realms. Creating a distinctive sound that is undoubtedly their own, the band has garnered praise from US Downbeat (“phenomenal”), UK Guardian (“seductive genre hopping creativity”), The Saturday Paper (“one of my favourite albums of the year”) and All About Jazz (“gold all over”). The Vampires have received nominations for Australia’s ARIA awards, Bell Awards, AIR Awards, and were the first instrumental act to be short-listed for the Australian Music Prize.

“In a head-bopping nod to the obvious, The Vampires play vamps. Yet, these are no ordinary vamps. Written and improvised melodies are beautiful and flawless, and the harmonies between the three voices (woodwinds, brass, bass) ring with pitch-perfect sonority. There is a sublime pacing to each of the tunes here, with strategic shifts in texture, tonality, tonality, rhythm or intensity twisting the narrative of each hypnotic groove into an ever-unfolding and irresistible arc.” **** Gary Fukushima, Downbeat

"This is such a good album that it's difficult to know which superlatives to start with.... This is state-of-the-art modern jazz at the highest level" ****1/2  Eric Myers, The Australian

"Not only is the composing and improvising exceptional, it’s the Vampires’ best-recorded album, too.…carrying faint (and thrilling) echoes of the Art Ensemble of Chicago."
**** John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald

“simpler nature, yet equally expressive soundscapes… reminiscent of the fusion 'milestone' Bitches Brew.”
Freidrich Kunzman, All About Jazz

"If jazz music is about continuously reinventing and staying on your toes, then 'The Vampires Meet Lionel Loueke' is a phenomenal jazz record by a worldly, talented, and newly minted five-piece band." ****  Chris Tart (Downbeat)

“Seductive, genre-hopping creativity: The references embrace reggae, classic Cuban son, high life, pre-electric Miles Davis and hints of Blue Note soul-jazz or Henri Texier’s cinematically scene-setting music..." ****  John Fordham (The Guardian UK)

"This was the perfect summer record that pulled off the trick of being both an ambient soundtrack to life on the move while remaining capable of standing up to concentrated home listening."  Phil Barnes (All About Jazz)

Jeremy Rose: sax, bass clarinet, Nick Garbett: trumpet, Alex Boneham: bass, Alex Masso: drums

Jeremy Rose: sax, bass clarinet, Nick Garbett: trumpet, Alex Boneham: bass, Alex Masso: drums

“It is gold all over. Original, melodically minimal compositions with hidden details scattered in every corner you look—covering nearly every topographic musical element and framed in a cohesive whole.” Friedrich Kunzman (All About Jazz)

“One of my favourite albums of the year was a jazz recording.. …It’s beautifully constructed melody sounded so classic, so perfect, that it had already become deeply ingrained in my memory. Of course, I have been listening to this album a lot. This one’s a real winner.” David Faulkner (The Saturday Paper, Australian Music Prize chair, Hoodoo Gurus)






The Vampires ‘Pacifica’ Australia Tour March 2019

Tuesday 12th March
NIMA @ the Underground
Grand Hotel, Cnr of Bolton/Church St
8pm $15 / $10 (member, concession)

Wednesday 13th March

Charlie’s Last Stand (presented by NEJIC)
1/234 Beardy St
7:30pm $25 / $20 
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Thursday 14th March
JMI Live
10 Exhibition St, Bowen Hills
8pm $20 / $10 (JMI students)

Friday 15th March
Byron Bay
Byron Theatre and Community Centre, 69 Jonson Street
7:30pm $25 / $20 / $10
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Saturday 16th March
Coffs Harbour
The Jetty Theatre
337 Harbour Dr
8pm $35 / $30 (under 21)
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Sunday 17th March

Laycock Street Theatre Don Craig Room
Laycock Street, North Gosford
4pm $35 / $28 Concession / $17 Student 
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Thursday 21 March
Japanese Gardens
at Cowra Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre
from 6:30pm $30 / $20
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Friday 22nd March
Griffith Theatre
1 Neville Place
7:30pm $25 / $20 concession / $15 member
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Saturday 23rd March
The Music Lounge
Wollongong Town Hall, Cnr Crown & Kembla St
8pm $20 Premium / $15 Seated / $10 Standing / $10 Student
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Sunday 24th March

Murrah Hall
2989 Tathra-Bermagui Rd, Murrah
3pm $20 presale / $25 at the door

Wednesday 27th March
Wizard Tone Studios with Zephyr Quartet
3 Butler Dr, Hendon SA
7pm $20 general admission
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Thursday 28th March
Bird’s Basement
11 Singer’s Lane, Melbourne
7:45pm $29-39 
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Friday 29th March
Venue 505
280 Cleveland St, Surry Hills
8:30pm $22
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Saturday 30th March
Blue Mountains
The Mechanics Institute (presented by Music in the Mountains)
284 Great Western Highway,
8pm $35
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Sunday 31st March
Little Alberts at the Victoria

3 Keppel St, Bathurst
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