Fresh from their European tour, The Vampires are back in Australia with 12 shows along the east coast, promoting their sixth release Pacifica. The Vampires are trailblazers for a generation of creative
Fresh from their European tour, The Vampires are back in Australia with 12 shows along the east coast, promoting their sixth release Pacifica.
The Vampires are trailblazers for a generation of creative talent from Sydney, having gained critical attention worldwide in the jazz community and beyond. Creating a distinctive sound that is undoubtedly their own, their latest release Pacifica described as “such a good album that it’s difficult to know which superlatives to start with (The Australian), and “choosing…to slay with impeccable and relentless congeniality” (US Downbeat).
Since the band started playing together almost fifteen years ago, The Vampires have performed in at least sixty towns and cities, more than half of those in regional NSW and recently touring several times in Europe. In March 2020 the band will be returning to some of their favourite places as part of their east coast tour.
The ARIA nominated and Australian Music Prize shortlisted band has played at major jazz festivals in Australia and Europe, toured and recorded with internationally celebrated guitarist Lionel Loueke, released six albums and toured regularly since they started playing together in 2005.
Combining influences from around the world, the band has developed an original sound that has been compared to such diverse sources as Mulatu Astatke, Blue-Note Jazz, Electric Miles Davis, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Bob Marley and Henri Texier’s cinematic music, yet has something of their own. Having developed their music through the band’s 14 years of touring, travelling, and recording together, the band has found a recognisable sound that is as much the sum of the individuals in the group as it is a part of Australian jazz.
“The Vampires’ greatest appeal is how it manages to be artful, not haughty. Unlike the band’s namesake, these killer players won’t put listeners in moral peril, choosing instead to slay with impeccable wit and relentless congeniality.” Gary Fukushima, Downbeat (US).
“This is the first Vampires opus to feel more like a destination than a journey. That destination still has multifarious influences, but you sense a band that has moved beyond trying to be something, and is now a project allowing the four members fully to express their individual musicality within the shared love of reggae, Afro-beat and jazz.” John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald
Doors open at 6.30pm. Show starts at 7.30pm.
See below to book your tickets today.
(Saturday) 7 March 2020, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Doo-Bop Jazz Bar
101 Edward St, Brisbane City QLD 4000