Venue 505 double bill + Europe shows

27 March 2014

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 […]

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The Vampires at Jazzahead!

31 December 2013

The Vampires will be performing at the 2014 Jazzahead showcase in Bremen, Germany on April 25. For more information please visit the Jazzahead website here

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“Tiro” album release and Australia 2013 Tour dates

17 September 2013

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 […]

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Venue 505 ~ 8 August and new recording

15 July 2013

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 […]

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Shows coming up

13 April 2013

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 […]

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Melbourne + Albury Show – July 2012

4 November 2012

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

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The Vampires bassist Alex Boneham wins Bell Award

3 May 2012

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

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Garfish review: The Orange Press, March 28 2012

28 March 2012

Review by John Hardaker, The Orange Press – March 28 2012 Frank Zappa’s famous dictum of “Jazz is not dead; it just smells funny” was made at a time when Jazz had left the listener behind, cordoning itself off with fences of impenetrable theory and barbed wire tangles of unlistenable mathematics. Artists like Anthony Braxton, […]

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Garfish review: The Australian 24/25 March 2012

24 March 2012

Review by John McBeath, The Australian March 24-25 2012 4/5 stars THIS third album from young Sydney quartet the Vampires continues the group’s musical advancement, investigation of latin rhythms, and masterful compositions by altoist Jeremy Rose and trumpeter Nick Garbett. Rose in particular is rapidly gathering further high acclaim and awards. With the same personnel […]

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Chellowdene review: Sydney Morning Herald, April 19 2010

19 April 2010

Review by John Shand, SMH Metro Friday 19 2010 4/5 stars Were the Vampires a drink they’d be a fizzy one. Not only is there refreshing air around every note, but this air seems to be rising. It helps that the rhythms are often rooted in reggae, with all the space that implies in Alex […]

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