The Vampires

Album Launch

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Last Show: Sunday 15 th October 2017

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Australian celebrated world-roots-jazz band The Vampires return to the UK for the first time since their Love Supreme Festival debut in 2015. Featuring four of Australia's most awarded instrumentalists, including saxophonist Jeremy Rose, trumpeter Nick Garbett, Thelonius Monk Institute alumnus bassist Alex Boneham, and drummer Alex Masso, the band has released five albums and toured relentlessly around Australia, the UK and Europe. 

Combining risk-taking improvisation, sophisticated compositions and an uncanny sense of dialogue between the sax-trumpet frontline, the band has developed a style of its own that effortlessly combines influences from all corners of the world. To mark 10 years of performing together, the band collaborated with one of the jazz world’s most talked about guitarists, guitarist Lionel Loueke for their new release 'The Vampires Meet Lionel Loueke', which they will be launching tonight. 

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“A distinctive gumbo that was more eminently accessible, grooved harder and created a bigger sound than seemed possible.”

All About Jazz

"Let's, for old times sake, choose a recording to be our favorite companion to mark a season. The Vampires meet Lionel Loueke is just such a recording. Just as Herbie Hancock's 'Rockit', John Coltrane's 'My Favorite Things', and Ramsey Lewis' 'The In Crowd' championed a spirit, this disc makes the complex sound quite simple.” All About Jazz

"Creativity overflows in every track" Jazz & Beyond

Band Lineup

Jeremy Rose (saxophone)

Nick Garbett (trumpet)

Alex Boneham (bass)

Alex Masso (drums)