Last week saw the Vipertones perform to two fabulous crowds of musically influential and culturally vibrant cities in the UK for the first time ever! It has been a long time in the planning, but finally Phil, Ton, Frank, Pieter and Sanne stepped foot on British soil to play to highly anticipating audiences. On Tuesday 31st July The Dutchies took to the road from Holland, crossed the water from France and headed directly to the Capital, London for their debut performance at the Floridita in Soho. A very exciting time to visit London, during the Olympics! Joined by British horn players, Rich Beesley and Ben Edwards, the guys put on a great show once reunited with their leading lady. Rewarded with huge applause and a dancing crowd, the venue opened their arms to a return from the Vipertones some time in the future. A big thanks to Steven Tagg-randall for capturing some moments on his camera and sharing. Look .
The following night they played in Laura’s hometown, Brighton at the legendary Komedia. The venue was packed from wall to wall, crammed full of eager music lovers, music reviewers, fans, musicians, friends and family too. Some people had travelled for hours to get to the gig. The night was a total success and The Vipertones finished their UK gigs on an incredibly high note! The trip couldn’t have gone any better. There are plenty of pictures up on Facebook and thanks to Jemma Beaumont for sharing some great clips too.
Two days on from the Vipertones return to Holland it was Laura’s turn to travel. Yesterday, 5th August they played on the main stage at Solar Festival (one of Holland’s biggest music events in the South) in Roermond to a very excitable crowd. The rain stayed away, the sun played with the festival goers and everyone was able to enjoy the gig completely dry. Thanks to Nico, Wouter and Jasper for complimenting the band on horns, it was a fantastic performance! If you were there, please go to the facebook page and tag yourself in the photo Laura took!
And now Laura and the guys are sad to say that they only have 2 more gigs left this year. Both performances will take place in Holland; Zierkzee and Vlieland, so they urge all supporters and fans to try to make it along to see them before the summer of 2012 disappears! Visit our website for more details on these dates.
Thanks to everyone that came along to the UK gigs, you are beautiful crowds and we loved playing for you on our first UK dates! Please do spread the word and post any photos or footage you have to our facebook or send to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lastly, we want to remind you that we have just released a 7” of ‘Move No Mountains’ as of 27th July. Get one if you don’t already have it, it’s a cracker! Available on iTunes here.
Looking forward to seeing more of you in the next couple of weeks! Until then, keep on keeping on!
Laura Vane & The Vipertones HQ