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LIVE Review - Bournemouth O2

2018-08-20

Voodoo Vegas have, in my opinion, been the best local live rock band for the last few years.And lately they seem to have turned it up another level.

Saturday night saw them as the support band for the top tribute band to Axl and the boys, UK Guns and Roses.

From the first bars of Don't Need Your Love it was apparent this is where Voodoo Vegas should be, headlining venues like the iconic Academy.

The energy and confidence the whole band radiated was mirrored by the audience who were on their feet every second of the set..

Lawrence is the perfect front man, he has the mix of incredible voice, good looks and charming personality and he works the crowd perfectly.

Meryl has to be the best female guitarist around and the combination of her and Jon on guitars make the band come alive.

Ash is the sublime bass player and Mike's drumming rounds up the sound.

They are at home on the stage and work as a complete unit.

The set included a couple of new tracks from the upcoming album.

Revolution grabs you straight away and would work perfectly on the radio.Puppet was mind blowing live as was Feeling So Good from their new crowdfunded album.

It was a 45 minute set that should have been a lot longer, the crowd lapped up every song.

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Voodoo Vegas Confirmed to Support FM in Southampton

2018-07-09

Gig News.

We are pleased to announce we will be opening the show in Southampton for FM at The Engine Rooms.

Tickets are available now.

Go out and get yours...

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Voodoo Vegas Pledge Campaign Now At 124%

2018-07-03

Great news,

Our pledge campaign is currently at 124% of our target. Thank you to everyone who has pledged for this new album.

Even though we are over our target that doesn’t mean the campaign is over. We’ve still got loads of great exclusives up for grabs so make sure you check out the campaign and help us record our new album.

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V.V new Pledge Campaign

2018-04-30

Nhttps://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/voodoo-vegas-3ews.

We have announced a new Pledge Music Campaign, on Wednesday April 19th we launched a brand new Pledge Music Campaign for our 3rd album

In just over 12 Days we are currently at 85% of our target.

Loads of great exclusives are available, plus you gain access to exclusive content of us recording the album we are sharing via the Pledge Music website.

For more information please check out the link below.

https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/voodoo-vegas-3

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2017 Year In Review

2017-12-30

As 2017 comes to a close we look back at a great year for our band.

Back in February Mike Rigler joined the band, he has brought so much positive energy and musicianship to Voodoo Vegas, the future is certainly bright.

In July we played our 1st ever show in Estonia at Amme Rock Festival as well as playing in Sweden for the 1st time in September.

We toured The Netherlands and the U.K. with Y&T, and played some awesome shows and festivals in Germany, France and Belgium.

In August one of our gig highlights was headlining Monmouth Festival. We also played Winters End festival for Planet Rock and Hard Rock Hell AOR Festival.

Sadly our huge show in China was cancelled just 2 weeks before the date. We hope we can rock China in 2018.

In December we began pre production on our 3rd album with Will Maya, we had one of the most creative and exciting weekends of song writing this band has ever had. We are all super pumped to begin work on album number 3.

We hope every one of you has a safe remainder of 2017.

Thank you for your continued support.

2018 will bring us a new album and hopefully loads of awesome shows, festivals and experiences.

Happy New Year,

Much Love

Lawrence, Ash, Meryl, Jon and Mike Rigler

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Live Review -Glasgow Garage

2017-11-27

Great live review from our set at The Glasgow Garage supporting Y&T earlier this month.

Review from Metaltalk.net

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Bournemouth's rapidly rising quintet Voodoo Vegas have been making a name for themselves over the past few years. Over the years they've shared stages with some of the biggest names in rock n' roll including ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke, Status Quo and Y&T all over Europe.

Their last full-length studio effort was their excellent debut album, 'The Rise of Jimmy Silver', back in 2013 which was followed up by the 'Hypnotise' EP a year later and their most recent release, 2016's 'Freak Show Candy Floss' was a favourite release of mine – and still is.

Although they may have been quiet in the recording stakes, the Voodoo Vegas' touring schedule, on the other hand, has been relentless around the UK and Europe but not, as front man Lawrence Case points out have they been so prolific north of the border.

"We only found out about this show a week ago" he explained before adding that it's been a long time since they last ventured up to Glasgow before joking "Scotland – it's such a long way!"

Indeed, an eight hour plus drive for a thirty-minute set shows how much these kinds of opportunities mean to Voodoo Vegas and they didn't shirk their responsibilities when it came to entertainment.

With an early curfew on the venue due to their club night, the Dorsetters were unfortunately not playing to a full house but their performance could have had you thinking that they were.

For those en route to the venue when they played, you missed a great set from a truly under-rated British act. Pulling tracks from all their releases, the band put in a storming set in front of the small but very appreciative audience.

Lawrence is a truly fantastic front man who just oozes charisma and talent while guitarist Merylina Hamilton put in a stunning performance.

Highlights included 'The Ferry Song' and 'So Unkind' which had a bit of audience participation added to the mix while it was very much a case of leaving the best till last with 'King Without A Crown'.

If you haven't heard of Voodoo Vegas, go and seek them out because bands with this much talent need your support now more than ever.

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Voodoo Vegas To Play UK Dates with Y&T

2017-10-26

UK TOUR NEWS...

After a successful tour with Y&T in The Netherlands last week, we are pleased to announce we are hitting the road with them again.

Dates as follows.

Thurs - Nov 2nd - Glasgow Garage

Fri - Nov 3rd - O2 Academy Newcastle

Sun - Nov 5th - O2 Academy Liverpool

Tickets are available for all shows,

Order your tickets now.

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Voodoo Vegas show in China Postponed.

2017-09-29

We are very sorry to say, that due to Chinese Govermant intervention The Western China Music Festival is postponed.

We were originally supposed to play the festival this Tuesday October 3rd but sadly this will not happen now.

All of us in Voodoo Vegas are extremely disappointed and we hope we can play in China in the coming months.

Thank you for your support.

Lawrence, Ash, Meryl, Jon, Mike.

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Voodoo Vegas Release New Video 'Resolution'

2017-08-30

MADE IN BOURNEMOUTH – PLAYED IN CHINA

VOODOO VEGAS TO PLAY CHINESE MUSIC FESTIVAL & HAVE RELEASED THEIR NEW VIDEO, ‘RESOLUTION’

Come October 3rd, Bournemouth-based UK rock band ‘Voodoo Vegas’ will be playing The Western China Music Festival’ in Dujiangyan China. They’ll be the first (and only) UK band to ever play this festival. What’s more, Voodoo Vegas will be playing to a massive crowd, expected to number around 100,000 people: the biggest audience the band have ever played to!

Voodoo Vegas are: Lawrence Case - Vocals / Harmonica; Meryl Hamilton – Guitar; Ash Moulton – Bass; Mike Rigler – Drums; and Jon Dawson – Guitar. Together they make up a high energy 5-piece rock band, playing all over the UK and regularly touring Europe, taking influences from classic and modern rock sounds. Now, Voodoo Vegas are extending their touring to the Far East!

All of the band are unbelievably excited to be playing in China. “This is a huge deal for all of us,” says frontman Lawrence Case, “We can’t believe we are playing the show; we feel like we’ve won the lottery!”

Playing China isn’t plain sailing. It has taken around 4 months to confirm the show after the festival initially made contact with the band, and making arrangements has taken time and effort. Voodoo Vegas have had to send all of their music to the Chinese Cultural Secretary, as well as every single lyric to every song they’ve ever written, in order to demonstrate to the Chinese authorities that their material has no controversial political overtones.

Getting to China will involve a long journey, but the band can’t wait to get there and play in this fascinating country.

The band’s appearance at the Western China Music Festival show comes in the middle of a run of UK and European dates from September onwards. Voodoo Vegas will also be playing 2 shows in Sweden (their first ever shows in that country) Then, later in October the band will be touring The Netherlands playing four dates with legendary rockers Y&T.

Never ones to rest on their laurels, Voodoo Vegas have also just released their latest video, ‘Resolution’ (the 4th single from the band’s sophomore album 'Freak Show Candy Floss’), a colourful, dynamic performance of the song, filmed by HP Music (Harrison Perks & Craig Jones), that captures the band’s energy.

Energy soon to be exported to China!

TOUR DATES

08/09/2017 – GAVLE – CC Puben – Sweden

09/09/2017 – STOCKHOLM – Bryggarsalen – Sweden

16/09/2017 – BASINGSTOKE- The Sanctuary- UK

23/09/2017 – LONDON – Boston Music Room – UK

24/09/2017 – CARDIFF – Fuel Rock Club - UK

01/10/2017 - DUJIANGYAN CITY – Western Music Festival - China

06/10/2017 - TROWBRIDGE – Fire And Forge Festival – UK

17/10/2017 – HENGELO – Poppodium Metropool – Netherlands (Y&T Tour)

18/10/2017 - ZOETERMER – Boerderij Culuurpodium – Netherlands

19/10/2017 – GE DE NOBEL – Leiden – Netherlands (Y&T Tour)

20/10/2017 - ALKMAAR – Podium Victorie – Netherlands (Y&T Tour)

21/10/2017 - HELMOND – De Cacaofabriek – Netherlands (Y&T Tour)

22/10/2017 - MASSMECHELEN - Rock Cafe Jan Hertog - Belgium

27/10/2017 - SWINDON – Groves Company - UK

15/10/2017 - BOURNEMOUTH – The Cellar Bar – UK

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Voodoo Vegas Set To Play China

2017-08-16

We are pleased to announce we have been booked to play our first ever concert in China.

On October 3rd we will be playing The Western China Music Festival near Cheng Du in China.

We will be playing to an expected crowd of 100,000 people. This is set to be our biggest show ever.

Please keep checking out the site for updates on the lead up to our biggest show to date.

Check out the video of Lawrence introducing the news of our slot at The Western China Music Festival.

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Video - Voodoo Vegas live at HRH unplugged

2017-07-31

Hard Rock Hell TV have just posted a video of our unplugged set at this years Hard Rock Hell AOR festival.

The video includes 3 songs.

1. Killing Joke

2. Lost In Confusion

3. Sleeping In The Rain

Check out the video below.

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NEW SINGLE 'SLEEPING IN THE RAIN' RELEASED MAY 12th

2017-05-03

It’s been over fifty years since Bob Dylan stood in an alley, in shades, flipping signs to flash up the lyrics to ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’. Now, Voodoo Vegas take a new and meaningful spin on signing up lyrics in the street with their striking new video for ‘Sleeping in the Rain’. The video shows a young street homeless man, holding up a single sign, onto which the song’s powerful lyrics about what it feels like to be homeless are displayed, while people walk by, oblivious to his presence, words or plight.

It’s a poignant song, with a powerful message. Voodoo Vegas wrote it for their second album ‘Freak Show Candy Floss’ and have dedicated its release as a single to the charity Crisis, which campaigns on the issue of homelessness and directly helps those affected by it. All proceeds from ‘Sleeping in the Rain’ are going to Crisis, to support their vital work.

“ ’Sleeping in the Rain’ is a very personal song for me,” explains frontman Lawrence Case, “Playing shows in different towns and cities around the UK, I’ve noticed that many of the streets are full of rough sleepers. I’ve read a lot of articles on homelessness and often will help out rough sleepers by buying them food and trying to help them get into a shelter for the night.

“I think it really sucks how in city centres around the UK hundreds of people can walk past a homeless man/woman and not offer to buy them a drink or a sandwich or even say hello. This is where the idea for the lyrics come from.”

Lawrence discussed the song with comic artist Jason Johnson, who captured the view in his head for the distinctive look and artwork of the animated video, realised by Cloud Music Typography.

Voodoo Vegas are:

Lawrence Case – Vocals / Harmonica;

Meryl Hamilton – Guitar;

Ash Moulton – Bass;

Mike Rigler – Drums;

Jon Dawson – Guitar.

Together they make up a high energy 5-piece rock band, playing all over the UK and regularly touring Europe, taking influences from classic and modern rock sounds.

“’Freak Show Candy Floss’ is the first music written entirely with the new Voodoo Vegas line up,” Lawrence adds, “Where some bands find it hard to write their second album, Voodoo Vegas had a ton of energy going into the writing of this album and it didn’t feel like writing our second album, it felt like this was our first.”

It’s been an amazing year for Voodoo Vegas, who’ve not only released their album, but played festivals and toured in UK, France, Holland, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia, Estonia, Sweden, and Germany (playing to 30,000 people at the Rhineland Palatinate Parade). They’ve shared stages with the likes of Fozzy, Y&T, Status Quo, Uriah Heep, The Quireboys, Joe Satriani, and Phil Campbell.

What’s more, in 2017, Voodoo Vegas announce they will be going back out on the road with a 4 date Holland tour, with the legendary Y&T.

“Clearly a band passionate about what they are doing, and working hard to capture and convey their energy and dynamic range to a broader audience”, as Rock N’ Load put it.

For more information on the band, their releases, and tour dates, check out www.voodoovegas.com

For information on Crisis and their work fighting homelessness, see https://www.crisis.org.uk/

TOUR DATES

06/05/2017 – WOLVERHAMPTON- Slade Rooms – UK

13/05/2017 – BOURNEMOUTH – The Cellar Bar – UK

23/06/2017 – MASSMECHELEN – Rommelrock - Belgium

24/06/2017 – MANSLAGHT – Let The Bad Time Roll Festival – Germany

25/06/2017 – CAMBRAI – Salle Des Feters – France

08/07/2017 – TARTUMAA – Amme Rock Festival – Estonia

13/07/2017 – DOVER – The Priory – UK

14/07/2017 – VOLMERANGE LES MINES – No Man’s Land – France

15/07/2017 – SCNAITTACH – Rock Am Rothenburg Festival – Germany

01/08/2017 – MONMOUTH – Monmouth Festival – UK

02/09/2017 – BASINGSTOKE- The Sanctuary- UK

08/09/2017 – GAVLE – CC Puben – Sweden

09/09/2017 – STOCKHOLM – Bryggarsalen – Sweden

23/09/2017 – LONDON – Boston Music Room – UK

30/09/2017 – EVESHAM – Iron Road – UK

06/10/2017 – TROWBRIDGE – Fire And Forge Festival – UK

17/10/2017 – HENGELO – Poppodium Metropool – Netherlands (Y&T Tour)

19/10/2017 – GE DE NOBEL – Leiden – Netherlands (Y&T Tour)

20/10/2017 – ALKMAAR – Podium Victorie – Netherlands (Y&T Tour)

21/10/2017 – HELMOND – De Cacaofabriek – Netherlands (Y&T Tour)

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Voodoo Vegas set to tour Netherlands with Y&T

2017-04-26

Voodoo Vegas set to tour Netherlands with Y&T

We are pleased to announce this October we will be hitting the road with Y&T for 4 dates in the Netherlands. We all can't wait to play these shows with Y&T, this is going to be a great tour..

Dates as follows.

17/10/2017 – HENGELO – Poppodium Metropool – Netherlands

19/10/2017 – GE DE NOBEL – Leiden – Netherlands

20/10/2017 - ALKMAAR – Podium Victorie – Netherlands

21/10/2017 - HELMOND – De Cacaofabriek – Netherlands

Tickets are available now for all 4 shows

Keep your eyes and ears peeled for more exciting news and music coming soon.

Much Love

Lawrence, Ash, Meryl, Jon, Mike

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Voodoo Vegas Live In Sweden This September.

2017-04-19

We are pleased to announce this September we will be playing our first shows in Sweden.

On September 8th and 9th we will be playing Gavle and Stockholm.

Dates are as follows

08/09/2017 – GAVLE – CC Puben – Sweden

09/09/2017 – STOCKHOLM – Bryggarsalen - Sweden

Also on the bill are Swedish rockers Greybeards with more to be added.

Keep your eyes peeled for more exciting tour news coming soon.

Much Love.

Lawrence, Ash, Meryl, Jon, Mike

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Voodoo Vegas Welcome New Drummer Mike Rigler.

2017-02-12

Last week Jonno unexpectedly quit the band.

We have moved fast to replace him, and we would like to welcome Mike Rigler into the fold. Mike has a great gig history formerly playing in fellow Bournemouth band Sansara.

Mike commented on joining the band –

"I've known of the band for a few years and have always liked their music, so I’m really excited to start playing shows and writing some new material too." – Mike Rigler

We are very excited to have Mike in the Voodoo Vegas family. We have already had a few jams with Mike and we are sounding better than ever.

Mike’s first gig with the band will be this Saturday 18th of February at The Wheatsheaf in Oxford.

The Wheatsheaf

129 High St,

Oxford

OX1 4DF

Upcoming Voodoo Vegas shows -

18/02/2017 – OXFORD – The Wheatsheaf- UK

25/02/2017 – POOLE – Wintersend Festival - UK

25/02/2017 – TOTNES – Unit 23 - UK

10/03/2017 – PWLLHELI – Hard Rock Hell AOR – UK

17/03/2017 – BASINGSTOKE- The Sanctuary- UK

18/03/2017 – LONDON – Boston Music Room – UK

08/04/2017 – BRISTOL – The Tunnels- UK

13/04/2017 – WESTCLIFF ON SEA – The Venue - UK

14/04/2017 – MASSMECHELEN- Rock Café Jan Hertog - Belgium

15/04/2017 – KOBLENZ– Florinsmarkt – Germany

06/05/2017 – WOLVERHAMPTON- Slade Rooms - UK

13/05/2017 – BOURNEMOUTH – The Cellar Bar - UK

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NEXT GIGS

Oct

19

The Wheatshef
Oxford
Nov

23

Engine Rooms
Southampton.
Dec

01

PlanetRockStock
Trecco Bay
Dec

15

The Cellar Bar
Bournemouth