The Outer Vibe
Building on Michigans storied rock and pop legacy, The Outer Vibe has long pushed the envelope for live performances with its ultra-animated stagecraft, audience-involving antics, infectious beats and never-ending supply of resplendent stagewear.Share
A vibe like no other.
Building on Michigans storied rock and pop legacy, The Outer Vibe has long pushed the envelope for live performances with its ultra-animated stagecraft, audience-involving antics, infectious beats and never-ending supply of resplendent stagewear.
But behind the flash and flamboyance of one of West Michigans most sought-after live acts, theres a serious, experienced pop project that goes where few bands have gone before.
Between them, the five band members Nick Hosford, Lisa Kacos, Sean Zee, Andrew Dornoff and Jeff Brems boast eight college degrees. The teen Rock Camps they established in 2009 have exploded in popularity, with budding young musicians from Detroit to the Lake Michigan shoreline lining up to soak up the groups advice on showmanship, teamwork and marketing.
This is a band that built its own cutting-edge recording studio north of Grand Rapids just so it could further polish catchy pop and alternative rock songs which echo influences as far-ranging as Maroon 5 and Muse to Queen and Led Zeppelin.
Its a road-tested band with rare business acumen that plays more than 100 shows a year, sharing stages along the way with the likes of The Tubes, We The Kings, REO Speedwagon, Local H, Electric Six and more. Its a band that boasts a walk-in wardrobe full of colorful stage attire and a trailer packed with duplicate sound gear that mirrors the equipment in its state-of-the-art studio/rehearsal space.
Its a band that eats, sleeps and breathes its musical mission, with group members even embarking on cross-country motorcycle trips together as the White Lightning Motorcycle Club an alter-ego family affair that pays tribute to Hosfords late father, Wild Bill Hosford.
More than anything, its a band that never stops exploring and expanding the boundaries of its own pop music. The Outer Vibes three independently released albums (2003s Pretty Good, 2006s Games We Play and 2009s Monster EP) have earned regional acclaim, growing radio airplay, a burgeoning fan base and a street team numbering 1,500-plus in eight states and five countries.
The band's latest studio album, Hoka Hey, flaunts an even bolder blend of pop-infused alternative rock unafraid of horns, vocoders, electronic drums whatever each song demands and whatever keeps The Outer Vibe in that rarified air occupied by dynamic, hard-working artists with something refreshing to say.
The album title appropriately borrows from a Native American adage that means its a beautiful day to die. Because for this band, its all about attitude: Live life and play music fearlessly, to the fullest, as if todays your last.
Meet The Outer Vibe: Quite literally a band like no other.
- John Sinkevics, Spins on Music
Written By: The Outer Vibe
Broken arrows and dead Pharaohs
You and I will fall like ancient Rome
So cock the hammer back and give that whip a crack
On this chariot of chrome
Take a bullet, take a stand
Now or never, take my hand
Lie down or resist
Blow a kiss, throw a fist
Come on, come on, come on, now tell me
What's on your bucket list?
Hoka Hey, Hoka Hey
It's a beautiful day
The West ain't wild in a magazine
And we can't touch through a touch screen
You get what you gave
Before you know it, grass covers your grave
You say tomorrow, well I say today
We've got a lot of love to give
But not a lot of time to live
You say tomorrow, I say today
Every hour glass runs out
Every clock gets unwound
If you never get lost, you never get found
A straight and narrow road
Tells tales that soon grow old
So chase those twists and turns
'Til your story's carved in stone
We can perform whichever of the following sets suits your event:
30-90 minute set of all original music
Two 75-minute sets of originals and covers
Three 60-minute sets of originals and covers.
Our covers are top 40 hits from the 50's through today by artists such as: The Rolling Stones, The Black-Eyed Peas, CCR, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Sublime, and many more!