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Morrisville, Vermont, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

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The Aerolites @ Nectar's

Burlington, Vermont, United States

Burlington, Vermont, United States

The Aerolites @ Nectar's

Burlington, Vermont, United States

Burlington, Vermont, United States

The Aerolites @ Nectar's

Burlington, Vermont, United States

Burlington, Vermont, United States

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"NEWS FLASH!!!!! The Aerolites album release by Annie Kay"

The Aerolites
album release
by Annie Kay
The Aerolites new album, 34
Mansfield , will be released
Oct. 12 at Nectar's in Burlington,
VT, as well as digitally.
Last off, when we checked in
with The Aerolites, Victor was
growing his handle-bar mustache
to twirl up and touch his ears,
and Micah was trying to clone
himself so he could play more
than 3 gigs a night. And now for
the next fun-filled adventure with
The Aerolites: 34 Mansfield!!!
First off, the name is actually
the physical address of where
the album was recorded: an old
1820's Colonial in Cambridge, VT
. The slightly dilapidated light
blue house across from the post
office was transformed into a
recording studio for a week by
Jeff Cooper ofVibesville Studio,
and was the home of guitarist and
singer Jeremy Harple for 8 years
prior to the recording sessions.
"The house was empty a
week before being sold, and
we seized the opportunity to
set up our band in the various
empty bedrooms ... including
Vic's keyboard Leslie [speaker) in
the shower stall;' Jeremy said.
"Coop [Jeff Cooper) brought
all of his gear to the house for
one week and did the preliminary
tracking January 1st-7th 2013 .. .
toward the end of these sessions,
the house was sold and we
moved the rest of the operation
to Vibesville in Colchester;•
VictorVeve (vocals and
keyboards) recalls.
The band then proceeded
with vocal overdubs, editing,
mixing and mastering,
which lasted through late
this summer. [editors note:
A few of Victor's keyboard
parts were also recorded in
Charles Eller Studios, as well
as the entire track of"Bronx
Bull" recorded at Low Tech )
"We felt that we wanted to
take a more organic approach
in recording this album, and
also wanted to capture the
chemistry that the band had
developed over the last two
and a half years;• said Harple
. "A band's sound is always
changing, and an album is
kind of a snapshot in time
of what a group is doing,
and where they're at:'
The property 34 Mansfield
also contained a small ramshackle
cabin/converted studio,
that housed over 2 years
of Aerolites' practice sessions and
jam-outs. It was there the band
would be found religiously on
Wednesdays and most Mondays.
"I will think back fondly on the
recording of 34 Mansfield, and
my time with The Aerolites, and I
am very proud of the album;' said
I an Wade (bass and vocals), who
is soon to be headed out west
on his next life adventure. The
album is also a bookmark in ian's
career with The Aerolites, and
marks over two years of hard work
and creation of original music.
Peter Bixby (Named By Strangers)
has now taken over I an's
spot on the bass, and is currently
playing with The Aerolites live.
"I feel 34 Mansfield is a great
album and captures a slice in t ime
of the progression of songwriting
by the band, as well as a musical
cohesiveness that only hours
well spent can bring;• said Micah
Sanguedolce (guitars and vocals).
"And besides, it's good danceable
music!': he said with his
trademark Buddah-like chuckle.
Dannis Hackney (drums),
declined to comment on the
making of the album, saying
only that it was "a cryin' shame"
that the album was notalready
being sold on the moon,
and other nearby planets.
The album, 34 Mansfield is a
"closer-to-home" venture than The
Aerolites' first self-titled album,
recorded in Hollywood with prosession
musicians and recording
artists Oteil Burbridge and Kenny
Aronoff, as well as producers
Oliver Leiber and Martin Guigui.
The new album maintains the
Aeroloite's style of original rock,
Americana and funk l)'lUsicThe
Aerolites are best known for.
Come to Nectar's on October
12th at 9pm to catch The Aerolites
live, with special guests Jatoba,
and a chance to get a copy of
34 Mansfield and hear for yourself
what critics are soon to discover. - Mountain Ear Mag

"Rarified Air"

Rarified Air

Jeremy Harple and Victor Veve go Hollywood with a new band, the Aerolites

By Dan Bolles [12.07.11]
The Aerolites [1]’ Jeremy Harple and Victor Veve hardly seem like glitzy Hollywood types. Veve, 31, seated at a table by the front window at Muddy Waters on a recent Thursday afternoon, sports a wild beard and a long, unkempt mane of hair beneath his crisp, blue trucker hat. Across the table, Harple, 33, is unassuming, clean shaven, and clad in muted browns and yellows and a cocked fedora. But as Vermont audiences will discover when the Burlington band plays at the Higher Ground Showcase Lounge this Saturday, looks can be deceiving. And so can sounds.

Earlier this year, the duo went to Hollywood to record the Aerolites’ debut album. The self-titled record, due out in early 2012, features some high-wattage star power, including the Allman Brothers’ bassist Oteil Burbridge [2] and Kenny Aronoff [3], a renowned studio drummer who currently plays with the Tedeschi Trucks Band. Producer Oliver Leiber [4] — son of the late, famed songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jerry Leiber (“Stand By Me,” “Hound Dog,” etc.) — engineered and coproduced the album. Vermont expat filmmaker and musician Martin Guigui [5] also coproduced.

That’s certainly a cast worthy of La La Land. But as Guigui is quick to point out, Harple and Veve are the true stars of the show.

“Their songwriting is unique,” writes Guigui in a recent email. “It’s a mesh of many old-school influences. But the lyrics are addicting, offbeat, poetic phrases with quirky melodies that create a rather indefinable style.”

Harple and Veve have been crafting that style, which Harple has been known to nebulously define as “rebel folk,” for the better part of 20 years. The two have played together in various configurations since they were teenagers, and claim to have 400 original songs between them.

Veve estimates the Aerolites is “at least” the duo’s third band together. The most notable of those was Speakeasy, a popular local band active in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Both songwriters say they’ve taken profound lessons from their experiences in that group — lessons that manifested in the creation of the Aerolites’ debut. Though, curiously, Speakeasy never cut a record.

“It was a slammin’ band,” says Veve of Speakeasy. “But we made a mistake never making an album.” He adds that the group’s grueling gig schedule, some 200 shows per year throughout the Northeast, was a double-edged sword. “Playing too many shows … it can kill your momentum.”

Since Speakeasy, Harple has since gone on to a modestly successful solo career; Veve joined local reggae act Lambsbread. But it was only a matter of time before the two would feel the itch to collaborate again. While the duo were on a recent road trip to a Harple gig in Rochester, N.Y., idle banter in the car turned to a serious discussion of a shared vision of what their music could and should be.

“We realized we had to do another project,” says Harple. They began brainstorming the various connections they had throughout the music industry, which led them to Guigui, Leiber, Aronoff and Burbridge.

Last February, Harple and Veve spent 14 days in LA, 13 of them in the studio.

“We were sleeping, eating and breathing music,” says Harple. “It was exciting. I’d never had the opportunity to just dedicate two weeks of my time solely to music.”

Those sessions were marked by a number of strange coincidences. It turns out Leiber had originally planned to name his studio Speakeasy — he went with Chez Olivier instead. An effects pedal in the studio was called “Clyde,” which is the name of an Aerolites song. There was also some numerological weirdness. All of the band members’ hotel-room numbers added up to seven — 313, 331, etc. — and so did the street address of Lieber’s studio. (For what it’s worth, the print date for this story is Wednesday, December 7 … in Seven Days. Cue the “Twilight Zone” theme song.)

Another more tangible coincidence is that Guigui’s film-editing suite was one block from Leiber’s recording studio in LA During the Aerolites’ sessions, Guigui was editing a new horror film, Beneath the Darkness [6], starring Dennis Quaid. During a break, Guigui invited Harple and Veve to watch a rough cut of the flick, whose central character smokes electric cigarettes. The next day, Veve and Harple had a new song, “Electric Cigarette.” That tune will appear on the soundtrack, alongside songs by Alison Krauss, Warren Haynes and Bret Michaels, among others.

“Jeremy and Vic frickin’ nailed it,” Guigui enthuses.

Harple says working with experienced producers in Leiber’s studio helped him become comfortable relinquishing control of his songs and accepting outside input. That’s often tough for a songwriter to do, especially one who has worked solo for so long. But he says it has helped when bringing songs to the Aerolites’ touring band, which includes Death and Lambsbre - SevenDaysVT

"The Aerolites, The Aerolites"

The Aerolites, The Aerolites
Album Review


The Aerolites’ self-titled debut album doesn’t adhere to the confines of any one genre. Instead, it exists somewhere in the familiar grounds between jam, Americana and blues. In the first track, “Deception,” one can detect a healthy dose of the Grateful Dead, a hint of Tom Petty and a pinch of B.B. King — hardly a unique amalgamation in the Burlington music scene. In fact, it feels like we’ve heard this band and these songs a million times before, pouring from open windows up and down Buell Street in mid-July.

There is a fundamental problem with this genre-blending aesthetic. To simplify music history: The intention of jam music is a sort of transcendence, the intention of Americana is identification, and the intention of blues is toe-tapping salvation. When most bands attempt to channel these three influences in a single moment, the individual effect of each one is lost. The Grateful Dead pulled this off seemingly without effort, and it set their music apart from anything else. Ever. Such skill is rare.

But the Aerolites sound comfortable and content in their already-carved-out groove — just riding the snake. These kinds of jam-band songs seem to write themselves on the front lawns of this town.

The sounds you will encounter on The Aerolites are familiar, well played and easy on the mind. The album is chock-full of bouncing bass lines and playful guitar solos, but they just don’t demand the listener’s attention. You can hear something there, but it simply glides over your ears and is gone. The same goes for Jeremy Harple’s often fast-fast-fast vocal delivery.

Perhaps this fleeting lightness is the music’s purpose. If so, the Aerolites succeed — this sounds like the soundtrack to a pleasant Burlington night. They’re not demanding your full attention; they just want you to half listen and relax.

But when taken out of that background-music setting, The Aerolites demonstrate all too well that bands can do everything technically right — and with a great amount of skill — but if they don’t take risks, their songs are quickly carried away, like a Frisbee on a crisp summer breeze. - Seven Days

"The Aerolites, 34 Mansfield"

The Aerolites, 34 Mansfield
Album Review


In 2011, the Aerolites’ Victor Veve and Jeremy Harple holed up in a Los Angeles studio with some big-name rock talent to record what would become their band’s self-titled debut. They returned from the left coast with cool stories about working with, among others, the Allman Brothers’ bassist Oteil Burbridge and drummer Kenny Aronoff, a well-traveled studio drummer best known for his work with the Tedeschi Trucks Band. A song from that record, “Electric Cigarette” was placed in a Dennis Quaid flick. There were rumors of major-label interest. The Aerolites, it seemed, were on their way. But then a funny thing happened.


The Aerolites (the album) remained on the shelf. Aside from a story on the band in this paper prior to a release that didn’t happen, there was virtually no evidence it even existed. Seven Days would review the record a few months later, but even then it hadn’t been officially made public. The album has since appeared on the Aerolites website, but it did so with essentially no fanfare.

Flash to the present. The band has recently reemerged with a new record, 34 Mansfield. In place of heavyweight session players, Veve and Harple are flanked by their local bandmates, including guitarist Micah Sanguedolce, bassist Ian Wade and Death’s Dannis Hackney on drums. Instead of a glitzy, la-la-land studio, the record was tracked in Harple’s old Cambridge house at the titular address. It is, in every sense, a homecoming.

The band’s debut, for all its star power and slick production, very much felt like, well, a slick, star-studded production. And maybe that wasn’t a good thing. As 34 Mansfield reveals, part of the Aerolites’ appeal stems from the band’s rough-hewn charm. Harple, especially, is a gifted but unusual songwriter who benefits when his witty, unconventional style is matched by equally off-kilter arrangements. When you buff away the imperfections, you lose the essence of what makes him, and ultimately the band, great.

From the elastic grooves of “Lonesome Highway” to the insistent skitter of “I’ve Been Lost” to the bubbly whimsy of “Magic Drop,” the Aerolites zero in on a potent formula. They let Harple be his delightfully sly, idiosyncratic self and then fill in the spaces. Sometimes that means Veve taking a psychedelic acid trip on effects-heavy keys, as on “Flowers.” Sometimes it means unleashing Sanguedolce to dizzying heights of guitar shreddery, as on “Bronx Bull.” Sometimes it means laying back in a stone cold bass and drum groove, like on “Seeds.”

As on their debut, on 34 Mansfield the Aerolites rarely shy away from their influences, including the Allmans and Derek Trucks, among others. But that doesn’t mean they need to be those bands. 34 Mansfield outshines its predecessor precisely because the Aerolites were left to their own devices to forge their own take on Southern rock and jam molds. And they did, delivering a lively, surprising and well-crafted record that is far more Hardwick than Hollywood, and blessedly so. - Seven Days

"The Aerolites' New CD"

The Aerolites' New CD


The Aerolites
We begin this week with a big ol’ apology to the Aerolites. Here goes:

I’m sorry, Aerolites!

Ahem. You see, we were supposed to have a review of the band’s new album, 34 Mansfield, in this very issue. But due to some behind-the-scenes follies, the unsavory details of which I won’t bore you here, we don’t. What can I say? Shit happens. Or doesn’t, I guess.

Anyway, we’ll have that review in an upcoming issue. But that doesn’t do anyone much good in the present, since the band’s album release show is this Saturday, October 12, at Nectar’s. So allow me to take a minute and offer this deeply insightful critical remark: The Aerolites’ new record is pretty freakin’ good.

If you’ll recall, the band’s 2012 debut was a much-ballyhooed effort recorded by a bunch of famous-ish people in a Hollywood studio — Oteil Burbridge, Kenny Aronoff, etc. While the star power associated with the album was interesting, the record itself felt a little muddled, as if there were simply too many celebrity chefs in the kitchen when what was really needed was some down-home cookin’. That’s exactly what 34 Mansfield turned out to be.

The album was recorded in front man Jeremy Harple’s old house in Cambridge, during a week in between when he moved out and when the house was sold. So he and his band, which includes keyboardist Victor Veve, guitarist Micah Sanguedolce, bassist Ian Wade and drummer Dannis Hackney, took advantage of the empty house — in a recent email, Harple writes that they recorded keyboards in an empty shower stall — to make the record with Vibesville Studios’ Jeff Cooper.

Without spoiling too much, the record retains a similar mix of Americana and Southern rock from the Aerolites’ debut record, with a touch of feel-good jamminess, just for kicks. But there’s a noticeably looser feel to the album that seems to line up more closely with what the band had in mind the first time around. It’s also a boon to Veve and Harple’s songwriting. The latter in particular has always been a sneakily witty writer. Buoyed by a lighter, more relaxed tack, that facet of his style is much more apparent here than on the band’s debut, which alone makes the album — and likely the band’s release show — worth your time. - Seven Days

"The Non-Profit International Avalanche Nest Egg and The Aerolites Rock The Rusty Nail With Huge Benefit Concert This Friday April 18th"

The Non-Profit International Avalanche Nest Egg and The Aerolites Rock The Rusty Nail With Huge Benefit Concert This Friday April 18th

BURLINGTON, Vt., April, 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Avalanche Nest-Egg a Vermont public benefit non-profit, is proud to announce it will be hosting its annual benefit concert and fundraising event this Friday April 18th in Stowe, Vermont at The Rusty Nail.

Join us at the Nail to kick-start the party with live music by Vermont's Premier Rock, Folk, Funk, Band- The Aerolites. It will be an all night event with drinks, dancing, and a huge silent auction with all proceeds donated to the IAN Fund. DPS Skis is this years headline sponsor and they have donated the coveted Wailer 112 RPC skis.

There will be loads of other items donated by Burton Snowboards, Hotel Vermont, Teton Mountain Lodge,, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Vermont Peanut Butter Company, Reciprocity Studio, and a ton of local restaurants and small business.

The organization came to life from an idea that Ian spoke often about. Through the hard work of his friends and family the Nest-Egg was born. Ian was an expert skier, backcountry enthusiast, and Stowe legend who was lost to avalanche in Colorado this past spring. He was the co-founder of the Stowe Mountain Film Festival, and drummer for the regional touring rock band, Named By Strangers, whose raucous New Year's and Halloween shows at the Rusty Nail are now legendary.

The primary mission of the International Avalanche Nest-Egg is to assist the children and families of avalanche victims with immediate and long-term financial needs associated with the death of a loved one. The long-term goal is to put these children through college and create financial stability in a time of need. The secondary mission is to increase avalanche awareness, and further support the responsible enjoyment of backcountry sports.

The evening's entertainment will be kicked off by Victor Veve and Jeremey Harple of the Aerolites backed by Micah Sanguedolce, Peter Bixby, and Dannis Hackney. All donations will go to the fund.

For more information on the IANe Fund, visit its website at:

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SOURCE International Avalanche Nest Egg Inc.


"Oteil Burbridge Sits in with The Aerolites"

Tedeschi Trucks Band headlined Burlington, VT’s Flynn Theater last night. After the show, Tedeschi Trucks Band/Allman Brothers Band bassist Oteil Burbridge moved across town to sit in with the Aerolites at Burlington, VT’s Nectar’s. The bassist joined in on the last three songs of the group’s first set: “Every 3rd Day,” “Have You Read the News” and “Jericho.” The Aerolites recently recorded a new album in Hollywood with Burbridge. -

"The Aerolites are poised for takeoff"

The Aerolites are poised for takeoff
Anna Maria Liccione, Arts and Entertainment Editor/Senior Copy Editor • March 8, 2012 • Leave a Comment
The Aerolites are poised for takeoff
Anna Maria Liccione
The Aerolites rocked Moog’s in February
“Undeniably classifiable.” That’s exactly how I would describe The Aerolites’ unique blend of Americana, rock and roll, funk, surf and soul after an energetic show at Moog’s Place in Morrisville in February.
The Aerolites is a new band that is preparing to take the world by storm. This band is comprised of five members, whose combined musical experience totals over 100 years.
Jeremy Harple performs lead vocals, guitar and harmonica. Victor Veve also sings lead vocals and plays keyboards/piano. JSC grad Ian Wade is on backup vocals and bass guitar. Micah Sanguedolce sings backup vocals and plays guitar, and Dannis Hackney does backup vocals and is on drums and percussion.
“Music is music and we play good danceable music,” said Sanguedolce at a recent band rehearsal.
He is absolutely correct. Foot-tapping, bootie-shaking beats pervade the numerous songs that the band throws down.
Harple has been writing and performing his songs for nearly two decades. With a repertoire of over 300 original compositions, he continues to draw in new fans nationwide.
Harple’s material includes folk rock, funk, bluegrass and reggae, making them readily accessible to everyone.  A songsmith to the core, Harple’s lead vocals, guitar-playing and songwriting are all key elements of this band.
Veve was classically trained and graduated from Berklee School of Music in 2000. He has been in many notable bands, including Lambsbread, River Factory, the Mason Jars and Speakeasy.
Veve has toured extensively for the past 10 years, and does not plan on stopping anytime soon. Behind the keys he is a master of funk/fusion, as well as the sweet sounds that back the more gentle ballads that The Aerolites perform.
Last year Harple and Veve, who have performed together for nearly 20 years, were on a road trip to a show in upstate NY, and Veve asked Harple if he wanted to record an album with Oteil Burbridge.
Veve and Burbridge had met previously at a recording session.
Bass-player Burbridge is a member of the current (since 1997) resurgence of the Allman Brothers band, and recently became a Grammy-winner.
There are also many other well-known projects in which he’s involved, including Oteil and the Peacemakers, Paige McConnell’s Vida Blue, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Tedeschi Trucks Band and Gov’t Mule.
After deciding to put the album together with Burbridge on bass, Martin Guigui connected them with drummer Kenny Aronoff, whose studio credits are too numerous to mention. He has played on over 30 Grammy-nominated recordings.
Veve and Guigui met many years ago while Guigui lived in Vermont, and the two had stayed in touch.
While in Los Angeles recording, Guigui, who was also working on Dennis Quaid’s 2011 thriller “Beneath the Darkness,” challenged them to write a song called “Electric Cigarette.”
While Harple was working on vocals for their album, Veve penned the lyrics. Back at the hotel that evening, they worked out the rest. Guigui loved it.
“Electric Cigarette” can now be found on iTunes on the soundtrack of “Beneath the Darkness.”
Other musicians on the soundtrack include Warren Haynes, Bret Michaels, Allison Kraus and Johnny Winter. The Aerolites’ self-titled debut album is due out this spring.
Once this album was recorded, the fledgling band needed the rest of the members, and this is where Hackney, Sanguedolce and Wade join the duo to form The Aerolites. The name came after the the band was formed.
Drummer Dannis Hackney continues to push the envelope of original music, blending years of beat-making magic into new avenues of sound.
Hackney co-founded the original Vermont reggae band, Lambsbread, and the famed punk pioneers Death.
Hackney is as vital today as he was in the mid-70’s during the Death/United Sounds of Detroit years. He is the backbone of The Aerolites’ new original sound. Hackney has made a name for himself as one of the tightest drummers in New England as well as in national reggae circles.
Many in those same circles are now finding out that Hackney is also one of the tightest rock ‘n’ roll drummers to come out of Detroit.
Micah Sanguedolce is a world-traveling artist who has been playing music in bands since age 12. He studied music and holds a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from St. Michael’s College in Winooski.
Last year Sanguedolce competed at the Burlington Guitar Summit and placed in the top three. He has performed at venues all over Vermont, Italy, and Nepal.
Ian Wade received his B.F.A. in jazz performance from Johnson State in 2010. He has been seen around many venues in Vermont and New York, in acts such as Canyonero, Blues for Breakfast, 3 Amigos, Dead Sessions and Wade/Yacavone/Wade.
When asked how his music education at JSC affected his career, Wade said, “The teachers I had here were really reputable and awesome, especially around the Burlington music scene. I had Stacy Starkweather as my first bass teacher, and using Starkweather’s name around Burlington has helped me land some gigs. Steve Blair has taught me most of what I know about music and how I understand it now which is priceless.”
Currently the band is getting ready to travel to Sun Valley, Idaho, to play the opening party for the Sun Valley Film Festival with DJ Logic.
Harple and Veve have contributed extensively to the music for “Winter’s Wind,” premiering at the festival. This film is a full-length theatrical feature and ski action epic, the story of one man’s journey from protege to guru, mentor and legend, and played by the real legends of skiing – past, present and future.
The Aerolites had hired Green River Pictures and Derek Hallquist to film a Nectar’s gig that also featured Oteil Burbridge and his brother Kofi, as well as JJ Johnson and Maurice Brown, other members of Tedeschi Trucks Band.
Hallquist was working on Matt Herriger’s “Winter’s Wind” project. Soon after being introduced, Harple gave him a bunch of solo material from prior years, and
Veve contributed solo instrumental work.
Upcoming gigs include the March 15 Sun Valley show with DJ Logic. An acoustic gig at Radio Bean in Burlington follows on April 3, at 8 p.m.
April 7 is the Pioneer Day Camp fundraiser at Parker Pie. May 10-12, they will be doing a mini-tour in Connecticut. Times and locations are to be announced.
On May 26 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. they will be playing North End Studios in Burlington. Another Nectar’s gig is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. on June 30.
They will also be playing Johnson’s own Tuesday Night Live on August 7 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
So far, The Aerolites have two festival gigs lined up for this summer. The 2nd Annual Cambridge Music Festival at Boyden Farm is scheduled for July 21, and the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival August 10-12.
The Aerolites are sponsored by Burlington’s Farm Fresh Radio 102.9. Demo music, videos, and up-to-date show schedules can be found at
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"Brooklyn New York's Top Venue, Spike Hill Welcomes Vermont Sensations, The Aerolites July 30th"

The Aerolites Play Spike Hill in Brooklyn New York Monday July 30th
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Burlington, Vermont (PRWEB) July 30, 2012

Spike Hill, located in the heart of Williamsburg, has long been considered one of New York’s finest venues, where some incredibly gifted musicians continue to rock the stage and wow the crowds. July 30th promises to be no exception as The Aerolites headline a stellar lineup, which will have the venue buzzing with high energy throughout the night.
The Aerolites hail from Burlington, Vermont and take on New York for the first time after shredding up and tearing down the local music scene back home. This original funk-rock-Americana group does anything but disappoint and represents talent at its highest capacity. Led by Tom Petty sounding vocalist Jeremy Harple and keys player Vic Veve, The Aerolites are simply a band on a mission. Dannis Hackney backs on drums while ace of bass Ian Wade and fellow guitarist Micah Sanguedolce closely follow suit.
The song-writing ability of Harple and Veve cements the realization that memorable tunes are often the cause of Dylan-type poetic ability. If you listen to the lyrics closely, you become shockingly disturbed at how this band isn’t opening for the likes of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.
However, the guys may well be on their way to stardom after independently releasing their self-titled album “The Aerolites”. The twelve-track gem, recorded with living legends Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers) and Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp), has been blowing up on music site Bandcamp, after its release earlier this month.
Having also recently unleashed their newest tune, “Sunny Day”, which many Vermont residents have turned into an overnight hit, the band hopes to infuse a comparable level of excitement into a new audience that will get first dibs on another fast rising band looking to break new ground.
See the Aerolites Monday July 30th at 10 p.m. - PRWEB

"Benefit show for avalanche victim held in Stowe"

The former drummer for one-time Burlington band Named By Strangers, Ian Lamphere, died a year ago in an avalanche in Colorado. That band’s bass player, Peter Bixby, now plays with The Aerolites, who will perform at 9 p.m. Friday at the recently reopened Rusty Nail in Stowe. The show celebrating Lamphere’s life will raise money for The International Avalanche Nest-Egg (IAN), a new nonprofit organization the young father and Mount Mansfield Union High School graduate had hoped to start to benefit children who lose a parent to an avalanche. $6. 253-6245, - Burlington Free Press


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The Aerolites - 34 Mansfield

Release date:    September 29, 2013

Disk (CD) Tracks

1. Lonesome Highway             
2. Flowers
3. I've Been Lost
4. Seeds
5. Medical Doctors
Music Association
6. Fighter Jets

7. Quagmire
8. Magic Drop
9. Bronx Bull
10. Thunder and Lightning         
11. Good Disease
12. Ticket
13. Uptown Johnny


"It's pretty freakin' Good." - Dan Bolles, Seven Days
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The Aerolites - The Aerolites

Release date:    February 19, 2013

Disk (CD) Tracks

1. Deception
2. Angels in Section C
3. Every 3rd Day
4. Happiness is Hard to Find            
5. The Pursuit
6. Jericho7. Have You Read the News?
8. Woke Up
9. Refrigerator
10. Together Alone
11. Electric Cigarette
12. 4X3X


The Aerolites Live @Hick Jam DVD - 2011

"Electric Cigarette" - featured on "Beneath the Darkness" soundtrack and DVD- starring Dennis Quaid `-released winter 2011 (soundtrack includes Warren Haynes, Johnny Winter, Bret Michaels etc...)

Four songs on Matt Herigger's film, "Winters Wind" - 2011



The Aerolites
Jeremy Harple - vocals, guitar

Victor Veve - keyboard, vocals
Dannis Hackney - drums, vocals
Peter Bixby - bass, vocals
Micah Sanguedolce-guitar, vocals

The Aerolites are a five piece band based out of Vermont. Their music is a blend of Rock, Folk, Americana, and Funk. The full on real deal American soul fusing musical styles and loving life. The Story begins with lead guitarist Jeremy Harple and pianist Victor Veve flying to Hollywood in January of 2011, where they collaborated with their old friend Oteil Burbridge (Col. Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit, Allman Brothers Band, Derek Trucks Band), as well as world-famous drummer Kenny Aronoff. This fine group of musicians completed the Aerolites' first album and Harple and Veve flew back to Vermont to piece the rest of the band together.

The Aerolites now tour throughout Vermont and the northeast, playing festivals, clubs, private, and commercial venues. The new touring lineup now includes Dannis Hackney (Death) on drums, Micah Sanguedolce (Domestic Blend) on guitar and added bassist Peter Bixby (Augusta Brown, Named by Strangers) to keep the crowds bouncin' - The band is looking to book extensively in support of this new album, so log on, check us out everywhere:TwitterFacebookYouTube, and


The Aerolites - 34 Mansfield

Release date:    September 29, 2013

Disk (CD) Tracks

1. Lonesome Highway             
2. Flowers
3. I've Been Lost
4. Seeds
5. Medical Doctors
Music Association
6. Fighter Jets

7. Quagmire
8. Magic Drop
9. Bronx Bull
10. Thunder and Lightning         
11. Good Disease
12. Ticket
13. Uptown Johnny


"It's pretty freakin' Good." - Dan Bolles, Seven Days
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The Aerolites - The Aerolites

Release date:    February 19, 2013

Disk (CD) Tracks

1. Deception
2. Angels in Section C
3. Every 3rd Day
4. Happiness is Hard to Find            
5. The Pursuit
6. Jericho
7. Have You Read the News?
8. Woke Up
9. Refrigerator
10. Together Alone
11. Electric Cigarette
12. 4X3X

Jeremy Harple, Victor Veve, Peter Bixby, Micah Sanguedolce, Dannis Hackney, Jeff Cooper, Zack Alario, Ian Wade, Chris Jovanelli, Oteil Burbridge and Kenny Aronoff. 

The band is looking to book extensively in support of this new album, so log on, check us out everywhere:TwitterFacebookYouTube, and

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