The Rouge

The Rouge


Winner of Denver's Westword 2009 Best Indie Pop Band award, The Rouge is sex and rock and roll wrapped in tight jeans and cowboy boots. In the vein of Kings of Leon, these guys put every ounce of emotion into each note, beat and melody.


Denver band, The Rouge, is ready to crash through the gates like a freight train. The rock band has been quick to gain the skills, fan-base and local attention that most bands will take years to attain. Fronted by Joshua Vaught’s unmatched charisma and sex appeal, which exudes from every note he sings, the band never fails to make every guy who brought a date to the show a little bit jealous of their girl’s uncontrollable swooning. From the ashes of Holiday Run, Josh and bassist Jack Egan moved to Denver from Colorado Springs and worked pop sensibilities into their songwriting - 3 months later The Rouge was born. Accompanied by Adam Call (guitar, keys), Mike Griffith (guitar, bgv) and Steve Voss (drums), their meaningful lyrics are based out of their own personal experience proving The Rouge to be authentic and honest musicians, making them all the more accessible. A very fan-centric band, they regularly post videos from Josh to their fans as heartfelt and hysterical show of appreciation for their endless support. The year-old band has an unmatched drive and determination to pursue this venture to the fullest and with their solid formula of songwriting and structure multiplied by a thousand with their live performances a lot of industry folks are already taking notice. Influenced by artists such as Coldplay, The Killers, and Kings of Leon, the Rouge have shared the stage with Denver scene royalty Meese, Born in the Flood, Single File and Hearts of Palm. They have recently been awarded 2009 Best Indie Pop band in The Westword Music Showcase this year, as well as being asked to perform at the Denver Post Underground Music Showcase. At the end of June they went out west for a short stint of shows and shot a video for their song Heat and Light in LA with filmmaker Zach Kranzler.


Heat and Light (Morning After Records 2009)

Set List

All original songs written and performed by The Rouge