Vasco Junior

Vasco Junior

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Vasco Junior peddle urgent rock stomps alongside pleasant pop swoons and the odd divilish groove. The songs concern politics, love, history, vodka and revenge.

Biography

VASCO JUNIOR

Originally formed on an informal basis as “The Dots” the band have evolved through the addition of two new members to become the solid 5-piece “Vasco Junior.”
They describe themselves as a hard working, no nonsense indie rock band.

Musically the band has been described as “peddling urgent rock stomps alongside pleasant pop swoons and the odd devilish groove.” With songs that concern politics, love, history, vodka and revenge coupled with the toe tapping and infectious tunes.

Having gigged substantially around Dublin City to an ever-increasing audience of enthusiastic supporters, ”Vasco Junior’s” appeal and talent has not gone unnoticed.

The band have already earned the title “Pick of the fortnight” from Jackie Hayden in his “Garageland” column in Hot Press, “Demo of the week” on Phantom FM’s Icon Show with Aidan Lynch and the track “Fall” was shortlisted from thousands for Murphys live best song which it subsequently won, following on from this the track was released and reached 15 in the National Irish charts; a second single "Despised" was also released in 2008 and also managed to enter the Irish top 40 chart. These accolades have been further supported by live performances on FM104’s Open Mic with Ruairi Carroll, “That’s Entertainment” on Dublin CityFM103.2, Access All Areas with Edel Caffery on Phantom FM, while also receiving regular air play on Spin FM, FM104, Dublin City 103.2FM,Phantom, 95Limerick, Beat FM, KFM.
On an international perspective the band have also received airplay on radio stations in Liverpool, Manchester and L.A.

Currently the band are putting the finishing touches to their debut album to be released on May 1st 2009, with the release party being a free entry gig in the village on wexford street, Dubin and a tour of Ireland planned for the release week.

For Further information please contact:

Mick Gleeson
Mobile: 0864071698
Email: vascojunior5@gmail.com
Web page www.myspace.com/vascojunior or .www.bebo.com/vascojunior5
or www.facebook.com/vascojunior5

Discography

"Exibition Ep"- Never released but earned hotpress pick of the forthnight
"Fall Ep"- released August 3rd 2008 which won Murphys Live 2008 best song, a write up in Hotpress and In Dublin magazine and has recieved Extensive Airplay on Fm104,Spin103.8,Dublin CityFm 103.2,Phantom,95 Limerick,Beat Fm and KFM while also recieving airplay on stations in Manchester and L.a
2 top 40 singles in 2008 with "fall" hitting No. 15 in the national charts and "Despised" peaking at 40
Currently the band are putting the finishing touches to their debut album to be released on May 1st 2009

Set List

1.Best Mistake
2. Oh No!
3.Don't Want You
4.Fall
5.She said
6.Magic Garden
7.Get Out
8. Take My Time
9.Despised
10.Outta My Head
11.Wasted Weekend
12. Max
13. Bastogne
usually 45 min set
also if headlining we sometimes throw in
The Bucket - Kings Of Leon
Come Together - The Beatles