Vegas With Randolph
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Vegas With Randolph


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2008 Vegas With Randolph
2011 Above The Blue
2013 Rings Around The Sun



With the release of their third CD “Rings Around The Sun,” Vegas with Randolph begins a new chapter in their history of fun, catchy, and compelling writing and performing. VWR’s music has been called “ebullient, unabashed power pop”, “thinking man's party music,” and “blissful pop songwriting at its finest” and their music has been compared to Fastball, Sloan, and Fountains of Wayne. With the release of their second CD “Above The Blue”, VWR returned with what Mike Lidskin called "Sheer Powerpop Perfection"!

At the nucleus of VWR is the songwriting partnership of John Ratts and Eric Kern. Starting in high school in their mid-western hometown, the duo has penned hundreds of songs over the last several years, many of which have received radio airplay, use in TV and video, compilation CD's, covers by several artists, and awards (2010 "Song of the Year" Twirlie award, a 2010 “Modern Rock Recording of the Year” Wammie, and over a dozen Wammie Award nominations between 2009 and 2013 by the Washington Area Music Association). In addition to Ratts and Kern the band includes a number of accomplished and highly creative musicians: Dan Aylestock, David Purol and Brock Harris.

VWR’s self-titled debut CD was released in 2008 and followed by the EP “Side Trip” in 2009. In August 2011 their second full length CD “Above The Blue” was released followed by a series of east coast tour dates including the BMI Songwriter’s showcase at DC’s Hard Rock Café, and the International Pop Overthrow Festival in New York City. “Above The Blue” was critically acclaimed and was listed on multiple “Top CD’s of 2011” lists in 2012. Recently, the band has released songs on several compilation CD’s and contributed their rendition of the Little River Band’s “Cool Change” to the 2013 tribute album “Drink A Toast To Innocence”. The bands third CD “Rings Around The Sun” was released in the fall of 2013.