VO5

VO5

 Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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VO5, a 9-piece disco/funk big-band, performs hits by Abba, BeeGees, Ohio Players, Jackson 5 and many more along with tons of groovy originals. We can tailor a gig to your taste...guaranteeing a packed dance floor (now on our 11th year) and with a hot new album, Dance Originality.

"You folks are FABULOUS! I'm in love with your new record and wanted you to know that I've been playing it on my radio show. Thanks for making a super fun album. " Larry Trask, KHUM .

WINNER MTV's "The Freshman"

Biography

Celebrating 11 years of epic dance parties!
CONTACT: vo5@caculo.com

Our new album "Dance Originality" is getting airplay in radio stations from Eau Claire to Eureka and featured on MTV and many music video shows      VIDEOS: https://www.youtube.com/c/vo5band

   WINNER MTV's "The Freshman"  http://www.mtvu.com/music/vo5-wins-this-round-of-the-freshmen/
   WINNER: MAMA Awards "Unique Album of the Year" 2016
   TOP 10 FINALIST out of 200 bands for Summerfest's "Big Gig" contest

About album Dance Originality: All tracks are strongly influenced by 70s music, especially disco, and many offer an international flavor with a Latin, jazzy twist. A surprising number of elements come together in this quirky collection of original songs that pay homage to a wide range of great artists and musical moments. 

V05 represents the hopes and aspirations of all Americans. We believe that dancing should be an essential part of everyone's revolution and that when we're in charge, mandatory wig policies will be strictly enforced. We believe in peace and justice and the American way, especially if it involves platform heels and lots of glitter.

Some of our higher profile gigs include Chicago's Navy Pier, the Wisconsin Film Festival, the Wisconsin Union Terrace (3000+ audience)  for 8 years in a row, Overture Center, Atwood Summer Fest and Dane Dances 7 years in a row (with over 4000 attendees).

VO5 has played every kind of gig imaginable and has paid their musical dues by having performed at dozens of oddball shows such as the Wisconsin Realtors "Stayin' Alive (During the Recession)" convention and the Gilman Cheese Corporation celebration. They've even performed as an ABBA cover band and played "The Hustle" to 200 line-dancers in Sheboygan. There's also the infamous US Senator Tammy Baldwin dancing to VO5 video used by her opposition in TV ads http://jezebel.com/5942328/tammy-baldwin-is-a-totally-gross-lesbian-for-daring-dance-at-gay-pride-pa... which brought the Tommy Thompson US Senate campaign down. 

The band includes 2 famous playrights, a brave firefighter, a solar-power broker, a wind-power engineer, a best-selling birdwatcher, a wise doctor, and a highly celebrated actress.

CONTACT: vo5@caculo.com
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Lyrics

Dance Originality

Written By: John Feith

Cm Ab Bbm
Let's do it on the dance floor

Fm Ab Bbm
Let's do it while we dance

Gbmaj7 Fm7 (Gm last time end)
No need to get a room

Ebm7
We're practically together

Dbmaj7
Show me your
Gbmaj7
Dance Originality
Dbmaj7
Now's the time
Gbmaj7
For Dance Originality

Cm Ab Bbm
We couldn't get much closer

Fm Ab Bbm
Pervasive sense of skin

Gbmaj7 Fm7
No need to get a room
Ebm7
Let's make love in the dance floor

Show me your Dbmaj7
Dance Originality Gbmaj7
Now's the time Dbmaj7
For Dance Originality Gbmaj7

Fm
Let's Groove it
And Shake it Ab
Then Scrunch down Bb
To the ground and shout Bdim
Jump up Fm
now get down Ab
And do it all again Bb
with a Twist E7

The Disco Haiku

Written By: John Feith

disco haiku
(Intro Fmaj7, Abmaj7, Dm7, G7)

Cmaj7
the disco haiku
Am Cm7
penetrates your heart and soul
Cmaj7
in your mind for good
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Fm7
sequined bodies glide
Abmaj7
rollerskating fantasy
Cmaj7
dancefloor lights aglow

timeless is the beat
neverending harmony
echoes on thin air

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young and old collect
solid gold ecstatic moves
glitter memories

mirror ball alive
spinning and reflecting you
dance queen is the king
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feeling the music
do we ever want to wake?
is it all a dream?

never want to leave
disco loving family
this is what we are

Discography

2015 Dance Originality on CD and Vinyl

Disco big band VO5 celebrates their 10-year anniversary with their first album, offering ten unique tracks of uplifting dance music. All tracks are strongly influenced by 70s music, especially disco, and many offer an international flavor with a Latin, jazzy twist. A surprising number of elements come together in this quirky collection of original songs that pay homage to a wide range of great artists and musical moments including 'The Love Boat Theme Song', Chic, Ruben Blades, Prince, Quincy Jones, Blondie, 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind,' Cheryl Lynn, Jackson 5, ABC , Chicago, Dave Pell Singers, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gloria Gaynore, Kraftwerk, Bee Gees, Debussy, The Flaming Lips, Beach Boys, Of Montreal, Abba, Sly & the Family Stone, Earth, Wind & Fire, KC & the Sunshine Band, and Ohio Players. BIO V05 represents the hopes and aspirations of all Americans and believes that dancing should be an essential part of everyone's revolution. The nine-piece band from Madison, Wisconsin, is known for its theatrical sensibility, outrageous costumes, and epic-length dance parties. They play a blend of 70s funk and disco covers with their quirky and catchy originals. With over 300 performances over the last 10 years, VO5 has tons of stage experience. The band includes two famous playwrights, a brave firefighter, a renewable energy guru, a wind-power engineer, a best-selling ornithologist and engineer, a wise doctor, and two celebrated actresses.

Set List

(Originals-to-Covers ratio varies with performance)

Dance Originality

In Your Dancing Dreams

I Can Feel It

Soul Shiny Day

I Love The Sun

Baku

The Disco Haiku 

Aurora

We're Getting Older

"Love Boat Theme Song"
 "Love Machine"

"Love Hangover"

"Rock the Boat"

"Mamma Mia"
"Shining Star"

"To Be Real"

"I Want You Back"
100 more disco songs we cover