Voodoo Economic
Gig Seeker Pro

Voodoo Economic

Band Rock Blues


This band has not uploaded any videos
This band has not uploaded any videos



This band has no press


49 Weeks EP (2008)
Aeroplane EP (2009)

Streamed tracks at www.myspace.com/saschaion



"Sascha Ion's voice was made for smoky pubs, stadiums and basically anywhere the fuck she wants to take it. This girl has lived and still comes up shining like a diamond in all respects." Drum Media 2007

In April 2007, after winding up her power-trio One Horse Town, Sascha Ion began writing a bunch of pocket sized new songs on her favourite guitar, a vintage Hofner President - given to her many years before by her father. Unfortunately she dropped a mattress on it while moving house and …well … that was that. No longer owning an acoustic, she embarked on a shopping trip for a new one with her buddy and previous music collaborator, Andrew Fuller. They walked into a guitar store and twenty minutes later after a satisfying session trading Highway Star riffs, they walked out with matching jumbo acoustics.

Four weeks later, on a plane trip back from France, Ion met drummer extraordinaire, Shaun ‘Chirpy’ Lohoar and suddenly the vehicle for Ion’s new songs, Voodoo Economic (named after that famous scene in "Ferris Buller's Day Off"), was formed.

Starting a band had never been easier and the trio got busy in a bizarre rehearsal room in Heidelberg, Melbourne called the Drumbalow. The sonic boom interplay of the new guitars, combined with Chirpy’s kick-snare finesse emphasised the melodic nature of the new songs and held its own against Ion’s distinctive vocal power.

In January 2008, the band went into the studio to record the first batch of new songs for an EP 49 Weeks which was heralded as one of the most interesting releases of 2008 in Melbourne.

12-months later, the band returned to Atlantis Studios, to work with acclaimed producer Dave McCluney (Brian Henry Hooper, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds). Two days later, they emerged with their new EP "Aeroplane".

Recorded on a shoestring, 'Aeroplane' is a sonic adventure that captures honest performances, using basic production values, to create a listening experience akin to being in the same room as the band. Drawing on influences from Ike & Tina Turner, the Rolling Stones, Tom Waits, RL Burnside, PJ Harvey and JSBX, Voodoo Economic combines integrity with imagination and sonic adventure. THeir two EPs are rich with the quality of immediate songs and the creative force of three musicians at their peak.