Vykki Vox Band

Vykki Vox Band

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Explosive funk, rock and soul. "Vykki Vox is a red-headed bombshell of atomic soul ready to explode on the international music scene."

Biography

"Vykki Vox is a red-headed bombshell of atomic soul ready to explode on the international music scene." This powerful, dynamic singer/songwriter has a "refreshing" style all her own, and brings her "radiant personality and fun into her music." When hearing Vykki sing, one may think of Sheryl Crow with a harder edge, while others have made reference to Tina Turner, Janis Joplin and Aretha Franklin. The bands infectious grooves have been compared to the Dave Matthews Band and the Black Crowes, while others speak of the legendary Little Feat. At Vykki's high energy live performances, people are always amazed at the "huge voice" that comes out of this "petite package". She is truly commanding in formal arenas and has earned kudos for her performances at Boston's Hatch Shell, as well as other festivals and music conferences, including Rockrgrl in Seattle, NEMO in Boston, Crossroads in Memphis and MobFest in Chicago. Vykki has shared the stage with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jonny Lang, Les Paul, Tom Hambridge, Max Creek, the Indigo Girls, Cyndi Lauper, Ronnie Earl, Susan Tedeschi and CJ Chenier among others, and has been invited back to perform at Rockfest in Atlanta, GA and in Amsterdam.

This "whole lotta groove" band (Vykki on vocals/percussion, Dave Osoff on keyboards/vocals, Justin Kolack on bass/vocals, Greg Allison on drums/percussion, and Erik Ringstad on guitar/vocals) has been receiving considerable AAA airplay (charting on many stations) and rave reviews nationally and internationally. Their 3rd CD, Can You Feel It?, "delivers a fresh, funkified potpourri of sound, showmanship and songwriting craft." "Song after song rings with a freshness and vitality that is unquestionably the Vykki Vox sound."

Vox maintains a non-stop performance schedule with her 5-6 piece band and as a duo with her guitarist/songwriting partner, Erik Ringstad, or pianist/songwriting partner, Dave Osoff, which includes organizing and hosting the Ladies Sing & Beyond Showcases all over New England. These showcases feature New England's best female (and male) performers, and the Ladies Sing television series can be seen on Boston's BNN-TV 3, as well as numerous other stations in New England. Vox has also appeared on several other television programs, as a performer, host and guest.

Tours are now being planned for the Mid-west, Europe, Canada and a return to the Memphis area. The VVB is also currently working on their 4th CD.

Discography

2000 release: 'Can You Feel It?'
1998 release: 'Woman's Touch'
1996 release: 'Vykki Vox - Soul Searching'

Radio airplay:
Some of the Boston area radio shows include:
WBOS (FM 92.9)
WERS (FM 88.9)
WBRS (FM 100.1)
WGIR (FM 101.1)

Alaska: KCHU, KTOO, KBBI
Arizona: KXCI
California: KIDE, KMUD, KHSU, KVMR, KLA, KIDE Colorado: KSJD, KDNK, KBUT, KRCC, KEPC, KSJD Connecticut: WESU, WNHU, WWUH, WXCI, WCNI, WECS, WHUS, WRTC, WVOF, WYBC, WKZE,WSAM
Florida: WMNF
Illinois: WEFT, WGLT, WONC
Indiana: WFHB
Iowa: KUNI
Kansas: KANZ
Kentucky: WNKU, WMKY
Louisiana: KRVS,
Maine: WRBC, WMEB, WMPG, WMHB, WUPI, Massachusetts: WMHC, WSHL, WBRS, WCFM, WMFO, WMLN, WMWM, WSMU, WBTY, WCCH, WECB, WKKL, WMCI, WRBB, WZLY, WJJW, WKPE, WSKB, WDJM, WSFR, WTCC, WBIM, WCHC,WMUA, WAMH, WOZQ, WTBU, WERS, WBOS
Michigan: WPHS, WDET
Minnesota: KFAI
Montana: KGLT
NewHampshire: WNEC, WSCS, WPCR, WUNH, WGIR New Jersey: WGLS, WBZC, WCPR1
New Mexico: KUNM
New York: WBAR, WBCR, WSIA, WQCC, WRHU, WJFF, WFUV, WSJU
North Carolina: WNCW
Ohio: WDPS, WYSO, WAPS
Oregon: KPUR
Pennsylvania: WVIA, WMUH, WSJR, WQHS
Rhode Island: WJMF, WQRI, WXIN,
Tennesse: WEVL
Utah: KRCL
Vermont: WRMC, WGDR, WRUV
Virginia: WVRU
Washington: KBCS
Australia: 2MBS-FM 76, 3-PBS, Brisbane Australia Radio, Radio Skid Row 88.9FM
Belgium: Nostalgie FM
Germany: Radio 98.6
Macedonia: Classic FM 91, Blues & Mojo Blues 103 FM

THE VYKKI VOX BAND HAS PERFORMED AT THE FOLLOWING VENUES, AS WELL AS MANY OTHER VENUES, FESTIVALS, MUSIC CONFERENCE SHOWCASES & COLLEGES:

Acton Jazz Cafe, Acton, MA
Bad Juju Lounge, Seattle, WA
Big Easy, Portland, ME
Black Brimmer, Manchester, NH
Black Diamond, Memphis, TN
Bleechers, Salem, MA
Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN
Blue Train, Stoughton, MA
Boardwalk Cafe, Nashville, TN
BostonBandWidth.com, Boston, MA
Boston's MDC Hatch Shell, Boston, MA
Burke's Tavern, Niantic, CT
Cascade Bar & Grill Vancouver, WA
CB'313 Gallery, New York, NY
Century Lounge, Providence, RI
Chicken Box, Nantucket, MA
Colorado Brewery, Danbury, CT
Copperfield's, Boston, MA
Coppertop, Mt. Wachusett, Princeton, MA
C.R. Goody's, Fitchburg, MA
Crossroads Music Conference, Memphis, TN
Deepwater Brewing, Chelan, WA
Doghouse Bar, Billerica, MA
Downtime, Manhattan, NY
EMP Sky Church Seattle, WA
Fat Lucy's, Hampton Bays, NY
Fire and Water Cafe, Northampton, MA
Flying Saucer Cafe, Memphis, TN
Gloucester House, Gloucester, MA
Great Scott, Boston, MA
Hamptons Music Festival, Long Island, NY
Harpers Ferry, Allston, MA
House of Blues, Cambridge, MA
Horsefeathers, N. Conway, NH
Inn on the Blues, York Beach, ME
Joe's Yardrock, Quincy, MA
Johnny D's, Somerville, MA
J.T. Croc N' Berry's, Harrisburg, PA
Kenny's Castaways, New York, NY
Kirkland Cafe, Somerville, MA
Larkin's Varsity Club, Fairfield, CT
Le Bar Bat, Manhattan, NY
Linwood Grill, Boston, MA
Lloyd's of Bandon, Bandon, OR
Lucky Dog Music Hall, Worcester, MA
Marketplace Cafe, Boston, MA
Mass Bay Lines Cruises, Rowes Wharf, Boston
MassCommRadio.com, Boston, MA
Mobfest Music Conference, Chicago, IL
Mole's Eye Cafe, Brattleboro, VT
Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge, MA
Millennium, Salem, MA
Millennium Music Conference, Harrisburg, PA
Muddy River Smokehouse, Portsmouth, NH
NEMO Music Conference Showcase, Boston, MA
Northeast Brewing Company, Boston, MA
Oliver's Tavern, Boston, MA
Paradox, Nashua, NH
Penuche's Ale House, Nashua, NH
Plantation Club, Worcester, MA
Portland Waterfront Festival, Portland, OR
RadioBoston.com, Boston, MA
Rebar Lounge, New York, NY
Rio Grande, Marblehead, MA
River City Saloon, Hood River, OR
Rockfest '98, Atlanta, GA
Rockfest 2000, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Rockrgrl Music Conference, Seattle, WA
Rynborn, Antrim, NH
Scuttlebutts, Salem, MA
Singer Park, Manchester, NH
Sit 'n Bull, Maynard, MA
SoNo Arts Celebration, Norwalk, CT
Spiral, Manhattan, NY
Stage Door Pub, Manchester, NH
Stone Church, Newmarket, NH
Strand Theatre, Marrietta, GA
Tammany Club, Worcester, MA
TAXI Road Rally, Los Angeles, CA
The Big E, Springfield, MA
The Bitter End, Manhattan, NY
The Grog, Newburyport, MA
The Rack, Boston, MA
Theodore's, Springfield, MA
Third Rail, Cambridge, MA
Timbermill Pub, Lincoln, NH
Trophy's, Austin, TX (showcase during SXSW)
TT The Bears, Cambridge, MA
Uncommon Ground, Chicago, IL
Vermont Pub & Brewery, Burlington, VT
Weirs Beach Smokehouse, Laconia, NH
Wobbly Barn, Killington, VT

Set List

Original sets for showcases, covers mixed in for longer shows. Covers range from Dave Matthews, Little Feat, Neviile Brothers and Stevie Wonder to Rufus/Chaka Kahn and the Beatles - always with that funky, soulful feel that IS the Vykki Vox sound.