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The Vasco Era


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Melbourne band The Vasco Era features vocalist and guitarist Sid O’Neil, his brother and bassist Ted O’Neil, and drummer Michael Fitzgerald. Hailing from the coastal town of Apollo Bay, the boys recall playing to packed out living rooms before hitting actual stages around Australia. Two albums, several national tours and gigs at major festivals followed, with highlight performances including support slots for The Black Keys, The Hold Steady and The Violent Femmes. Only one of the three members lives in a house – the others stay with their friends, girlfriends, parents, friends’ parents and girlfriends’ parents. One day they’d all like to live in Spain.

The Vasco Era’s third album, independently released in October this year, captures the band in their prime. ‘Child Bearing Hips’ is the first single from The Vasco Era’s self-titled album.

Their debut studio album Oh We Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside was released in 2007, paving the way to write and record their critically acclaimed second album, Lucille. Released through Universal, Lucille came to life after 18 months of writing when the band teamed up with producer Scott Horscroft (Silverchair, The Temper Trap, The Presets and Little Red).
“Utter Brilliance, they are, in one word, perfection.” (Beat Magazine).

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  • Dylbear

    cool band

    29 Nov 2011 Reply
  • macova

    so i love lucille... how do i get a hold of their other releases without being in australia? can somebody help?

    15 Nov 2011 Reply
  • rob_nuts

    Rock and roll is the only thing that makes me feel good

    17 Oct 2011 Reply
  • viperacr

    New album is amazing!

    15 Oct 2011 Reply
  • hookbags

    Sooo Boring, So Predictible...Stop harassing me with your on screen ads

    25 Sep 2011 Reply
  • MarchOfClouds

    Awesome... I will say nothing more, because nothing more need be said.

    29 Apr 2011 Reply
  • suededead

    excellent! cheers from russia

    30 Nov 2010 Reply
  • fathobie

    ahh! Set at Annandale last friday was good!!!! But i forget the names of the covers and they did them so well! Can anyone help me out. One was a Hendrix Cover!?!? That's the one i forgert!

    25 Nov 2010 Reply
  • jackdood

    when they played honey bee at powderfinger last night everyone went off!

    12 Sep 2010 Reply
  • djskein79

    "Oh Sam! (Oh Sam!), I ain't working there no more".

    19 Jul 2010 Reply
  • MarchOfClouds

    I still can't believe how amazing Lucille is. It's one of the finest albums that I've heard in years... actually, probably ever. It makes me so proud to know they're from Melbourne.

    11 Jul 2010 Reply
  • markpcronin

    AMAZING gig at launceston last night!

    9 May 2010 Reply
  • EvermoreRocks

    i need to get their album <3

    12 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Lizzy789

    so effing annoyed that i missed them at fowlers on friday :(

    11 Apr 2010 Reply
  • blackdevilyard

    New band for ex-Mammal members Pete and Zane. Check it out:

    11 Apr 2010 Reply
  • MarchOfClouds

    I finally got the new album and I am in awe. There are some fantastic tunes on there. You've done a really great job. Thank you! Hopefully, I'll see you at The Corner.

    29 Mar 2010 Reply
  • larrylowfive

    come back to perthhhhhhh :)

    24 Mar 2010 Reply
  • pwaller93

    New picture up.

    13 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Lauren150

    Loving the new album, even if hearing the name "Lucille" in every track can get a bit much.

    12 Mar 2010 Reply
  • KarbonKid

    Best support I've seen in the past two years, great performance lads

    23 Feb 2010 Reply
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