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How does a band from a little town outside of Leeds end up going by the name Your Vegas?
“It was one of our first songs,” says the band’s singer Coyle Girelli. “Your Vegas seemed to sum us up. It’s about escaping to a different place, wherever that is.”

Escape, along with brotherhood, is at the core of Your Vegas. Four of the five band members grew up in a small suburb of Leeds called Otley. Forming a band came naturally; according to Girelli. “There aren’t many people in Otley. You find three other people near the same age into music, you’re probably going to meet up and form a band.”

At first, the concept of escape simply meant finding a sound. The group started out as a grungy, Nirvana-influenced group, but that slowly changed. A keyboardist was added; the music opened up. “Making a racket turned into thinking about songs,” says guitarist Mat Steel, who offers up U2 and Depeche Mode as influences (as for contemporaries, he mentions Coldplay and The Killers).

With its sound taking shape, “escape” now meant hitting the road. The band released a few indie singles and started touring the UK in a tiny van. “Up and down the motorway, doing what we call the toilet tours,” says Coyle, referencing the bars, universities and small clubs that dot the countryside. “We’d hit islands off of Scotland, and then go all the way down to Plymouth. We even hit up the Scottish highlands—there were these small towns that no one ever plays, where the town’s ancestors had settled thousands of years ago, and their families never left. It was good fun.”

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  • asterion_cm

    now ---> THE CHEVIN

    12 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Angerwave

    cool

    1 Oct 2012 Reply
  • GregWood345

    New album from them coming out later this month under the new name The Chevin.

    4 Sep 2012 Reply
  • duranies

    Do the band still exist?

    1 May 2012 Reply
  • rickytherabbit

    Your music makes me happy, it makes me smile. Thank you!

    2 Sep 2011 Reply
  • toaster1983

    More people need to know about this band. These guys are fucking awesome!!! I saw them open for Duran Duran and they blew me away!

    1 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Kiska12

    Your Vegas is great! I am waiting for more music!

    7 Apr 2011 Reply
  • UnquietNights

    YV have some great songs.

    5 Dec 2010 Reply
  • delValle2

    anyone nows in which album the track Champion is?

    1 Apr 2010 Reply
  • theweaselway

    love them so much ughhh

    12 Feb 2010 Reply
  • amandaa55

    i just cant stop listening to a town and two cities right now. troubled times :)

    14 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Ethnixos

    Yes, I do agree with linettebritt, Your Vegas was smokin' awesome on the tour with Duran Duran. Coyle Girelli had a cast on his right leg, he had it lifted on a small padded chair during the concert, I'm sure that was very uncomfortable for him, but he still made the best out of everything. I got to meet the band members and got their autographs on a poster and on the CD cover that night, my daughter was with me, I wanted to tell Coyle that his voice sounded like Bono from U2, he took that as a big complement, and it is because he did, Coyle’s voice is “AWESOME” in its own way! Coyle was very kind to take a picture with my daughter, and he also generously offered me another poster for me as well to autograph. I enjoyed talking to him and meeting him and the band-members as well nice chaps :) I hope everything is well with you Coyle, and your leg is better. Are you guys working on anything new? I’d love to hear another album, or double album 

    22 Jul 2009 Reply
  • linettebritt

    Awesome performances last year on tour with Duran, Bravery and Shiny Toy Guns! Very talented and their new music coming out for their upcoming album is AMAZING! I love this band!♥

    5 Jul 2009 Reply
  • evilp0ptart

    just started listening to them. and already love it :D

    2 Jul 2009 Reply
  • robinsvegas

    Genius talent this band has! I ♥ Your Vegas

    27 Jun 2009 Reply
  • skyright

    Awesome! so nice sound world!

    6 May 2009 Reply
  • Electriceights

    utterly amazing<3 A Town and Two Cities is one of the best albums I've heard all year.

    22 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Dancein2thefire

    New Pic! Rock on YV! Can't wait for the new album!

    4 Apr 2009 Reply
  • skuborssy

    they are sooo nice!!i met them and they were like, totally engaged with you and actually talked to you... i <3 YOUR VEGAS

    28 Jan 2009 Reply
  • tygy96

    i hope they dont become famous.. just so i can have them all to myself haha

    14 Jan 2009 Reply
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