Victoria Asher, or known to Cobra fans as Vicky-T, is the keytarist for Cobra Starship. She is the daughter of producer/manager/musician Peter Asher who had the hit band Peter and Gordon, who were part of the British Invasion. She is the niece of Jane Asher, who was engaged to marry Paul McCartney.
When she was eight years old, she sang on Neil Diamond’s Christmas Special albums and appeared on an HBO television taping with Diamond.
She went to NYU to study in film, in which she directed her band’s music video, “Guilty Pleasure,” and many other commercials, music videos, and tour footage montages. Prior to joining Cobra Starship, she worked with directors Michel Gondry and Terry Gilliam on music videos and commercials.
Her previous band was Optimo, whom she formed with friends in Los Angeles. She has a career as a solo artist, and still writes her own lyrics. She also has a side project called NotInTown with Frank Staniszewski (keyboardist of Big City Rock).
In 2007, she and her band mates went on the Fall Out Boy-headlined Honda Civic Tour, along with +44, The Academy Is…, and Paul Wall. She provided vocals in place of Carol Heller on +44’s song “Make You Smile.”
In August 2007, a rumor went around that she, Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump, and Ashlee Simpson collaborated on a song that was on Asher’s MySpace. Supposedly, Stump played bass and drums, and Simpson helped Asher with the lyrics. However, this rumor was proven false when Asher claimed that it was all a huge misunderstanding. During the Honda Civic Tour, Stump taught Asher how to use GarageBand, which, assumingly, helped her create the song. In the end, Asher made it clear in a blog entry on her MySpace page that she “just didn’t want to leave anyone without credit.”
Vicky-T has a dog named Gizmo that she wrote a song about.
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