Vanity, rock pop & party band

PUB GIGS, ROCK BAND, PARTY BAND, WEDDING BAND, FUNCTION BAND
DEVON, CORNWALL, DORSET, SOMERSET, SOUTH WEST ENGLAND, UK

VANITY are a Rock, Pop and Indie covers band based in Exeter,UK. Bringing you a wide range of tracks from classic rock through to soul, punk and current chart music, Vanity are a perfect pub and party band, and are guaranteed to get people on the dance floor. With some fun 'rock' attitude and the ability to pour soul into all your favorite tracks - with classics from Free, ZZ Top, Steppenwolf etc through to Lady Gaga and Katy Perry with a nod to Stereophonics, Kooks, Reef, Blink 182, Green Day, Tina Turner,The Killers etc along the way - you're sure to enjoy this gig..

Vanity will always try to maintain a consistent line-up, however, we are a busy band and do occasionally call on other equally talented musicians or singers to keep us at full- strength !

Whatever your requirements, Vanity can provide the diverse live music you need for your venue or function.

Bands for weddings in Devon, 2012, 2013 

"I would like to thank everybody in the band for making our wedding day perfect. Your talent is unbelievable! And for all of you to learn our first dance Truely Madly Deepy was amazing. Its not only your talent that shines through but the little details that you add invovling the guest having a mixture of songs so their is something for everyone of all ages. Not only was my Husband and I so impressed we had a lot of our guest amazed by your talents and also wish to book you for up coming events. Our wedding day was everything that we wished it to be but having Vanity playing at our evening reception was the icing on the cake!"

"Just a quick note to say thank you very much for a great gig last Sunday, everyone enjoyed it thoroughly" - Arran & Jess

"After their epic New Years eve gig here is another chance to see this fantistic band, they always attract a big crowd so come early" - Grapevine, Exmouth

"Big thanks to vanity, great night, the girl on vocals has an awesome voice and the rest of the band are really good together especially the girl on guitar, would like to hear more from this band, many thanks you are brilliant" - David, Bell Inn, Cullompton

'Thankyou, you're the best. You got it spot on, what a great night. We will be putting your name out there for sure'

"Thank you so much for doing a perfect job at our wedding. It went so well and Vanity really made the evening for us. Thank you especially for our first dance, it was exactly as we imagined it! We were really lucky to get you as a wedding band when we did because everyone agreed with me after when we said you soon be playing bigger and bigger venues, you are four incredibly talented people and we felt honoured to have you at our wedding, we will always remember it." Rob & Verity, February 2012

"Fantastic Female Guitarist and the Drummer was great too. Great night x" - Janice

"It was a good night, sexy ladies....really enjoyed it xxx" - Lenka

"I was a true rocker in the 70's and went to see all of the old rock bands live at every opportunity - they would have been proud to see you perform their songs so brilliantly!" - Anonymous

"OMG!! Vanity were AWESOME!!! Winkleigh ROCKED - well, the pub certainly did judging by the mess this morning!!! Thank you to the group for a rockin' night at The Stars and to EVERYONE who came along - another HUGE THANK YOU!!" Karen & Mark, The Seven Stars, Winkleigh.


"I saw this band a few weeks ago, and I have to say, they really rock! It was so refreshing to see and hear a band with talented girls and guys mixing up some really cool songs like that! Keep it up Vanity, hopefully catch you all again very soon" - Jane


"Got to say you guys were great tonight at the Strand in Bude, nice to see some girls with guitars in a rock band!" - Fiona

 

Vanity Rock, Pop & Party Tracks

 

Vanity have a broad repertoire of cover tracks, and these are just some of the most popular songs they perform.  They are happy to tailor their set to your tastes, so if you have any particular favorites Vanity will be more than happy to learn them, just for you ;)

Born to be wild
Dakota
Gimme all your loving
Hot N Cold
Mustang Sally
Rolling in the deep
Crossroads
Hush
Sex on fire
Rebel yell
American idiot
Place your hands
Wishing well
Alright now
Walking on sunshine
Can't get enough
Since You've Been Gone
Price Tag

Are you gonna be my girl
Poker face
Trouble
Someone like you
I love rock & roll
Proud mary
RESPECT
Valerie
Basket case
Little Wing
Black magic woman
Ruby
Somebody told me
Run to youNaive
Do You Love Me
La Bamba
Twist And Shout

 

Kind Words !!!!!!

Vanity have had some great feedback from some lovely, lovely people recently:

"After their epic New Years eve gig here is another chance to see this fantistic band, they always attract a big crowd so come early" - Grapevine, Exmouth

"Big thanks to vanity, great night, the girl on vocals has an awesome voice and the rest of the band are really good together especially the girl on guitar, would like to hear more from this band, many thanks you are brilliant" - David, Bell Inn, Cullompton

 "I have seen this band on many an occasion and they are awesome, if you want to see a great band playing tracks from classic rock to modern, then this is your band, it's great to see a female fronting the band and especially great to hear and see the awesome Shannon on guitar, great player and great sound, Jack, Grapevine, Exmouth, NYE

We have also been confirmed to play at this years BMAD festival in Paignton over the May Bank Holiday weekend. We are very excited to be involved in such a great fund-raising festival.

Xx Vanity xX

Momentum!!!!!

Vanity are busy grabbing the attention of a lot of local ( and not so local ) venues at the moment!

You can expect to see AJ, Ash, Karen, Patrick and Shannon at a venue near you very soon hanging around Exmouth, Exeter,  Plymouth, Teignmouth, Torpoint, Braunton, Callington, Bude, Taunton, Tiverton, Rest of the world !!!!!

We are currently filling our diary for 2014 so please get any enquiries to us asap, we want to please all!!!!!!

xx Vanity xx 

 

 

 

Retirements, Parties, Pubs, New songs, New demo!!!!

Vanity have had a busy schedule recently with requests to provide entertainment for a retirement party in Plymouth, a themed 'Arabian Knights' birthday bash in Tedburn St.Mary and regular slots at some great venues in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset.

We've also been busy adding some great new tracks to our repertoire and have just recorded a new demo which will be available on-line over the next couple of weeks.

Phew !

But we're not resting - we love entertaining so keep those enquiries coming !

x Vanity x

Memorial

Vanity were recently honoured with the request to provide music for a memorial for Matt Oke, a popular footballer from Week St.Mary.

'Thankyou, you're the best. You got it spot on, what a great night. We will be putting your name out there for sure'

Thankyou Maggie and everyone else for making us so welcome at the Treetops Inn on a very emotional night:

x Vanity x

Functions !!!!!!

Vanity are receiving a growing number of enquiries and bookings for private functions throughout the SouthWest.

Book us for your wedding or party - we offer very compettitive rates and are guaranteed to keep your guests dancing their feet off all night long!

Keep an eye out for an open Vanity gig near you and come and have a chat about your requirements.

x Vanity x

Video !

Things have been very busy here at Vanity. We have played some great venues recently, new and old, and are building up our diary for 2013 to make sure we stay busy !

Check out our latest video on the following link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9w4dZnMUns&feature=youtu.be

xx Vanity xx

Weddings & more!

Vanity have been super-busy over the last few weeks!

Last weekend we played back to back weddings in Launceston and Kingsbridge.

The Launceston function was for the lovely Matthew and Kayleigh @ Trethorne Leisure Farm.

We played Green Day's 'Good Riddance, Time of Your Life' for their first dance. The couple were just lovely as were their guests ( although Kayleigh looked a bit too amazing in her fantastic dress! The Vanity girls were not at all jealous, much ! )

Matt sent us this message the following day:

'You guys were amazing, the best band I have ever heard! The music was fantastic, really made the night, thankyou so much'

Thanks Matt xxx

The Kingsbridge function was for the wedding of James and Selena @ Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel.

Wow - what a venue! A fantastic old manor house with breathtaking surroundings!

We arrived in good time but the wedding party speeches were running over slightly so we busied ourselves with waiting in the Hotel and sampling its fine beverages ( as you do ! ) until the wedding M.C ( who was very dapper ), allowed us access.

We had to double-time it to get set up and ready for the first dance which included AJ clearing tables and sweeping the floor ( we always knew she would find her vocation ), and the other members of Vanity generally speeding things along.

We played Trains 'Hey Soul Sister' for James and Selena's first dance and from there, we carried on through a 2 hour set. Gruelling. but we had to pack in as many songs as we could in the time that was left!

An amazing crowd, gorgeous couple and fabulous venue - what a gig!

We have also had the pleasure of playing some open gigs at Tiverton's Twyford Inn, Exeter's Prospect Inn and Okehampton's Kings Arms over the last few weeks, we enjoyed them all and cant wait to head back!

We have a few weeks break now to learn some cool new songs, so please check us out at the next one!

xx Vanity xx

 

 

 

Fun Fun Fun!!

We have enjoyed some great parties over the last couple of weeks.

Arran & Jess allowed us to entertain their mad crowd on Aug 26th at their mini Glastonbury ( well, it was a marquee and it was muddy! ) We had a great time, and so did their guests:

"Just a quick note to say thank you very much for a great gig last Sunday, everyone enjoyed it thoroughly"

On Sep 1st, Ian & Beth held their wedding celebration nr Holsworthy. The venue was just breathtaking, the couple were just lovely ( and obviously practiced their first dance to 'Stand By Me' many times! ), and their guests were delightfully mad!

Once again, we had a great time!

xx Vanity xx

 

Busy Times!

Following our trip overseas to Torpoint last weekend, Vanity are enjoying a busy spell at the moment with another weekend of gigs!

We head to The Stables Bar, Kilkhampton on Saturday night to provide noise for the lovely Paul & Tania. We havent been there for a while so we are looking forward to that!

Then, on Sunday, we have been invited to entertain at a Birthday bash nr Tiverton.

We have also taken more wedding bookings this week so we are really excited for the future here at Vanity central!

xx Vanity xx

 

 

Dawn & Matt's wedding

Last weekend, Vanity entertained the lovely Dawn & Matt's wedding party in Clyst Honiton.

We very much enjoyed the evening as did the couple and their guests:

"I would like to thank everybody in the band for making our wedding day perfect. Your talent is unbelievable! And for all of you to learn our first dance Truely Madly Deepy was amazing. Its not only your talent that shines through but the little details that you add invovling the guest having a mixture of songs so their is something for everyone of all ages. Not only was my Husband and I so impressed we had a lot of our guest amazed by your talents and also wish to book you for up coming events. Our wedding day was everything that we wished it to be but having Vanity playing at our evening reception was the icing on the cake!
Thank you again the newly Mr and Mrs Carter x"

Thankyou Mr and Mrs Carter, it was a pleasure!

x Vanity x

A busy weekend!

Another busy weekend for Vanity this time with the fabulous Jo as our Lead Vocalist - damn that girl can sing! Anyway: 

We played to a very enthusiastic crowd at the Twyford in Tiverton on Friday night.

They truly are a great bunch, and we cant wait to head back there on the 12th October!

On Saturday, us girls dolled up, and the boys got suited n booted for a fantastic night of wedding entertainment at the very nice Copthorne Hotel in Plymouth.

We played a stripped down, acoustic version of Michael Buble's 'Crazy Love' for Alex and Rachel's first dance. ( I think they had been practicing this dance for quite some time! )

Later in the evening, Alex showed us some very interesting moves on the dancefloor and I'm guessing that he had a slightly fuzzy head the following morning!

Rachel looked just gorgeous, and their guests were just lovely ( and slightly mad ).

We had a great time, thankyou Alex & Rachael for inviting us over.

Next Saturday we are entertaining another wedding party, cant wait!

x Vanity x 

 

Another cracking wedding gig !

Last weekend, Vanity were very kindly asked to provide evening entertainment for the wedding of the lovely Harriet and Andy at Escot House, Ottery St.Mary.

The venue was just breathtaking, the crowd was utterly mad, and the band was just, us!

We had a great time and recieved this message from the couple:

'Thankyou so much for a perfect evening, you were brilliant!!! Everyone loved you and your team!!'

Well, what can we say! The best band ever!!! When we first booked you and heard your singing voice on line through your sight, we were in a rush to book you, as you may have noticed by my constant e-mails!!! It was not just us as a wedding couple that very much enjoyed your gig, but have had great positive feed back from our friends and family, you were fantastic!! Thank you so much and will have no hesitation in booking you again for any type of party we will organise in the near future!!!

Nuff sed !

A public gig this Friday at the Twyford in Tiverton then another wedding on Saturday, so we grab our passports and head off to sunny Plymouth!

Cant wait !!

xxxxx

Good news n bad news!

Good news at Vanity central - we say Hi to our new singer Lorna!

Lorna brings a wealth of experience to our little band. Her vocal talents will be put on a new demo very soon, but suffice to say that her exploits to date have included many bands from Rock to Folk, vocal tuition, and a heavy dose of hard liquor and the rock n roll lifestyle that produces that growly, smokey voice! ( Only kidding about the liquor but she does like fans to throw Threshers vouchers at the band during gigs! ) x

Bad news at the good ship Vanity - we say 'au revoir' to the lovely Jo Beeeee - mwah x It has now become my job to match any outfit to the correct style of Cowboy boots at gigs !

Jo is a very dear friend and a great singer, so we wish her well with her future endeavors musically, and hope that we will be making musical noisage again some time in the near future. Meanwhile, we will continue to test the average girls ability to consume copious amounts of wine whilst working on new songs!

x Shannon x

Vanity Rock Band play for Rob & Verity's wedding at Scorrier House, Feb 2012

Vanity rock band play for a wedding at Scorrier House, CornwallVanity were delighted to have been invited to play for Rob and Verity at their wedding in Scorrier House in Cornwall last weekend, and they did not disappoint! We learnt the first dance just for them, and Dancing In The Dark will now forever remind us of the stunning couple. A huge thanks to both of them for their kind words too:

"Thank you so much for doing a perfect job at our wedding. It went so well and Vanity really made the evening for us. Thank you especially for our first dance, it was exactly as we imagined it!

"We were really lucky to get you as a wedding band when we did because everyone agreed with me after when we said you soon be playing bigger and bigger venues, you are four incredibly talented people and we felt honoured to have you at our wedding, we will always remember it.

Thank you again,

Rob and Verity"

Xx Vanity xX

Vanity gig at the Twyford Inn, Tiverton

Vanity gig at the Twyford Inn, TivertonWhat a venue! We absolutely loved gigging at the Twyford Inn and would recommend to anyone in the area to come along next time! Great atmosphere, great pub, great people! Next gig: July 6th 2012.

Xx Vanity xX

 

Vanity gig at the Swan pub, Barbican, Plymouth

The Swan Pub, PLymouthWe love gigging in new venues, and Vanity are gathering increasing interest from a variety of new pubs and venues in Plymouth, so "GEDDON" (Best said in broad Plymouth accent)!

Our man Leroy from The Swan pub (Barbican, Plymouth) got in touch yesterday, and we're really pleased to have secured our first gig at his pub next Friday (25th November 2011). It's a small venue, but by jove, we'll get you all dancing if it kills us!  

So expect a somewhat sweaty band that night kids, as we'll be playing our backsides off to make sure you have a great time ;)

Xx Vanity xX

 

Vanity Gigs: Live Music All Over Devon!

Map Of Devon And CornwallVanity have been getting gigs coming in for 2012 from all directions! Next year we'll be seen driving from Cornwall, to Plymouth, Tiverton, Braunton, Dorset, Exeter, Bude, and more to perform live for all kinds of gigs, and we cannot wait!

If you want to book us for a pub, party, wedding, charity ball, festival, hotel or any other kind of gig or live music function, don't hold back! We'd love to hear from you :)

Xx Vanity xX

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Vanity welcome new band member, Paul China

Paul China, Bass Player in Vanity, DevonWe're delighted to welcome (Paul) China to Vanity! China will be joining us as our new bass player as of our next gig at the Strand Hotel in Bude.

China's an AWESOME bass player, and is as great on double bass in his Jazz duet with his wife as he is rocking out on stage! We're really excited about gigging with Paul, and hope you enjoy his stage antics as much as the rest of us ;)

Xx Vanity xX

Bands for...weddings in 2012

Bands for weddings in Devon, 2012We're ecstatic to have another 2 weddings confirmed for 2012 in the last week. Vanity love to entertain, see people having a good time and filling the dancefloor, and there is nothing more flattering than to be invited to help make someone's big day as perfect as we possibly can.

We are indeed honored, and very excited!

Xx Vanity xX

Vanity Rock The Seven Stars in Winkleigh

Vanity had a brilliant time on Saturday night at The Seven Stars in Winkleigh!  We've heard good things about Winkliegh by the BBC, and would add that not only is it a great place, but the people definitely know how to party their ruddy socks off!

A huge thanks to Karen and Mark for hosting such a great night, and thanks also to everyone who came, partied, and shouted 'MORE' at the end :)

We'll be back...

Xx Vanity xX