The Vasco Era (Midi 2010)
From Music-China Wiki
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Originally from the small Victorian surf coast town of Apollo Bay, but now based in Melbourne, the band's members are brothers Sid (vocals, guitar, lapsteel, rototoms) and Ted (bass) O'Neil and Michael Fitzgerald (drums). In 2004 the band won the Australian National Campus Band Competition, the largest band competition in the southern hemisphere.
In 2006, The Vasco Era supported Wolfmother at The Astoria in London and played major festivals in Australia including Southbound, the East Coast Blues & Roots Music Festival, The Great Escape, Groovin' The Moo, the Apollo Bay Music Festival and the Falls Festival. Also in 2006, the band flew to San Francisco to record their debut album with producer Jeff Saltzman. The first single from the album, When We All Lost It was released to radio on October 29, 2006. Their debut album "Oh We Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside" was released on May 5, 2007. It was also nominated for the 2007 J Award for Australian album of the year on Australian youth independent radio station Triple J.
While their 2006 debut, “Oh We Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside”, chronicled their journey to that point. Their sophomore album, “Lucille” came out of an intense 3-week studio session with Scott Horscroft (Birds of Tokyo, The Presets, Silverchair, Little Red) and expanded their musical horizons. The Vasco Era will enter China on the top of their game, having just wrapped up massive national tours with Gyroscope, Powderfinger and Jet, making their D22 show a not to be missed event.
The Vasco Era is the first tour in the Sino-Australia Music Exchange, a collaborative project between Sydney’s Chalk Horse Gallery, the tenzenmen and Maybe Mars music labels, the Australian International Cultural Council and the Australian Embassy, Beijing. The Project will be supporting further tours of Australian bands in November (Dead Farmers), January (East Brunswick All Girls Choir) and April (Digger and The Pussycats).
The project will also be lending support towards upcoming Australian tours for Beijing’s leading bands PK14 (Melbourne Festival, 22 October) and Carsick Cars (Sydney Festival, January).
The Vasco Era China Tour 1/10 – Midi Festival, Zhenjiang City, Jiangsu Province 4/10 – D22, Beijing 5/10 – Vox, Wuhan 6/10 – Yuyintang, Shanghai
- Let It Burn (2004)
- Miles (2005)
- Oh We Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside (2007) #40 AUS
- Lucille (2010) #48 AUS
- Official Homepage
- Douban page
- Imagine Australia - The Vasco Era China Tour
- Tumblr page - where the band will be documenting their China tour