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Vanity Tapes


Bass Guitar, Background Singer.


Hi, we’re Vanity Tapes and are looking for a new bass player.

We need someone with good taste and technique to play and write melodic bass lines that will serve the overall song. Players we admire include Paul McCartney, Mike Mills, Tina Weymouth and Andy Rourke.

Ability to sing backing vocals would also be a huge bonus as harmonies are a big part of many songs.

We're currently recording our debut album at a studio in Brockley, though Covid-19 has meant the past few months have required recording at home. We intend to return to the studio early 2021 to finish the album.

We're keen to get back to gigging once some kind of normality returns. There is also further material lined up to work on together as a band.

We released a four track EP in 2016, which can be found on our Bandcamp page. Three older tracks are on Soundcloud. We also have a page. All three are easily searchable.

These songs should give you an idea of the kind of playing we need, and you should be capable of playing these parts. Note the EP is more representative of our softer & mid-tempo side, we also have heavier & faster material. Demos of the current album can be sent on request.

We are friendly and easy going, not hipsters who are desperate to get a deal or jump on the next bandwagon. We have day jobs but are very passionate about music.

Rehearsals are generally in the New Cross/Deptford area. You will need to be available to rehearse at least once a fortnight, with additional availability for gigs and recording sessions (including the odd weekend).

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if any of this interests you and we can meet for a drink and a chat.

Thanks for reading!


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Member since:
Mar 03 2016
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Years together:
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
42 years


Influences too many to mention, but include: Elliott Smith, Wilco, REM, Blur, Radiohead, Bowie, Pavement, Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Neil Young, Pixies, Eels, The Smiths, Talking Heads, Fleet Foxes, Divine Comedy, Field Music.

Members Of Band

Jim Collett - vocals, guitar
Stewart Muir - keyboards, guitar & backing vocals
Sam Turner - drums