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Vanity Tapes


Bass Guitar, Background Singer.


Hi, we’re Vanity Tapes. Recently our bassist switched to the vacant drummer position, so we are now 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, John Stirratt (Wilco), Andy Rourke, Flea and Tim Commerford (though no slapping please!).

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

We released a four track EP last year, 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. Rough demos can be sent on request.

We’re currently working on newer material that we are very excited about, so are keen to start gigging and recording again. 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 on a weeknight in the basement studio of The Miller pub (5 mins walk from London Bridge), though sometimes we rehearse in New Cross. You will need to be available to rehearse once a fortnight at the very least, 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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Mar 03 2016
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Years together:
Gigs played:
Under 10
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
41 years


Influences too many to mention, but include: Elliott Smith, R.E.M., Blur, Wilco, Beatles, Radiohead, Bowie, Pavement, Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Neil Young, Mac DeMarco, Eels, The Smiths, Lemon Twigs, Fleet Foxes, Last Shadow Puppets, Divine Comedy, Nick Drake, The Band, Midlake, Field Music, The Kinks.

Members Of Band

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