FRIDAY 28TH JUNE 2013
Vigo Thieves formed in 2008 and are from Wishaw, a satellite town rich in industrial history, 20-miles outside of Glasgow yet a world away. Starting a monthly club night, Shook To The Bones, gave the band a chance to develop their sound and fanbase, as well as an opportunity to put on bands from around Scotland that led to gig swaps in cities and towns across the country.
Stevie Jukes (vox/guitar), Barry Cowan (guitar/vox), Gordon Phipps (bass), Chris Gorman (Piano/Synth) and Al Jukes (drums) combine to produce epic songs that are fit for stadiums and festivals. There are echoes of band favourites like New Order, Simple Minds and U2; driven beats, explosive synthesisers and soaring emotionally charged vocals with lyrics that can be sung from the heart and soul.
The release of the ‘Heart & Soul Pt I’ EP in early 2012 led to a fantastic 12-months that saw the band soundtrack the viral line-up announcement video to T in the Park with ‘Heartbeats’, pack out the BBC Introducing Tent at T in the Park,support The View at the Academy, sell out 4 shows in Glasgow, play around the country, increase the fanbase dramatically, produce epic cinematic videos resulting in almost 100,000 hits on YouTube and receive excellent airplay and press.
2013 has started with the band being tipped by Chris Sweeney in The Scottish Sun as ones to watch and with the ‘Heart & Soul Pt II’ EP set for a late February release and live dates planned the band are set to go from strength to strength.