About Invisible Vegas
Formed in 2013 INVISIBLE VEGAS are 4 young guys from Oxford, influenced by American and UK classic rock, who are writing and performing modern anthems with massive melodic hooks and winning hearts and minds across the UK, Europe and Asia.
With a globally appealing sound that fuses the spirit of Springsteen and Tom Petty with the sonic prowess of Kings of Leon and late 80s U2, the origins of the band lie in the songwriting of lead singer Alex Colman with a vocal that’s astonishingly iconic.
The band continue to impress on the live scene wherever they play, packing out clubs or rocking out at festivals.
The band’s brilliant debut single RUN is out now and has picked up multiple spins on UK and European FM radio stations. With an eagerly awaited EP of powerful, melodic songs for release in 2016 this is one band you definitely don’t want to miss!
(Mike Mills – Matrix Promo)
INVISIBLE VEGAS have been featured frequently on the online station ‘Best of British unsigned’ as well as gaining airplay and performing live on BBC Radio Oxford on the Will Gompertz show. The band are playing to warm receptions in London and the South of England, at gigs such as the Oxford and Islington O2 Academies, Dingwalls, Camden Town, 229 The Venue W1 and the Underbelly N1. Outdoor Events include Richard Branson’s Virgin Big Thanks Festival, Oxfordshire, The Marlow Festival, The Newbury Youth Festival, The Homegrown and Hideaway Festivals and Brightfest. Alex and Jacques featured in a major music documentary called ‘Nick and Simon: the Dream’ broadcasted in early 2015 on Dutch National TV.
Paul Kissaun, The Flying Pickets
HIGH TIME FOR STADIUM GIG
Big Sound Oxford rockers Invisible Vegas go down well at Ace Space (Newbury)
INVISIBLE VEGAS have an easy charm. The man responsible for this is lead singer Alex Colman, who I feel sure would make a 50,000 festival crowd feel like they were, as Sinatra used to say, in his own backyard. And it’s that large stadium that you can’t help feeling these likeable lads deserve.
Unashamedly happy to get on with the business of rock and roll, Vegas take on the world and its fools in exactly the way you want a big sounding band to do. And that happily still resonates with the crowd on a hot solstice evening in Newbury.
Vegas’ foundations are solidly constructed from fine American blues and rock, and you got the feeling that when they got to Rosie, a Rubber Soul-style 12 bar, they’d stopped off at mum’s for a proper square meal. …by the time we reached the originals Invisible Vegas had us in their collective palm.
Colman’s voice is a US-friendly Bono-ish lilt. The song-writing is assured (Skin and Bones was my fave) and went down well with the Ace Space crowd. The passion of their vocals is such that you feel they still have their spirit intact.
The other important thing about this outfit is that they can handle three-part harmonies with ease, which, apart from giving the proceedings a welcome country tinge, opens out the sonic possibilities to something on the way to CSNY grandeur.
If you need reassurance about the future of our rock heritage then get yourself hooked up to an Invisible Vegas drip-feed this summer.
Scotty D from Rockbandom.com
In the words of Scotty D from Rockbandom.com in his October 2014 review: “A super fantastic alternative rock band, and we mean fantastic. If you want sheer talent and superb music that captivates your mind and soul then these guys are for you. Remanding us of a mix between the Levellers and U2 but with a much deeper rock sound you couldn’t ask for better. Vocally fantastic, Lyrically supreme and the music is just as fantastic.” – See full review
CBE Music Review: November 2014
When one thinks of what musical influences the University city of Oxford has given to the world, the likes of Radiohead, Foals and Supergrass all spring to mind. As a result, it always with interest that a new band from this area emerges onto the scene with some real potential.
Invisible Vegas are an alternative rock band producing some powerful melodic songs influenced by classic UK and more than a slight leaning towards American rock and blues. It took us just one listen of this track “Run” to get us hooked and seeking more from this talented 4 piece. Invisible Vegas are destined for arenas with their big songs, cracking vocals, harmonies and musicianship if this track is anything to go by.
We recommend a listen and challenge you not to be similarly hooked and wanting more!
Music critic John Devereux
John Devereux writes: “Central to the band’s live appeal are songs that will get under your skin, delivered by the irresistible force of Colman’s arresting voice and Chantler’s immaculate guitar work, all underpinned by the tight, powerful rhythm section provided by Butler and Sims…..The magic of this band is undeniable. Authentic, spot-on musicianship and songs and performances that will haunt you. They are destined for the big arena”
Lee Davies, Cape of Good Hope, Oxford
These gents are quite simply stunning musicians with excellent rock songs. With super tight harmonies and riffs and melodies that grab you straight away, these guys are definitely destined for big things.