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Lawrence Case: Lead vocals
Nick Brown: Guitar
Merylina Hamilton: Guitar
Ash Moulton: Bass
Jonno Smyth: Drums

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Rapidly rising new young quintet Voodoo Vegas’ debut album, ‘The Rise Of Jimmy Silver’, set for release on
March 4th on the band’s own label, distributed by Cargo, is nothing other than a glorious, guitar driven,
melody drenched, hard rock delight. Since forming in 2006 in Bournemouth, the band have gigged tirelessly
on both home turf and the continent, honing their craft during regular rounds of the French, Belgian,
Italian and German live circuits, and raising the musical bar still higher in support slots to standard
bearers such as Glenn Hughes, Uriah Heep, The Wildhearts and Fozzy.

Having won over hordes of fans with their tight, powerful live performances - let alone a storming set-list
of self-penned crowd-pleasers - it then took Voodoo Vegas less than 24 hours to smash through the original
target of their April 2012 PledgeMusic.com campaign to fund the recording of their debut album, before going on to raise a jaw-dropping 344% of the figure the band first aimed for. Aiming high, they subsequently managed to secure the services of acclaimed producer Pedro Ferreira, (The Darkness, Therapy?, Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros, Enter Shikari, Tokyo Dragons) and booked Wales’ renowned Rockfield Studios to record ‘The Rise Of Jimmy Silver’ in the summer of 2012.

The Rise Of Jimmy Silver’ is a lean, filler-free first offering at 34 minutes, which flexes an astonishing
musical range in its succinct running time. Lead track ‘King Without A Crown’ gallops out of the starting gate
all guns blazing, as Meryl Hamilton and Nick Brown’s duelling six-strings dazzle over the gritty, ground-shaking rhythms provided by Ash Moulton (bass) and Matt Jolly (drums). Vocalist Lawrence Case channels Appetite-era Axl on numbers like ’Mary Jane’ with such ease that Gilby Clarke was compelled to invite him onstage to perform ’It’s So Easy’ during a recent UK tour. On ‘What I Pay’ meanwhile, the singer’s heartfelt delivery to Nick’s show-stopping acoustic slide prove Voodoo Vegas can play the blues every bit as well as they can turn out high-octane rock numbers.

Lawrence draws on the bitter life experience of being jilted at the alter for ’Lost In Confusion’ - a song which
started life as a letter to his runaway bride, written at the suggestion of the friend who joined him on what
would have been the honeymoon holiday. On record, Lawrence’s letter morphs into a swooping tour-de-force ballad, which is topped off with the legendary lung power of Stevie Vann Lange, known for her work with the likes of Def Leppard and Manfred Mann’s Earth Band.

Personified in ‘The Rise Of Jimmy Silver’s’ cover art by noted comic book artist Jim Boswell as a city-smashing, axe-toting rocker, ‘Jimmy Silver’ is a straight-up celebration of the sheer love of rock ‘n’ roll which has fuelled Voodoo Vegas‘ progress so far already. ‘The Rise Of Jimmy Silver, an album as ripe with the scent of vital new blood as the breakthrough efforts of either The Darkness or The Answer, looks all set to launch Voodoo Vegas into hard rock’s heady stratosphere.

 

George "Snaki" Lane: *Band Score 8.5/10* "Being young, they show that they know how to rock. Amazing Hard Rock Band from UK, with awesome Hard Rock Sound and crystal vocals! Their Album is just amazing and you'll find it out soon! Excellent Stuff. Either way, I really dig them!"
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BeRock Radio Minizine (2013)
Post Date: 14th December 2013

Links:
Band's Website: www.voodoovegas.com
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