Formed over a love of dance music Vandebilt are the ideas of Jordan Miller (songwriter/producer) Joe Collins (singer/songwriter) Jack Wade (drums/producer) and Dan Martin (guitar/songwriter). Initially a recording project the group turned live with a free show at Newcastle’s prestigious venue The Cluny. At full capacity the show made such an impact the band began to work with DJ and producer Smoove on forming a full band sound from studio tracked demos.
After a year touring with Smoove & Turrell playing renowned venues across the UK (Band on the Wall Manchester, Jazz Cafe London, Brudenell Social Club Leeds) the band set about recording their debut album. Beginning with writing trips to France and recording sessions in Liverpool the band returned to their hometown studio ‘Motorhouse’ (Jordan Miller / Jack Wade) to track the album. Following the two year pandemic the band headed back to Liverpool to record and mix the album in entirety with Robert Whiteley (Whitewood Recording Studio).
‘The House That Vandebilt’ is a French house influenced pop record filled with earworms, hooks and synth sounds. Stand out tracks ‘Dream in Colour’ and ‘Diana Ross’ are unforgettable. The record nods to giants in the field such as Daft Punk and Hot Chip. Funky riffs, driving baselines, harmony choruses, the album has it all and it’s unashamedly honest. Welcome to Sunderland’s best kept secret. Welcome to Vandebilt.
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