Since 2010, The Vagaband have amassed a respectful following across the UK festival scene and beyond. Appearances include Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Bestival, Camp Bestival, Croissant Neuf & Maverick Festival (headline spot two years running).
The Vagaband’s strength as a live force is undisputed. While able to produce original material with depth and beauty on record, onstage the band’s personality comes to the fore. Their energy, collective sense of humour and a playful ability to command the stage makes for a show which never fails to ignite an audience - the result of a well-oiled touring act who cut their teeth during early years as a streetband.
Debut Album 'Town & Country'
Town & Country is the debut album by The Vagaband and released on the band’s own label ‘Eggsong Recordings’ September 3rd 2012.
Town & Country is a work of quality crafted songwriting whose discipline belongs to another era. The songs of José McGill and Greg Cook take the listener from Beatles’ inspired ragtime, through the horn-driven soundtrack of New Orleans and on to the open landscape of reflective Americana. There is however an underlying Celtic-Britishness everpresent to the sound.
Refreshingly, the band do not apologise for taking detours into the realms of playfulness and humour, (specifically with ‘Tripping On Cheese’ and ‘My Maria’).