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The Vacancies

The Vacancies have been described as “exactly what the music industry is missing right now – raw, solid powerful bass lines and riffs combined with lyrics that are infectious, unpretentious and completely relatable.” The band's influences range from The Ramones, The Clash, The Stooges and The Dead Boys to The Beatles.

Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, The Vacancies music and live performances give the listener an honest and profound punk rock that is magnified by their high energy, high powered shows. From Billy Crooked's incredible performances on lead vocals, to Michael James' dri ...read more

The Vacancies have been described as “exactly what the music industry is missing right now – raw, solid powerful bass lines and riffs combined with lyrics that are infectious, unpretentious and completely relatable.” The band's influences range from The Ramones, The Clash, The Stooges and The Dead Boys to The Beatles.

Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, The Vacancies music and live performances give the listener an honest and profound punk rock that is magnified by their high energy, high powered shows. From Billy Crooked's incredible performances on lead vocals, to Michael James' driving guitar, coupled with Bo's powerful bass and Angelo Merendino's giant drums, this band is a must see to believe.

The Vacancies have shared stages with Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, The Buzzcocks, The Hives, Stiff Little Fingers, The Casualties, Rise Against, The Supersuckers, The Dwarves along with stops on The Warped Tour and this year's Bamboozle Festival to name a few.

Their debut record "Gutpunch" was released on indie, Smog Veil Records. The band was recently signed by Joan Jett to Blackheart Records. . The band was recently signed by Joan Jett to Blackheart Records. Joan and Kenny Laguna produced their new CD, A Beat Missing or a Silence Added which has been given critical praise from the likes of Alternative Press and The Boston Globe.

The Vacancies are:

Billy Crooked –Vocals

Michael James – Guitar & Backing Vocals

Bo – Bass & Backing Vocals

Angelo Merendino – Drums

Taken From: http://www.blackheart.com/artists/vacancies/bio.shtm. « hide

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