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The Vines

The Vines are an Australian rock band popular for producing a raw musical hybrid of 60s rock and 90s alternative with the band being popularly promoted as "The Beatles meets Nirvana".

The original version of the Vines met in suburban Sydney in the mid 1990s where Craig Nicholls, Patrick Matthews and David Olliffe met while working at their local McDonald's. They decided to form a band with Nicholls on guitar and vocals, Matthews on bass and vocals and Olliffe on drums. The band played Nirvana covers at parties while working on developing a sound of their own on Nicholls' four-tr ...read more

The Vines are an Australian rock band popular for producing a raw musical hybrid of 60s rock and 90s alternative with the band being popularly promoted as "The Beatles meets Nirvana".

The original version of the Vines met in suburban Sydney in the mid 1990s where Craig Nicholls, Patrick Matthews and David Olliffe met while working at their local McDonald's. They decided to form a band with Nicholls on guitar and vocals, Matthews on bass and vocals and Olliffe on drums. The band played Nirvana covers at parties while working on developing a sound of their own on Nicholls' four-track recorder. The band was named The Vines because Nicholls' father played in a Sydney band called the Vynes.

The Vines have released 3 albums with average success in Australia, America and beyond.

On 19 November 2004 it was revealed that Craig Nicholls (lead singer and guitarist) has Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism. His diagnosis was revealed at a court appearance at Balmain Local Court in Sydney where assault charges stemming from the incident at the Annandale Hotel were dropped. The Vines may never undertake a major tour again because of Nicholls' condition but plan to perform occasional concerts according to several newspapers and interviews. Also on an Australian radio station Triple M has refused to play music by The Vines because of this.

The band will start working on a new CD in April. Craig Nicholls has written at least 15 songs and hopes to release an album by the end of 2007. « hide

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