It was another Thursday night in Vegas and that meant another FREE concert at Vamp’d!! This week it was a show packed with great bands from start to finish, and each of these bands could of easily headlined this show, as all are that good!
Opening the show was locals CRACKERMAN. To me, there is not another band who plays or sounds like CracKerman, led by Tyler Lawson on Vocals/Guitar, Angel Campbell on Bass, Kristain Roloff on Guitar and Jon Papineau on Drums. Tyler is one of the best frontmen playing Vegas, his singing and guitar playing is top notch, and he is captivating onstage. The band's choice of songs have everything from originals to (of course) Nirvana, and definitely a must see band.
KOAS BENDER And The Traveling Trailer Park is a brand new original band by Krisy Kaos and Jazz Bender, and this was their first live show, and we are glad it was here at Vamp'd! This band is full of talent, and if you are a fan of Kid Rock and southern music then this band is for you. One of the highlights of the show is the super talented vocalist Channa Bender, this young lady can sing with the best of them and plays a pretty mean guitar too. It was nice to hear a band take a chance and play something different. The band has a new single "Southern Girl" and you can stream it at Amazon HERE.
All the way from Salt Lake City was ROYAL BLISS, and once again, talk about a band filled with amazing musicians! These guys played one of the best shows I have seen at Vamp’d and if they had their way they would of played all night. Royal Bliss is Neal Middleton on lead vocals, Taylor Richards on guitar, Jake Smith on drums, Brian Hennesy on bass guitar and Sean Hennesy on guitar. This is a peoples band, a band for the fans, and Royal Bliss acknowledges that, and also thanked the military for all they do. One of the highlights was when the band played a couple of Tom Petty songs, stating "if you never laid in the desert at night looking up at the stars and listening to Tom Petty then you were not raised right"! As the show came to a close and the band exited the stage, singer Neil came back out and said "how about 2 more songs", and he sat by himself with just an acoustic guitar and did a cover of Shinedown's "Simple Man" before the rest of the band joined him for one last song. Royal Bliss is an amazing band, and they put on a very energetic show, and their singer is very intense onstage, and all i all a great show.
A big thanks to Korie Koker and Vamp'd Vegas for hosting these Thursday Night free shows with great new music.
Royal Bliss Photos by Harold Mountain / JustAFanPhotos
Maos Bender Photos by Harold Mountain / JustAFanPhotos
CracKerman Photos by Harold Mountain / JustAFanPhotos