WIN: Sal Vitro will be giving away 2 tickets on the night to see Status Quo, who they are supporting, in the O2 on Apr 12
Sal Vitro have just been announced to support rock legends Status Quo at their Dublin gig in The O2 this April 12th!!!
New Single “The Gettin’ Older Casanova” Out 7th March!
Seriously. These boys know how to cook a stand out album. Funky, groovy, soulful, rockin’. It’s all here! – Marty Miller, RadioNova.
A truly knockout debut album. Welcome to Cirque du Sleaze! – Louise Molony, Kerrang! Radio & Planet Rock.
Soulful beyond belief. There is only one thing wrong with Sal Vitro; their frontman Josh Dunford isn’t black! – Smiley Bolger, ‘Vibe for Philo’
Sal Vitro are a dynamic and gritty stomp rock band, noted for their mesmerising live performances. Mixing ingredients from rock ‘n’ roll, blues, funk, soul and pop, they have created a sound and style of their own.
“The Gettin’ Older Casanova” is the lead track off Sal Vitro’s debut album “Cirque du Sleaze”, which was recorded in Jam Studios, Meath last year and is due for release in 2014. The album showcases an intricate weave of musical genres and character-driven, New Orleans-esque lyrics delivered with refreshing zeal and fervour. Lead vocalist, Josh Dunford, claims that “The Gettin’ Older Casanova” was inspired by an altercation he had with a group of middle-aged creeps in a Boston bar! Something to ask Josh to elaborate on in person perhaps…The song was one of the first written by Josh and lead guitarist, Owie Lumsden, for the band and it has been a Sal Vitro staple since day one.
Formed in Dublin in 2011, having met while working for the same male modelling agency, Sal Vitro are Josh Dunford (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Owie Lumsden (lead guitar, backing vocals), Rourke Bradley (bass, backing vocals), and John Cuddy (drums, backing vocals). All four have since matured into seasoned performers, touring Ireland extensively and playing well received introductory dates in the UK. Highlights include opening for Jack L, Pat McManus, and the legendary Thin Lizzy as part of their Farewell Tour to a sold out Olympia Theatre. The band were also honoured to be invited to perform at the 27th annual ‘Vibe for Philo’, playing to a capacity crowd at the Button Factory last year. The guys were only ecstatic to be invited to play again in January 2014 for a second year in a row which was held in Vicar Street!
Sal Vitro’s work to date has won many plaudits, including those from DJs Dave Fanning (2FM), Pat Courtenay (Radio Nova) and Marty Miller (Radio Nova). Their YouTube channel has racked up over 40,000 views so far!
To find the flavour of this sonic gumbo bring the maximum r’n’b laid down by The Who and Dr. John’s Louisiana ‘fonk’ to the boil, add in the rich guitar textures of The Stone Roses and season generously with the growly tones of an early Kings of Leon.
The music video for “The Getitin’ Older Casanova” was shot by Kerbute Productions and stars Owen Colgan or more commonly known as Buzz from Hardy Bucks! Check out the making of “The Gettin’ Older Casanova” video here:
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue (FREE ENTRY, 12am).