September 04, 2009

Countdown to LarkFEST

LarkFEST is coming up quickly and we are getting even more excited now that we have made it to the WEQX Main Stage!

The first group in our spotlight is none other than local super group Ten Year Vamp.

This female-fronted, high energy, modern radio rock band is full of personality, charm, and sex appeal. Described by music media as the next No Doubt, Ten Year Vamp is known for delivering a top-tier, high octane performance at their live shows. They have played for thousands of fans at festivals and at prestigious venues from CBGB’s to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center and have shared the bill with numerous national acts including Lifehouse, Gavin DeGraw, The Gin Blossoms, Natasha Beddingfield, Bo Bice, and David Archuleta.

Ten Year Vamp's first full-length album has recently been released and has been featured on CNBC,, and many other news/music publications from around the world. The buzz is not just about their music though. The band went to their fans to help them get the album funding. Guitarist Mark Rose explains, “We had a crazy idea. We thought why not have our fans become the record company? We had 60 people give us anywhere from $25. to $2,000. We then put 80 songs up on a website and let our fans choose the 12 songs that would go on the album.” Their crazy idea worked and their fans are now more motivated than ever to help Ten Year Vamp become the Next Big Thing. "Each owner will receive their fair percentage of album sales based on how much they invested," says Rose. Owners also voted on which photos should be used for the album, including the cover. The group has been credited by Forbes, CNBC, Yahoo!, AOL Money and Finance, Columbia's School of Journalism, and countless other news sites as completely reinventing the way records are recorded, marketed and sold.

This is definitely one group you are not going to want to miss on the 19th!

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