The Vellacos are a 4 piece original rock/alt rock band from Darlington. They formed through the break-up of another Darlington based band due to the singer leaving. After a fruitless search for a new singer the lead guitarist took on the vocals and a new guitarist was added to the line-up.
The sound and direction of the new songs were different from the previous band so it was decided a fresh start and a name change was the best way forward. This is where The Vellacos came to be. The band members are:
Guitar & Vocals: Mark Brown
Drums & Vocals: Paul Hutchinson
Bass: Paul Hood
Guitar: Chris Prager
We’ve recorded 8 songs and are currently in the recording 3 new songs which we hope to release over the coming year. Our tracks “Ego” and "Wake Up" have been played on BBC Introducing Tees and we’ve been the Featured Artist for The Indie Show on Bishop FM (October 2018). We’ve also been played frequently on Transmission (part of Zetland FM).
As well as being part of the Live & Local gigs, which we are looking forward to playing and watching other new bands, we are also confirmed to play Scoop Music Festival in July 2019.
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