Made up of three brothers and two mates, no other Australian band sounds like ’em. An explosion of funk, flute, sax, synth and groove, the dance floor is packed at a VAUDEVILLE SMASH gig. In case you’re wondering, they took their name from an Italian children’s karaoke machine that was around in the late ’80s.
Since their first gig at Fitzroy’s Bar Open, VAUDEVILLE SMASH have carved their own niche, building a formidable following in their hometown of Melbourne and around the world. Their international adventures have seen them sign with Japan's P-Vine records, after returning to Tokyo and the Sapporo City Jazz Festival in July 2015 for the third consecutive year, where they also filmed the video for their single RICHTER SCALE. Other notable mentions include playing the South by South West conference in Austin Texas twice, shows in New York, Tokyo, Singapore, Toronto for Canadian Music Week, main stage at St Kilda Festival, the Australian Open Tennis, selling out the Corner Hotel twice, and 12 unforgettable shows at Woodford Folk Festival 2015/16 and 2017/18. In 2019 they toured Europe for the first time, including the Imagina Funk Festival in Spain and a show in their home town of San Cassiano Di Controni, Tuscany, for their 94 year old Nonna.
VAUDEVILLE SMASH's catalogue features 2 full length albums, 3 EPs and an international viral sensation with their song ZINEDINE ZIDANE. The single, featuring the voice of the late, great Les Murray, quickly became a viral hit, garnering over 13 million youtube views, and was featured in some of the biggest publications on the planet, including Billboard, ESPN, Eurosport and the BBC.
VS continue their ongoing musical evolution, teaming up with Nashville’s Grammy Award winning producer, Bobby Holland. They will release their third studio album in early 2020.