Hailing from North Wicklow, Vangoose are a Jazzy-Bluesy-Funky-Horny outfit that are sure to have you up shakin' what yo momma gave ya at their gigs.
They originated from a progressive group of brass and wind players with varied musical backgrounds, including classical, brass band, big band, rock, jazz, blues, dixieland and even latin music in the mix.
In search of more interesting and challenging music to play, and in an effort to keep the group together, they formulated a number of different ensembles using different lineups, until opting to incorporate a standard rhythm section with drums, electric bass and guitar.
Two of the band's members have a keen interest in arranging music, and this skill coupled with the creativity of the whole group makes it possible for the band to come up with some very interesting and original funky, jazzy sounds.
The band plays a wide range of music, with everything from big band covers such as Sing Sing Sing, Herbie Hancock's Cantaloupe, Amy Winehouse's You Know I'm No Good, Jaco Patorius'The Chicken, Macklemore's Thrift Shop, and some of their own original music. Every member of the group brings something unique to the dynamic and energy of the band.