Monday, July 18, 2016

Loudini Interviews Vexine

Featuring Sarah Gleason’s incendiary vocals, Vexine delivers a powerful, high-energy show with Paul Pearce on guitar and vocals, Michael Skiffington on bass guitars, and Jorge Santamaria on drums and percussion. The band has been featured throughout local media, including television, (CBS 6’s “Virginia This Morning”), radio (WTVR Lite 98’s “Wake Up Show”, XL102's "Studio B with Jay Smack", and 97.3 WRIR's "12 Fluid Ounces" with Will Armstrong, 90.1FM WDCE "The Mike LaRue Show"), internet (“Radio Rubber Room”, "RVA Playlist", "Sounds of RVA"), and in print (Richmond Times-Dispatch, Style Weekly). Vexine will be touring throughout 2014 in support of "Vexine" and "Live from Nashville",which are available at cdbaby, iTunes, and other online retailers. Keep in touch with Vexine at, on Facebook at, on Twitter at @VexineRVA, and on Reverbnation at 

You can catch Vexine performing throughout Richmond and beyond throughout 2014. Keep up with the band’s schedule at Contact Vexine at For booking information, contact band manager Jorge Santamaria at 804.241.2609.
“Little Sin” is the third release by Richmond, Virginia based band VEXINE on ZAP Records. It is a sexy, super-charged collection of songs that will slap you in the face then kiss you to make it better.

10 of the 11 songs on this release were written by vocalist Sarah Gleason and lead guitarist/vocalist Paul Pearce, who have worked together as a song-writing team for several years. Bassist Michael Skiffington and drummer Jorge Santamaria contributed considerably to the arrangements. “It doesn’t matter what we write independently of one another,” says Gleason. “It doesn’t become a VEXINE song until we all get in a room together and hash it out.” The songs were recorded at The Shed (by Paul Pearce and Brian Farquhar) and Montrose Studios (with Bruce Olsen) in Richmond, Virginia. 
The title track, “Little Sin” is a sultry little number with gypsy rhythms pounding out the panic of a terrible secret. Santamaria notes that “it was fun to break away and do something a little different with the drums on this track, it is song about murder that is simultaneously dark and bouncy.”
“Tantilla Gardens” speaks of the fantasy of the Richmond dance hall landmark that once was the “South’s Most Beautiful Ballroom” before it was demolished in 1977. Gleason grew up hearing her grandmother tell her stories of the “rooftop that rolled away,” where couples danced beneath the stars. “I wish I could have experienced it first hand. Writing about Tantilla Gardens helped me feel closer to my grandmother. She was dizzy over the splendor and glamour of the place when she was a young woman in the 1930’s.”.
“Only One Left” is Pearce’s wild ride that puts you right in the driver’s seat of this zombie love-story. “Hey, zombies need love, too,” says Pearce. 
VEXINE also chose to include Elvis Costello’s “I Want You” in this release because “it was a long-time favorite” of Skiffington’s. “I knew we could do something special with it.”

“Little Sin” will be released April 30 at Center of the Universe Brewing in Ashland, Virginia, along with a special, limited release beer of the same name. VEXINE owes special thanks Mr. Tom Porter and Center of the Universe Brewing for making their wildest beer dreams come true.
Sexy, soulful, edgy rock. Vexine has been thrilling Richmond audiences with their unique sound since 2012. Vexine’s much-anticipated, self-titled debut was released January 25th, 2013 on ZAP Records. The CD features ten original songs and has been described as taking "sultry to bodacious levels, combining rock and roll attitude and country soul". The songs tell stories that the listener can relate to with rhythms you can groove to.

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