In the magical kingdom that was the sixties came a band out of the desolate wastes of Squatney in South-East London. A band who would become famous the world over for rock and roll, bad lyrics and a high fatality rate amoung it’s drummers. That band was of course the now legendary Spinal Tap.
They toured the world and elsewhere, they played to the world’s largest and most ridiculous audiences from the Albert Hall to the Company of the Wiz puppet show. They had a hugely successful film, a rockumentary, “This is Spinal Tap” made about them, they’re lives and their ill fated American tour. They made a sequel to the film imaginatively titled “The Return of Spinal Tap”.
They came, they saw, they disappeared once they got fed up with it all.
They may well return if they run out of money, but until then a new force has arrived from the spawning ground of the original masters holding true to the ideals and image of the original band; Vinyl Tap.
Fronted and formed from the old masters of heavy rock they capture the sights, the sounds and the smells of the originals mingled in with a healthy smattering of the classic rock which they themselves made famous.
From AC/DC to ZZ Top, Vinyl Tap rock and roll like no other band and drag you along on a rock and roller coaster ride through the best music that you never knew you’ve missed until now, with the spectacle and energy of the best heavy rock bands.
Have a good time all the time with the new monsters of rock and just remember:
The spoof is out there
Who are Vinyl Tap Really??
So you want to know the real story then?.....Oh alright
Vinyl Tap were formed in the spring of 1996 by a group of four musicians who were fed up with taking themselves seriously and decided to have a laugh instead. As a by-product of this they found that they gave the people who came to watch them what they wanted as well, a good time and a bit of a party.
All four members of the group were, and still are, big fans of the classic spoof rock band movie Spinal Tap and so it seemed apt to base the band loosely along the lines of the film. Vinyl Tap was born.
Vinyl Tap believe in a giving a complete show so they don't hold back when it comes to the sound and look of a classic rock band. They play in the full costume of a classic eighties heavy rock band – just imagine Whitesnake or Motley Crue or Iron Maiden and you’ll get the picture.
The aim of Vinyl Tap is to give the biggest and best value show that is possible in each venue.
The line-up of Tap remains the original four members: -
Eddie Van Rental Lead Vocals, Bass
Randy Thodes Lead Guitar, Vocals
Rick Pastitt Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Ian Paicemaker Lead Vocals, Drums