Brendan Thomas and the Vibes get signed

BT_theV-14 (alt)Bohemian rockers Brendon Thomas and The Vibes have joined the Smoke fold after inking a deal with Sony Music.

The trio, comprised of frontman Brendon Thomas, drummer Timothee Nolier and bassist Michael Anderson teleported from the psychadelic 60’s to our TV screens earlier this year, auditioning for the sophomore season of The X Factor NZ.

The Auckland-based outfit applied for the show after the announcement of a bands category, a first in the show’s international franchise.

After a barnstorming take on Hendrix’s Foxy Lady, Brendon and his stagemates earned themselves a reputation as a live highlight among the show’s top 12.

Wearing their influences (Hendrix, Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Who) on their tassled sleeves, Brendon Thomas and The Vibes made their way to the show’s grand final, putting their signature spin on every song they covered, smashing a few guitars and guiding their debut EP The Eclectic to #1 on the NZ iTunes charts.

Eventually taking third place in the show, the band is looking forward to returning to their well-worn gig circuit, and doing what they do best – delivering one of the most electric live shows around. Having made a fan of their X Factor mentor, Shelton Woolright, the band is embarking on a national tour with Woolright’s band I Am Giant next week before hitting the studio to record a new EP.

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Regan is one of the co-founders of Throng Media.
If they're on, I'm usually watching Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, 24, Battlestar Galactica, The X Factor, Survivor, House of Cards, Mad Men and the NRL.
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