The VooDoos are a 5 piece rock band who formed together in 2010 on the Costa Blanca in Spain.
The guys started performing as a cover band and were quick to get a following from Spanish locals and tourists from all over the world, predominantly Ireland and England.
Taking influences from a wide range of artists such as Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, Counting Crows, Led Zeppelin and many more the VooDoos found the creative streak that was needed to take their careers in music to another level. The band began writing songs and slipping them into their performance. Soon after their first original songs were heard the VooDoos were performing on local T.V and radio, and were also the main attraction for many music festivals around the Costa Blanca.
Their music is described as ‘raw’ and ‘energetic’, and when Radiohead manager Brian Message spotted them at a gig in Spain, that’s exactly what he noticed. Message was quick to bring the boys over to Courtyard studios in Oxfordshire where they recorded a demo with producer Ian Davenport, who worked with the likes of Stereophonics.
2011 was very fortunate for the guys. They were spotted at one of their gigs by Queensryche manager Susan Tate. Tate was so impressed she brought them to America in August '11 to join Queensryche's tour. Tate signed the VooDoos after their first show in Washington D.C.
Since then, the guys have toured America covering over 20 states and gaining thousands of new fans. The VooDoos were also fortunate enough to win a competition which led to there biggest performance yet, the MTV EMA Awards in Belfast. They performed their own song 'Yesterday's Future' to a screaming and excited crowd of over 15,000 on the streets of Belfast just moments before Snow Patrol!
Most recently they also performed at Shiprocked, a 5 day rock festival on a cruise ship which left from Florida to Mexico and back. The cruise involved American bands such as Candlebox, Hinder, Buck Cherry and of course Queensryche.
The guys have just finished recording their debut album in Seattle with legendary producer Kelly Gray. There has already been much interest from several record companies in the States who are keeping close watch on the VooDoos.
The album is to be released mid 2012
In the midst of all the touring and performing, song-writing, self-promoting, photo-shooting, recording and much more, the lads are also able to get along as not just band mates but great friends.
Be sure to keep an on eye out for when and where The VooDoos are performing next. They are definitely a band not to be missed!
Second album in progress...