Lead singer Curtis Patoni and Bassist Johnny Finn were members of a band called Vicious Vance in which Curtis played the bass and sang lead vocals while Johnny played the keyboard and sang background vocals.
Curtis and Johnny opted to go in a new direction and started a new band called Lips of Velvet, bringing in Curtis's brother Kary as the drummer. Kary's drum skills brought a whole new sound to the band opening up a lot of new ideas. Curtis loves being the front man and he gives the audience the performance any good lead singer should. With Curtis picking up the lead vocal role, the bass duties went to Johnny, as well as the background vocals.
Curtis, Johnny, and Kary were eager to have their good friend Colton Bishop join the band, however, Colton was not able to accept due to other obligations. Eventually, Colton joined them as the lead guitarist and provided additional back ground vocals. Colton is a extremely skilled guitar player who builds his own guitars in his spare time, and plays the same guitars on stage.
With Colton on board, the line up was complete and VAGRANT was formed. They are a close knit band with heart felt dedication to each other and the band. Even though Curtis and Kary are brothers by birth, the four of them are true brothers at heart.
As of February 2012 the band added Brandon Wall as their rhythm guitarist. Brandon is a long time friend that not only was a big fan of the band, but was a great supporter as well. Brandons guitar skills have brought a new fuller sound to the band, which in turn also allows Colton more time to play some lead riffs in the songs. Brandon has been a part of the DFW music scene for quite sometime, and fits in with the bands attitude and personality perfectly.
The band is just as close knit now as they ever were. If you have not been able to make it out to see the show you are in for a full set of awesome original rock-n-roll music.
Come on out and join the VAGRANT NATION!!!!