For the members of Vanity Crash, what started with a rock n’ roll musical quickly developed into some very musical rock n’ roll.
Vanity Crash’s founding members planted the band’s glittery seeds while portraying slammin’ glam punks “The Angry Inch” in Cleveland Public Theater’s production of the rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. After two consecutive soldout seasons together, they decided to form an equally energetic and accomplished band of their own. The result is a riff-driven ruckus that combines the pomp of Bowie and T Rex with punk-fueled aggression and a Muse-esque desire for experimentation.
Ever since Vanity Crash has been rockin’ the scene with outstanding performances, opening for the likes of the New York Dolls, Poison, Semi Precious Weapons, the Darkness, and Gogol Bordello. A successful tour this past March will be followed up with another one late 2013. They released their self-titled debut CD to critical acclaim, and placed songs in the movies Kingsbury Run and Hellweek.
This September Vanity Crash released their second album. The album titled Yours, Justice, tells the story of a fragile soul named Augustus Justice (AJ), who cracks under the pressure of his fiancée’s infidelity and becomes a serial killer. Vanity Crash has recruited some amazing guest musicians including past Vanity Crash alumni Brian Hager of The Chromes; Mike Garson of David Bowie’s band; Mark Gamiere of Screw Tractor and The Wake; along with others.
Though Vanity Crash got its start through theatrical performance, the music they make is far from a work of fiction. Their sound comes straight from the soul and from the gut. And that’s exactly where Vanity Crash’s music hits their audience.