After seeing Vega Bay a couple of times, once supporting King No-One at Rescue Rooms and once performing at Rough Trade as part of the Beat The Streets event last weekend (Saturday 27), I have been left feeling incredibly impressed at their overall stage presence and their ability to work the crowds. Despite only having a reasonably small following, crowds of people filled the room to see them and I have never seen such a lively group of people from all age ranges, moshing on the top floor of a little record store in Hockley.
These lads are popular amongst locals; being from Nottingham themselves, you’ll regularly see them supporting other artists in venues such as The Bodega and Rescue Rooms. Whilst a lot of the time the avid gig goer will either turn up late to the support acts or skip them completely, with Vega Bay, the room begins to fill from the outset, drumming up plenty of local support.
Vega Bay appears to have strong indie roots and whilst they pull off their sound successfully, it would be great to see them experiment with different sounds in the future, perhaps injecting their music with elements of other genres. Nevertheless, the band has some great feel-good tunes which give off fresh summer/ party vibes.
I am very excited to see what the band got in store for the near future. It would be great for them to be able to embark on a tour of their very own but for the time being, you will find them supporting Cassia at The Bodega later this month and Super Furniture at Rescue Rooms in July.