Vagabond’s founding member Flea, an international recording artist, began his search for band members in the usual way: hanging out in clubs and pubs, one audition after another, nothing sparked until…
One night I was crawling home from the pub and I came nose to nose with some bloke sleeping in my doorway hugging a guitar. The guys dead asleep yet his fingers are twitching over the strings like he’s air guitar playing at a UK Subs concert. I flick his ear and his eyes shoot open, he sits up and plays that guitar straight from some dream. I say, “You play rock n’ roll?” His only reply, “Got Jack Daniels?”
That’s how I found Vagabond’s guitarist.
A few nights later I’m staggering down an alleyway after copious amounts of beer. I hear this banging and crashing coming from a dumpster. I’m staring at this dumpster and up pops this head with wild looking eyes. I ask him, “What you doing in there?” He holds two drum sticks up over his head, hits them together three times and plays the edge of the dumpster like his hands are on fire. “My old lady booted me out. She pawned my kit and put my sticks and the pawn ticket in the trash.” I climbed in the dumpster to dig around with him until we found that ticket.
Stevie D, Vagabond’s drummer joined the band.
Then, the next afternoon I’m nursing a hangover with a cup of coffee at some greasy spoon when a blond dreadhead girl starts shouting and screaming at the manager in this voice three times her size, while waving a fork in his face. “What d’ya mean I can’t have another plate?
It says all you can eat!!” I was staring at her listening to that electric, husky voice, so she yells at me, “What are you looking at?”
I yell back at her, “You, can you sing with that voice?”
The line -up was complete:
Frona- lead vocals, harmonica
Flea- bass, backing vocals
The Moose- guitar and voices
Stevie D- drums and hears voices
Vagabond’s members have collectively toured North America and Europe and have recorded at various studios around the world including Abbey Road Studio.
So, like I said, if it’s rock n’ roll you’re looking for:
VAGABOND’S GOT IT!!
Attached are photos of the band, CD Release flier, and logo.