Welcome to Vanity Fare
the summer of 1968 approximately one hundred years after the publication
of William Makepeace Thackeray's famous literary classic "Vanity
Fair"- the band Vanity Fare was born.
With their harmony vocals, melodic songs and a slightly different spelling to their name, they achieved great popularity on the British and European Pop scene when their updated version of an old Sunrays number "I Live For The Sun" hit the charts.
the face of the incoming heavier trend of the late 60's was deemed
professionally dangerous at the time, and you would have been
forgiven for supposing that the band would be steamrollered out
of the picture. Instead the public embraced their vocal harmony
style, and a string of hits followed, giving Vanity Fare a unique
place in late 60's and early 70's music history.
Over the years there has been a number of membership changes. Trevor Brice the original lead singer stayed until 1979, the longest standing members at present are Eddie Wheeler and Bernie Hagley, with Steve Oakman who joined the Band in 2001
Top venues the band has appeared at include Wembley Conference Centre, The Sydney Showground, London Palladium, The Dominion Theatre, Royal Albert Hall and aboard the QE2.
They also appear regularly on established 60s & 70's festivals around Britain and Europe.
Tours have included..."Oh Boy its the Non Stop 60s" with Chris Farlowe, PJ Proby & Brian Poole in 2008.
Solid Silver 60s 25th Anniversary Tour" 2010 with The
Troggs,Swinging Blue Jeans,Dave Berry, Peter Sarstedt, Mike Pender
& Brian Poole and in 2011 with The Merseybeats,Wayne Fontana,
Chris Farlowe, Dave Berry & Terry Sylvester (The Hollies).
2012 the boys returned once more to Solid Silver 60's as the
only band on the show performing their own hits.
Also in 2012 they performed in Rock Around the 60s'with The New Honeycombes at selected venues.
In August 2015 Drummer Mark Ellen retired from the Band and was very ably replaced by Howard Tibble, having already had a notable career .
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