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NIGHT RANGER, Ex-THE FIRM Members Launch V.H.F. With Drummer Todd "Vinny" Vinciguerra

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 @ 4:59 PM


Debut CD Tentatively Out On June 20th

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Video Still Shot By Jenn Vinciguerra

Groove oriented, trippy rock built from the drums up. That's what you get with V.H.F., a new concept for a band that stems from the brain of drummer Todd "Vinny" Vinciguerra. Taken from the blueprint set by Miles Davis' groundbreaking record Kind Of Blue, VHF starts with drummer Todd Vinny Vinciguerra setting the initial tone of the song, The song arrangement is made on drums, then passed along to legendary bassist Tony Franklin (THE FIRM, BLUE MURDER, KENNY WAYNE SHEPPARD) for chord progression and underlying groove. Once a groove is established, the rhythm tracks are set in place for guitar virtuoso Joel Hoekstra's (NIGHT RANGER, TRANS SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, ROCK OF AGES NYC) independent interpretation.

The music is created from the bottom up, that is the drums are the creative force behind the band. The final piece contains parts by each musician uniquely composed, completely independent of each other, and done with complete artistic freedom by each musician. The sound of the band varies from piece to piece, but it is a combination of ethereal trippy sounds and driving rhythms, enticing the listener to create a picture or movie to play out in their mind.

The band just released a video for the track "Whispers Of The Soul". Check it out right HERE.

The 7 song CD is predominantly instrumental, however there are vocals on one track that has a vibe reminiscent of THE DOORS. The CD, Very High Frequence will be available tentatively on 6/20 via CD Baby and iTunes.

The CD was co-produced by Joe Floyd and Tommy Kessler and mastered by David Donnelly.

Bassist Tony Franklin had this to say:

"I’m digging the completed VHF CD (Todd Vinny Vinciguerra, Joel Hoekstra, Tony Franklin The Fretless Monster)... Wow, actually! And it’s crazy how this thing came together. Vinny approached me with the idea. He wanted to lay down some song-oriented drum grooves and then have me play bass over them... it was wide open, whatever I wanted. So I did it, and had a blast. I put some time into it to come up with something creative, heavy, a little edgy and different, while still maintaining a “song-type” format. Vinny’s parts were great to play over - groove wise and idea wise. I was definitely inspired. Next we handed the tracks over to Joel Hoekstra who was totally on board and in tune with the concept. He took it to a whole other level. When I listen to the tunes, they sound like we sat in the same room together, created the riffs, grooves and changes as a band, which couldn’t be further away from the truth! Haha. I’ve always maintained that nothing beats playing and recording in the same room together... but sometimes there are exceptions to the rule!!"

Very High Frequency Tracklist

  • "Shattered Insomnia"
  • "Whispers Of The Soul"
  • "Suspended Animation"
  • "Conception To Death (For 8 Guitars)"
  • "Invisible Thread"
  • "Backside Of Your Eyes"
  • "All Is Within"
For more information, Check out V.H.F. on the web!

www.facebook.com/VHFtheband
www.vhfband.com


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