About

“Soulful and clearly heartfelt lyrics combined with flowing verses and a sublime chorus leave you wanting more…”Artrocker

Vigo Thieves formed in 2008 and are from Wishaw, a satellite town rich in industrial history, 20-miles outside of Glasgow yet a world away. Starting a monthly club night, Shook To The Bones, gave the band a chance to develop their sound and fanbase, as well as an opportunity to put on bands from around Scotland that led to gig swaps in cities and towns across the country.

Stevie Jukes (vox/guitar), Barry Cowan (guitar/vox), Gordon Phipps (bass), Chris Gorman (Piano/Synth) and Al Jukes (drums) combine to produce epic songs that are fit for stadiums and festivals. There are echoes of band favourites like New Order, Simple Minds and U2; driven beats, explosive synthesisers and soaring emotionally charged vocals with lyrics that can be sung from the heart and soul.

The release of the ‘Heart & Soul Pt I’ EP in early 2012 led to a fantastic 12-months that saw the band soundtrack the viral line-up announcement video to T in the Park with ‘Heartbeats’, pack out the BBC Introducing Tent at T in the Park, support The View at the Academy, sell out 4 shows in Glasgow, play around the country, increase the fanbase dramatically, produce epic cinematic videos resulting in almost 100,000 hits on YouTube and receive excellent airplay and press.

2013 has started with the band being tipped by Chris Sweeney in The Scottish Sun as ones to watch and with the ‘Heart & Soul Pt II’ EP set for a late February release and live dates planned the band are set to go from strength to strength.

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Press

“A huge peice of indie rock, I can imagine hearing that at T In The Park!”
Ally McCrae BBC Radio 1 

“Really emotional, heart felt and anthemic. Epic rock fit for stadiums”
Vic Galloway – BBC RADIO 1 

‘Vigo Thieves are the best young band in Scotland.’
Geoff Ellis CEO DF Concerts/T in the Park, February 2013

“A start-stop motion heart pounder!”
NME

“No one should be able to create a sound this huge in a venue this small. They’ve taken elements from U2, Simple Minds, and New Order and blended them in a way that you can immediately recognize the influence, but are still swept away, and excited even, by the fresh direction Vigo Thieves have taken the sound.”
The Vinyl District

“This is a band built for the big stage. This is emotionally charged stuff – blending muscular beats and anthemic sensibilities with soaring, Bono-aping vocals and a euphoric synth-soaked arrangement. If you like U2 at their most epic, you’ll love this.”
This Feeling

“Ones to watch in 2013, expect big things.”
Chris Sweeney – The Sun

“No one should be able to create a sound this huge in a venue this small. They’ve taken elements from U2, Simple Minds, and New Order and blended them in a way that you can immediately recognize the influence, but are still swept away, and excited even, by the fresh direction Vigo Thieves have taken the sound.”
The Vinyl District

“If you want modern guitars with an electronic edge but the soul of Springsteen, here comes your band.”
extremelisteningmode.com

“A fantastic band shooting for commercial glory with an arsenal to make it!”
The Daily Record

“Young pretenders to Simple Minds throne.”
Jim Gellatly – Clyde 1 IN:Demand/Amazing Radio