Andy 'Zeebz' Stanhope - Guitar & Vocals Bec 'Vitula' Romeo - Violin & Backing Vocals
Soundtrack Instrumentals, days of the new, Alice in Chains
Zeebz vs. Miss Vitula are a melodious duo who produce an unexpected combination; luminous at times and mysteriously dark on occasion, creating a unique characteristic within their music. Influences ranging from alternative rock, to grunge through to soundtrack instrumentals aid in the creation of an uncommon depth in their music. Established through the use of vocals, violin, 12 and 6 string guitars, stomp box and loop and effects pedals, the pair create a full robust sound. Their debut album ‘No Pain, No Gain’, released June 2012 is a true capture of their skills. The album features 9 original tracks about life and world issues seen through the eyes of ‘Zeebz’ and a soulful rendition of Bill Withers hit ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’. Miss Vitula, a chivalrous young lady takes a singing violin into the haunting dark depths and back to realization with melodic, harmonious melodies; all the while capturing her uncanny ability to harmonise with Zeebz’s guitar and vocal melodies setting off an inoculation of emotions. With the use of slide and alternative tunings on an array of 12 and 6 string guitars; Zeebz’s attributes shine through via numerous solos and guitar licks, supporting the depths of his song writing. Professionals in their field, this release portrays the duo’s abilities in their finest form. Having just returned from a 3 month tour of beautiful British Columbia, Canada the former Central Queensland duo are now calling Ballarat, Victoria home. With a handful of gigs each month, leading up to and into 2013 around the greater Melbourne area, the pair are hoping to establish themselves in the local seen before too long. Having performed together frequently throughout the last 3 years in a band formation (Whyte Zebra) and as a duo the pair have accomplished a number of achievements. Including receiving two music related government arts grants, performing on Channel 7’s TV show Queensland Weekender, recording and producing three independent albums, and hosting various song writing and guitar workshops. They also supported a number of nationally renowned artists at a variety of festivals and shows during this time. From frequently performing in their Central Queensland home town, to busking on the streets of Granville Island, Vancouver, to performing in elegant cafes and venues around British Columbia, Canada, and to the now of performing at bars, cafe's and farmers markets in Victoria, Australia; the pair are receiving a rush and an encouraging amount of positive feedback towards their music. It's passion and determination that drives the two with the dream of being self-sustainable, full time musicians; whether it's 1994 8 seater Chevy van struggling through the gradients of the Rocky Mountains, to a Hyundai iLoad fully loaded with two lives packed away clicking over thousands of kilometres as it crosses the serene terrain of Australia, it's a means that gets you there, and this pair are within arm’s reach. Musicians at times, like Zebras, can blend into the herd, but each bears it owns distinctiveness; in the uniqueness of a zebras stripes and the originality of an artist’s music, individuality is found. With Zeebz vs. Miss Vitula, we hear a stealthy mix of roots, folk and rock; forming a unique and original, entertaining sound, and it's with this sound that they distinguish themselves from the herd.