Vanity Theft was an American all girl indie/alternative rock group from Springboro, Ohio that formed in 2005.
The band started in 2005 as "Vanity Pledge" when the members were still in high school, and was made up of Brittany Hill (guitar, vocals), Alicia Grodecki (keyboard, vocals), Elyse Driskill (drums), and Staci Farfsing (bass). Starting out playing cover material, the band shifted to writing and playing original music after Lindsey Keene replaced the college-bound Farfsing on bass, and the group was renamed "Vanity Theft".
Keene left the band to pursue schooling and was replaced on bass shortly after their 2nd Album was completed, in April 2010 by Lalaine Vergara-Paras, previously best known for her role in the early 2000s on the TV show Lizzie McGuire. Lalaine was asked to leave in January 2011 just before touring was to resume and the band consisted of its 3 original founding members. They have since toured with Amanda Dellevigne, Kelly Riot and currently, on The Lady Killers Tour, Allison Kelly.
The band has been described by some early Ohio press as having a sound "somewhere between the work of Sleater-Kinney and the Ting Tings."
In 2010, the band signed with Vigilante Music/Adamant Records.
On February 23, 2015, Hill announced the official disbandment of the band, also announcing her new music project "Kerchief." Shortly after, Grodecki announced her own music project titled "Moira."
Elyse Driskill - drums (2005-2015),
Alicia Grodecki - lead vocals, keyboards, synthesizers, programming, piano, harmonica, guitars (2005-2015),
Brittany Hill - lead guitar, backing vocals (2005-2015),
Staci Farfsing - bass guitar (2005),
Lindsey Keene - bass guitar (2006-2010),
Lalaine - bass guitar, backing vocals (2010),
Amanda Dellevigne - bass guitar (2011),
Kelly Riot - bass guitar (2011),
Allison Kelly - bass guitar (2012)
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