About Vegas With Randolph
At the nucleus of VWR is the songwriting partnership of John Ratts and Eric Kern. Starting in high school in their mid-western hometown, the duo has penned hundreds of songs over the last several years, many of which have received radio airplay, use in TV and video, compilation CD's, covers by several artists, and awards (2010 "Song of the Year" Twirlie award, a 2010 “Modern Rock Recording of the Year” Wammie, and 12 Wammie Award nominations between 2009 and 2012 by the Washington Area Music Association). In addition to Ratts and Kern the band includes a number of accomplished and highly creative musicians: Dan Aylestock, David Purol and Brock Harris.
VWR’s self-titled debut CD was released in 2008 and followed by the EP “Side Trip” in 2009. In August 2011 their second full length CD “Above The Blue” was released followed by a series of east coast tour dates including the BMI Songwriter’s showcase at DC’s Hard Rock Café, and the International Pop Overthrow Festival in New York City. “Above The Blue” was critically acclaimed and was listed on multiple “Top CD’s of 2011” lists in 2012. Recently, the band has released songs on several compilation CD’s and contributed an updated cover of the Little River Band’s “Cool Change” to the 2013 tribute album “Drink A Toast To Innocence”.
Vegas With Randolph is currently finishing their third full length CD “Rings Around The Sun” and is planning a fall-2013 release.