Ten Year Vamp

Ten Year Vamp

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Rock - Modern | Albany, New York, United States
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Member Since: 2006
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Biography

Ten Year Vamp have performed over 700 shows, and in support of their award-winning album, Don't Act Like You Know Me, and directly opened for Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, One Republic, Good Charlotte and more. Ten Year Vamp was featured in three of MTV's prime time shows, including the Real World and songs were also used by ABC Family's Switched At Birth, Fox Sports, TLC, The Speed Channel and more. The band is endorsed by Peavy Guitars, Daisy Rock Guitars, Budda Guitar Amps, Stagg Symbals, In-Tune Guitar Picks, and Guitar-Cable.com.
In 2012, Ten Year Vamp have signed 12+ Licensing deals with various television networks and shows. Four of their songs were featured in the web series, Super Knocked Up. Ten Year Vamp is also the only band representing the USA in a new X-Box 360 game called A-Band. Look for Ten Year Vamp soon on Rock Band.

#1 BEST ALBUM OF 2009!
One of the country's biggest and best indie music podcasts selects Ten Year Vamp's album, Don't Act Like You Know Me, as #1 Best Album of 2009! . The Mothpod showcases indie bands every week, and Don't Act Like You Know Me was selected out of hundreds and hundreds of albums.

"Filled with catchy riffs and heavy grooves, the album easily proves that it can stand next to any top-40 album on the charts today... With a strong band dynamic, and enigmatic front woman and a business sense usually reserved for Wall Street boardrooms, Ten Year Vamp is taking the musical, and business, world by storm. With a string of catchy tunes, a good production team and a strong vision for their future, it's only a matter of time before the band, which has opened for Lifehouse, Simple Plan and the Spin Doctors, jumps to the top of the marquee of concert halls across the country."
-Guitar International

"Don't Act Like You Know Me, shapes up to be one of the most dynamic rock albums of the year... Debbie Gabrione is the sort of front woman they make movies about, and the rest of the band is incredibly tight. With a sound already refined and highly marketable, Ten Year Vamp just needs that one big break to fall in place. It will happen sooner or later; music this good just doesn't stay hidden. Don't Act Like You Know Me is brilliant; a Wildy's World Certified Desert Island Disc. Don't miss it. Rating: 5 Stars (Out of 5)
-Wildy's World

" I was blown away by this band right away... The first time that I heard the lead singer Debbie Gabrione's voice, I was hooked. They got great songs, excellent lyrics, great melodies, and like I said, Debbie's voice just ties it all together. The album Don't Act Like You Know Me, is solid all the way through... I ended up buying the album and wanted to play almost every song on the show today... On top of it all, Debbie is just f&%$in hot... This is a top of the UC Radio List recommendation."
-UC Radio

"Debbie's great vocals and intense energy on stage is something to behold with her hair flying yet somehow returning to its original place adds a 'hot' factor that isn't seen much with live acts.. this band was very energetic and action heavy compared to most bands that just stand there and do not engage the crowd.. Hearing their next original 'Rockstar' bothered me, only because this band was somehow unsigned, yet pulled crowds into frenzy and generated rocking tunes throughout spot-on covers of traditional and newer rockers.. The crowd was jumping, screaming, loving the band to the extent that it was difficult to navigate their way off stage for another setbreak.. The band's camaraderie I observed during setbreak was uncanny; they could easily be mistaken for brothers and sisters joking around and having a good laugh, keeping a positive, but not naive outlook on things.. The band played strong till 3:30am, long after it was time for me to call it a night. Ten Year Vamp puts on one helluva show for any music fan."
- Phanary Pete Mason Upstate Live

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#1 BEST ALBUM OF 2009!
One of the country's biggest and best indie music podcasts selects Ten Year Vamp's album, Don't Act Like You Know Me, as #1 Best Album of 2009! Don't Act Like You Know Me was selected out of hundreds and hundreds of albums.

Ten Year Vamp Opens For Aerosmith
"Ten Year Vamp, a six-piece band that boasts of all New York state musicians, rocked the crowd with vigor and style. Led by charismatic lead singer Debbie Gabrione, Ten Year Vamp delivered a solid, soaring string of songs from the album "Don't Act Like You Don't Know Me."
Gabrione stalked the stage, at times hopping up and down and at other times pacing left and then right. All the while, she let the crowd know exactly how she felt with the smooth and rich vocals to "Pleasures (That I Call Mine)," "Rockstar," "Faked It" and "One Night Ticket."
She's got star power aplenty."
-Syracuse Post Record, 8/27/2010

#10 BEST ALBUM OF 2009!
Wildy's World, one of the Nation's best music blogs selects Ten Year Vamp's, Don't Act Like You Know Me, as the tenth best album of the year. Out of hundreds of albums, Don't Act Like You Know Me falls just behind Lyle Lovett and one up from Ben Folds.

Ten Year Vamp Song, Faked It, Voted One Of The Best Songs of 2009
At The Great Unknown Presents, over 1200 listeners voted for their favorite songs of 2009 and Ten Year Vamp song, Faked It, was among the top 20!

"I'd love to have you on my show again. Before I had you on my show, I only had 3,000 iTunes subscribers. Since having you on my show, I have gained over 29,000 new subscribers. You probably had a lot to do with it, because your music is so "kick-ass"
-Michael Jaramillo, December 31, 2009

"Filled with catchy riffs and heavy grooves, the album easily proves that it can stand next to any top-40 album on the charts today"
-Guitar International, November 20, 2009

"Don't Act Like You Know Me, shapes up to be one of the most dynamic rock albums of the year... Debbie Gabrione is the sort of front woman they make movies about... With a sound already refined and highly marketable, Ten Year Vamp just needs that one big break to fall in place. It will happen sooner or later; music this good just doesn't stay hidden. Don't Act Like You Know Me is brilliant; a Wildy's World Certified Desert Island Disc. Don't miss it. Rating: 5 Stars (Out of 5)
-Wildy's World 9/25/2009

" I was blown away by this band right away... The first time that I heard the lead singer Debbie Gabrione's voice, I was hooked. They got great songs, excellent lyrics, great melodies, and like I said, Debbie's voice just ties it all together. The album Don't Act Like You Know Me, is solid all the way through... I ended up buying the album and wanted to play almost every song on the show today... On top of it all, Debbie is just f&%$in hot... This is a top of the UC Radio List recommendation."
-UC Radio October 15, 2009

"You can't call them indie, although technically they are... If power pop can 'Rock' these guys rock our world! We featured Never Know on this week's show and cannot say enough good things about 10YV's amazingly tight sound! We have a hunch the best is yet to come!" Don't Act Like You Know Me rated 5 out of 5!
-Ken Main, You Can't Make It Up 11/2/2009

"The band's Don't Act Like You Know Me works well as a spotlight for the band's music. Frankly I can't understand why Ten Year Vamp isn't a household name already in the music scene... For any record labels executives reading this do yourself a favor and head up to Albany, New York and sign this band, you won't be sorry."
-The CD Reviewer 10/30/2009

Ten Year Vamp: Tough Sexy

Ralph Spillenger’s Bayou Café is by far the finest nightclub on Pearl Street, besting Jillian’s, the Skyline, and all others in Albany’s little Bermuda Triangle with killer grub, a smashing sound system, gobs of live music and sexy-ass regulars who liquor up and boogie down nightly.

Normally, I avoid these things like minefields, but I was intrigued by Ten Year Vamp, who regularly pack such hothouses from here to the Big Apple with their raucous, high-protein attack. So, deep into those badlands I slunk to see for myself whether it was live or Memorex, and two songs into the night the answer was clear.

Tight, white-hot and endlessly attacking the downbeat from the gun, the band delivered, and I pressed my head to a nearby wedge as to feel their murderous telltale heartbeat. Drinks were spilled. Souls were lost. I stood at stage left, gleefully getting my ears fried into chips by guitarist Pete Vroman’s dual 4-by-12s as the band caught more air than Blink 182 backing David Lee Roth on a McDonaldland trampoline. Vamp cofounder Mark Rose hoisted his six-stringer high as Tim Keenan (one of the finest working bassists around) nailed them all to the wall behind drummer Scott Card’s unflappable meter. And, of course, you have leading lady Debbie Gabrione. Sure, Gabrione is a looker, a prime selling point for the band, but she doesn’t flaunt her sexuality in a manner that diminishes the primacy of her dream-soaked voice. Thank God. Like the pagan Queen Mab, she plats the manes of her horses in the night with toasts and promises and a sort of reassuring elemental satisfaction.

The throng swooned on the hardwood, cursing their ancestors for not bestowing such talents upon them as the band hand-delivered both a slew of covers (from vintage Tom Petty to the Black-Eyed Peas) and promising original goods like “Rockstar” and the iridescent “Fall,” the latter both endearing yet perhaps unintentionally capturing the human blindness to culpability, of promises made that can never be guaranteed. “If you give me the chance, I can give you the world,” Gabrione wailed to the heavens, as if despite her sincerity she quietly suspects it can’t possibly be so. Her lexis is refreshing because it sounds so goddamn there, so pragmatic, and yet the LCD can still derive whatever commercially appealing message is needed to justify the next round of shooters.

During the second set, I noticed I was being cased by a redhead with a Ten Year Vamp bumper sticker on her ass. She alternated between eyeballing me and fixating on Gabrione’s rump as she shook it to Fall Out Boy’s “Sugar I’m Going Down,” arms akimbo, ripping open the salty oxygen of the Bayou in her combat fatigues. “I love you Debbie!” the girl would scream. Then she would look back at me, but not with bedroom eyes. “Are you going to stand here for the whole night?” she finally asked, the implication being that she deserved my front-row spot, because she was in fact sexy, and I, decidedly not sexy, had no real business being at the front of this sexy game farm, blinded by the blessed sheen of Vroman’s Les Paul.

There is a tough circuitry beneath the Vamp, a talent, a rockets’ red glare that should ebb past the cover circuit given time and (someone else’s) money, because their original material is maturing and their radiance is infectious.