The Venkman Heist are a 3 piece rock band based in Sheffield. They are predictably hard to define, recent claims suggest they sound like the Foo Fighters having
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The Venkman Heist are a 3 piece rock band based in Sheffield. They are predictably hard to define, recent claims suggest they sound like the Foo Fighters having sex with Reef in a dodgy motel room whilst U2 listen in with an empty pint of Guinness.
Kirk Yeomans - Bass Guitar & Lead Vox
Tom McGinley - Lead Guitar & Backing Vox
Paul Jackson - Drums
ULTIMATE-GUITAR.COM: Feb 2009 - The Venkman Heist qualify as a modern type of classic rock band that has made either a very conscious or subconscious decision as a band to avoid becoming the type of classic rock band that plays anachronistic classic rock songs that sound tired. A classic three-piece...who keep a steady rhythmic force that refuses to stop pounding the listener in the nape.
I cannot help but like the V.H. and implore you to add to the bandÃââs deservedly impressive play count. Just listen to Borrowed Bed.
PLANET SOUND TELETEXT REVIEW by Innes Weir - This Sheffield trio pack a serious, stadium-sized rock punch - and they aren't short of a decent melody either.
Ignore the metal-lite intro and you'll find that their sound, thankfully, is closer to The Datsuns than Def Leppard.
They couldn't claim to have re-invented the wheel with this but the search for a credible, less irritating alternative to Foo Fighters might just start here.
METALVILLE.CO.UK: Feb 2008 - "...one of the best trios I have seen...very strong songs held together with a tight structured performance...each member of the group being rather gifted at their chosen instrument.
They have a unique fresh balance of rock, metal and even funk in their music, gripping vocals, grooving bass-playing and solid and extremely enjoyable drumwork...Easily the best band on the bill by far and the most interesting musically. Expect big things!"
(Bear in mind that the Stone Gods (ex-Darkness) also played on the same bill!!)
THE HARLEY PRESS RELEASE: Dec 2007 - "The Venkman Heist, are about to hit you in the bollocks, strong riffs, nearing rock greatness. Keep an eye out!"
SANDMAN: Jul 2007 - "...they powered their way through the crowd...with a heavy set littered with Biffy Clyro-esque dirty riffs to wake everyone up..."
The PLUG: Press Release Jan 2007 - "Big powerful guitars are at the heart of this noisy rock band. Do not miss them!!"
U2, Stereophonics, Foo Fighters, Nirvana