The Vamps is the name of more than one artist 1) Pop band from Birmingham, UK 2) The Vamps were a rock band from Crystal Lake, Illinois. They formed after the breakup of Frank and Spike’s old band, Society’s Anxiety. They only ever released one album, 1920, which contains much of their early work. The band officially broke up in 2007 after one last show at the Clearwater Theatre. 3) The Vamps were a disco outfit from Brazil. They released the album “Disco Blood” in 1977 on Building Records. 1) The Vamps are an English pop band who formed in 2012. The band consists of Bradley Simpson, 20, (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), James McVey, 22, (vocals and guitar), Connor Ball, 20, (vocals and bass guitar), and Tristan Evans, 21, (vocals and drums). They signed to Mercury Records in late 2012. The band started to grow a fan base by supporting pop punk band McFly in early 2013 on their Memory Lane Tour. They have also been performing at several festival-style events around the UK as supporting acts for several different acts including The Wanted, JLS, Little Mix and Lawson. James McVey was managed by Joe O'Neill already in 2011 and wanted to form a band. McVey subsequently discovered Bradley Simpson via YouTube. Simpson later became lead singer and together McVey and Simpson wrote songs towards the latter months of 2011. In 2012, Simpson and McVey met Tristan Evans through mutual friends. The trio then held auditions for a bassist, which eventually resulted in the recruitment of Connor Ball. In mid-2012 the band started uploading covers of other artists via their YouTube channel. In January 2013, it was confirmed that The Vamps would be supporting McFly on tour in April–May 2013. On 22 July 2013, The band uploaded their first original song, Wildheart, onto their YouTube account. The video received over 46,000 views within the first two days. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.