Michael Vdelli, front man and namesake of the band VDELLI, first picked up a guitar when he was 13 years old. Locking himself in his room and learning how to play from listening to the radio, Michael has since become one of the leading exponents of his art in the world. Combine this with his raw yet captivating vocals, Michael’s stage presence and energy continues to mesmerise audiences around the globe.
Joining Michael on the stage, are internationally renowned musicians, Ric Whittle on drums and Tony Gibbs on bass who both have a string of accolades to their names. Together, this dynamic trio is a musical tour de force!
VDELLI have worked with some of the greats in the industry including the likes of BB King, Buddy Guy and ZZ Top. The band’s two performances at Sweden Rock in 2012 and 2014 respectively, proved their ability to cut it on the big stage and beyond.
In 2010 VDELLI were picked up by German label Jazzhaus Records and have since released 6 albums under the Jazzhaus banner thus assisting to cement their place in the European market as well as back home in Australia. In 2014, the band moved to Hamburg, Germany, to keep up the momentum of their hard-earned reputation as “One of the most ground-breaking groups in Blues Rock” (Classic Rock Magazine) intact.
The band remained in Europe until 2020 gaining growing audiences and glowing reviews… “The list of great Australian rock bands is long and goes from A, as in AC/DC, through C, as in Cold Chisel, and R, as in Rose Tattoo, to V as in Vdelli.” (Musix Magazine, Germany).
Now, after years on the road and a string of albums to their credit, VDELLI are back home in Australia. They have used the time in lockdown, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to get creative and smash out what critics are saying is their most impressive studio album so far.
Michael Vdelli – guitar, vocals
Ric Whittle – drums
Tony Gibbs – bass