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Vinci are five mates from Dublin who found them­selves broke and on the verge of giv­ing up mu­sic – be­fore de­cid­ing to pool re­sources to pur­sue their pas­sion.

“We had all been in other bands that fell apart around the same time,” re­flects lead vo­cal­ist Kur­tis. “But we just de­cided to get into the re­hearsal room – it made the most sense in the world.”

In the two years they’ve been to­gether, Vinci have man­aged to re­lease three crit­i­cally ac­claimed sin­gles and sell out nu­mer­ous venues across Dublin. For good mea­sure, they’ve also per­formed for Pres­i­dent Michael D Hig­gins and played shows in Lon­don and LA.

Mean­while, af­ter sup­port­ing As­lan in the Iveagh Gar­dens this sum­mer, the lads jet­ted off to LA to show­case their mu­sic in the Mint venue. This landed them the op­por­tu­nity to be the first un­signed band to play the Os­car Wilde awards – the event held dur­ing Os­car sea­son to cel­e­brate Ir­ish achieve­ments in film.

“It was like that mo­ment that you hear about other bands hav­ing,” notes Kur­tis. “You want it to hap­pen to you, but you al­ways have your doubts. Then it hap­pened – and that was spe­cial.”

What are the group’s up­com­ing plans? “We’re work­ing on stuff at the mo­ment,” ex­plains Kur­tis, “and we hope to an­nounce some news shortly.”

We’re ea­gerly look­ing for­ward to it.

Vinci sup­port As­lan in Vicar Street, Dublin on De­cem­ber 30.

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