““Vince has a very strong voice that growls out at you like Tom Waits lashing it up with McGowan backed by Street Dogs””
— London Celtic Punks
VINCE CAYO / CAYOTE ROCK N ROLL
Vince Cayo is a solo musician out of Bradford, England, and self-proclaimed
master of the Cayote Rock'n'Roll genre.
He learned the trade on the roads of Ireland, Europe, and the USA in his
youth, writing about what happened around him.
After years on the road, Vince eventually planted roots in Bradford and
started performing on a regular basis, all the while meeting the people that would
put him on his way. Early observers saw potential and promise in the material and
performance and a following started to gather.
Early crucial encounters with Leeds punk rockers The Yalla Yallas and top
Leeds producer Grant Henderson resulted in many English and European gigs and
tours, as well as the making of two albums at Grant Henderson's Loom Studio.
Off the back of a european tour and a winter spent in and out of the studio,
May 2017 saw the release of Bound For Glory, a diverse album to give listeners a
taste of the many directions that may be taken in the future. London Celtic Punks
described the album as: “When I hear albums like this I wonder if this is the start of
something new. Well I say new but what I mean is a resurgence of folk and country
music but with a modern interpretation.”
2017 filled up rapidly with the release of Bound For Glory followed by many
gigs around England, and another tour of Europe. The greatest highlight of them all
being the amazing opportunity to share the stage with none other than Boston
street punk heroes Street Dogs in Manchester in August.
2018 saw a return to Loom Studio and the making of a second album, Lucky
Red Hat. This second opus saw Vince pick up where Bound For Glory left off but
with a more mature approach and focusing on the folk, bluegrass, and blues sides
of his craft. Second album Lucky Red Hat was described by Jumbo Records as
“Part folk holla and part old time country groove, this channels some big themes
into real gone songs!”
But Vince did not get any time to rest and celebrate for he returned to the
studio immediately, this time on bass duties, for the first time, with The Yalla Yallas
for their exhilarating fourth album Outsider.
Gigs came in support of Lucky Red Hat alongside a heavy gigging schedule
with The Yalla Yallas for the first half of 2019, including two roof-raising sets within
the same week at the almighty Brudenell Social Club. However, Vince did manage to
land himself a support slot for Australian folk-punk warlords The Rumjacks in York
In February, where we were cleaned out of all our merchandise.
After a few quiet months in the later parts of 2019, Vince came out of the
woodwork with double bassist Ian Blackburn and The Yalla Yallas' own
Groundskeeper Will Grinder to form semi-acoustic trio Vince & The Cayotes.
A debut performance at the Smiling Cat Cafe in Bradford was soon followed by
more local gigs and the release of debut single “Future Primitive” in March of 2020.
Vince Cayo and The Cayotes continue on their path of destruction through
2020, always striving to broaden their horizons and stay relevant , and hoping that
“my pony knows the way back home”.
If you are interested in booking Vince Cayo or Vince & The Cayotes then please use the contact form below.