VDELLI are a unique three-piece rock band of rare quality and substance. Formed in Perth, Australia in 1997, VDELLI quickly established themselves in the club scene of the “world’s most isolated city” and within a short period of time the band achieved local success and gained a support slot for ZZ Top and supported acts such as B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. The trio started constant touring in Europe, building up a loyal fan base. Soon after, German indie-label Jazzhaus Records signed the band and released Ain’t Bringing Me Down (2009), which was recorded under the guidance of producer Kevin Shirley who is known for his work with Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Journey, Black Crowes, to name a few. The follow-up Take A Bite (2010) shows a more versatile side of the group and combines elements of blues, indie and mainstream rock. Over the years, one of VDELLIs’ greatest strengths has been their consistently high-standard live presentation and performance.
The current line-up features singer and guitarist Michael Vdelli, a charismatic frontman whose vocal diversity ranges from smooth, soulful, bluestones to the voice of a Rock n Roll madman about to explode. Combined with his powerhouse guitar playing, Michael has a stage presence that continues to captivate audiences. He is considered by many industry insiders and fans alike to be one of the shining lights in the genre. His surname Vdelli was formerly Avdelis before his Greek ancestors go to Australia.
On drums, the group features Ric Whittle, a master drummer with a lifetime of experience on his instrument that is immediately evident from the first bar he plays. Bass player Leigh Miller has joined the band in 2010. Sharp witted, with boundless energy and always affable, Leigh brings to the band not only the solid groove and pump orientated playing the group requires, but also a personality that fits perfectly into the pressure cooker situation that is VDELLI.