Cosmic Nomads 2011 - Mick Swift, Ray Vanderby, Caillan Gilbert, Steve Dickie
|Labels||Majique Records, Majique Music, MGM: The Groove Merchants|
|Past members||Michael Smith|
Cosmic Nomads is an Australian alternative rock band from Orange, New South Wales. The band consists of Ray Vanderby(singer-songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist), Steve Dickie (drummer), Caillan Gilbert (guitarist) and Mick Swift (bassist). Cosmic Nomads was formed in Sydney in 2003 by Vanderby. Its original line-up also included Michael Smith (bassist), Wayne Davison (drums), and Rod Brogan (guitar, vocals). Cosmic Nomads has released three albums: Make Love Not War (2003), Vultress (2007), and Millennium (2008). It is scheduled to release another album, Damage in 2012.
2003-2005: Make Love, Not War album
In 2003, Vanderby formed Cosmic Nomads with Michael Smith (bassist from Scandal and later The Atlantics), Wayne Davison (drums and more recently tribute band Santana Magic), Rod Brogan (guitar, vocals). Together, they recorded the band's debut retro single and album called Make Love, Not War, a slogan taken from the counterculture of the 1960s cultural movement. Sebastian Chase's MGM Distribution: The Groove Merchants, the label Ray was signed to many years earlier, distributed the single in Australia and the band played gigs throughout the Sydney Indie music scene.
In 2004 the band released the EP Dreamin' about you on Majique Records, which was owned by Vanderby. The line-up at the time consisted of Vanderby, Julian Child, Paul Jones, Veit Mehler and Stefan Caroleo.
2005-2008: Vultress and Millennium albums
In 2005, Vanderby moved to Melbourne. In Melbourne, he formed two more line-ups of Cosmic Nomads. The band then recorded two albums, Vultress and Millennium through Vanderby's independent label Majique Music. The 2007 Vultress album line-up included 'King' Con Patogiannis (guitar, vocals), Geoff Brown (bass), Gina Woods (keys), Anni Lang (percussion, vocals.) In 2008, the Millennium album was released with a line-up that included 'King' Con Patogiannis (guitar, vocals), Kon Zissis (guitar), Mark Kearney (bass), and Gordon Graham (drums). Although the Millennium album was almost released through Kelvin Fahey, president of Hard Rush Music, the band pulled out of the deal at the last minute. Cosmic Nomads played shows throughout Melbourne and Victoria including an album launch at the Cornish Arms Hotel with Melbourne rock band Tenpenny Joke who supported them.Tenpenny Joke Cosmic Nomads made appearances on community television shows, Asylum Channel 31, Rage Channel 31, Russ Kellet's Melbourne Channel 31 and Noise TV on SBS one.
2008 – present: Re-releases and Damage album
In 2008, Ray Vanderby moved to Orange New South Wales. In 2010, Cosmic Nomads signed a worldwide distribution agreement with Blue Pie Records and Blue Pie Productions USA to re-release all 3 albums for digital distribution. In 2011, Ray Vanderby reformed Cosmic Nomads, and with this new line-up he has written 10 songs for a 4th album. The album Damage will be released in 2012[needs update] through the band's own Majique Music record label. According to the band, each song has a special meaning reflecting the sentiment of the album title and Vanderby's turbulent years of substance abuse and broken marriages.
- Make Love Not War (Majique Records, 2004)
- Vultress (Majique Music, 2007)
- Millennium (Majique Music, 2008)
- Dreamin About You (Majique Records, 2005)
- "Make Love, Not War" (Majique Records/MGM The Groove Merchants, 2003)
- "Calling Mr. Spaceman" (Majique Records, 2004)
- "Millennium Toccata" (Majique Music, 2008)
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