Bio

Having upped sticks from the Emerald Isle to hustle their brand of low-slung Rock’n’Roll under the lights of London, Sal Vitro now unveil their debut album ‘Cirque Du Sleaze’ – out July 2nd, led by their first single 'Wear it Out’, released May 25th on IRL. Recorded and produced back in 2013 by Martin Quinn at Jam Studios in, Co. Meath, the band’s debut showcases an intricate weave of musical genres.

"Seriously. These boys know how to cook... A stand out album.
Funky, groovy, soulful, rockin'. It's all here."
- Marty Miller, Radio Nova

The band’s decision to hold off self-releasing the album was justified when they signed to London-based Independent Records Ltd. in early 2015. Permeated with rabble-rousing vocals, grinning Blues hooks and New Orleans-infused rhythm, the album radiates passion and Devil-may-care fun. ‘Cirque Du Sleaze’ is a celebration of Rock’n’Roll's excessive sensual pleasures and the road to ultimate redemption – thrilling without ever losing its Soul.

"A truly knockout debut album. Welcome to Cirque du Sleaze!"
- Louise Molony, Kerrang! Radio & Planet Rock

Having met on a modelling shoot in Dublin in 2011, Josh Dunford, Owie Lumsden, John Cuddy and Rourke Bradley joined their powers to tear through gospel choirs and Deep South whisky bars – keeping it together with plenty of homeland charm. Touring extensively has honed them into seasoned performers - among others, they’ve joined the legendary Thin Lizzy on their Farewell Tour to a sold out Olympia Theatre, opened for Jeff Beck and Richie Sambora, and rocked out to audiences 10,000-strong for Status Quo.

"Opening for a band with such a massive musical legacy as Thin Lizzy is itself a daunting task, but if young Dublin band Sal Vitro were intimidated by either the big stage or the musical icons they were supporting, they didn't show it. Instead they tore through a sizzling set of hard rock numbers that felt fresh, yet totally in tune with the classic rock sound of bands like Thin Lizzy. The sold out crowd were more than impressed by the young rockers, chanting their name and roaring in applause by the time they reached their last song."
- Bernard O' Rourke, GoldenPlec

As well as opening for such household names, the band were also honoured to perform at the 27th and 28th annual ‘Vibe for Philo’ – the annual event held to commemorate the musical legacy of Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott, playing to a capacity crowd at the Button Factory and Vicar Street respectively.

"Soulful beyond belief. There is only one thing wrong with Sal Vitro;
their frontman Josh Dunford isn't black!"
- Smiley Bolger, 'Vibe for Philo' 2013

First single from the album, ‘Wear it Out’ is a story of apathy, lust, and the nature of attraction – a perfect sample of the Irish foursome’s experimental nature. Steeped in funky hooks, it nods to the Black Keys via the no-nonsense rock sensibilities of Rival Sons.