Three part harmonies and a family bond bring something unique and strange to the world of alternative music. Conceived in a basement in Minnesota, three siblings bonding through music created The Golden Vanity, now an alternative rock force in the Tampa Bay community. After discovering a guitar and music book in his basement, lead singer, Josh Scherer found himself drawn into the story of music. A Hungarian folk song, The Golden Vanity, brought life's themes of sacrifice, love, death, courage, betrayal and sadness to the forefront of his mind. These themes remain the anchor of The Golden Vanity. Not surprisingly, this musically influenced family (both Scherer parents were music educators), formed together to create The Golden Vanity. Jeremiah "Schmokes" Scherer joined his brother and began to play the bass. However, after picking up Josh's guitar and quickly learning to play along with alternative bands, Schmokes became the band's guitarist. With Schmokes' bass gathering dust in a corner, Leah Scherer wanted in on the family talent. Each member of The Golden Vanity brings to the forefront their own individual talent, style and personality. As captain of the Vanity, Josh leads with strong vocals and perfect harmony with his brother and sister. Schmokes' preference of playing unique guitar riffs to standard chords is a direct result of his musical influences of Silverchair, Starflyer59 and Smashing Pumpkins. As the only female, Leah has developed her own unique style and exudes confidence through her gregarious stage presence. As the only member of the band not related by blood, drummer Matt White known for being hard, loud and fast brings his main influence of Dave Grohl (of Nirvana and Foo Fighters fame) to the heart of The Golden Vanity. The Golden Vanity is and has always been a family affair. Josh and Schmokes were born to write music together. By taking their own life experience, they have created wounded music for wounded people. With melodic, lyric-driven music, The Golden Vanity possesses a style all their own. The Golden Vanity combines the unique styles of their musical influences of Weezer, Silverchair and Smashing Pumpkins to create their own distinctive style. In 2002, The Golden Vanity released On the Silver Sea recorded at the famous Morrisound studios in Tampa. The release of this album and the vivacious live performances of The Golden Vanity has resulted in a passionate local following, as well as, regular airplay on local radio and internet radio. With the strong reaction to this album, demands for more original music by the band and the life changes the band and each member has gone through, The Golden Vanity recently completed recording the Fog. Independently written, produced and mixed, the band is pouring out their entire heart, life and soul into the process of creating this album. The members of The Golden Vanity all possess their own unique style and talent. With a strong family bond and precise musical talent, they bring together a love for one another that shows through their music.
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