“Taking live entertainment to a new level: Vermillion continues to stun audiences.” Unmatched vocal harmonies, Unforgettable guitar solos, and a Powerful rhythm section are just a few of things that set Vermillion apart from others.
The Vermillion band itself is made up of three different line ups doing many different styles of music. When searching for the group that best fits the need and style of your event or activity, Vermillion strides on the heart and soul it provides to any performance. The core of the Vermillion group consists of brothers Keven and Mike Vermillion, sister Kathy Grosz-Vermillion, and niece Sonja Vermillion.
Vermillion Live is the lighthearted and entertaining group out of the three. Live is exactly what its name says it is, live and off-the-cuff. Drawing on Keven’s ever widening repertoire of cover songs and the fact that he writes songs whenever the mood hits him, a lot of the times on stage, Mike’s ability to follow him and Chris's tasty way of filling in the holes, you get a request oriented musical experience that is in the moment. An unpredictable sound that is upbeat, tempting the audience to want to sing along. It’s fun and enjoyable by all. Two Acoustic guitars, a base guitar & vocals make up the sound of this amazing performance where music is mixed with Vermillion originals and requests by the audience. This band is perfect for: parties/gatherings and bar parties.
Vermillion Acoustic is the vocal driven group of the three. With the tightly woven harmonies of Keven, Mike, Kathy and Sonja, acoustic guitars and special guest Rick Stoops on the fiddle you get a very polished musical sound that takes you on a journey of their favorite covers and originals with a talented Vermillion twist. Perfect for small gatherings, this band promotes a relaxed environment. An acoustic guitar, fiddle, and vocals make up the harmonizing sound, creating intent listening by the audience. Many of these musical numbers are originals and written by Vermillion Acoustic. This band is perfect for: small parties/gatherings and restaurants.
Vermillion Ampd is the electrified group of the three. With Keven on lead guitar, Mike on rhythm guitar and Chris and Tony driving the rhythm section you will get the Ampd feeling from the first song to the last. Add to this foursome Kathy and Sonja as special guests and you have an unstoppable powerhouse of musical talent. This is the group designed to get you out of your seat partying and that is exactly what people do. This Vermillion energetic performance plays a broad spectrum of music. It’s polished, entertaining, up-beat and electrifying. You can’t go wrong with this 4-man band, making it perfect for: bar parties, wedding dances, street dances and even concerts.
Having been voted in the Sioux Falls Local Best Magazine as one of the best in the category of ‘Event Entertainment’, currently boosting one of the most interactive band websites (vermillionmusic.com), growing into the online community of myspace.com (myspace.com/vermillionmusicinc) as well as maintaining what is felt to be some of the most loyalist fans a group can have, Vermillion Music is ready, willing, and more-than-able to add another exciting chapter to their noble history.
Vermillion delivers their musical goods with passion, power and a perception that belies their limited time in the spotlight. From the first note to the last, the talents of Vermillion shows a band in control of the full spectrum of the music scene ingredients. Deep without being overbearing, insightful without sounding preachy, the music created by Vermillion is designed to send those proverbial shivers racing up and down your spine. No matter the song you may hear from anyone of the three groups, there's always a positive thread running through the music, leaving the listener with the unmistakable feeling that this has been a musical sojourn well worth taking.
Rewinding from the groups themselves for a moment, the core members is what puts the drive into making Vermillion soar to new heights. Keven has an uncanny ability to know just what the audience wants to hear and seamlessly incorporates the changes into the show, pouring 100% of himself into every performance. Mike provides perfect balance to all three Vermillion groups, perfecting the ability to react to Keven’s musical changes without thinking. With lead or harmony vocals perfectly placed and a unique guitar sound Mike gives Vermillion the other of half of its identity. One of the hardest working bass players out there, Chris’ sound and tone add depth to the band. Chris is always the first one off the stage to mingle with the audience and thank them for attending the performance. Tony’s true love for rhythm draws the audience into the performance. His energetic playing style is felt both on stage and throughout the crowd. He is entertaining to watch.
While AMPD is currently in the process of recording sessions for their CD release, both Live and Acoustic currently have discs out and about. Many of the songs that all three Vermillion groups perform are listed and available for listening pleasures on the vermillionmusic.com website as well as by going to the bands MySpace page which is viewable at myspace.com/vermillionmusicinc.
Vermillion is confident about the next stage of their musical development. Just wanting to be on stage, connecting with an audience, doing what they love, and never ending quest to continue to test the boundaries and limits.