Connor Ball

The Vamps
The Vamps Wake Up World Tour London 2016.jpg
The Vamps performing at the O2 Arena in London during their Wake Up World Tour, in April 2016.
(L-R: James McVey, Tristan Evans, Connor Ball and Brad Simpson)
Background information
OriginEngland, United Kingdom
GenresPop rock, pop
Years active2012-present
  • Mercury
  • Virgin EMI
  • Connor Ball
  • Tristan Evans
  • James McVey
  • Brad Simpson


The Vamps certainly are a Uk pop rock-band comprising Brad Simpson (business lead vocals and guitar), Wayne McVey (business lead guitar and vocals), Connor Ball (bass guitar and vocals) and Tristan Evans (drums and vocals). They 1st gained popularity in past due 2012 with cover tracks published to YouTube, resulting in evaluations with One Path and getting labelled being a guy band. These were agreed upon to Mercury Information in November 2012. They backed McFly on the Memory Street Tour in early 2013, and in addition performed at celebrations around the united kingdom as support works for artists such as for example Demi Lovato, The Wished, JLS, Little Combine and Lawson. On 29 Sept 2013, the Vamps released their debut solo “May We Dance”, which debuted at number 2 on the united kingdom Singles Graph. Their second one “Wild Center” premiered on 18 January 2014 and peaked at number 3. Their third one “YESTERDAY EVENING” premiered on UK radio on 24 Feb 2014 and digital download on 6 Apr 2014. Their debut record Meet up with the Vamps premiered on 14 Apr 2014. In Feb 2014, the Vamps released “Crazy Center” as their debut one in america and Canada. The Vamps have launched their own record label Regular Records and they’re employed in partnership with EMI/General over the offshoot, as well as the first act signed was the American music group The Tide. The Vamps released their second studio room album AWAKEN on 27 November 2015. The business lead single in the album, “AWAKEN”, premiered on 2 Oct 2015.


2011–12: Formation

James McVey had been managed by Richard Rashman and Joe O'Neill of Prestige Administration. Deciding he wished to type a music group, McVey subsequently found out Bradley Simpson in 2011 through YouTube. Collectively, the pair published songs towards later weeks of 2011, with Simpson later on becoming lead vocalist. In 2012, Simpson and McVey fulfilled Tristan Evans through Facebook. The trio after that fulfilled Connor Ball with a shared friend. In middle-2012, the music group began uploading cover tunes with their YouTube route. By October these were being referred to as a new young man band, with unique attention directed at their YouTube overall performance of 1 Direction's track "Live While We're Small". Strong lover support helped provide them wide see.

2013–14: Meet the Vamps, Somebody to You and breakthrough

On 22 July 2013, the music group uploaded their initial original tune, "Wildheart" (later on re-titled "Crazy Heart"), onto their YouTube accounts; the video received over 46,000 sights inside the first two times. On 6 August 2013, they released the music video because of their debut one "Can We Dance", which received over 1 million sights within a fortnight. "Can We Dance" premiered on 29 Sept 2013 and debuted at number 2 on the united kingdom Singles Graph on 6 Oct 2013; beaten to number 1 by OneRepublic's "Keeping track of Celebrities", which offered 1,250 copies even more. On 19 November 2013 the music group announced they might launch their debut recording around Easter. On 22 November 2013, the Vamps announced that their second solitary will be "Crazy Center". The track received its 1st airplay three times later and premiered on 19 January 2014, peaking at number 3 on the united kingdom Singles Chart the next week.On 13 March 2014, the Vamps announced that their debut album will be released on 14 Apr 2014. On 22 March, it had been revealed the recording would be entitled Meet up with the Vamps. On 6 Apr, they released "YESTERDAY EVENING" as the 3rd single from your recording. It debuted at number 2 in the united kingdom. On 17 Apr, Meet up with the Vamps debuted at number 2 around the Irish Albums Graph, kept off the very best place by Paolo Nutini's Caustic Like. The same record defeat the Vamps to number 1 on the united kingdom Albums Graph.IN-MAY 2014, it had been announced that the Vamps will be building a cameo appearance in soap opera, Hollyoaks on 14 May 2014. Hollyoaks released a teaser clip about the Vamps' appearance on YouTube. These were seen obtaining a picture with Peri Lomax (Ruby O'Donnell) as she would go to their concert with Sienna Blake (Anna Passey).On 18 Might 2014, a fresh edition of "Somebody for you" featuring American singer Demi Lovato premiered as the 4th single from Meet up with the Vamps aswell as their debut one in america accompanied by an EP from the same name in August 2014. The cooperation also offered as the lead one from the united states version from the Vamps' debut record. Its associated music video provides since gathered over 108 million sights on YouTube.On 12 Oct 2014, The Vamps released "Oh Cecilia (Breaking My Heart)" as the fifth and last single off their album, in a fresh edition fearuring canadian singer Shawn Mendes. It debuted and peaked at 9 in the united kingdom Singles Chart, getting their 5th consecutive top 10 single. It had been released using the b-side monitor "Hurricane", from Alexander as well as the Terrible, Horrible, No Great, Very Bad Day time soundtrack. The music video clips for both songs were released a month earlier.On 4 November 2014, Meet up with the Vamps was officially released in THE UNITED STATES and on 1 Dec 2014, the album was re-released as Meet up with the Vamps (Xmas Release) including 8 Xmas bonus tracks as well as the solitary version of "Somebody for you", being obtainable worldwide in addition to the USA and Mexico.

2015-2016: Steady Records and Wake Up

In February 2015, The Vamps announced that they had launched their personal record label along with Universal Music and EMI Information, having authorized the American pop rock-band The Tide as their initial act, however the label didn't have a name yet. Just in October it had been revealed it might be called Steady Information.On 15 Sept 2015, the music group announced their brand-new single "AWAKEN", released on 2 Oct 2015, their second studio room album "AWAKEN", that was released on 27 November 2015, fanfests in European countries to market the album and a global tour called AWAKEN Globe Tour which were only available in January 2016. The tune debuted and peaked at amount 12 in the united kingdom Singles Chart as well as the record debuted at 10 in the united kingdom Albums Chart, offering over 27 thousand copies in the united states in its initial week. The next single from the record, "Rest Your Like", premiered in the same time as the record but didn't graph.In Dec 2015, The Vamps announced that they had agreed upon the United kingdom band New Wish Club and they would be among the starting acts in the united kingdom leg of their AWAKEN World Tour.On 1 Apr 2016, I CAME ACROSS a Girl premiered as the 3rd and last one from the album, in a fresh edition featuring Jamaican rapper Omi. The tune debuted at amount 30 in the united kingdom Singles Chart.In January 2016 The Vamps released their version of "Kung Fu Fighting" for the animated film Kung Fu Panda 3, that was along with a music video. On 16 August 2016, The Vamps had been highlighted on Vishal Dadlani & Shekhar Ravjiani tune "Beliya" a Bollywood-pop tune.

2016-present: The Vamps: Our Story 100% Official, All Night and Night & Day

On 7 Oct 2016, The Vamps announced within a livestream via Facebook how the first one of their third studio room album, both without names revealed at that time, will be released in 14 Oct 2016, using a special launch on Capital FM on the prior day time. In the same day time, hints from the name and lyrics from the solitary started being published around the band's interpersonal medias and Spotify, following a same design as the strikes for "AWAKEN" solitary and recording in Sept 2015. It had been also announced that the recording will be out in Summer time 2017. On 12 Oct 2016, the music group announced via livestream that this solitary would be known as "FOREVER" and will be a cooperation with Norwegian DJ Matoma. The track peaked at quantity 24 on the united kingdom Singles Charts, #6 6 on IRMA, quantity 13 on VG-Lista, quantity 12 on RMNZ and assured their first access on Canadian Warm 100, peaking at quantity 72. It became probably the most charted and qualified solitary from the music group and their most streamed track on Spotify.On 20 Oct 2016, The Vamps released their autobiography, called The Vamps: Our Tale 100% Standard, which have been announced months previous."Middle of the night time", a collaboration with Danish DJ Martin Jensen was announced as the next single from the album about 21 Apr 2017 and premiered about 28 Apr 2017, the same day time their Middle of the night time Tour started. Through the 1st display of the tour, it had been announced that the name of their third recording is Night time & Day and you will be released in two parts. The initial one, Night Release, will become released on 14 July 2017 and the next one, Day Release, in Dec 2017. On 3 Might 2017, a video detailing even more about the recording was uploaded on the social networking. On 19 Might 2017, Swedish DJ Mike Perry released "Hands", a cooperation between himself, The Vamps and American vocalist Sabrina Carpenter that'll be included on the recording.


The group have already been in comparison to One Path and labelled a boy music group since their first fame in past due 2012, a label which stayed applied in 2014. The music group disagree using the stereotyping, directing to the actual fact that they shaped by themselves—they aren't the merchandise of an archive producer—plus they play their very own instruments.


Bradley Can "Brad" Simpson (given birth to 28 July 1995) is from Sutton Coldfield, Western world Midlands, Britain. He sings business lead vocals and has guitar. Simpson fulfilled Adam McVey via YouTube in 2012 (McVey's profile says 2011) and started focusing on their debut record soon after.Adam Daniel McVey (given birth to 30 Apr 1994) is from Bournemouth, Dorset, Britain. He's the business lead guitarist and sings support vocals. McVey fulfilled Brad Simpson via YouTube in 2011 (Simpson's profile says 2012) and started focusing on their debut record soon after.Connor Samuel John Ball (née Stephen, given birth to 15 March 1996 in Aberdeen, Scotland) is from Hatton, Warwickshire, Britain. He has bass electric guitar and sings support vocals. He was the last to become listed on the band.Tristan Oliver Vance Evans (blessed 15 August 1994) is from Exeter, Devon, Britain. He has drums and sings support vocals. Evans also serves as a manufacturer for the music group, particularly using their covers.


Meet up with the Vamps (2014) AWAKEN (2015) Evening & Time (2017)

Awards and nominations

Award 12 months Category Function Result 4Music Video Honours 2013 YOUR VERY BEST Discovery The Vamps Won The Hot Strikes Awards Favorite New Artist Ideal Group BBC Radio 1 Teenager Awards 2014 Fri Download's Ideal Breakthrough Award Ideal British Group Ideal British Solitary "YESTERDAY EVENING" Melty Long term Honours Prix Spécial International The Vamps UK Favorite Discovery Radio Disney Music Honours The Freshest-Best New Designer Nominated Teenager Choice Awards Like Song "Somebody for you" (featuring Demi Lovato) Breakout Group The Vamps Globe Music Honours World's Ideal Song "May We Dance" "Crazy Center" World's Ideal Video "May We Dance" "Crazy Center" World's Ideal Album Meet up with the Vamps World's Ideal Group The Vamps World's Ideal Live Take action Scottish Honours 2015 Scottish Style Icon of the entire year Connor Ball Won BBC Radio 1 Teenager Awards 2016 Ideal Uk Group The Vamps Won Teenager Choice Honours 2016 Choice Track Group "AWAKEN" Nominated Teenager Choice Honours 2017 Choice GROUP The Vamps TBA


The Vamps supported McFly on the Memory Street Tour in Apr and could 2013, and Selena Gomez at London's Hammersmith Apollo on 7 and 8 Sept 2013. In Oct, it had been announced that The Vamps would support Taylor Swift around the London lower leg of her Crimson Tour in Feb 2014, as well as the Wanted on the united kingdom and Ireland lower leg of their Person to person Globe Tour from 14 March to at least one 1 Apr. On 12 Feb 2014, the music group announced that they can become headlining their personal UK tour in Sept and Oct 2014.


Meet up with the Vamps tour (2014) The Vamps Asia-Pacific 2015 Tour (2015) The Vamps 2015 UK Arena Tour (2015) The Vamps UNITED STATES Tour (2015) AWAKEN Globe Tour (2016) The Vamps 2017 Globe Tour (2017) The Vamps CLOSE UP and Personal Tour (2017)


McFly - Storage Street Tour (2013) Selena Gomez - Superstars Dance Tour (UK, 7 and 8 Sept 2013) Taylor Swift - Crimson Tour (displays in London, UK, Feb 2014) R5 - Louder Globe Tour (display in Brirmingham, March 2014) The Wished - Person to person Tour (UK & Ireland, 12 to 31 March and 1 Apr 2014) Austin Mahone - Go on Tour (THE UNITED STATES, July & August 2014) Small Combine - The Glory Times Tour (European countries)