‰Û÷Vampire Junkies Featuring Texas Terri‰۪ are a Punk Rock 'n' Roll band. The line up is Texas Terri Laird - Vocals (Texas Terri Bomb!, Scabies / James, Texas Terri & The Stiff Ones), Kevin de Groot - Guitar (Leopardskin Nuclear Bomber, The Kronstadt Uprising), Stephen 'Tash' Reddihough - Bass & Backing Vocals (The Machines, Raw Power) & Steve Pegrum aka Steve Machine ‰ÛÒ Drums (The Machines / The Ghosts of Lovers / The Kronstadt Uprising).
The band have quite a history of past associations and wanted to put together a new band that exemplified the best elements of artists they loved, such as Iggy Pop, Stiv Bators, New York Dolls, The Ramones, Social Distortion and many more, combined with their own sound and style to play new, fresh pure blitzkrieg rock 'n' roll.
Steve Pegrum spoke to Texas Terri at a gig by Walter Lure (Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers) in London about singing, and the band set about recording the songs contained on their debut CD. Texas Terri hails from Austin, Texas and has often been compared with Iggy Pop, Lux Interior, Steven Tyler, Wendy O. Williams, Joan Jett and has Rock 'n' Roll running through her veins. She's worked with a variety of great artists, and her Texas Terri Bomb album ' Your Lips...' from 2004 was produced by Jack Douglas (Aerosmith, John Lennon, Cheap Trick, Alice Cooper, Patti Smith and many more) and featured guests Wayne Kramer (MC5), Cherie Currie (The Runaways) and Ryan Roxie (Alice Cooper). Most recently she played several shows in the UK and Europe with Brian James & Rat Scabies of The Damned under the name Scabies / James. She has also appeared in several films, including 'Prey For Rock 'n' Roll' starring Gina Gershon & Drea de Matteo.
Key 'Vampire Junkies Featuring Texas Terri' CD features include:
Five songs, all original compositions, starting with band anthem 'With My Machines' & closing with 'Tokyo Rubber' plus Eight Page Colour booklet, designed by acclaimed Rock 'n' Roll artist Sophie Lo, and featuring photographs by Giacomino Parkinson.