Vagabond (UK band)

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OriginUnited Kingdom
GenresPop, rock, soul
Years active2008–2010
LabelsPolydor/Geffen Records
Associated actsJames Morrison
The Saturdays
The Script
MembersAlex Vargas
Luke Fitton
Sam Odiwe
Stephen Carter
Karl Penney

Vagabond were a UK band and signed to the newly reformed Geffen Records UK.

The band released their debut album, You Don't Know the Half of It on 17 August 2009. You Don't Know the Half of It was produced by Xenomania, who have previously worked with Girls Aloud, Sugababes, Cher, Gabriella Cilmi and Kylie Minogue. The Guardian featured Vagabond as "New Band of the Day" on 20 February 2009,[1] and the newspaper also declared "They could be the world's biggest new band."[2]

"Sweat (Until the Morning)" was released as the first single from the album as a free download on 8 June 2009, followed by "Don't Wanna Run No More" which was released on 3 August 2009. You Don't Know the Half of It was released on 17 August 2009.

Vagabond toured in the UK in 2009 and in addition to doing their own headline shows, have supported artists such as James Morrison, McFly and The Script.[3] Vagabond also performed at the Glastonbury, T in the Park and V music festivals in the UK.[3] On 16 February 2010 the band announced they had split amicably.

Band members[edit]

  • Alex Vargas: Vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Luke Fitton: Lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Stephen Carter: Rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Sam Odiwe: Bass
  • Karl Penney: Drums



Title Year Peak chart position
You Don't Know the Half of It 2009 27


Year Title Peak chart position Album
"Sweat (Until the Morning)" 2009 You Don't Know the Half of It
"Don't Wanna Run No More" 41



External links[edit]

  4. The Jitty Interview Vagabond