|Also known as||Vicky-T|
|Born||January 20, 1986|
|Instruments||Keytar, Keyboards, Piano|
|Associated acts||Cobra Starship|
Victoria Asher, also known as Vicky-T (born January 20, 1986), was the keytarist for Cobra Starship. She is the daughter of producer/manager/musician Peter Asher of the hit band Peter & Gordon, who were part of the British Invasion, and Wendy Worth Asher, who is a well known art collector and curator featured in the Banksy documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop. She is the niece of Jane Asher.
She went to NYU to study film. During her time there, she worked for director Michel Gondry and Terry Gilliam on music videos and commercials. She assisted on music videos The White Stripes "Denial Twist," Kanye West "Heard Em Say," the commercial "Nespresso ... What Else?" featuring George Clooney and feature films "The Science of Sleep" and "Be Kind Rewind." After finishing school she worked on the film "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints" for a summer.
She directed her band’s music videos for Guilty Pleasure, and "Kiss My Sass" along with many other music videos and commercials, including an iPod commercial. Her previous band was called Optimo, which she formed with friends in Los Angeles. She has a career as a solo artist and still writes her own music, blogs and creates tour footage montages. She also has a side project called NotInTown with Frank Staniszewski (keyboardist of Big City Rock).
In 2007, she and her bandmates went on the Fall Out Boy headlined Honda Civic Tour, along with +44, The Academy Is…, and Paul Wall. She provided vocals in place of Carol Heller on +44’s song “Make You Smile".
In August 2007, a rumor went around that she, Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump, and Ashlee Simpson collaborated on a song that was on Asher’s MySpace. Supposedly, Stump played bass and drums, and Simpson helped Asher with the lyrics. However, this rumor was proven false when Asher claimed that it was all a huge misunderstanding. During the Honda Civic Tour, Stump taught Asher how to use GarageBand, which, assumingly, helped her create the song. In the end, Asher made it clear in a blog entry on her MySpace page that she “just didn’t want to leave anyone without credit.”
Cobra Starship took a break from touring and Victoria has used the free time to work for the company TCG Studios. Recently, she filmed and developed the opening title sequence for both Orange Is The New Black with director Thomas Cobb and the opening title sequences for Bitten, Homeland, Satisfaction and more.
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- Official website
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