Birth Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Years Active: 1999 - present
Genres: Alternative Rock, Garage Rock Revival, Post-grunge, Indie Rock, Neo-psychedelia
The Vines are an Australian alternative rock band originally formed as Rishikesh in 1994 in Sydney. They play a musical hybrid of 1960s garage rock and 1990s alternative music. Until 2011, their line-up consisted of vocalist and lead guitarist Craig Nicholls, rhythm guitarist Ryan Griffiths, bass guitarist Brad Heald and drummer Hamish Rosser. In December 2011, it was confirmed that Griffiths and Rosser had been fired from the band. Murray Sheridan is now a new member of the band. After frequent misspellings of Rishikesh in the media, the band changed names to The Vines as an homage to Nicholls’ father’s band called The Vynes. The band got their start playing Nirvana covers at their fr...
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