Vanishing People are a 4-piece alternative rock band who are carving a distinctive mark on the Scottish music scene, thanks to the high standards of their musicianship, the quality of their songwriting and the dynamic appeal of their captivating singer, Ashley Christie.
The band formed in 2009 in Dundee, although three members had played together previously in a band called called Ladybirds Can Fly. The line-up is made up of vocalist Ashley Christie, Mike Forbes (guitar), David Hartnett (bass) and Chris Morris (drums).
The undeniable strength of the band’s music stems from the rich imagination of Ashley and her gift for turning personal experiences into something universally understood. Her lyrics deal with life, love and loss, often creating a distinctly melancholy or whimsical mood. The music develops collaboratively as each of the band add their own instruments, constructing a sound that can be at times intimate but more often energetic, catchy and bristling with excitement. There is a subtle charm to their style, echoing their influences such as Counting Crows, Ryan Adams and Tori Amos.
Onstage, the irresistible charisma of Ashley, combined with expressive musicianship from the rest of the band, ensure that Vanishing People live are a cut above the rest. Apart from making a sizable impact on their hometown of Dundee, Vanishing People have also toured across Scotland. Their impressive gigging history includes The Lemon Tree in Aberdeen; The Twa Tams in Perth; O2 Academy 2 and Gallus in Glasgow, the Liquid Rooms and Whistlebinkies in Edinburgh; and Drouthy’s, Westport Bar, Balcony Bar, Dexter’s and the Doghouse in Dundee.