VILLAINEST is a Sega Mega Drive-based party rock band from Toronto, Canada. VILLAINEST inspires partying across the known and unknown universe by fusing raw 90s Sega console synthesizers with explosive live instrumentation.
VILLAINEST was forged in 2013 during a particularly atmospheric lightning storm. English frontman James Harding and classically-trained keytar badass Gill Story swiftly joined forces with dangerous vocal weapon Robin Snip and the Scandinavian fraternal powerhouse of Jari and Kai Salminen to create a terrifying force of blast-processed party vengeance.
THE VILLAINEST MANTRA:
Keytars. Solos. Square waves.
VILLAINEST’s debut single, FIGHT ON A THEME/MIXTAPE, is available now online and on 7” coloured vinyl.
“Villainest merges rock n’ roll with clever, hard-hitting nostalgia that is irresistably fun. Tight musicianship and smart songwriting make their shows incredibly enjoyable.” – Jenna Strautman, Rotary Dial
JAMES HARDING – vocals, guitars, programming
GILL STORY – vocals, keytar
ROBIN SNIP – vocals
JARI SALMINEN – drums and electronic percussion
KAI SALMINEN – bass
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