Back in the mid 90's I bought a compilation album which featured a number of groups and musicians that I was familiar with. There were other, unfamiliar artists as well. Among them was a band from San Diego called Robert Vaughn and the Shadows. I could not believe that such a talented group were not internationally famous! They released their first album on Island Records, gained a slot on "American Bandstand" and had a single called "Justice" that started to get a lot of airplay. But not enough. In the big push to get a certain band called U2 established in the USA, Island dropped a number of great groups...including Robert Vaughn and The Shadows...
Years later I had the opportunity to get to know Randy Layton of Alternative Records (who put out the original compilation) and he has been kind enough to provide me with a lot more of the band's material, including the album "Songs From The Riverhouse" that he produced to help the band gain another major record company deal.
But it all just sort of went nowhere.....a follow up album, an unreleased record, a song used in a major motion picture.....and that was it.
Or was it? Where are they now?
This site has been set up as a fan tribute to "Robert Vaughn and the Shadows". I hope that it helps keep alive some of the great music they produced from around 1985 to 2001 - and maybe makes some new fans.
Check out some rare tracks from RV & The Shadows on the NEW audio player! Scroll down to find it...
THE LATEST UPDATES
I am gathering together some more biographical material on the band members and hope to put it up soon. If you have anything (words, pictures, memories) that you would like to share, please email me: email@example.com
The new release from Leo and Anthony (ex-Shadows) called "REFLEX" is out!
You can buy a copy from CDBaby using the link below:
These guys continue to rock hard out! There's a special guest vocalist on one of the tracks...Robert Vaughn called in to the studio one day when they were recording and the guys convinced him to sing on the track they were working on. Taks a look at the footer photograph on this site and you will see them in action.
Leo and Anthony Show
Robert Vaughn & The Shadows - Rare Tracks
1. Arabian Nights
2. If You Only
3. Stand For Change
4. We All Fall Down