In the mid 1990's I obtained a copy of two compilation albums released by Randy Layton's "Alternative Records". One of these contained a great track called "Justice" by a band called Robert Vaughn and the Shadows. I was amazed that I had never heard of this band, as this was such a great track that I would have assumed that they would have gained national (or international) fame if the album it came from contained material of a similar quality.
There were some other tracks from the band on the compilation and they were just as good. I thought about ordering a copy of "Songs From The Riverhouse", which Randy said was now out of print but never got around to it (I live in New Zealand). Whan I finally got reliable access to the internet, I began to hunt up some information about them - very little was available. I discovered that they were a band from San Diego. Locally, they were very popular and began to gain wider attention after they gained a slot on "American Bandstand" and released their album "Love And War" on Island Records. ("Justice" was the single off that album).
And then it all just sort of went nowhere..... an unreleased album from Sony, a follow up album under the name of "Robert Vaughn and the Dead River Angels" from Mirimax, 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 1995 - and maybe makes some new fans.
Check out some rare tracks from RV & The Shadows (as "The New Presidents") on the NEW audio player! Scroll down to find it...
THE LATEST UPDATES
The new release from Leo and Anthony (ex-Shadows) is out! "REFLEX" has been over 3 years in the making and one of the tracks features Robert Vaughn on vocals! At this stage you need to contact Leo or Anthony via Facebook to get a physical copy. A few weeks back, while Leo and Anthony were playing a club set, RV suddenly joined them on stage for several numbers (including a written-on-the-spot jam track!). See the photos below for more. It was the first time they had played together on stage for 25 years!
CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW FOR THE LINK TO CDBABY, WHERE YOU CAN BUY THE ALBUM!
Coming soon: Band member updates and links to their solo albums.
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