‘Only Human’ is the fifth studio album by UK melodic rock stalwarts VEGA. The band self-produced the record but teamed up with legendary Canadian musician and producer Harry Hess (of Harem Scarem) for the mixing and mastering to bring their fans another gem of a release. If you’re very lucky, there may be occasions in your life when you find a band and you realise you’ve discovered something a bit special. We’ve all heard groups who release ‘great’ albums, but VEGA certainly make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up and provide butterflies in the stomach excitement when all fans of modern melodic rock listen to their new records for the first time.
The twelve songs that comprise ‘Only Human’ truly see VEGA take their songwriting and musicianship to the next level.
1 Let’s Have Fun Tonight
2 Worth Dying For
3 Last Man Standing
4 Come Back Again
5 All Over Now
6 Mess You Made
7 Only Human
8 Standing Still
10 Turning Pages
11 Fade Away
12 Go To War
“We wear our love of 80’s rock music on our sleeves, but we also have injected our love of modern rock music to it. We aren’t trying to rehash anything: the sound we have achieved is 100% VEGA. We didn’t want to try and guess what people expect and get it wrong,” says singer Nick Workman.
Following the release of their last album, 2016’s ‘Who We Are’, VEGA remained busy promoting it until returning to the studio to record ‘Only Human’. They toured with Magnum and Dan Reed Network, appeared at festivals such as Steelhouse, Planet Rock’s Winter’s End, Hard Rock Heaven AOR5, Nordic Noise, Amplified and Rockingham, plus a headlining slot at the Melodic Rock Night in Padova (Italy) and UK and European tours in their own right. VEGA will perform at the Wildfire Festival in Scotland on 23rd June, then hit the road for a UK tour.
Confirmed dates are as follows :
23.06.18 WISTON, LANARKSHIRE Wildfire Festival
28.06.18 MANCHESTER Ruby Lounge
29.06.18 NEWCASTLE Riverside
30.06.18 GLASGOW Stereo
05.07.18 CARDIFF Fuel
06.07.18 WOLVERHAMPTON Slade Rooms
07.07.18 LONDON Underworld
Nick Workman: lead vocals, backing vocals, acoustic guitar
Tom Martin: bass guitar
Marcus Thurston: lead guitar
James Martin: keyboards
Mikey Kew: guitar, backing vocals
Martin ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson: drums