Bassist, guitarist, and multi-instrumental vocalist Jos Vicars radiates the same salty, organic qualities on stage as he did growing up in the muddy waters of the Lowcountry. He got a taste for music at the age of 8, when he began playing trumpet at his family church in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. His musical endeavors have covered the whole gamut, including jam bands, bluegrass, funk, reggae, rock, country and metal and has taken him from local Eastern destinations from New York City to Key West, Fla; to various hot spots around the world including Barcelona, Amsterdam, Oslo, Copenhagen, Australia,The Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic; to name but a few. A devoted bassist/guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, Jos performs year-round on Hilton Head Island for thousands of tourists and locals who admire his gritty style and barefoot performances.. With his straw cowboy hat and sunglasses, and Spanish moss garnishing the head of his bass, Vicars has a natural flair for luring the audience.
In 2005, Joe also became bassist and back-up vocalist for the Martin Lesch Band, a three-piece rock/alternative/experimental band with a honky-tonk jazz undertone. Vicars has recorded with famous record producer Eddie Offord, who produced albums for Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Yes, and 311, and has collaborated with Grammy award-winning musician and songwriter Angie Aparo. He’s worked with several local artists as well, including Zach Deputy, Spare Parts, The Storks, Cranford Hollow, FLUX, South Beach Orchestra, and many more. Jos’s experimental creativity with found objects has led to the creation of several homemade instruments, including a bass guitar and an Australian dijeridoo, both of which are used regularly in gigs.
With the release of his new record in March, 2014, Joseph Vicars’ album ” Water The Chances “is available on Itunes and Amazon.com., Spotify, CDBaby and many other online distribution sites.