They come with a raucous, hard-knuckled take on the blues. And though there’s but two of them, singers/guitarists/drummers Trevor Wood and Chandelle Gleed, better known as Vitamin Overdose, bring the noise like a band twice their size. Read on, as they tell it like it is.
What does Vitamin Overdose sound like?
“Our favorite type of music is blues: delta, Chicago, rock, slide, gospel — all sorts. But we also love ’90s grunge. So we decided to mash the two together with a fuzz pedal.”
You guys have covered the late, great Hasil Adkins. If you could jam with any musicians, living or past, who would some of them be?
“There’s so many artists that we would love to jam with. Jim White of Cat Power. Paz of Entrance. Howlin’ Wolf. Robert Johnson. Leadbelly. Paul Howard. Jimi Hendrix. Junior Kimbrough. Hasil Adkins. Curt and Kris Kirkwood. John Entwistle. Wayne Kramer. And the list goes on.”
You guys play the blues, but what gives you the blues?
“The music scene in Las Vegas gives us the blues.”
You’re on Devils Tower Records with fellow worthy area acts like The Mad Caps and Dude City. Have you guys ever thought of forming a street gang with matching leather jackets and challenging lesser acts to rumbles?
“The thought has crossed our minds: five groups riding bareback on stallions through the shadows of a dark valley. We’re still working on our leather jackets, though.”
It’s that time of year. Any New Year’s resolutions?
“Well, I have become that age where I’m losing my metabolism. I’ve hit 180 pounds, I’ve never been close to 180, so I think I need to gain another 20 pounds. Chandelle and I want to move to Nashville by this summer. As a band, we want to write a whole bunch of new songs.”
Check out Vitamin Overdose at myspace.com/vitaminoverdose.
Contact reporter Jason Bracelin at jbracelin@review journal.com or 702-383-0476.