About Vapors of Morphine
The band formed officially in 2009; Colley was asked to bring a group to Nel Nome Del Rock Festival in Palestrina, Italy, in tribute to Morphine leader Mark Sandman, who died of a massive heart attack on the very same stage ten years earlier. Since that historic show the group has released one CD (under their original working name “The Ever Expanding Elastic Waste Band”), and played selective shows at home and abroad. Highlights have included Mês Da Cultura Independente (São Paulo, Brazil, 2014), The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (USA, 2012); Virada Cultural Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil (2012), New Orleans' Voodoo Experience (USA, 2011); and Maquinaria Festival in Santiago, Chile (2011).
The band have appeared at Film Festivals in Austin, TX (USA), Tui, Spain and Amsterdam, Netherlands (Austin Film Festival 2014, PLAY-DOC 2012 and PLAY/IDFA 2011, respectively) in tandem with screenings of two documentary films, Morphine: Journey of Dreams and Cure for Pain: the Mark Sandman Story. The band has played club dates across much of the Northeast, Southeast and Midwestern United States, and concerts in Uruguay, Argentina and Chile.