and now in the 21st Century








Vanity Fare are one of the hardest working sixties/seventies bands on the circuit today.

Worldwide hits including..“Early In The Morning, Hitching A Ride , I live For The Sun & Better By Far have clocked up over five million sales earning them two gold discs.

Vanity Fare are as busy today as ever. In recent years being the mainstay of major UK package shows such as the "Solid Silver Sixties Show", "Oh Boy its' The Non Stop Sixties show "and "Rock Around The Sixties" shows.

Artists they have recently toured with and have backed include... PJ Proby, Chris Farlowe, Dave Berry, Peter Sarstedt, Brian Poole, Mike DiAbo, Mike Pender ,Wayne Fontana,Peter Noone, Chris Montez, Brian Hyland,Lonnie Donegan Jnr. and Jeff Christie.

Apart from having a fantasic show in their own right performing all their hits plus new original material & their own take on songs of the great 60s' groups who inspired them such as the Byrds, the Beach Boys  and all the great vocal harmony groups coming out of the States in the 60s'..

Vanity Fares' versatility and astounding musicianship and vocal harmonies sets them in good stead when a band is required to back touring solo acts they are more often than not the first port of call”.

Vanity Fare are,,

Eddie Wheeler lead guitar and vocals

Mark Ellen drums,harmonica, mandolin and vocals.

Bernie Hagley bass, saxophone, flute and vocals,

Steve Oakman keyboards, piono, accordian, twelve string guitar, acoustic guitar and vocals.

Brand new CD "West Coast" available from our "sales Page".

It is with great saddnes that we have to announce that our drummer Mark has anounced his retirement . However Mark will stay with us till we find a suitable replacement.