Sabrina & the Red Vans

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2013 Honorable Mention – 23rd Annual LA Music Awards

Start Date
Founded in 2006
Rock, Soul
Band Members
Sabrina Sandapa- Vocals & Guitar
Greg Whitehead- Lead Guitar
Suzanne Kinsella- Bass & vocals
Melbourne, VIC
Record Label
Unsigned/ MGM distro
Short Description
Long Description
“One of the most compelling Australian albums of the year” – SMH (Sydney Morning Herald)
“One of the most compelling Australian albums of the year” – SMH (Sydney Morning Herald)

“Armed with a voice that could tear a roof off with more ease than the Big Bad Wolf…” – STEPHEN RAE (RAVE MAGAZINE)

“Melbourne singer Sabrina Sandapa and her band ‘the Red Vans’ are surely one of Australia’s blues-rock’s best kept secrets… In short- authentic” – JAMIE HORNE (THE BORDER MAIL)

Nominated for best female vocalist- Los Angeles Music Awards 2007
Folk/ Acoustic Winner Australian Songwriting Contest (2009)
Winner of the 2007 Coke a Cola live and local

Previous Festivals:
Woodford Folk Festival 2010/ 2011
Yackandandah Folk Festival 2011
Darwin Music Festival
Illawarra Folk Festival 2011
Moomba Festival 2011
Snowy Mountains of Music 2010
Cool Summer Festival 2011
Sydney Rd Street Party 2010
A little on Sabrina and the Red Vans!

Melbourne’s Sabrina and the Red Vans inject some well needed soul and groove into the hard worn genre of rock ‘n’ roll. Dirty guitar solos and driving drum and bass compliment commanding vocal harmonies, creating a dramatic push and pull effect that forms the essence of the band.

Already lead vocalist Sabrina Sandapa has found fans internationally, earning a nomination for best female vocal at the Los Angeles Music Awards(2007), as well as 1st place in the Folk/Acoustic sector of the Australian Songwriting Contest (2009) and winner of the 2007 Coke a Cola live and local unsigned competition. Laying down some serious vocal prowess and moments of husky, sensual intimacy on stage.

Lead guitarist Greg Whitehead, backing vocalist and bassist Suzanne Kinsella come together as the red vans, a first class line-up that has enabled Sabrina to expand her creative vision for her music and earn an outstanding reputation as a must see live act.

“Sabrina Sandapa has a towering soul voice that justifies her ambition.” – ALICE REZENDE (Rave Magazine)

“Sabrina Sandapa’s powerful soul-filled voice would have Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner nodding in approval. There aren’t many singers who can successfully pull off a Janis Joplin song but Sabrina’s cover of A Piece of My Heart left me stunned and the rest of the audience hooting in admiration. This lady is definitely one to follow.”- Jodie Lewin (Northern Illawarra Online)
Current Location
Brunswick/ Melbourne
General Manager
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Sabrina Sandapa