Below is a little bit about Vandalia, who they are as an artist, where they came from and what they hope to do in the future:

Vandalia is a project—nine or so names in the making—consisting of me, Leo Martini, on vocals
and guitar, Simon Schadler on drums, Elliot Thompson on bass and Will Ross on rhythm guitar.
Simon and I started the band in 2015, playing around with the line-up until finally settling on
Elliot after he offered to fill in for our then incarcerated bassist.
We started practicing in Simon’s garage in our hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio, and soon began
playing out as The Leeches in my late senior year of high school. Premiering at the Woodward
Theater (to great response), we broke up immediately afterwards due to dissatisfaction with our
first release.
Elliot and I began college and rejoined with Simon the following fall, eventually changing our
name to Vandalia, a street name an ex-girlfriend of mine thought was pretty. As with the
previous year, we started playing out again late that spring and releasing our debut single, Mass.
After that, I spent the summer writing songs and we played a few gigs and until landing a real
string of shows throughout the fall and early winter from connections we made with other local
bands, including Vermont and Shag Lab, both nearby Northern Kentucky natives. We gained
some traction and grew our fan-base during this string of shows.
Meanwhile, we began work on our debut EP, recording drums in October 2018 and not finishing
until this past March because of school and other delays. Our EP, How to Disconnect, was
released on March 23, 2019.
Right now, it seems a success as the third track, Just to Be Clear, has surpassed our previous
“cult hit”, Mass in popularity. As far as future plans go, not much is known as Simon and I are
both in college, but we’re looking to do a short tri-state tour somewhere in the late summer or
fall. As of this writing, I’m in the midst of writing a second release.
What I hope to do with this project is just make music that people like. For me, it's not really
about clout and money, I just want people to feel about us the way I feel about my favorite artists
and just have fun with it.
That's about the long and short of it. To see what we do from here on, you can always follow us
on twitter @Vandalia16 or instagram @_vandalia_