Vapors of Morphine formed in spring of 2009 in preparation for the Nel Nom Del Rock concert in July 2009, the 10th anniversary of Mark Sandman’s passing on the same stage. The band was originally called Members of Morphine and featured Dana Colley and Jerome Deupree of Morphine joined by Jeremy Lyons taking over the vocals and slide bass duties of Sandman.
2010 & 2011
Vapors of Morphine release their first album, “Ever Expanding Elastic Waste Band” and embark on tours of the Northeast and Midwest, plus New Orleans (Voodoo Fest) and South America.
Debut performances at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Virada Cultural Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Shows in Chile, Argentina and Uguguay.
Vapors Releases, A New Low, the bands 2nd album. The album included a selection of songs from some of the band’s favorite influences including Brian Eno, Latin Playboys and Dock Boggs in addition to a couple of Mark Sandman classics. Vapors return to South America, and tour much of Europe: Italy, Poland, Belgium, Greece and the Netherlands.
2017 & 2018
Multiple European and South American tours bringing Vapors evolving sound to the world.
After returning from a European tour in late 2018 Jerome Deupree makes the difficult decision to leave the band.
Dana and Jeremy welcome new drummer Tom Arey to Vapors, and continue to perform regional dates and record for a new album.
Vapors releases their 3rd album, Fear & Fantasy on Schnitzel Records and begins to get back on the road as live music returns to our lives.