"If music be the food of love, play on, give me excess of it"
victoro rhys watts
victoro rhys watts
19TH MARCH 1989 (27)
WARRINGTON, CHESHIRE, ENGLAND
LONDON, ENGLAND & NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
SINGER FOR WALKING SHADOWS
Victoro watts was born to Oliver and Millie Watts while they were still in love. Preceeded by a brother who had been a relatively easy baby, vico came out willfull and strong headed from the very start. The pair did their best to keep up appearances, both stars in their relative fields, oliver a host of anything that needed a hosting and millie a model turned photographer once the stretch marks set in. The two sons were touted in front of the cameras on holidays and magazine shoots, London's darlings, playmates with the Geldof children. However, Oliver didn't come home much anymore and rumors quickly got around about his affairs. Of course they were true, Vico was a smart boy, but that was a thing that just wasn't talked about
True to his own nature Vico did not lack for trouble at school, his tie always a mess, questioning teachers, kissing girls in the hallway, but his marks were good even when it seemed he wasn't focusing at all. He used his minor celebrity as a magnet even amongst other more famous children, never lacking something to do on the weekend. However, as he did most things, Vico grew bored of the world of London celebrity, and instead found himself in New York, not quite legal, but all 6 foot of him looking way past 17.
Enrolled in NYU people didn't either give a shit who he was or not know who he was, either way it was a refreshing change of pace. The city suited him well as did his studies, and while he found himself in dive bars at night he was reading classic literature by day, finishing his degree in three years. It was then he returned to London intent on being a teacher but instead finding himself picking up with the mates he had played music with in school, armed with a notebook fresh of thoughts that with a little tweaking sounded a lot more like lyrics.
A real career sounded like a decent back up plan but he craved notoriety and attention too much to not see it through, especially once the band began to actually sound like something worth listening to. They played every dive bar and church stoop that would have them, eventualy catching the attention of Jamie Oborne of Dirty Hit records, a small label in which Walking Shadows functioned as the rambuctious toddler once again, from the moody monochromed days to the brash and bold neon of their current album, Vico has never not been a handful.
More to come...
I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It (2016)
Walking Shadows, Love Me, UGH!, A Change of Heart, She's American, If I Believe You, Please Be Naked, Lostmyhead, Ballad of Me and My Brain, Somebody Else, Loving Someone, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It, The Sound, This Must Be My Dream, Paris, Nana, She Lays Down
Walking Shadows (2013)
Walking Shadows, The City, M.O.N.E.Y., Chocolate, Sex, Talk!, Heart Out, Settle Down, Robbers, Girls, She Way Out, Menswear, Pressure, Is There Somebody Who Can Watch You
The City, Haunt // Bed, So Far (It's Alright), Fallingforyou
Music For Cars (2013)
Anobrain, Chocolate, Heads.Cars.Bending, Me
Intro / Set3, Undo, Sex, You, Milk
Facedown, The City, Antichrist, Woman
● AT SOME POINT WOULD STILL LIKE TO BECOME AN ENGLISH LITERATURE PROFESSOR, SPECIALISING IN SHAKESPEARE, THOUGH NOT ANY TIME IN THE NEAR FUTURE.
● DTHE NAME 'WALKING SHADOWS' CAME FROM MACBETH: ACT FIVE SCENE FIVE: "Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more: it is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing."
● IS AS WELL KNOWN FOR HIS MUSIC AS HE IS FOR HIS FONDNESS FOR PARTYING AND BEING IN THE COMPANY OF BEAUTIFUL WOMAN, THE LATTER ONLY BOTHERS HIM SLIGHTLY. HIS REPUTATION AS A WOMANIZER IS ONLY SLIGHTLY EXAGGERATED.
OLIVER WATTS; 59FATHER; STEPHEN FRY-ESQUE. HOST OF MULTIPLE BREAKFAST SHOWS ON RADIO/TV.
ELLA WATTS NÉE SHAW; 38STEP MOTHER; 4TH WIFE. FORMER BREAKFAST COHOST.
EWEN CHISHOLM; 55STEP FATHER; JOHN BISHOP-ESQUE. COMEDIAN AND PANELIST. 2ND HUSBAND.
MILLIE CHISHOLM NÉE WATTS; 49MOTHER; FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER. PROFESSIONAL CELEBRITY WIFE.
CALLUM WATTS; 31BROTHER; PATENT ATTORNEY. HAS HUSBAND, ALFIE, 32, PRO BONO SOLICITOR. SON, JACK, 2.
RIAN CHISOLM; 16HALF BROTHER; COOLEST HUMAN. PLAYED YOUNG VICO IN 'HEART OUT' VIDEO.
OTHER SIBLINGS;OLLIE CHISOLM, 7; LUCA AND GEMMA WATTS, 4.