Vedette began life in Los Angeles at the end of the Chicanery recordings, during which Neil made the acquaintance of electronic artist Manuel Stagars. The pair conceived an album of bizarre musical sketches derived from ambient recordings of Stagars, which were cut to song length with Carlill adding inspired vocal concoctions laced with surrealist touches and evocatively weird lyrics. Warren Cuccurullo also contributed his singular guitar stylings to several tracks, and Carlill played ukulele and keyboards on select songs. Vedette’s self-titled debut album was released on the Stilll label(Belgium) in 2007.
Jayrope joined Vedette in 2008 for a series of concerts in Germany which culminated in an appearance at the Donau Musical Festival in Austria.
More European shows followed in 2009 with the highlight being their talked-about performance at the Klangbad Festival in Scheer Germany, with the paired-down line-up of Carlill and Jayrope.
The second album called ‘I Slept Moments for you’ was released on Herb Recordings in 2012. The album was produced and mixed by Jayrope at Echo Coordinate in Berlin.