- Victoria Asher
Victoria Asher, known to Cobra Starship fans as Vicky-T, is the keytarist for
Cobra Starship. She is the daughter of producer/manager/musician Peter Asherof the hit band Peter & Gordon, who were part of the British Invasion. She is the niece of Jane Asher, who was engaged to marry Paul McCartney.
When she was eight years old, she sang on
Neil Diamond’s Christmas Special albums and appeared on an HBO television taping with Diamond.
She went to
NYUto study film. During her time there, she directed her band’s music video, “Guilty Pleasure,” and many other music videos and commercials including an Ipod commerical. Her previous band was Optimo, which she formed with friends in Los Angeles. She has a career as a solo artist and still writes her own blogs and tour footage montages. Prior to joining Cobra Starship, she worked with directors Michel Gondryand Terry Gilliamon music videos and commercials [ IMBD credits http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1994870/] . She also has a side project called NotInTown with Frank Staniszewski (keyboardist of Big City Rock).
In 2007, she and her bandmates went on the
Fall Out Boy-headlined Honda Civic Tour, along with +44, The Academy Is…, and Paul Wall. She provided vocals in place of Carol Helleron +44’s song “Make You Smile".
In August 2007, a rumor went around that she, Fall Out Boy frontman
Patrick Stump, and Ashlee Simpsoncollaborated on a song that was on Asher’s MySpace. Supposedly, Stump played bass and drums, and Simpson helped Asher with the lyrics. However, this rumor was proven false when Asher claimed that it was all a huge misunderstanding. During the Honda Civic Tour, Stump taught Asher how to use GarageBand, which, assumingly, helped her create the song. In the end, Asher made it clear in a blog entry on her MySpace page that she “just didn’t want to leave anyone without credit.” [ [http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1568509/20070829/cobra_starship.jhtml Fall Out Boy Frontman Stumped Over Supposed Ashlee Collabo - News Story | Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV News ] ]
In April 2008, she got into a mini feud with the
livejournalcommunity, fbr_trash. Asher allegedly read comments made by members of said community saying that she was a man and had manly looks about her and made a video to try and address the teasing. Shortly after video was released, Asher commented on the livejournal community. [http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v711/xlovelyxkittyx/vickytrebuttal.jpg] After getting harassed, she later wrote a blog on the whole ordeal. [http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii222/lostinnosense/lolvickyt.jpg] The comments and video have long since been deleted, but can still be found. The blog is also made private.
*"Fall Out Boy Frontman Stumped Over Supposed Involvement In Ashlee Simpson Collabo" - MTV.com article [http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1568509/20070829/cobra_starship.jhtml]
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