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Logo / Branding
Logo – Name Only
Love Bites Album Cover
A Night In The Life Of… Album Cover
Sweater Weather Album Cover


A sampling of Vampire Step-Dad:





Vampire Step-Dad makes synth-soaked soundtracks influenced by 80’s TV, movies, and culture. From action packed car chases, to candle-lit love scenes that never quite show the goods, Vampire Step-Dad covers the gamut of emotions, and always leaves you wanting more.


Some say it’s best to be fashionably late. Vampire Step-Dad took that to heart and arrived about 25 years after the party ended.

Listening to a Vampire Step-Dad release is like sneaking into a movie theater in 1986, and finding a John Hughes film that never made it to VHS. Spanning the emotional gamut, whether a candlelit love scene, a taut suspense thriller, or an action packed crime drama, Vampire Step-Dad’s sound is rooted firmly in 1980’s sensibilities.

After a continuous stream of releases since mid 2015, Vampire Step-Dad is now focusing on bringing his music to the stage. He’s recently opened for Carpenter Brut, Timecop1983, and TWRP. His stage show brings with it not only musical performances, but also a bit of step-fatherly advice, and plenty of dad-jokes that will leave you rolling your eyes while shaking your butt.

Bloody Disgusting says Vampire Step-Dad “oozes nostalgia”. When reviewing Vampire Step-Dad’s Love Bites, Echosynthetic characterized it this way: “You can almost smell the pizza, old carpet, and hear the arcade games off to the side while the DJ calls out for couples-only slow skate.”

When not writing music, Vampire Step-Dad spends time missing garlic bread and struggling to write about himself in the third person.


2021 Sanguine (EP)
2019 The Sun Also Sets (EP)
2018 Songs to Haunt a House To (EP)
2017 Love Bites (EP)
2016 A Night In The Life Of… (EP)
2016 Sweater Weather (EP)
2015 My Biological Father is a Werewolf (EP)


“[Vampire Step-Dad] oozes nostalgia and is sure to bring out some 80’s inspired feels.” – Bloody Disgusting

“…an absolute stunner.” – Synthetix.FM

“[His] music is some of the best that synthwave has to offer.” – Echosynthetic

Synth Waves KFAI Radio Interview

Nerds of a Feather: Interview with Vampire Step-Dad

Echosynthetic: Post-Show interview with Vampire Step-Dad