Vamp is a band from Haugesund, Norway which was started in 1991 (according to http://vamp.no vamp.no) The bandâ€™s musical profile is a mix of Norwegian folk music, Celtic music and rock. Excellent musical craftsmanship and lyrics from leading contemporary poets melts this musical blend into what has been described at the ultimate west Norwegian â€œNorth sea soundâ€. Vamp remains one of the leading Norwegian bands both on stage and as recordings artists to this day.
In music and especially jazz, a vamp is simply a repeating musical figure or accompaniment.Corozine 2002, p.124 The equivalent in classical music would be an ostinato. A background vamp provides a performer, or perhaps the pianist's right hand, a harmonic framework upon which to improvise. A vamp often acts as a springboard at the opening of an improvisation.
femme fatale or woman with a bad reputation, usually seductive and scheming in nature or behavior. Examples: the temptress (Margaret Livingston) from the City in Sunrise (1927); Theda Bara was the first to be labeled a vamp in A Fool There Was (1914)
Vamp is a colloquial term applied to describe a particular type of femme fatale, popular in silent films. The term is a shortening of the word vampire, and is used to describe a woman who is glamorous in an exotic, stylised and usually overstated manner. She is usually noted for her striking features, dark clothing and hair, and cosmetics which darken and accentuate the eyes and lips.
Vamp is a 1986 vampire film starring Grace Jones. It is similar in premise to a film made 10 years later, From Dusk Till Dawn in that a group of people (frat boys, this time) end up in a nightclub ran by vampires where they have to fight for survival.