Vanilla Aardvark is an alternative rock band comprised of Josh and Glen West with Tim Hoag on drums.
Vanilla Aardvark’s sound is a combination of many different eras and styles of rock along with influences from other genres. Vanilla Aardvark’s trademark blend of emotional power pop and alternative angst is amplified by the versatile guitar, thoughtful lyrics, and powerful vocals.
Josh West is a vocalist and songwriter from Glendale, AZ. Competing on Season 12 of NBC's hit show The Voice, he received a four chair turn and a standing ovation from the coaches. Adam Levine, who often compared Josh to his younger rock 'n roll self, was his coach. He made it to the Top 20 before being eliminated in the Live Playoffs.
Glen West is a guitarist, songwriter, and graduate of the renowned Musician's Institute in Hollywood, California. Glen has been teaching guitar for a living and performing for over 35 years.
Drummer Tim Hoag was a part of the band Okily Dokily, a heavy metal band which dressed up as Ned Flanders and played songs with lyrics inspired by the TV show. In addition to touring the US and Europe, in 2019 one of their videos was played over the end credits to a Simpson's episode.