the legendary lead guitarist of the Vanilla Fudge is going strong in
the New Millennium. His debut with the Fudge back in 1967 set the
pace for other bands such as Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Yes among
many others. In 1995 the editors of Guitar
honored Vince's main riff on the hit
You Keep Me Hangin' On as
Guitar signed by numerous blues guitarists that performed at the Jimi
Hendrix Tribute at B.B. King Blues Club in Manhattan last November.
Auctioning to the highest bidder to benefit unadopted orphans through
Heartlight Ministries and to benefit homeless Viet Nam Veterans
through Spirit of Freedom...We have a starting bid of $6,500.00 from
an anonymous donor. For more information or to place a bid, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Award-winning Broadway star, BEN VEREEN, ("Hair,"
"Jesus Christ Superstar," "Roots,"
"Pippin," "Wicked") and his guests on an exciting
musical journey through the explosive 1960's. Featuring Grammy
Award-winning guitarist, ERIC JOHNSON, lead singer/songwriter of the
Youngbloods, JESSE COLIN YOUNG, British invasion greats, PETER &
GORDON, classic psychedelic band, STAWBERRY ALARM CLOCK, lead
guitarist/singer, Vanilla Fudge, VINCE MARTELL, soul and blues
sensation, EARL THOMAS, sitar virtuoso and foremost
protégé of Ravi Shankar, KARTIK SESHADRI, tabla master,
ARUP CHATTOPADHYAY and the late, great BUDDY MILES (singer/drummer,
Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Electric Flag) in his final recorded
performance. Also featuring brilliant performances by PEG PEARL, DOUG
ROBINSON and ROCKOLA.
Flash back to a
time of unequaled musical passion and creativity.
LOVE IN: A Musical
Celebration: Tune in, Turn on, Rock out!
information and performance photos, visit:
has added these special links to his website. He wants you to know
about them now, and they will have a permanent place on his links
page... please visit these sites!
Nehemiah... Rebuilding the Sudan
- Vince gets involved in helping out persecuted Christians via his
radio show, "Perspectives." Vince and Peg hosted a three
part series on the worldwide persecution of Christians. With the help
of Joe Brennan, original drummer of The Pigeons and now minister for
C.A.R.E., they featured Reverend William Levi, founder and CEO of
Operation Nehemiah Missions in the Sudan. William escaped the Sudan
after the violent and intolerant Muslim regime in power emprisoned
him and tortured him for being a Christian. Millions of others were
not so fortunate... He has since returned to his country to try and
help rebuild his village and help some of the millions of displaced
Christians return to their homeland. Check out William's website, and
find out how you can get involved in stopping the torture and
persecution of Christians in the Sudan and Darfur.
National - Vince helps bring
attention to an organization that helps out homeless and indigent
veterans.VETAID NATIONAL was created to assist veterans and their
families when all other avenues of assistance have been exhausted.
"We as a nation must never forget the sacrifices that the
veterans and their families have made to secure the freedoms and life
we enjoy in these United States..." Check out The
Chaplain's Corner page for weekly messages from Pastor John Tillet.
Brotherhood of Jesus Christ Motorcycle Ministries
- Vince helps out the motorcycle ministry of Brother Frank Minucci,
actor (Tony T. from "Carlito's Way"), author and founder of
Heartlight Ministries. Brother Frank also acts as minister in the
Robe of Jesus Christ Motorcycle Ministry: it is the blessed marriage
of music, motorcycles and the Good Word reaching out to those who
have lost their way in this world. Check them out, and even get to
ride with them!!
Vince Martell Band
Martell, Peg Pearl, Pete Bremy, Russ T. Blades
featuring Joe Brennan on percussion!
Photo by Paul Rizzo
Vanilla Fudge was Vanilla Fudge, they were The Pigeons. It was Vince,
Mark Stein, Tim Bogert and drummer Joe Brennan(left). After Joe left
The Pigeons, he went on to work with Bonnie Bramlett, The Duprees,
The Younger Brothers, Howell, Johnny Charles Blues Band, and The Red
Legs (a British Band). Joe is also a big part of a ministry touring
prisons in the United States, South America, Israel and Europe. Joe
has been performing with Vince and the band regularly this year,
pictured above at the Annual Bayfest at Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn,