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Vanilla Fudge is a sixties band that became known for its psychedlic rendition of popular songs. Their slowed down versions of pop songs featured loud and heavy music, which found them a large fan following. A band that was way ahead of its time,they laid down the foundations of what is now known as heavy metal. With three of the original four members still playing in the band, Vanilla Fudge continues to entertain fans with their dynamic music. In 2006, the band was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame.Get Vanilla Fudge tickets and enjoy original tracks as well as spectacular covers from the versatile band.
Vanilla Fudge was formerly known as "Electric Pigeons", a band that formed on Long Island, New York in 1965. The original lineup consisted of Joey Brennan on drums, Tim Bogert on bass and lead vocalist Mark Stein who also played the organ. With the inclusion of guitarist Vince Martell, the band started perfroming extensively on the East Coast. After a while,the band shortened their name to "Pigeons" and changed their lineup in order to sound more professional. Drummer Brenan was replaced by Carmine Appice, who was technically more sound.
In 1967, after listening to the bands live performance, producer George Morton agreed to sign the band with record company, Atco. The record company asked the band to change their name, as a result they named themselves Vanilla Fudge after the ice cream flavour. Soon after the single "You Keep Me Hangin' On", the band released their self titled debut album "Vanilla Fudge". Their high energy album landed them in the Billboard Top Ten. It was a ground breaking achievement for the band to reach the charts, as they had no hit single to promote the album.
They toured extensively to promote the album and gathered a fan base. In 1968, they performed with the "Steve Miller Band" and were the main attraction at the historic venue, Fillmore West. They made an appearance on the popular Ed Sullivan show as well.
Soon after, Vanilla Fudge came up with their second album which was titled "The Beat Goes On". The guitar heavy, artsy album made its way into the top twenty. With the increasing popularity of the band, Atco decided to reissue their first single "You Keep Me Hangin' On". With the right timing, the second release lived up to the potential of the song. It ranked among the top ten on the US Top 200 list, becoming the band’s first hit single.
Their third album kept in line with its predecessor and also went on to rank in the top twenty. The album titled "Renaissance" featured mostly original songs. From the seven tracks that it featured, five were penned by the band members. Jimmi Hendrix featured on the supporting tour that ensued after the album’s release. Later in the year, they toured again with "Led Zepplin", which was a fledgeling band at that time.
The hectic touring continued for a long period after which the band decided that their 1969 tour of Europe will be their last. With the release of their fourth album, "Rock & Roll" and a few farewell concerts in the US, Vanilla Fudge disbanded in 1970.
However, the hiatus was not permanent. Vanilla Fudge got together after fourteen years, to work on their fifth album "Mystery". Stein remained disassociated with the band and in 1999, the trio of Appice, Martell and Bogert got together to record a ‘greatest hits’ album of Vanilla fudge named "Vanilla Fudge 2001/ The Return / Then And Now". It featured three new songs as well.
In subsequent years, Mark Stein joined the band and remains a present member of the group. The band has continuosuly and regularly performed throughout the United States. Get Vanilla Fudge tickets and hear legendary rock arrangements performed by some of the most renowned names in music.