2009

 

Vanilla Fudge's Mark Stein and Vince Martell

Let's Pray For Peace Tour 2009

Tickets on sale now!!

 

Once again in 2009 Mark and Vince Martell are putting together a great show with their new rhythm section.

Watch for new shows to be added soon!

 

 


2008 Tour
with
Vanilla Fudge

  • March 12, 2008 - Sellersville Theatre, Sellersville, PA.

  • March 15, 2008 - (Blender) Gramercy Theatre, NY, NY
  • March 16, 2008 - Ramshead, Annapolis, MD. - 2 shows!
  • August 23, 2008 - The Cannery Casino - Las Vegas, NV
  • September 26, 2008 - The Stone Pony - Asbury Park, NJ
  • September 27, 2008 - Westbury Music Fair - Westbury, LI, NY

 

More to come ...


Vanilla Fudge's Mark Stein and Vince Martell

August 23, 2008 - The Cannery Casino - Las Vegas, NV

Click here for photos and full report by Casey Butler from Las Vegas!


Mark Stein and Vince Martell perform Vanilla Fudge's
You Keep Me Hanging On!

... on the PBS Fundraiser show "The 60's My Generation" which is starting to air ob PBS, watch your local channel directory's for times The 60s “psychedelic sounds” are represented by Mark Stein & Vince Martell for Vanilla Fudge’s “You Keep Me Hangin’ On”.

With introductions by “Mama” Michelle Phillips of the Mamas & the Papas, MY GENERATION – THE 60s remembers and rejoices in an unforgettable time of profound change and music that remains relevant today.

THE 60s is a treasure-trove of essential folk-rock, rhythm-and-blues and pop classics that continue to resonate with baby-boomers. The program airs as part of the March 2008 pledge drive (check local listings) on PBS.

MY MUSIC: MY GENERATION – THE 60S

– Concert Special Brings Back the Sounds of Peace, Love and Protest –August 7, 2007 - Vanilla Fudge with Mark Stein, Vince Martell, Tim Bogert and Carmine Appice were in concert with Deep Purple at Radio City Music Hall in New York and played to a standing ovation from a packed house! Photographer Daniele Purrone was there! Click here to view Daniele's gallery and some fabulous photos of both Vanilla Fudge and Deep Purple!

 

 


Mark gives acceptance speech as Carmine Appice, Vinny Martell and
Felix Cavaliere of the Rascals, who inducted them, look on.

Mark and Vanilla Fudge were inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame on October 15th along with other music greats including Billy Joel, Joan Jett, Leslie West, Richie Havens, George Gershwin and many more.

 Check out www.limusichalloffame.org for more info!


2005: Mark On Tour With Vanilla Fudge: 
All Four Original Members!

Click here for Photos from Columbus, Ohio, June 15th!

Click here for Photos from the Canadian Tour!

Click here to read about the Detroit concert on June 26th, with photos!

The original Vanilla Fudge Tim Bogert, Mark Stein, Carmine Appice, and 
Vince Martell On The Strange Days Festival Tour featuring... 
The Doors Of the 21st Century, Vanilla Fudge, and Pat Travers.

Some of the dates that were played on the Canadian Tour:

July 21, 2005: BC Pacific Colloseum, Vancouver BC, Canada

July 23, 2005: AB Pengrowth Saddledome, Calgary, Canada

July 25, 2005: AB Rexall Centre, Edmonton, Canada

July 26, 2005: SK Saskatoon Credit Union Centre - Saskatoon, Canada

July 27, 2005: MB MTS Centre - Winnipeg, Canada

July 30, 2005: The Heritage Festival North Bay, Canada

July 31, 2005: The Bell Center - Montreal, Quebec Canada

August 1, 2005: Toronto, Canada - The Docks

August 4, 2005: TV Show rehearsal, Trump Taj Mahal - Atlantic City,NJ,  rehearsal for VH-1 Decades with The Doors and Vanilla Fudge

August 5, 2005: TV Show Shoot, Trump Taj Mahal - Atlantic City,NJ, Shoot for VH-1 TV show called Decades with The Doors and Vanilla Fudge

August 7, 2005: The Harbor Center in Portsmouth, VA

 


July, 2002:

June, 2002:

    For three weeks in May, 2002, Mark was recording at Electric Randyland Studios in New York! Mark recorded 3 new original tunes and rearranged a song - which shall remain nameless for now!

    Backing Mark were the same musicians heard on America The Beautiful: Jimmy Haslip on bass, John McCurry on guitar, Bobby Rondinelli on drums, and Jim Campagnola on sax.

    Patty Stein supplied the site with the following super photos of the session... please enjoy!


Jimmy Haslip, Mark, John McCurry, and Bobby Rondinelli.


Mark


John


Jimmy


Bobby


Jim Campagnola


John, Jimmy, Mark, and Bobby listen to a playback...
Patty Stein behind Mark!


Randy Pratt, Peg Pearl, Vince Martell, and Mark.


While at Electric Randyland, Mark met up with Peter
Sabatino of The Vagrants, one of the bands that
inspired the original Vanilla Fudge.


Guitrarist John McCurry in the studio.


Mark on a keyboard with Jimmy on bass.


Mark Stein... on the Hammond Organ!


Peg Pearl, Mark, and Vince. Peg and Vince
contributed to the backing vocals on Mark's songs.


A lotta keyboards!


Mark and Randy at the B3.


"2 great engineers", Joe Warda and Patrick Klein

 

Keep watching this site for the session results!


December, 2001:

    Mark recorded a special version of America The Beautiful at Electric Randyland Studios in New York. Fans can download the song in MP3 format after donating to The American Veterinary Medical Foundation. Click here to read more!


June, 2001:



Story and Photos by Joel M. Lavine

 

...And what an evening it was! Shortly after we arrived at the Sunrise Music Theater, west of Hollywood... Mark, his wife Patty, and I went to a backstage door and Mark spoke with Steve Morse, the new guitar player for Deep Purple, about seeing Mark's old touring buddies...

At first, no one believed that Mark Stein, the keyboard virtuoso and lead vocalist for Vanilla Fudge, was really present backstage. Ian Paice was the first to come out from a group meeting & freaked when he saw Mark. "Is that really you? My God I can't believe it," he said as they embraced. "Jon's gonna shit when he finds out you're here - hold fast I'm gonna go backstage and get him out."

When Jon Lord came out & saw Mark, instantly their relationship was re-born. They seemed in awe of each other, lots of hugs & handshakes - a beautiful moment for all. And when Roger Glover & Ian Gillan joined in it was like a bloody High School reunion.

After all, Vanilla Fudge and Deep Purple toured together in the late 60's and in fact, Deep Purple opened for the Vanilla Fudge back then. Later that evening while standing around, a guy was talking to Mark about how he used to listen to Vanilla Fudge when he was younger. The guy said to Mark that Vanilla Fudge was from Boston and Mark quickly said that they were from New York. The guy insisted that he was right and Mark said once again to the contrary and to trust him on this. Of course Mark never let on that he in fact was in Vanilla Fudge, which was absolutely hilarious to me.

Jon Lord, keyboard player for Deep Purple, has been quoted as saying that Mark Stein was one of his biggest influences. In fact he told Mark the same thing again when they met this night.

I have to tell you here that Mark Stein and Jon Lord were both huge influences on my own keyboard style. Vanilla Fudge has always been my favorite Rock & Roll band, but Deep Purple is only a half game out of first place... so-to-speak.

It was really incredible for Mark to see Jon Lord, Ian Gillian, Roger Glover and Ian Paice again after so many years. To be able to see them all together back stage with Mark Stein was just too much! The guys all talked and hugged for quite a long time even though there were reporters and photographers standing all around waiting for them. It was really great to know that friendship is more important to these guys than another publicity shot.

Sitting center stage in the front of the music theater was a perfect place to be to feel the legendary, loudest band in the world, according to the record books. Their music was as awesome as it was back in the 60's and 70's. These guys can still smoke! Really, there is no music today that can compare to the sound and power of the masters of Rock & Roll such as Vanilla Fudge and Deep Purple! I can only dream of such times, to see them both in concert together again! Of course, Mark Stein will always be my hero and musical idol.