East Greenwich, RI – Vanilla Fudge delivered their style of hardcore 60’s rock and roll to The Greenwich Odeum on Saturday. The holiday weekend kept the crowd modest, but that didn’t deter diehard fans from experiencing the band’s extended covers of the period’s rock staples.
The band, which formed in 1965, has been described as a link between psychedelia and heavy metal. Its current lineup consists of original members Mark Stein (vocals and organ), Vince Martell (vocals and lead guitar), Carmen Appice (vocals and drums), as well as Pete Bremy (bass since 2009).
Known for playing extended arrangements, the band put their brand on such hits as The Monkees’ “I’m a Believer,” The Doors’ “Break On Through,” Dionne Warwick’s “Walk On By,” Donovan’s “Season of the Witch,” and their signature take on The Supremes’ “You Keep Me Hangin’ On.”
Stein, Martell, Appice, and Bremy all remain consummate showmen, playing a tight set, and delivering what the crowd came for… some solid 60’s rock. What’s Up Rhode Island was there to cover a special evening of classic rock and roll.
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