SoundStage LIVE Productions Presents
VANILLA FUDGE and The Sting Police
The Sting Police
809 West Horatio Street
Tampa, FL, 33606
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
n 1967, Vanilla Fudge first rocked the world with their unique sound and coined the phrase Psychedelic Rock. Being a part of the Long Island Sound movement in the mid 60s, Vanilla Fudge first embarked on tours with famed guitarist Jimi Hendrix. Since 1967 Vanilla Fudge has influenced generations of musicians and created legions of loyal fans worldwide.
Today, Vanilla Fudge is giving their audience a true piece of nostalgia, performing their hits like: Take Me For a Little While, Shotgun, People Get Ready, and Season of the Witch. Their NEW awakening rendition of You Keep Me Hangin On, as well as exciting new material, has drawn rave reviews.
On the Farewell Tour, original members Carmine Appice (drums), Vince Martell (guitar), and Mark Stein (keys) are joined by Pete Bremy (Bass).
The Sting Police
Raymond Hillary ~ Keys & Vocals - Congas - Harmonica - Guitar - Raymond has worked as lead singer for many Western Michigan bands including AL WEENER AND THE BUNZ, an original act of critical acclaim, and also with bands in the Tampa Bay area such as Dirty Secrets, AreaMan, and the Chicken Soup Soul Band. A tenor, "because he's Irish" , R.H. is greatly influenced, as are his bandmates, by the music of Sting and The Police!
CHARLIE SOUZA ~ Bass & Vocals - Has toured and recorded with the New Rascals, featuring Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Dino Danelli & Gene Cornish with Bill Pascali of Vanilla Fudge and was influenced by most artists he has worked with, including Tom Petty, Gregg Allman, Cactus, White Witch and The Tropics. Souza has also recorded with drummer Bill Lordan, formerly of Robin Trower and Sly & The Family Stone, saxophonist Adrian Tapia of Boz Scaggs, and original Tropics guitarist Eric Turner of Atlantic Records Melodic Metal Group Fortress. Charlie released his solo albums "Live Your Dream” and "9 Ball in the Corner Pocket" on Souzaphone Records and has written and recorded the official winning city song of St. Petersburg, Florida, "Carry me Back to St. Petersburg" and "Make it Right (In the Gulf of Mexico)", a tribute to the victims of the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Souza is the author of a Rock 'n' Roll Autobiography, Live Your Dream.
Mike Conway ~ Drums & Vocals - Originally from Flint, Michigan, Mike did some television work with Frank Casey in Flint. He also plays bass, trumpet, trombone, guitar, tuba and Souzaphone, (the instrument invented by Charlie's great, great..) Mike's Band "TKO" enjoyed great success up and down the eastern seaboard and in the Midwest with airplay and tour support following the release of the album "On the Mat," featuring the hit single "Karen". Mike now plays on recordings for artists from around the world, and is also a writer. His work, both creative and musical, is used everyday by companies around the world for advertising, in training films, TV productions and films, as well as playing on hundreds of recordings for countless artists in development and well known recording artists, live on stage and in the recording studio. Some References include: Nicolette Larson, Nancy Wilson, Tone Loc, Neil Larsen, Richy Kicklighter & Bertie Higgins.
Jaybo Key ~ Guitar & Vocals - Jeffrey Charles "Jaybo" Key has played with Bruce Springsteen, Atlantic recording artist Rochelle D, Toy Caldwell, The Crests, Mercy, The Dovells and members of Todd Rundgren's Utopia & Blue Oyster Cult and has been entertaining professionally for over 30 years. Jaybo Key is a dynamic, highly skilled and talented musician's musician and entertainer with professional qualifications as a guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter and vocalist, a creative, artistic, self motivated teaching professional with a solid reputation for effectively providing instruction on any musical subject to people of all ages! Jaybo is in the same family tree as The Star Spangled Banner's composer, Francis Scott Key.