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Vince Martin Blues
May 14, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Vince Martin Bio
Vince Martin, one of the finest world-traveled Vocalist/Guitarist and Entertainers in the business. St. Louis’ best-kept secret has the vocal characteristics of George Benson, Al Jarreau, and Elvis Presley; he has the instrumental prowess of Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana and Albert King.
From the young age of 10 years old, Vince spent all of his time immersing himself in music. He sang doo-wop, harmonized and played guitar, drums, bass and trumpet. At age 15, Vince played with the Albert King Blues Band and worked with the great Jazz trumpeter and improvisationalist; He has also played with Mr. David Hines in many of his ensembles which earned him a write-up in Downbeat Magazine.
Later, Vince opened shows for maestro Barry White, Gladys Knight and the Pips, War, Jane L. Powell, saxophonist Grover Washington, Jr., Kiss, George Clinton & Parliament-Funkedelic, the Allman Bros. Band, the J. Giles Band, Carly Simon, Ike Turner, Theo Peoples of the Four Tops, Ike & Tina Turner. He has played in a group called The Smith Connection at the world famous Apollo Theatre in Harlem with The Stylistics and three very fine ladies known as First Choice.
Vince performs all styles or genres of music and holds true to the philosophy that all good music belongs to all good humankind. He feels that there must be something in this wonderful God-given discipline that was meant to solve some untold mystery. He still believes that to be true to this day, and will always believe.
Vince continues to make his own mark in the world of music with his distinctive song styling and formidable instrumental prowess. He has toured the world, sharing the stage with many national artists. He has played at numerous resorts and on cruise ships all over the globe.