Once the Halloween Costume Contest concluded, rock'n'roll took over the stage, in the form(s) of Vince Vance and the Valiants. I hope you enjoy these photos that I took of this truly unique entertainment--I should have tried to get clearer shots to do them justice, but I stayed glued to my chair. (I found all of these facts, including the quote, at Vince Vance Dot Biz.)
Vince Vance & the Valiants with the lovely Valiantettes is the Number One Party Band… Worldwide! Vince Vance is the master entertainer and the Hardest working man in Show Business. From wild beginnings on Bourbon Street to 2 trips to the White House, their audience interactive shows have dazzled millions.
It’s Rock ‘n Roll… at it’s finest!
With Cool Costumes, Choreography and a 6 foot head of Vince himself, they have appeared in 13 countries and 34 states in the U.S.
Their song, “All I Want for Christmas is You” is the #1 most-requested seasonal hit for 16 years consecutively! The video was chosen by CMT the #6 All-Time Merriest Video!
You may laugh; you may cry. But one thing for sure… You’ll never forget that night you saw Vince Vance & the Valiants In-Concert! I know: I’ve dedicated my life to it. That’s how I know it’s a winner. –Vince Vance
Vince Vance and the Valiants, along with vivacious Valiantettes, is the premier show band on tour today. This high-energy musical revue has thrilled audiences of all ages from Coast-To-Coast with their unforgettable brand of music and comedy. Take a journey through Rock n' Roll history from the 50's to the 90's with the unparalleled Vince Vance as your tour guide. Be a part of the action as Vince hotrods you back to the Fabulous 50's then skyrockets you into the techno pop sounds of the 90's.
Except for Vince, none of the boys in Vince Vance & the Valiants have ever had a name that started with the letter “V”. Our long standing band line-up includes: Ed Doc Loftus, musical director on keys and vocals; Shane McCauley AKA “Tall McCall,” the tallest drummer in the world; Tommy Tucker who not only sings, but also plays bass for his supper; and, on lead guitar, Mike Boyd, Country Music’s Golden Throat. Vince features the greatest living saxophonist, Jimmy Vee, who simultaneously plays alto and tenor saxes... one upside-down.
Vince travels with 50 complete costume changes including a Christmas Tree costume that lights up, a case of hair spray and 3 hair dryers, 40 pairs of sunglasses, 15 bow ties, 12 cummerbunds, 10 scarves, 8 feather boas, 20 gold chain and necklaces, 14 pairs of shoes and 3 pairs of boots. Vince’s props are a BIG 6-foot Vince Head and his John Deere 5-wheel tricycle. Vince’s tallest hair day is 18.365 inches! Yes, that’s all his hair!
The girl singers, or Valiantettes, of Vince Vance & the Valiants, without exception, have always had names that begin with the letter “V.” Currently they are introduced as The Vivacious, Voluptuous Vixens of Rock n’ Roll, the Valuable, yet Vulnerable, Valiantettes …Vixie, Violet and Velicity! The first “t” is silent in the name Valiantette, so it is actually pronounced Val-yun-net.