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Mark Stein Launches New Solo Band, the Mark Stein Project

Show at Daryl's House, Pawling on Feb. 1

His legacy spans five decades, and he’s influenced some of the most well-known rock bands and musicians. Mark Stein is known as the voice, keyboardist and music arranger of the classic rock band Vanilla Fudge (yes, you know them – Season of the Witch and You Keep Me Hangin' On.  The band has been cited as "one of the few American links between psychedelia and what soon became heavy metal."

His new group, The Mark Stein Project continues to share his music, passion and stories, and they’ll be performing at Daryl’s House Club, in Pawling, February 1st! Don’t miss hearing this great talent live, in person, in a wonderful small club.

The Mark Stein Project is a true classic rock experience! Performing the hit songs of all the great artists he’s worked with, he’s backed by a hand-picked, exciting array of young talent that, well, frankly, kicks butt!

The Mark Stein Project features:

*Mark Stein: Vocals/Keyboards 

(Vanilla Fudge, Dave Mason, Alice Cooper, Carl Palmer, Tommy Bolin)

*Mark Hitt: Guitar/Vocals 

(Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), John Entwistle, Brian Johnson of AC/DC, The Tubes)

*Jordan Steinberg: Bass/Vocals

*Charlie Zeleny: Drums  

(Joe Lynn Turner from Rainbow/Deep Purple, Derek St. Holmes, Jordan Rudess from Dream Theater)

Touted by critics as one of the great voices in Rock, alongside of Glenn Hughes and Joe Lynn Turner, The Mark Stein Project is a night of fantastic music & even better storytelling. Discover a place where a song leads to a story, and a story leads to a song. More than just a singer/musician, Stein is a skilled entertainer, with the talent and charisma to take the crowd along for a wonderful ride of the classic rock experience. You’ll want to be a part of the journey

WATCH the video for “You Keep Me Hangin On” The Jimmy Fallon Show

Stein has shared whiskey with Janis Joplin, sung with Michael Jackson, toured with Jimi Hendrix, and witnessed the dawn of Led Zeppelin. His firsthand storytelling that reflects on the history of rock gives the audience a “You are There” feeling that can only be told by someone who has lived it. The next best thing to being there is hearing about from someone who was!

The debut album: Vanilla Fudge was the first of its kind to reach the top 10 on Billboard charts without a hit single. “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” was released one year later and went to #1 on most radio playlists, both in America and all over the World! The psychedelic symphonic rock sound of the band was spearheaded by the Hammond organ & vocal style of Mark Stein. “The Fudge” have been heralded by critics as the doorway between pop music and Progressive Rock. Bands including Deep Purple, Yes, Uriah Heep and even Led Zeppelin have said that Vanilla Fudge had a profound influence on them.

Rolling Stone magazine wrote: “There was nothing, even in 1967, like the 10-ton shock of this Long Island quartet's cover of the Supremes You Keep Me Hanging On, with the lava-flow sustain of Mark Stein's Hammond organ…”  

Stein has toured and/or recorded, and appeared throughout his career with Dave Mason, Tommy Bolin, Alice Cooper, The Doors, Deep Purple, Rod Stewart, Carl Palmer (in a tribute to Keith Emerson), and Michael Jackson. Next, the Mark Stein Project will release a new EP & Video in 2018; stay tuned for more details.

Daryl’s House Club and Restaurant is located at 130 Route 22 in Pawling, 12564. Call and 845-them at 289-0185 to make dinner reservations before the show. General admission tickets are just $30, reserved table seating at 7 or 7:30 pm is $45. The show kicks off at 8pm.

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