| Peter Edward Bremy|
| October 15, 1952 (age 63)
Paterson, New Jersey
United States (1952-10-15) |
Hard rock, psychedelic rock, blues rock, country folk
Bass, keyboards, vocals
Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Vince Martell, Essra Mohawk
William Paterson University
Vanilla Fudge (Since 2002), Cactus
One Way or Another, Cactology: The Cactus Collection, Spirit of '67, Fully Unleashed: The Live, Cactus
Vince Martell, Mark Stein, Tim Bogert, Jim McCarty, Rusty Day
Pete Bremy Wikipedia
Pete Bremy (born October 15, 1952) is an American rock bass player. He is best known for his associations with Vanilla Fudge and Cactus.
Originally from Paterson, NJ, Bremy is a lifelong resident of New Jersey. He started singing at a very early age, and when his mother's friend, opera singer Lupe Landin, heard him sing she encouraged his mother to provide him with music lessons. He played music on and off through school. He got serious about music when he, as so many others, heard The Beatles. Ringo Starr inspired him to play drums and Bremy became a drummer for some local garage bands. He also took up bass in his early teens, inspired by Paul McCartney and Vanilla Fudge bassist, Tim Bogert. He received formal music training at William Paterson University. Here he met jazz great Thad Jones from whom he received more training.
Bremy spent most of his career as a local New Jersey musician, but got a break in 1997 when he met original Vanilla Fudge lead guitarist Vince Martell and in 1999 was recruited for the Vince Martell band where he has been a member ever since.
In January 2002, as Vanilla Fudge was set to embark on tour, Fudge bassist Tim Bogert suddenly became ill and Bremy was called to sub for him on less than 24 hours notice. As Bogert remained ill for many months, Bremy continued to tour with Vanilla Fudge for most of the year.
In 2004, Bremy toured with singer/songwriter Essra Mohawk. Her album Primordial Lovers was rated by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the top 25 albums of all time. He toured again with Mohawk in 2005.
In 2008, Tim Bogert once again became ill and Bremy substituted for him once again, but this time it was with Cactus.
In 2011, Vanilla Fudge embarked on its Farewell Tour with Bremy playing bass as Tim Bogert had retired from touring. A reunited Cactus, which is the band Vanilla Fudge drummer Carmine Appice and bassist Tim Bogert formed after Vanilla Fudge broke up in 1970, also featured Bremy. Bremy is the only non-original member that played in both bands. In 2015, both bands are still touring with Bremy on bass.Vince Martell of Vanilla Fudge – Vince Martell
Psychedelic Cymbals – Vince Martell
Vince Martell Live – Vince Martell
Where Broken Hearts Go – Bill Pascali Project
Adopted Son – Jeff Guenther
Mud and Stone – Loretta Hagen
Tokyo Nights – Cactus
Spirit of '67 – Vanilla Fudge
You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling – Pete Bremy
Above the Storm – Pete Bremy
Freedom – Billy Killoran
Harley Chick – Justin Jaymes