Ken Vendette

Ken Vendette

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Exhausting from Past Electric Guitar obsessions Ken Vendette's Acoustic impressions of passion and love for his music brings an aura of pure satisfaction of Old Metal meets new wood!

Biography


MOST DIVERSE & ENTERTAINING SOLO ACOUSTIC ACT FROM WESTERN NY

Hailing from Western, New York, inspired years ago by Hard Rock, I started playing guitar. More recently, looking for a new spin on things, I have dug deeper to other roots and found myself influenced by such bands as The Beatles, The Goo Goo Dolls, Led Zeppelin and others making my show and style more universal. I have performed 100’s of original and cover songs since the 1990's Although I do like to lean towards the originals more.

I’ve been in bands that have had much success, such as 2004's 5th place in Buffalos Sony / Emergenza battle of the bands. Also a number of huge attended shows all over including opening for national acts.

Realizing my true talent and having been the main writer in all the bands I have been involved with, I recently decided to go solo. I have been recording my own original music since 2000 giving me five original CDs and around 200 Originals written to date. Since the spring of 2005 I have been performing solo As a Singer Songwriter/Acoustic Guitarist with a unique Hard rock edge that has proved to please audiences. My Guitar and vocal skills are very powerful, polished and unique. I guess you could define my current style as Classic Rock meets Hard Rock with a nice dash of Classical and Jazz.

In early April of 2007 I embarked on my first tour, a six week east coast tour (a total of 40 shows). This consisted of North Carolina, Georgia, South Florida, Kentucky Ohio, and back home to New York. I met with rousing success and broadened my fan base playing Bars, Clubs, Coffee Houses and even 5 different Borders books and music stores. I anticipate more tours to come soon in the future. Currently I am staying and playing near my hometown to work on my up coming CD (and possibly a new direction). Along with many accomplishments made such as; Radio interviews, airplay, television appearances and opening for nationals I have had the most success with my solo career thus far and keeps on escalating. I have played 100’s of venues and performed all over the country making me a national artist. I’m just looking for more recognition. More importantly, the opportunity to play in front of the right people or person that has the connections, contacts and confidence in me as I do to bring my career to the next level.

Lyrics

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(Will give upon request)

after all

Written By: ken vendette

After All
Let's Keep this moment.
Let's stay inside.

This makes me feel invinsible.
Tucked Away in this World.
That We've Made for each other.
And I Don't Want to go Astray.

Let's Keep this moment.
Let's stay inside.

All the pain seems to disapear.
And I can't even remember.
How dark the world used to seem to be.
And don't care to reflect.
All the pain seems to disapear.
When I'm Breathing you in.
It makes me know that I'm not alone.
& it makes me forget where I've been.

After all, I've only been hiding here.
After all, you can see me.
After all, I can make the world seem better sometimes.
I just don't want to do it alone.

This makes me feel invinsible.
When I'm lying here with you.
I want you to stay with me so bad tonight.
That you're the only thing I can Taste.
All the pain seems to disapear.
When I'm Breathing you in.
I can't recall ever feeling so whole.
& it makes me forget where I've been.

After all, I've been hiding so long now.
After all, you can see me.
After all, I can make the world seem better sometimes.
I just don't want to do it alone.
After all, I've only been hiding here
And I can feel again when you’re here with
And I’m strong enough to handle the weight of the world
I just don’t want to do it alone
No I Don't want to face it alone.
I Just Don't want,
Don't want to Face This World Alone.
Copyright ©2002 Ken Vendette All rights reserved

Apparition

Written By: ken vendette

Apparition
You know my heart is still sitting on that tin man hill.
And the woods and the creeks and the many childhood streets
That I hold so dear to me.

Cause after all these memories are mine.
And there aint no growing up on the outside
Going to take that away from me.

Aint nothing going to take that away from me no.

My grandfather once said to me
He said son live your life and live it well.
Cause you know this world aint going to hand you a damn thing
And boy he sure had his share to tell.

Because I know where I come from
A long line of music and spiritual love.
And I know I have his courage in my veins here today
And I know he’s smiling down on me from up above.

I know he’s watching me from up above.

And I love you all.
All those people and places that build me so tall.
And I love you all.
You’re always there to pick me up from the fall.
And I love you all.

All these apparitions of my memories have
Made me up who I want to be
All these apparitions of my memories have
Made me the man that I longed to be.

Yeah they made me the man that I want to be.

And I love you all.
All those people and places that build me so tall.
And I love you all.
You’re always there to pick me up from the fall.
And I love you all.

All these apparitions of my memories have
Made me up who I want to be
All these apparitions of my memories have
Made me the man that I longed to be.
Copyright ©2002 Ken Vendette All rights reserved

Discography

25 New Originals that will be used while performing on Tour. Check out at your local Indie Music stores in the area that my tour may take place.

Set List

The Typical Set list consist of Originals as well as any requests on others. Set lengths range from (45)min. to an hr. and with a full band three sets will take place. Solo or a duo three sets usually take place also with a three to four hour show.