Man o man there Daddy O............

VINCE VANCE & THE VALIENTS - Mike Lowell writes: These guys played all over the state and made quite a noise in the late 70's and early 80's to the present day. Basically a 50's style revival band to the Nth degree. The main story was said to be a really crazy and manic style stage show. They did crazy stunts and skits and took total delight in embarrassing targeted members of the audience. Very Las Vegas. They are still around.

(Contributed by Chris Holzhaus) Chris writes: "Thought you might want to know that Vince Vance and the Valiants are still playing, they are booked at the Greek Bros. club in El Campo this month!! FUCKIN AMAZING...!"

Vince Vance

Above Photo: Present day lineup.

(Contributed by CJ Wilson) CJ writes: "Vince Vance played all over the place! Seems like we (my band) were following them around on one jaunt. There were all these holes in the ceiling tile above this stage where we were to play. I asked the guy working there why the ceiling was all fucked up..he said Vince Vance and the Valiants did it. I think they were thrusting their mike stands thru it. A few years ago i finally saw him and his band at the Oklahoma state fair....during the day i saw him do a little show outside a tent...really weird seeing him and all these straight people gawking at him...he had these chicks that ran around in green cheerleader uniforms. Vince had real tall hair....i do believe that he had the tall hair thing happening way before Dino Lee (another Texas boy). Later i saw him that night on the big stage and there were a lot of people watching the show. I remember one of the girls singing a really good version of "Tell Him" by the Exciters. A friend of mine said he had heard Vince was a suspect in the killing of his girlfriend or wife..and that there was even a thing on one of those news shows about it. I never heard any more about that."


Above Photo: The Valientettees...... Vince's backup singers. Oh my.... gulp! ........Vance you bad boy....

(Contributed by Cindy) Cindy writes: "I first saw Vince Vance and the Valiants in Metarie (outside New Orleans) on a parade float during Marti Gras. I followed the float down the street a couple of blocks listening to them. I remember that they sounded soooo good and it was "happy" music. That was in 1975. The next time I saw them was in Fort Worth at Spencer's Corner and Spencer's Palace. Must have been in the late '70's. In 1987 they played in a parking lot on Bryant Irvin Road for the grand opening of a restaurant / bar. (?) By then the Valianettes had joined up and the big hair had been added. And a couple of years ago (2000) I saw them in Burleson playing an outside concert-which I absolutely loved-and was amazed at how fast he can change costumes! And then this year (2002) in June they played Burleson again. So I guess I've been a fan for ...27 years. Never a dull moment, that's for sure!"

Vince Vance clipping

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(Contributed by Hunter Harrison) HH writes: "The only other thing that I could think of to add was about Vince Vance and the Valiants, but I can't remember if it was them or Flash Cadillac that did a great Supremes inpersonation, masks and all. I do recall that Vince Vance and the Valiants had a really tall guy playing guitar or bass, I think they called him Hood? and he wore a mask of some kind? Am I imagining this?"

Vince Vance with two fansVince Vance and singing fan

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