The Facts and Nothing but the Facts
Vince Vance & the Valiants started Friday, September 18, 1971 . 2007 is their 36th anniversary year! Since then, they have performed nearly 6,000 shows in thirteen countries and 34 states, including two shows at the White House in 1994 & 1995.
Vince Vance & the Valiants currently have record contracts on several albums with Waldoxy Records. Waldoxy is a subsidiary of Malaco Records, the number one independent record label in the world. Their recent albums are
- All I Want for Christmas is You
- Country Classics
- I Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans
- Tamale Wagon
- Crusin the Coast 2002
- We Don’t Run
Vince Vance & the Valiants has recorded 22 singles, 11 albums of which two are number one hits: Bomb Iran of 1980-81, written during the Hostage Crisis, and All I Want for Christmas is You of 1989-2005, the number one country Christmas song and the most-requested song at Christmas each of those years.
We Don’t Run is a touching patriotic tribute to the United States Armed Forces with 12 great cuts including the title song, a touching tribute to all the “little guys” that make America great.
Their latest DVD is Welcome to Vinnie’s World, Vince’s Greatest Moments on TV and contains over an hour of footage ranging from comedic to touching. In 2005, Country Music Television proclaimed “All I Want for Christmas is You” the Number 6 Merriest Video of all time.
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. To learn more about the Valiantettes, check out their page on vincevance.com
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. His entourage includes colorful Roadies like “Mr. Mad Dog.”
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! Vince Vance is a voting member of the National Academy of the Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS), the organization awards the Grammys each year, SESAC and the AF of M.