(CelebrityAccess News Service) — Vanilla Fudge's first ever concert with a symphony orchestra was declared an "absolutely incredible unique ride'" by the group's manager Dave Libert. Vanilla Fudge performed with the 52-piece San Fernando Symphony Orchestra out in Woodland Hills, CA. on August 18.
"The crowd was a mixture of all ages; couples, sons, daughters and dogs running all around, and everyone seemed to know the words as they sang along to each song," adds Libert. "The band rocked so hard at times they drowned out the orchestra, but then they did an accappela song (Backstreet Boys' "I Want It That Way'" with just the orchestra, that was positively brilliant and brought the evening to a standstill as everyone was just blown away. The orchestra also wrote a special overture for The Fudge that properly set the mood for the night. It was a magical night." The evening was recorded for a forthcoming live DVD and CD.
According to Fudge-leader Carmine Appice, 'It worked better than even we thought it could. We'll definitely do it again!"
The band was also presented with a commemorative American flag that
was flown at the House of Representatives in Washington by Congressman Brad Sherman (Central San Fernando Valley–27th District) in recognition of the concert.–by Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen