Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Booking Agent – Cape Entertainment Agency
Music booking agents for original recording artist Martha Reeves & The Vandellas.
Book Martha Reeves & The Vandellas and other top celebrity talent from Doo Wop, the fifties, sixties, seventies, eighties and disco.

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas

Born on the 18th July 1941 in Alabama, Reeves was schooled in both gospel and classical music, but it was vocal group R & B that caught her imagination. She began performing in the late 50's under the name Martha Lavaille, briefly joining the Fascinations and then the Del-Phis. In 1961 she joined the fledgling Motown organization in Detroit, where she served as secretary to William Stevenson in the A & R department. Her other duties included supervising Little Stevie Wonder during office hours, and singing occasional backing vocals on recording sessions. Impressed by the power and flexibility of her voice, Berry Gordy offered her the chance to record for the label. She re-assembled the Del-Phis quartet as the Vels for a single in 1962, and later that year she led the group on their debut release under a new name, Martha And The Vandellas. From 1963 onwards, they became one of Motown's most successful recording outfits, and Reeves' strident vocals were showcased on classic hits such as 'Heat Wave', 'Dancing In The Street' and 'Nowhere To Run'. She was given individual credit in front of the group from 1967 onwards, but their career was interrupted the following year when she was taken seriously ill, and had to retire from performing.

Fully recovered, Reeves emerged in 1970 with a new line-up of Vandellas. After two years of episodic success, she reacted bitterly to Motown's decision to relocate from Detroit to Hollywood, and fought a legal battle to be released from her contract. The eventual settlement entailed the loss of her use of the Vandellas' name, but left her free to sign a solo contract with MCA in 1973. Her debut album was the result of lengthy recording sessions with producer Richard Perry. It earned much critical acclaim but was commercially disappointing, failing to satisfy either rock or soul fans with its hybrid style. Moving to Arista Records in 1977, she was submerged by the late 70's disco boom on a series of albums that allowed her little room to display her talents. Her subsequent recording contracts have proved unproductive, and since the early 80's she has found consistent work on package tours featuring former Motown artists. During the late 80's she toured with a 'fake' Vandellas before being reunited with the original group (Annette Sterling and Rosalind Holmes) on Ian Levine's Motor City label. They released 'Step Into My Shoes' in 1989 while ex-Vandella Lois Reeves also recorded for Levine's label.


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50s & 60s

? and The Mysterians - The 5th Dimension - The Association - Bill Medley - Righteous Brothers - Billy J Kramer - B. J. Thomas - Bobby Rydell - Brenda Lee - Brian Hyland - Cathy Jean and The Roommates - The Capris - The Chiffons - Chris Montez - Chubby Checker - The Classics - The Coasters
The Contours - The Crystals - Danny & The Juniors - Dee Dee Sharp - Dennis Tufano original lead singer of The Buckinghams - Dickey Lee
Dion DiMucci - The Drifters - The Duprees - Larry Chance and The Earls - Eddie Holman - Eric Burdon & The Animals - Fabian
Terry Johnson's Flamingos - The Four Tops - Frankie Avalon - La La Brooks lead singer of The Crystals - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Freddy Cannon -
1910 Fruitgum Company
- Gary Lewis & The Playboys - Gary "US" Bonds - Gene "The Duke of Earl" Chandler - The Happenings
Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone - Terry Sylverter of The Hollies - Jay & The Americans
Jay Black (The Voice) - Jerry Butler - Jimmy Clanton - Johnny of Santo & Johnny - Johnny Rivers - Johnny Tillotson
Joey Dee & The Starliters - Jr. Walker's Allstar Band - Kathy Young - Kenny Vance & The Planotones - Little Anthony & The Imperials - Little Peggy March
Mark Lindsay Former Lead Singer of Paul Revere & The Raiders - Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs - Merrilee Rush - The Mystics - Lenny Welch - Little Richard - Lou Christie - The Lovin Spoonful - The Marcels - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - The Marvelettes - Mary Wilson of The Supremes - Mel Carter - Mitch Ryder - Motortown All-Stars - The Orlons - Paul and Paula - Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals - Randy & The Rainbows - Ron Dante of The Archies - The Reflections - Sam Moore of Sam & Dave
Sam the Sham - The Shadows of Knight - The Shirelles - Shirley Alston Reeves Original lead singer of The Shirelles - Smokey Robinson / The Miracles - The Tokens - Tommy James & The Shondells - Tommy Roe - The Turtles - The Tymes - The Vogues

70s & 80s

Air Supply - Ambrosia - America - Anita Ward - A Taste of Honey - Bowzer (formerly of Sha Na Na) - The Chi-lites - Chuck Negron, Formerly of Three Dog Night
The Delfonics - Dionne Warwick - Don McLean - The Dramatics - Dr. Elmo - Evelyn "Champagne" King - Foreigner - Freda Payne - Gloria Gaynor
Journey - J.T. Taylor - Kool and the Gang - KC & The Sunshine Band - Kool and the Gang - The Manhattans - Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr - Martha Wash
Marty Balin - Maxine Nightingale - Melanie - O’Jays - Patti LaBelle - Peaches & Herb - Peter Frampton - Poco’s Paul Cotton - The Pointer Sisters - Sister Sledge
The Spinners - The Stylistics - Styx - Suzi Quatro - Tavares - Thelma Houston - Three Dog Night - Tony Orlando - The Trammps - Village People - War

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Booking Agent – Cape Entertainment Agency
Music booking agents for original recording artist Martha Reeves & The Vandellas.
Book Martha Reeves & The Vandellas and other top celebrity talent from Doo Wop, the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and disco.

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