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Pete Bremy[edit]

Pete Bremy
Birth name Peter Edward Bremy
Born (1952-10-15) October 15, 1952 (age 65)
Paterson, New Jersey
United States
Genres Hard rock, psychedelic rock, blues-rock, country folk
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Bass, keyboards, vocals
Years active 1969–present
Associated acts Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Vince Martell, Essra Mohawk
Website Official website

Pete Bremy (born October 15, 1952) is an American rock bass player of Swiss background. He is best known for his associations with Vanilla Fudge and Cactus.


Originally from Paterson, NJ, Bremy is a life long resident of New Jersey. He started singing at a very early age, and when his mother's friend, opera singer Lupe Landin, heard him sing she encouraged his mother to get him music lessons. He played music on and off through school. He got serious about music when he, as so many others, heard The Beatles. Ringo Starr inspired him to play drums and Bremy became a drummer for some local garage bands. He also took up bass in his early teens, inspired by Paul McCartney and Vanilla Fudge bassist, Tim Bogert. He received formal music training at William Paterson University. Here he met jazz great Thad Jones where he received more training.

Bremy spent most of his career as a local New Jersey musician, but got a break in 1997 when he met original Vanilla Fudge lead guitarist Vince Martell. Martell liked his playing and singing and brought Bremy into the Vince Martell band where he has been a member ever since.

In January 2002, as Vanilla Fudge was set to embark on tour, Fudge bassist Tim Bogert suddenly became ill and Bremy was called to sub for him on less than 24 hours notice. As Bogert remained ill for many months, Bremy continued to tour with Vanilla Fudge for most of the year.

In 2004, Bremy toured with singer/songwriter Essra Mohawk. Her album Primordial Loverswas rated by Rolling Stone Magazineas one of the top 25 albums of all time. He toured again with Mohawk in 2005.

In 2008, Tim Bogert once again became ill and Bremy substituted for him once again, but this time it was with Cactus .

In 2011, Vanilla Fudge embarked on it's Farewell Tour with Bremy playing bass as Tim Bogert had retired from touring. A reunited Cactus, which is the band Vanilla Fudge drummer Carmine Appice and bassist Tim Bogert formed after Vanilla Fudge broke up in 1970, also featured Bremy. Bremy is the only non-original member that played in both bands. In 2012, both bands are still touring with Bremy on bass.



  • Adopted Son - Jeff Guenther
  • Where Broken Hearts Go - Bill Pascali Project
  • Mud and Stone - Loretta Hagen


  • You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling - Pete Bremy
  • Above the Storm - Pete Bremy
  • Freedom - Billy Killoran


  • [1]
  • [2] Global Bass Magazine
  • [3] Psychedelic Central

External links[edit]

Category:1952 births Category:Living people Category:People from Paterson, New Jersey Category:American people of Swiss descent Category:Vanilla Fudge members Category:Cactus (band) members