Bio

VEnT is an alternative rock/soul band from Philadelphia. While VEnT has many great influences, their sound is unparallel to anything the industry has heard. VEnT fuses Alternative Rock with Soul, while dabbling in jazz, contemporary christian, funk, RnB, soft rock, country, gospel and all sorts of other genres. VEnT performs each performance with the goal of affecting the hearts of listeners. VEnT draws from real life experiences as inspiration for their music and is serious about making timeless music that means something. They debuted on August 9th, 2008 and have been on fire ever since. VEnT is guaranteed to exceed all expectations. VEnT has opened for artists such as Marsha Ambrosius, Syleena Johnson, and Amel Larrieux and has had the great pleasure of sharing the stage with a number of other great performers. VEnT currently has two albums out: Out the Box (2010) and Beautifully Broken (2011). With VEnT, music has no limits!

VEnT has performed at The Blockley, Walnut Room, Renaissance Airport Hotel Philadelphia-Marriott, Gallerie Isada (The Butterfly Effect), UArts, Tin Angel, Triumph Brewing Co., Big Bang’s, Mikey’s American Grill and Sports Bar, Legendary Dobbs, North Star Bar, Sigma Sound Studios, The Comcast Building, Elena’s Soul, Dawson Street Pub, Millcreek Tavern, Rusty Nail, Pebble Hill Interfaith Church, Bethel Holy Temple, New Covenant, The African American Museum, Warmdaddy’s, Luxe Lounge (Philly LivePod), The Grape Room, Sweeney’s Saloon, Street Games (an annual outside event), Tritone, Blinkin Lincoln, World Cafe Live (Philly), World Cafe Live (DE), Reef Carribean Lounge, Woolly Mammoth, The Fire, 69th Street Lounge, Fergie’s Pub, The O.N.E. Rittenhouse, Pub Webb, Hidden Soul at Cobre, The Arts Garage, White Horse Upper Lounge, Octo Lounge, Dr. Watson’s Pub, Petracity, Campbell’s Field in Camden, Championship Bar & Grill in Trenton, Firehouse Cafe in Mt. Holly, The Garage, The Rotunda, Patterson’s Palace, Gusto’s Upstairs in Lancaster, City Ale House in Connecticut, Elbo Room in Chicago, The French Quarters, Mojo 13, and The Golden Fleece in Delaware and all sorts of other venues. In New York, VEnT has performed at Cin-M-Art 43, The Village Underground, Pianos, Don Hill’s, Uncle Mike’s, The Charleston, and The National Underground. VEnT also performed at Ursinus College, Harcum College, Community College of Philadelphia, and Philadelphia High School for Girls. VEnT has done many benefit concerts for organizations like Philabundance, Project EDU, Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, Nicetown Giveback, and Knights of the Innocent.

Instrumentation

Taylor “Toby” Martin – Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Quadi Gardner – keyboard, background vocals
Dionna Miller – Drums, background vocals
Gary Lunsford – Bass, background vocals
Tawana Simons – Percussion, Drum Machine