Van Gordon Martin

Van Gordon Martin

Xulu Prophet, Laiken Love & Fellowship of Love

Fri, October 20, 2017

9:30 pm

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This event is 18 and over

Awesome show with headliner Van Gordon Martin, reggae, blues, and soul musician discovered by and mentored by the legendary Parliament Funkadelic and Talking Heads keyboardist, Bernie Worrell. He's stopping in Savannah on his tour and Savannah's own Xulu Prophet and Laiken Love are opening the show! 

Van Gordon Martin
Van Gordon Martin
At the tender age of seven years, Van Gordon Martin started his musical journey.

Growing up in Chicago the musical soil was very rich and as a young boy his first job was polishing and stringing guitars in local music shop the Musicians Network. Due to his apparent musical talent Van Gordon Martin was discovered early on and later mentored by the legendary Parliament Funkadelic and Talking Heads keyboardist, Bernie Worrell. It was this background and mentoring that set the tone for Van’s new musical existence. An existence that has lasted and developed for over a decade of making Van Gordon Martin and becoming veterans of the east coast touring scene.

VGM works full time with his own solo project as well as many others including; the Boston based Reggae collective Dub Apocalypse, Moroccan/Jazz/ Electronic group Club D’elf, Hip Hop legend Big Daddy Kane’s Live band, Paul Wolstencroft of Slightly Stoopid’s Organically Good Trio, The Naya Rockers and many others. VGM is also founding member of Spiritual Rez, a project witch he toured with extensively up until 2011. The Wailers, Steel Pulse, Gregory Isaacs, Toots and the Maytals, Barrington Levy, Israel Vibration, as well as a national tour with The Skatalites. In a backing band setting VGM has worked with Half Pint, Admiral Tibet , Sleepy Wonder and Puma Ptah of Thievery Corporation, Kenyatta “Jr Culture”, and Tousaint the Liberator.

Fast forward to the present and you will find Van Gordon preparing to tour a new record titled Let it Grow. Where once again he will share his remarkable guitar style backed by a band who transforms their instruments’ sounds into otherworldly sonic vibrations, while reaching new fans and places out in the musical stratosphere. Van Gordon Martin works as a musical chameleon playing many styles, while maintaining a deep love for Reggae, Dub, and Classic Roots Music.

“My musical goal is to share my story, and love for guitar with the World. It has been always been the thing that makes me feel connected to the Spirit Realm.
Rasta Music, Reggae, Soul, Jazz, Blues, Roots Music, It speaks the truth.”
Xulu Prophet
The members of XULUPROPHET come from as far away as Ireland, N.Y.C., and Chicago, developing into a versatile outfit that combines elements of Celtic, Rock, Reggae, and Funk into something unique. Preferring to play mostly original music, the band does a mix of eclectic covers ranging from Jimi Hendrix & Prince to Pat Benatar and Lucinda Williams. Their music revolves around the ideas of truth, freedom, beauty, and love telling stories from a wide range of scenarios in the human experience. www.xuluprophet.com
Laiken Love & Fellowship of Love
Laiken Williams was born and raised in Nicholls, Ga. While attending CHS, Laiken was involved with many school activities. She held a state position as Secretary for the Georgia Association of Student Councils for 2.5 years.. Laiken’s other involvements included The National Honor Society, FBLA, Chorus, and Showchoir. After graduating from Coffee High in 2004, Laiken set off to Savannah, Ga to attend Armstrong Atlantic State University to major in Political Science. While at AASU, Laiken was involved with Armstrong’s University Chorale as well as holding an officer position with Student Government and Campus Union Board. Around 2009 Laiken auditioned, and joined, Savannah Philharmonic Chorus. She is an active member to this day. She also performs with a smaller chamber choir named I Cantori. After realizing how important music is to her life, Laiken decided to step out and perform at open mics. This leap of faith led Laiken to be picked up by a band in 2011. From there Laiken has made waves into the Savannah music scene. In 2012 Laiken, AKA Laiken Love, started her own band Fellowship of Love. All of Laiken’s hard work paid off when she was awarded Musician of the Year through SONATA (Sponsors of New and Talented Artists) in 2015. Laiken’s local success has also allowed her to work with top corporate bands that perform all over the southeast region. Laiken is definitely on the rise!
Venue Information:
The Wormhole
2307 Bull Street
Savannah, GA, 31401
http://www.wormholebar.com/