Lead Guitar, Keyboard, Background Singer.


Contact me at BlackAngel805 (at) (dot) com. Black Angel has been a Rolling Stones style rock n roll band since 1999. Right now our line up consists of J. C. Martin on lead vocals and guitar; Pat Woods on drums and Alexey Udalov on bass. Black Angel is now located throughout the SF Bay Area. We have played all the major Los Angeles clubs including The Roxy, B. B. King's Blues Club, The Gig, The Coach House, SIR showcases, Rusty's Surf Ranch on the Santa Monica pier, etc. Since moving to Santa Clara, we have played San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Santa Cruz and other local clubs. We have played many times at the Off The Grid Fort Mason San Francisco shows in front of 7,000-10,000 people. Former band members include Audrey (Mrs. Ike) Turner and Ronnie Turner (son of Ike and Tina Turner), Danny Darling (drummer for Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, Leon Russell, Johnny Winter and Lucinda Williams) and Ernie and Cory Orosco (Strawberry Alarm Clock). Our song, "One Beer" was selected as the Song Of The Year for 2007 by Chuck Eddy, senior music editor of Billboard Magazine. The two Black Angel albums released in 2007, "O' California" and "O' Santa Barbara" were each ranked in the Top 30 albums of the year for 2007 by writers for Billboard Magazine and Rolling Stone magazine. The album, "O' San Francisco" was released on March 15, 2009. If you want to hear more Black Angel music and would like to see more pictures, please go to: ./BlackAngelBand.
Since 2011 Black Angel has released the following albums:
Hard Livin', Hard Times
Go Bernie Go (benefit album for Bernie Sanders 2015)
Big Big City, Bright Bright Lights
Blue Wave (benefit album for Bernie Sanders 2019)
You Can Count On Me

We practice at Soundwaves Studio in Oakland.

We are currently working on another new album.

June 9 American Cancer Society Benefit "Run For Life" South San Francisco High School, Saturday 5:00-6:30 p.m.

June 16 The Stork Club, Oakland, Saturday 10:00 p.m.

June 17 LUVER Radio and Berkeley Public Television show, Berkeley, CA 4:30 p.m. with DJ Frank Moore

July 5 The Rockit Room, San Francisco Thursday 8:00 p.m.

July 7 Serendipity, San Carlos Saturday 6:00 p.m.

July 13 St. James Gate Pub, Belmont, with Stealing 3rd Friday 9:30 p.m.

July 14 Moon’s Pub, San Mateo with Distorted Wasps Saturday 9:00 p.m.

July 19 Menlo Hub, Menlo Park 8:30 p.m.

July 20 Henfling’s Tavern, Ben Lomond (Santa Cruz County), CA 9:00 p.m.

July 26 Rolling Stones Tribute Show and Mick Jagger's 69th Birthday, The Stork Club, Oakland, Thursday 8:30 p.m.

August 3 Oakland First Friday Celebration, The Stork Club 7:15 p.m.

August 11 Henfing’s Tavern, Ben Lomond (Santa Cruz County), Saturday 9:00 p.m.

August 17 Apple Jack’s Inn, La Honda, CA Friday 9:00 p.m.

August 18 Longboard Margarita Bar, Pacifica Saturday, 9:00 p.m.

August 31 Fog Bank, Capitola (Santa Cruz County), Friday 8:30 p.m.

September 1 The Caravan Lounge, San Jose, Saturday, 10:00 p.m.

September 8-15 Black Angel on vacation….no shows

December 7 Fog Bank, Friday, Capitola (Santa Cruz County) 8:00 p.m.

January 26, 2013 Club Fox with Stealing 3rd, Redwood City, Saturday 9:00 p.m.

February 2- Caravan Inn, San Jose, Saturday 10:00 p.m.

February 4- Ex`pression College Basic Instrumental and v\ocal Tracking 12:00-8:00 p.m., Monday, Emeryville, CA

February 7, 2013 Berkeley Off The Grid, Thursday, February 7, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

February 11- Ex`pression College Basic Instrumental and vocal Tracking 12:00-8:00 p.m., Monday, Emeryville, CA

February 21- 19 Broadway, Fairfax 8:00 p.m. Thursday with Lucid Lion canceled……overbooked the show

February 23- Bobby D’s, Redwood City 9:00 p.m. Saturday

February 28- Presidio Yacht Club, Travis Marina, Sausalito, CA Thursday, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

March 8 Rooster’s Roadhouse, with Illogistical Research Dept. and Frantic Shaka, 1700 Clement Ave., 510) 337-9190 Alameda Friday, 9:00 p.m.

March 15- Ex`pression College Mixing and Mastering session 12:00-4:00 p.m., Emeryville, CA

March 16- 50 Mason Social House, San Francisco, Saturday, Rolling Stones Tribute Night canceled due to overbooking by an ex-employee

March 28 Haight Street Off The Grid, San Francisco, Thursday, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

April 19 Pine Street Bar & Grill 875 Rincon Ave. Livermore, CA, Friday, 9:00 p.m.

April 27 Rooster’s Roadhouse, with Saving Cadence, Bret Bradford and The Tide, 1700 Clement Ave., Alameda, Saturday, 9:00 p.m.

May 10 Henfling’s Tavern, Ben Lomond, Friday, 9:00 p.m.

May 18 50 Mason Social House, San Francisco, Saturday 10:00 p.m.

May 31 Off The Grid, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, Friday, 8:00 p.m.

June, 2017 San Mateo County Fair

Screen name:
Black Angel Band
Member since:
Jun 10 2008
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
54 years


Rolling Stones
Bob Dylan
John Lennon

Members Of Band

Lead singer/guitar player/songwriter/producer: J. C. Martin, Drummer: Pat Woods. Bass player: Alexey Udalov.


Guitars and amps from the 1960s and 1970s....Fender Telecaster, Fender Telecaster Custom, Gibson ES335, Gibson Les Paul Custom, Fender Hot Rod Deluxe amp w/ 4 ten inch speakers, Marshall JCM 900 amp. VOX 30 watt amp with Celestian blue speakers.



Past Events

We will be auditioning drummers for live shows and recordings starting the week of September 6-11, 2011.

Black Angel is one of ten veteran bands including Paul Rodgers and Bad Company and Kool & The Gang signed on to this first year of the festival. Thirty youth bands will also be performing.