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Have been on club, corporate or party gigs with Corky Laing, Marty Simon, Jab-Jab, Jimmy Ayoub, David Yardley, BobbyLee Silcott, Gina Seram, Sylvie Peron, Bat Taylor and others. Or jamming at Smoked Meat Pete's with: James Green, Kenny Dupree, The Devil Dawgs, Hawk 'n Roll, Mama Groove. Have done Lead & Rhythm guitars on several Top 20 Canadian chart singles released on Atlantic, Polydor, Bell, Can-Am and Quality Records. "Bartholomew plus Three" was signed to Atlantic Records in New York, got a #80 on Billboard USA and went to Top 10 in every major city in Canada. Produced by Felix Pappalardi while he was doing the first two "Cream" albums plus Felix did keys and horns with us on a couple of the singles below. Corky Laing, our drummer, wrote most of "Mississippi Queen" and did the track with Felix and Leslie West in a group called Mountain. "Hands of the Clock" on the player above was released on Polydor under the name "Life" with different players. The new project made Billboard plus #19 across Canada. Double-Click to enlarge one of our "B+3" pics at left with Mick Jagger & The Rolling Stones. Have opened shows for James Brown, Herman's Hermits, Gene Pitney, The Association, The Loving Spoonful, Peter & Gordon, BJ Thomas, Chad & Jeremy, The McCoys with Rick Derringer, Johnny Maestro & The Crests. Am always ready for jam sessions with good players.

Screen name:
JamRocker
Member since:
Feb 20 2011
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Felix Pappalardi - our producer at Atlantic Records while he was co-writing and producing "Wheels of Fire" and "Disraeli Gears" with Eric Clapton & Jack Bruce (Cream).

Neil Ship (Sheppard) who started the ball rolling in a New York "Tin Pan Alley" recording studio. Neil also wrote & produced "Hands of the Clock" on the MP3 player above, winning a BMI award with my second group ("Life") based in Montreal.

Bud Prager - NY showbiz Lawyer and a partner in almost everything we recorded in the USA plus everything Felix produced - including "Cream". Bud had also worked with Chet Atkins and The Everly Brothers in Nashville shortly before we met & he managed Foreigner.

Steve Cooper - Agent and record-deal contact - originally from Montreal, now a Vegas booker for major acts.

Charlie Macey - the best studio guitar player we ever worked with - he did multiple hit records with Carole King, Phil Spector and an amazing amount of other well-known recording artists.

Herbie Flowers - studio bass player for Elton John, David Bowie & Lou Reed when Neil and I were cutting tracks with him for a project with RCA in London, England.

Jim Gordon - drummer for Joe Cocker, Leon Russell, George Harrison, Traffic, Dave Mason, Derek and The Dominos (Clapton), The Everly Brothers. Jim had seven sets of drums in 7 major London studios while doing parts of our RCA project and taking taxis from place to place to be on time...amazing but also a bit nuts, great guy, great player.

Everyone else musical from Elvis going forward plus lots of blues & jazz-cats.

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