JamRocker
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Vocalist, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard.

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Semi-Retired Pro: Looking for Blues, Retro R&B, Blue-Eyed Soul, Fifties Rock & Roll and/or Crooner Band - possibly even Jazz Standards, Jazz Improv or Funk. Have done club, corporate, arena-rock or party gigs with Corky Laing from Mountain, Jimmy Ayoub from Mahogany Rush, Marty Simon from Mylon/SOCAN Director, Peter Alves (Jam Buddy/Record Producer), BobbyLee Silcott, Kenny Hamilton, Gina Seram, Jab-Jab, Bat Taylor and others. Also have done Lead & Rhythm guitars plus production on a couple of Top 20 Canadian chart singles released on Atlantic, Polydor, Bell, Can-Am and Quality Records. Singles are at bottom of this page. "Bartholomew plus Three" was signed to Atlantic in New York, got a #80 on Billboard USA and went to Top 10 in every major city in Canada. Produced by Felix Pappalardi (The YoungBloods & first two "Cream" albums) and legendary Tom Dowd (Aretha). Felix did keys and horns with us in the studio - single is the video at left. "Hands of the Clock" below was released on Polydor under the name "Life" with different players. The new project made Billboard plus #19 across Canada. 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. Pic at bottom left is "B+3" & "The Rolling Stones" with Brian Jones. Always ready to meet good players in the Montreal & Quebec area.

Screen name:
JamRocker
Member since:
Feb 20 2011
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 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 "Life".

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

Steve Cooper - Agent and record-deal contact - originally from Montreal, now a Vegas booker for major acts in LA, Business Manager for Natalie Cole.

Charlie Macey - the best studio guitar player we ever worked with did multiple hit records an amazing amount of well-known recording artists working from New York.

Herbie Flowers - studio bass player for Elton John, David Bowie & Lou Reed when Neil Sheppard 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 players.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert

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