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Semi-Retired Pro: Blues, Retro R&B, Blue-Eyed Soul, Fifties Rock & Roll, Crooner tunes, Jazz Standards, Jazz Improv or Funk, stage name Barry Albert. 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 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/Booker T/Blues Bros). 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/Brooklyn Bridge. Pic at bottom left is "B+3" & "The Rolling Stones" with Brian Jones. Always ready to meet pro-level players in the Montreal & Quebec area.

Screen name:
JamRocker
Member since:
Feb 20 2011
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times 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 "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 and Peter Frampton.

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

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