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Categories:
Guitar / Drums / Bass / Keyboards / Vocals / Percussion / Horns / Production / DJs / Programmers / Strings /Steel / Harmonica / Vibes

Guitar

Michael J
Instruments: Guitar, Electric and Acoustic
Styles:
Rock, Blues, Country
Location: Mostly South East US but available anywhere
Website:
Coming soon,
email:
michaelj@compuserve.com
Biography:
Played or recorded with -Humble Pie, Little Feat, Jimmy Buffet, Spot Check Billy, Branchwater, Solo

Michael Lewis
Instruments: Guitar Also: Bass and Keyboards
Styles:
Blues Christian Country Funk Fusion Jazz Pop RnB Rock
Location: Nashville, TN USA
Website:
http://michaellewismusic.com/guitarist.php
Biography:
Michael Lewis is a Nashville based session guitarist. He toured with Curb Artist, Jamie Slocum and performed with Grammy winners Wayne Kirkpatrick and Chris Kent (Larry Carlton), Phil Keaggy, Phil Mederia (Amy Grant), Brian Fullen (Peter Frampton), Mark Douthit (Michael McDonald). Michael has endorsements with Taylor Guitars and Fuchs amplifiers.

Jason Sadites
Instruments: Guitar, Electric and Acoustic
Styles:
Rock, Heavy Rock, Pop, Blues
Location: Schumacher, Ontario Canada
Website:
www.studioguitartracks.com
www.sadites.com

Biography:
A Canadian guitarist who has recorded with musicians such as Gregg Bissonette, Matt Bissonette, Chad Wackerman, Martin Motnik among others. Jason has performed on many independent releases and has more than twelve years experience in the studio as a guitarist and engineer.

James O'Connell
Instruments: Drums, Guitar (Electric and Acoustic), Electric Bass, Producing, Engineering and Mixing
Styles: Rock, Pop, Jazz, Country, Blues, Funk
Location: Los Angeles California
Website: myspace.com/monkeydenrecording

Biography:
James O'Connell is a Jazz Studies Graduate from University of Southern California. He has performed and/or produced on over 30 records and soundtracks. He has also made appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Late Late Show Craig Kilborn. Always playing for the song, James has been a sought after figure in the Los Angeles music scene for almost 10 years. Selected Credits include: Sheila Nicholls, Parthenon Huxley, Gary Numan, Orchestra (formerly ELO pt.2), Stuart Mathis, AM, West Coast Grand, Dave Phenicie, The Kennedys and many more.

Ron Jackson
Instruments: Guitar, Sollid Body, Arch Top, 6, 12 Stell String, Acoustic, Nylon String
Styles:
Pop, R&B, Hip Hop, funk, Soul, Rock, Folk, Jazz, Reggae, Blues
Location: Brooklyn, NY USA
Website:
www.ronjacksonmusic.com
www.myspace.com/ronjacksonmusic

Biography:
Ron has recorded and played with, Bernard Purdie Gwen Guthrie, Little Anthony and the Imperials Benny Golson, Randy Weston, Ron Carter, Oliver Lake, Jaki Byard, Jimmy Cobb, Rufus Reid, Larry Coryell, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Hank Jones, Gary Bartz John Hicks to name a few.

Brian Bunker
Instruments: Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo
Styles:
Classical, Country, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Location: Los Angeles, CA USA
Website:
www.brianbunkerguitar.com
Biography:
Brian has worked on stage and in the studio for 13 years, from solo onboard Cruise Ships to Backing Bands for Elvis Impersonators. He has worked with such luminaries as Bobby Shew, Carl Verheyen, Barry Zweig.

Tony Janflone Jr.
Instruments: Electric and Acoustic Guitars
Styles:
Rock, Blues, Jazz and Country
Location: PA, USA
Website:
www.tonyjanflonejr.com
or
myspace.com/TonyJanflone
Biography:
Tony's performing credits include opening for B.B.King , The Fabulous Thunderbirds , George Thorogood, Joe Bonamassa ,Hiram Bullock, Reb Beach , Tommy Castro , Dionne Warwick, Natalie Cole, Toninho Horta , Janis Siegel, Steely Dan, The Yellowjackets, David Sanborn, Joe Williams, Diane Reeves, Manhattan Transfer, Larry Carlton, Stanley Clarke, Billy Cobham, Jeff Beck, Carlos Santana ,Ted Nugent ,Jimmy Thackery , Chris Duarte, and Chicago.



Drums

John Anthony Martinez
Instruments: Drums, Electronic Drums
Styles: All Styles
Location: Dallas, TX and Ft. Worth, TX.
Travels to NY, LA, and Nashville

Website: www.JohnAnthonyMartinez.com

Biography:
An in-demand drummer, songwriter, and producer, John Anthony Martinez first came to the public's attention in a 1995 article in Modern Drummer magazine. After graduating from the world-renowned High School of Music and Art in New York City, he went on to study at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Phil Smith
Instruments: Drums, Percussion, Programming, Keyboard Percussion
Styles: All Styles
Location: Atlanta, GA
Website: www.customdrumtracks.net

Biography:
Phil Smith has recorded for hundreds of clients across North America, Europe and Australia. His tracks have been heard on radio, television andin movies. Phil can add life to songs with acoustic drums and a variety of percussion instruments. He also offers electric drum programming with several different hardware and software options using high quality gear with quick turn around times.

Mikael Wikman
Instruments: Drums
Styles: All Styles
Location: Sweden
Website: www.mikaelwikman.com

Biography:
Mikael has played the drums professionally for more than 15 years in a wide range of musical styles and genres. Mikael studied at the Royal University College of Music In Stockholm and drums in New York. He has performed both drums and percussion with a wide variety of artists, bands and orchestras. Mikael is very experienced working with clients remotely and everything is recorded in a good acoustic environment using high end equipment.

Tony Morra
Instruments:Drums, Percussion, and
Loop Programming

Styles: Rock. Alt Rock, Metal, Pop, Country, Funk, and Jazz
Location: Franklin, TN, USA
Website: www.downtownbatterie.com or
www.tonymorra.com

Biography:
Tony has been a top Session drummer in Nashville, TN for the past 10 years. Originally from NYC, he recently played on the Grammy winning CD "Tribute to Mr. Rogers". He's recorded with Bruce Springsteen, Van Zant, Amy Grant, Discrete Drums Heavy Mental Drum Library, End of the Spear Soundtrack, Disney, Avalon, Rebecca Saint James, Rachel Farris, Kathy Troccolli, "Just Married" Movie DVD, Dominick Chianese (Uncle Junior "Sopranos")

Michael Sharps
Instruments: Drums, Percussion (congas, bongos, cajon, djembe, timbales)
Styles: All Styles
Location: Anywhere
Website: www.michaelsharps.com

Biography:
Michael has 30+ years logged behind the drum set and is ready to put his experience to work for your next project. Michael is also a Christian songwriter and knows the importance of arranging the drums to fit the style and feel of the composition. Visit Michael’s website for samples.

James O'Connell
Instruments: Drums, Guitar (Electric and Acoustic), Electric Bass, Producing, Engineering and Mixing
Styles: Rock, Pop, Jazz, Country, Blues, Funk
Location: Los Angeles California
Website: myspace.com/monkeydenrecording

Biography:
James O'Connell is a Jazz Studies Graduate from University of Southern California. He has performed and/or produced on over 30 records and soundtracks. He has also made appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Late Late Show Craig Kilborn. Always playing for the song, James has been a sought after figure in the Los Angeles music scene for almost 10 years. Selected Credits include: Sheila Nicholls, Parthenon Huxley, Gary Numan, Orchestra (formerly ELO pt.2), Stuart Mathis, AM, West Coast Grand, Dave Phenicie, The Kennedys and many more.

Greg Garner
Instruments: Drums
Styles: Rock/Pop
Location: VA, USA
Website: www.bluegoostudios.com/Drums/

Biography:
Greg Garner graduated magna cum laude in 1995 from VCU with a degree in music composition. While continuing to play drums in numerous bands he has also composed soundtracks for independent film and television.

With this background and experience, his playing exhibits technical prowess with the equally if not more important trait of musicality. A strong foundation in recording software and techniques serves to provide drum tracks consistent with those heard along the airways.

Carlton Jackson
Instruments: Acoustic Drumset, Percussion, Electronic Programming, Voice
Styles: All Styles
Location: Portland, OR, USA
Website:
www.carltonjackson.com
Biography:
Don Heckman, L.A. Times noted music critic once called Carlton's drumming "intensely musical"... With over 30+ years experience with radio,TV & recorded music, Carlton's flowing, incisive style, and a respect for genre makes him the musical choice for your statement.

Anthony Steele
Instruments: Drumset
Styles: Gospel, R&B, Funk, Latin, Country, Reggae, etc
Location: Dorchester,MA USA
Website: http://manofsteel440.tripod.com

Biography:
A Recent Graduate from Berklee College of Music, Anthony is a young man that loves being a part of creating great music that effects the heart and soul. Anthony is a musician who is passionate about music. It's not a hobby, but a lifestyle. Anthony has had the pleasure of playing with Wynton Marsalis, Andre Ward, Walter Beasley, Gary Burton, Stephan Harris, George Duke, Mary-Mary, Donald Lawrence, Freda Battle, Doobie Powell, Parks Stewart, Yoron Israel, Rodney Posey, Dr. Bobby Jones, Twinkie Clark, Patrick Lundy, Candi Stanton, Tramaine Hawkins, Johnathan Dubose, Kierra kiki Sheard, Isreal Houghton, Tarralyn Ramsey, Rob Lewis, The Yellow Jackets, Esperanza Spaulding, Charles Butler & Trinity, and Marcus Miller.

Art Pacheco
Instruments: Custom Drum/Percussion Tracking
Styles: Rock, Alt, Pop,Jazz, Orch, RnB, Latin
Location: National
Website: www.artpachecomusic.com

Biography:
With 18 years of live and studio experiance, Art has been heard form stage to screen with artist like Robin Thicke (Interscope), Diana Degarmo (American Idol). Art has also appeared on shows like the The Carson Daly and The Ellen Degeneres Show. Recently Art played drums on a song track titled "Asi Sera" featured in a Saturn Films/Paramount 2007 film entitled NEXT starring Nicolas Cage. Visit the site for TESTIMONIALS and LISTEN to 6 drumkit configuations and sound examples.

Micke Ajax
Instruments: Drums, Percusion, Full Production (bass, guitar, keyboards etc)
Styles: All
Location: Sweden
Website: www.drums-online.com

Biography:
Micke has been working as a fulltime musician since 1992 and have recorded or toured with the finest of swedish artists. He also have long experience working remotely. He can also be hired as a producer and has a large network among the best musicians in Sweden.

 

Bass

Joseph Patrick Moore
Instruments: Electric, Fretless and Double Bass
Styles:All Styles. Specialty is Jazz/Funk/Fusion
Location: Atlanta, GA USA
Website:
http://www.JosephPatrickMoore.com
Biography:

For more than a decade JPM has been touring, recording, and establishing himself as an artist with a unique voice and a diversity of talents. His skills as bassist; composer; arranger; producer; author; educator and founding partner of Blue Canoe Records illustrate why he is a highly sought after musician.

Jan Detremerie
Instruments: Electric Bass
Styles:All
Location: Ghent, Belgium (Europe)
Website:
www.myspace.com/jandetremerie
musicjanbe@yahoo.com

Biography:

Jan has recorded bass for some of Belgium’s top bands including Zap Mama(with Questlove & Erikah Badu), Zornik (with producer Phil Vynil (PJ Harvey, Placebo), Lunascape (with producer Rick Nowels (Madonna, Dido), Crush 5 (with songwriters for Beyonce, Fergie)and Kaye Styles (Prison Break Anthem Theme Song!!)

Frank Gagliardi
Instruments: Electric Bass
Styles:
Pop/Rock/R&B/Folk
Location: New York, N.Y., USA
Website:
www.myspace.com/frankonbass
Biography:

A true songwriter’s bassist, Frank approaches bass parts with the song in mind. He strives for a bass part that is balanced, melodic, and uniform to what is happening around him. His playing has put him in the company of some well known sidemen both on stage and in studio like Keyboardist-C.P. Roth (Blessed Union Of Souls), Drummers-Doug Yowell (Duncan Shiek, Suzanne Vega) and Kevin Hupp (Maceo Parker, Rick Derringer), Guitarist-Jack Petruzzelli (Joan Osborne, Rufus Wainwright) and John Garrison (James Blunt). Frank is currently a first-call player for the Groove Room Studios (Brewster N.Y.) and is recording for several emerging artists. Contact info: bassclef76@aol.com

Keyboards

Taylor Mesple
Instruments: Keyboards, Piano, Accordion, Vocals, Producing (CD tracks and Demos)
Styles: Singer/Songwriter genres, Folk/New Folk, Contemporary Jazz, Pop, Americana, Fusion, Adult Contemporary, Westcoast Pop
Location: Freeport, Maine USA
Website:
www.PianoOverdubs.com
Biography:

Taylor is a Kurzweil Artist Endorsee and has performed and/or recorded with:
James Taylor, Keb' Mo'., Abe Laboriel Jr., Mel Brown, Tim Pierce, Phil Keaggy, Bill Chinnock, Indigo Girls, Winston Ford, Darren Rahn, Howard Levy, Peter Mayer, Nelson Rangell, E-TOWN E-Tones, Wind Machine, John McVey, Chuck Pyle, Katie Herzig

Gere Fennelly
Instruments: Piano, Organ Keyboards
Styles: a wide array of styles including rock, pop, jazz,
blues, to classical and standards

Location: Los Angeles, CA USA
Website:
www.88Magic.com
Biography:

Gere Fennelly has been a professional musician since the age of 10, when she became church organist. Has been working as a touring & session player since her teens, played with legendary bands Redd Kross, Romeo Void, Specimen, among many others. And is now available for your recording project. Gere's a great sight
reader & improviser, a whiz at quickly composing parts for your song and she uses the Logic program.

Ruben DeMello
Instruments: Keyboards, Piano, B3, Songwriting and Production
Styles: Rock, Pop, Country, Blues, Funk, Jazz
Location: Somerset, MA, USA
Website:
www.myspace.com/galacticvibemusic or www.galacticvibemusic.com
Biography:

Ruben has toured and performed with Jeff Terra (Atonement Records), legendary Gospel artist Ron Kenoly (Integrity Music), Mars Hill (produced by Michael Sweet), shared stages with Grammy winning Stryper, Shinedown, Tesla, Jani Lane (of Warrant), Vanilla Fudge, Big City Rock and American Idol Constantine Maroulis.

Vocals

Ann Bailey
Instruments: Vocalist, Vocal Arranger
Styles: All Styles, with emphasis on R&B
Location: Surrey, UK
Website:
www.thunderlungs.com
Biography:

In the summer of 2006, Ann was at the top of the European dance singles chart with both the number 1 and number 2 positions the same week: ‘Love Sensation’ (Eddie Thoneick and Kurd Maverick) and ‘A Deeper Love’ (Corenell featuring Ann Bailey). ‘Love Sensation’ also hit the UK top 40 singles chart. She’s recorded with such artists as Robert Brookins (Earth Wind and Fire, Michael Martian (Steely Dan/Christopher Cross), Donna Summer, Matt Redman, Jon Gibson, Twila Paris, Ron Kenoly, Alvin Slaughter, Rick Cua, Babbie Mason and Martine McCutcheon. She has also fronted her own highly successful band in L.A.. Ann has her own ProTools studio, recording tracks there and sending them to artists and songwriters around the world. This ‘no boundaries’way of recording has sent her voice to Australia, Canada and Europe, as well all over the United States and the UK. Ann’s recorded in every style and in many languages including Russian, Japanese, Spanish, French, and German.

Taryn Murphy
Instruments:Vocalist / Vocal Arranger & Producer
Styles: All Mainstream Genres (Pop, Pop Rock, Dance, R&B, Soul, Blues, Contemporary Country)
Location: Nashville, Tennessee USA
Website: www.tarynsong.com

Biography:

Taryn is a career vocalist with years of experience both live and studio. Over time her client list has grown to include some of the top writers and producers in the industry and she has secured credits on album releases worldwide as well as film and television spots on Fox, Showtime, MTV and more. Highlights include; Writing and performing the theme song to Mariah Carey's latest movie, "Wisegirls" and singing background for the legendary Taylor Dayne on her original song, "Almost Sorry". Currently working out of her own Pro Tools studio she's been doing sessions via file exchange for over 3 years. With a dynamic voice contrasting vulnerability with sheer power, her versatility and gift for arranging keep her in high demand. Often compared to such greats as Kelly Clarkson and Christina Aguilera, Taryn is a rarity among vocalists and an asset to the recording community. For audio samples and further information, please visit the website.

Horns

Bryan Steele
Instruments: All saxophones, voice, flute, clarinet, percussion, guitar, keys, ethnic flutes
Styles:Rock, Pop, Jazz, World
Location: New Bedford, MA USA
Website:
www.bryansteele.net
Biography:

Bryan Steele is a musician with a unique and powerful style. His soulful sax playing has been heard with Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel, Steven Tyler, Chuck D., and Busta Rimes. For 3 years he served as featured saxman and musical director for the first  national tour of the Billy Joel musical 'Movin' Ou't.

Sal Lozano
Instruments: Saxophone, Flute, Piccolo,Clarinets, EWI, Whistles and Recorder
Styles: All
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Website:
www.sallozano.com
Biography:

A Southern California native, Sal Lozano is a freelance woodwind player. He is a featured member of bands led by such notable musicians as Louie Bellson, Tom Kubis, and Gordon Goodwin. A few of the artists Sal has also recorded with include Christina Aguilera, Will Smith, Mandy Moore, Stevie Wonder, Lalo Schifrin, Brian McKnight, Robbie Williams,Keely Smith, Jessica Simpson, Barbra Streisand, Joey DeFrancesco, Maynard Ferguson and Natalie Cole, Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band and The Fab Faux. Sal is a member of the Dancing With the Stars House Band. He has also performed at the Gala for the President at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C. Other television credits include American Idol, The Grammy Awards, Latin Grammy Awards, Emmy Awards Orchestra, ESPY Awards, AmericaÕs Funniest Home Videos, The Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon, Touched by an Angel, The Tonight Show, Warner Brothers Cartoons, Commander in Chief and numerous National Commercials. Motion Picture credits include Happy Feet Man About Town, Just Like Heaven, Coach Carter, Vegas Vacation, National Treasure, The Last Shot, Bah Humduck, Happy Feet, Ice Princess, Legally Blonde 2 and DisneyÕs Beauty and the Beast. Sal is currently a Professor of Saxophone at California State University,

Producers, Programmers, DJs, Engineers

Taylor Mesple
Instruments: Producer of CD tracks, CDs, singes and demos
Styles: Singer/Songwriter, Folk/New Folk, Pop/Rock, Adult Contemporary, AAA, Americana, Contemporary Jazz
Location: Freeport, Maine USA
Website:
www.taylormesple.com
Biography:

A Bright, warm, upbeat, talented young person with 125 CDs to his credit, some in the Billboard Top 20. Recently played piano for James Taylor, Keb Mo. Studio is Neve /Tubetech ProTools /DynAudio. Affordable options to suit your project. Working with special artists worldwide.

 

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