Hello, I am looking for a working ,traveling band that is very busy.
"The Cherry People, DC's Infamous & Legendary Vocal Rock Band, continues forward with one of it's hottest line-up to date with Chris Grimes, Doug Grimes, Michael Fath & Jude Vitilio. New releases include, "Nobody's Perfect" on Hot Cotton Records &"Whoopn' & aWhoppn'" on Angel Air Records, UK."~The Washington Post
"Best rock band to come out of the Wash, DC area"~The Washington Post...
"The Beatles on Steroids"~Jay Nedry
Skill Sets /Styles:
Drum-set, Percussion, Harmony Vocals. Genre: 60's~70~80's~Classic Rock, R&B, New Rock, Pop, Reggae, Country, Top 40, Fusion, Swing, Easy Listening, Trio, Acoustic. Resort, Corporate & Private Event experience.
Songwriting, Arrangement, Charts, Audio/Show Producing, Engineering experience.
I play with an entertaining, genre rich style, always connecting with the audience with an exacting meter & tempo. My experience in all types of settings whether it be small intimate crowds to thousands of people allows me to perform with confidence & fun in any situation.
Drummer, Percussionist, Harmony Vocalist, Writer, Audio Producer/Engineer
Professional Musician since age 15.
First band: DFT King.
First recording contract was with Geffen in '77 with front man and excellent singer Johnny Raymond. However this ended quickly with the sudden passing of Johnny. My first stint with Doug Grimes was in Hit & Run,'78 in FLA. My next major label signing was a development deal while in my band, 3rd, DAY KICK with Atlantic Records by Arif Mardin in 8/01. All our showcase appearances in lower Manhattan were cancelled due to the tragedy of 9/11/01. Arif left Atlantic, Ahmed Ertugen got sick, we got paid off, that was that. I produced and did the on air performance of a weekly radio show/webcast on Ocean 98, OCMD, called "Sunday Sessions", spotlighting Mid Atlantic artist.
Artist/bands I have performed with and/or recorded with or for include The Grassroots, Pepper, CKY, ASG, Chris Button & Marco Riva ...both incredible guitarists, in 3rd Day Kick & The Sophies! JD Bradshaw, The Sophies, Ronnie Younkins, of KIX & The Blues Vultures, Kevin(Spike)Settles of Never Never & Face Dancer, Tony Scuito, Bad Penny, Laura Hunter & Cinamatrix, Paul Lewis/YNOT?!, Phoenix Rising, not to mention countless session work with numerous artists over the years.
National recording artist I have opened for include Blue Oyster Cult, Edgar Winter, Johnny Winter, Rick Derringer, The Smithereens, The Ryvans, Crack The Sky, Carry Zielgler, The Cars, AC/DC, The Romantics, Ted Nugent, Cole Ford, Tonic, Gary Hoey, Jimmies Chicken, Shack, ISM, Ballyhoo, Cinder Road, KIX & few more.
Many sessions, many tours, many shows later I am playing the best music of my life and look forward to the next episode of..., JT Vitilio