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    I was born into a musical family in 1954 in Montclair, NJ.. Originally we were living in the home of my maternal grandmother. Soon, my father moved us to East Orange, NJ to live in a three family home owned by his sister, Betty. My father always had an acoustic guitar in the house. He loved jazz and raised my brother and me to appreciate all music. Betty, who lived downstairs had a piano which I loved to play and my older cousin Lee who lived on the first floor was always into electronics. I would watch him for hours fiddling with transistors and resistors. Learning how to read the colored stripes to tell them apart. On my mother's side of the family her younger sister had attended Julliard and her brother was an early pioneer of the electric bass. I learned to read sheet music at the same time I was learning to read English. By the age of three my Uncle Freddie was teaching me bass guitar. I got my first drumset when I was five and I began taking clarinet lessons by six. I would continue playing classical clarinet until I left high school. After a few years we got our own apartment in Orange, NJ where I got my first tape recorder. It was a small mono reel-to-reel that I would record songs off the radio. The Summer of '66 we went on vacation to visit my older brother, Bob, who was a Marine stationed in southern California. It was supposed to be for two weeks. We stayed for two years. I received my first electric guitar for Christmas 1967 in Santa Ana, California and I immediately took to it. I already had an understanding of music. I just needed to know where the notes were on this new instrument. In 1968 I started high school back East where it all began, Montclair, NJ armed with a clarinet and an electric guitar. My high school years were magical. My school was teeming with talent. Many of my peers went on to dominate in their chosen genres, Joe Walsh with the James Gang, Richard Lloyd with Television, Al Anderson with Bob Marley and The Wailers, Chuck Burgi with Billy Joel, Kenny Margolis with Willy Deville... In the early 70's I started my professional career touring and recording gospel music with Rev. Lawrence Roberts and The Angelic Choir out of Nutley, NJ. Shortly thereafter I was invited to jam with Willie Dixon in NY where I met Victoria Spivey who recorded me on her blues label, Spivey Records. She put me on the blues scene with Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Johnny Winter, Son Seals and the like. When she introduced me to Bob Dylan she told him she'd signed him when he was 19 and she signed me when I was 19 so we had to be brothers. I learned a lot about the pitfalls of fame from them and it made me rethink the direction of my life. I went back to gospel and toured across the US with Spencer Taylor & The Highway Q.C.s. I ended the 70's with Buzzy Linhart who I adored. Buzzy had played vibes on Hendrix's "Cry of Love" LP and playing the NY and LA scenes with him was a real high point but after a decade of playing with others it was time to do my own thing. My first solo album, "Ted Stilles Bhang" in 1980 received great reviews. My drummer's schedule wouldn't allow him to tour and I didn't want to perform that music with anyone else. One of the bass players on my album, TM Stevens, had a tour coming up with Stacy Lattisaw and his guitar player was committed to another tour so I figured I'd play with Stacy until I figured out what to do about my drummer situation. When we finished her "Let me be your angel" tour I was still undecided on a drummer so I did the '81 tour for her next album which was the opening slot for the Jacksons "Triumph" Summer tour which is where I met Michael's trumpet player Alan "Funt" Prater. After 22 shows I felt like I needed to get back to my solo career so I left and went back to Jersey. My brother, Ed, was playing with Dirt Records recording artist Zap & The Wires and I hooked up with them. Meanwhile, a mutual friend hooked me up with Steve Washington who was riding high from his successes with SLAVE, Aurra and Young and Company. He loved the fact that I was doing something completely unique. We started recording some material for a new project when external forces derailed our efforts. Steve went to Detroit and produced George Clinton's first solo record, the one with "Atomic Dog" and I made my next solo record, 1989's "When Music Becomes A Tool" after my run with "The Wires". Coincidentally there was a flood in Texas and the pressing plant was shipping late and my good friend Larry Hartke of "Hartke Systems" fame needed a hand with a new product his company was coming out with. I figured I could help him out and kill time while I was waiting on the records to ship. Once again, two weeks turned into two years! We were making aluminum speakers by hand for everyone from Jack Bruce to Miles Davis. Now I had two solo records to promote so I began rehearsing the band. Buddy Hank was on bass and he was also playing with a NY band, "Freckle". Something happened with their guitarist and they had dates coming up so I stepped in. That led me to play on Buddy's studio projects which turned into me playing on his "Funky Bud" CD. I really dug his genius so I joined the funk family. I played with Young and Company, The Buddy Hank Band and the Slave Family of Funk projects while sporadically making solo records of my own. In 2008 I rediscovered Canada and decided to bring the Jersey funk North. Steve blessed me with a few grooves that I fleshed out and now I'm here doing my thing for all you funkateers. "Ted Stilles & Friends" is my fifth solo project over the past 35 years. I produced, engineered, wrote and performed 85% of the 19 songs I'll be uploading. It was done over the last two Winters in Québec City and Montréal. I chose this track, "The Homeless", for the first single because it hits so hard. Plus, it's come full circle. Steve Washington and I are finally writing and recording together after all this time. We've even got GC in the house!
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    An extraordinarily talented guitarist, Pat started singing, acting, dancing and modelling at the early age of 5. Pat’s first foray into the world of music started at the age of 7 when his dad picked him up a set of vintage Ludwig drums. It was only a few short years later at age 11 when he picked up the guitar and started playing in his first school bands. Round this out with being in many church choirs since the age of 5 as a featured soprano soloist, member of school choirs and bands from Grade 6. Pat starred in every school play from kindergarten to grade 9 and was a Walter Thornten model in Toronto from the age of 5 through till 15. Mix in an award winning public speaking champ, spelling bee champ, and tap and jazz dancing from the age the age of 5, Pat Savage was born for the stage! For over 35 years, Pat Savage has opened for, as well as shared the stage with rock & blues greats such as Joe Cocker, Foghat, The Animals, Saxon, Savoy Brown, Matt Guitar Murphy, Albert Collins, Uli Van Roth, The Scorpions, Manfred Mann, Slade, Sweet, Uriah Heep, Steppenwolf, Molly Hatchett, Lynyrd Skynyrd, BB King, Georgia Satellites, Marshall Tucker Band, Grand Funk, Georgia Satellites, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Jeff Healey and Colin James to name but a few. Pat is now considered the “King Of Biker Music” by motorcycle press all over the world! Pat’s many talents in writing, production and live performance have won him accolades in Canada, the USA and Europe throughout his vast musical career. His CD’s have been critically acclaimed in major bike, blues and rock magazines and the mainstream press all over the world. In fact, Pat has never had a bad or poor review in his career to date! Pat’s first solo album “Wild World” was released in 1991 winning London Music Awards and establishing Pat in Canada as a venerable blues rock guitarist sharing the stage with fellow blues rockers Jeff Healey and Colin James on a regular basis. After performing at London’s biggest venue London Gardens for 22,000, Pat left for Detroit and a bigger music scene. It was Pat’s second and third solo releases, both recorded with an all star line up of Detroit’s finest talents, “Hog Wild” and “Made In Detroit” which began his biker themed songs and sent him touring across 50 American states top billed at the biggest blues festivals and motorcycle events. Pat, as a long time Harley riding musician, wrote the song “Hog Wild”and started performing at the world famous Daytona Bike Week motorcycle event. Myrtle Beach Bike Week, Arizona Bike Week, Laconia Bike Week, Sturgis and many State, Regional and local HOG events across North America in 1993. Ten years later he was considered the No# 1 Biker Entertainment” in North America. He was in fact the best of the “biker music’ genre. In 2001, an executive with SONY Europe came to Daytona Bike Week and discovered Pat performing at the Born To Ride Saloon. He quickly offered him a lucrative deal to go to Europe to tour and he secured his first major record deal with SONY Europe in 2003. After a couple of tours with great success with the Harley folks there, he relocated to Europe, basing himself there for the next 12 years. Pat has lived in Germany, Holland, England, Belgium, Norway and Spain. He has performed in far away countries like Iceland, Dubai, South Africa and Thailand. He took time to realize one of his dreams in 2010 by releasing a great Progressive Rock album called “Dream of Odin”, which was recorded at Chilliwack BC’s prestigious Emerald Ridge Studios with producer and famed Canadian drummer Phil Krawzcuk, who played drums and produced “Wild World” in 1991 with Pat and shared the early success. Off the well beaten path as “Biker Blues Rocker” the album is selling well. Although a sonic departure for Pat, “Dream of Odin” proved to be very popular with his fans, and has held extremely well on the FM radio. A follow up album is in the works soon. During 2011 Pat released “The Very Best Of” a collection of his most popular songs from his CD catalog. Not one to pass up on an opportunity, Pat took a year off touring to write and record his album “Wind & Fire” with ex-South African rock producer Gary Crause, at his Legend Music studios in Phuket. It was the 1st time Pat had recorded solo, playing all of the instruments on the album himself. “Wind & Fire” was a return to Pat’s roots and is packed with the best biker rock and blues ever heard before. Dedicated to Fire Fighters the world over, the title track is a haunting tribute to the daily trials and tribulations that these brave men face. Which brings us to here and now in 2015! Pat is currently producing his new acoustic roots collection called “Savage Steel” of some of his greatest hits, as well as some great new songs, Recorded in his new facility “Savage Chief Studios” in sunny Spain, he is scoring his first major film production of “Homeless Ashes” soon shooting in London England. He is also booking the biggest HOG, HDC, MC and blues, rock and country events in the middle east, India and Asia and all over the world. If you want the “King Of Biker Music” to make your event the best it can possibly be, contact me right here and let Pat Savage make your event the best it can possibly be! Patrick J. Tischart Management Team Leader Savageworks International patsavageband@gmail.com Skype: patsavage333
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    Singer songwriter , musician & solo recording artist. STALE was a band from 97 to 2002. now I'm writing and recording on my own .
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    I am Veli Viktor born in Bulgaria and currently touring with 3 bands as solo opening act.
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