Gordon and Coal Chamber's Meegs used to share an apartment before their respective bands grew in popularity. He is also the lead singer of the band Hello Machine (formerly Machine Gun Orchestra).  Jay Gordon is a blues performer and composer. The biographies of Jay and his band members (The Penetrators) are below. And you can also see the band on Last.fm here: 'Jay Gordon and the Penetrators' JAY GORDON LEAD GUITAR-VOCALS Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, Gordon grew up in Chicago, the center of the blues world.
He began playing guitar when he was nine and within three years was performing in bars. “When I was a teenager in Chicago, I was lucky enough to be around Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Luther Allison, Hound Dog Taylor and so many others. They planted the seed inside of me to always want to play the blues.” Since moving to Los Angeles in 1985, Gordon has recorded 14 CDs and 1 live DVD. He toured the world and gained a worldwide reputation, being particularly well known in Europe.
He was one of 50 guitarists picked by Eric Clapton (who was very impressed after hearing one of his CDs) to perform at the Crossroads Guitar Festival, sharing the bill with such greats as Santana, Jeff Beck, B.B. King and Buddy Guy. 2009 Jay won Guitar Player of the year at the 5th Annual South Bay Music Awards. 2010 Jay has now recorded a great ROCK CD. Jay Gordon was presented his Nomination for "Americana Artist of the Year" from Al Bowman Saturday Night March 10, 2012 at the Hollywood, CA.
House of Blues. Jay and his band Blues Venom have also been Nominated for "Rock Album of the Year." Jay is also being considered for the Producers Choice Award for Rock Guitarist of the year. JAY GORDON'S BAND MEMBERS (The Penetrators) SHARON BASS GUITAR - VOCALS Sharon has been involved in music all of her life. Starting at the age of nine she has played many instruments - violin, guitar, piano and her main instrument bass guitar. For more than twenty five years her charismatic bass playing and vocals have added to the originality of the bands she has played in.
Sharon has earned a reputation over the years and is respected in many different fields of music by her peers. From clubs to arenas and concert halls, along with recording in countless studios. She definitely knows what it takes to make a commitment in music. She has also recorded radio commercials along with sound tracks. She won Bass Player of the year at the 5th Annual South Bay Music Awards 4/27 09.
She is currently playing & singing with world famous, five time award winning blues/rock guitarist Jay Gordon who has 14 CD's to his credit, Sharon has played and sang on four of Jay Gordon's CD's.The current Cd is "Blues Venom - No Cure" which is being played on over 150 radio stations all over the world. She will be touring Europe this summer with Jay Gordon. She also did a remake in 2009 of the classic rock song "White Rabbit". This was the last recording done with Donnell Cameron at the famous Westbeach recording studio in Hollywood Ca, famous for recording punk rock groups, such as Bad religion, NOFX, Rancid, Pennywise and more.
She is being considered for the Producers Choice Award for Rock Bassist of the year for the 2012 LA Music Awards. She played on Gordon's Blues Venom No Cure CD which has also been Nominated for 2012 "Rock Album of the Year." HARLEN SPECTOR KEYBOARDS Harlen Spector is an LA bassed Keyboard player best known as a Hammond organist with extraordinary ability on the organ bass pedals. He plays all styles of music especially rock, blues and classical as well as funk, soul, country and jazz. He grew up in a musical family in Illinois and began playing professionally at 13 and did a national tour at 17.
After earning a BA in Music at Illinois State University her began touring all over the Midwest, east and south gaining experience playing all kinds of venues and getting a strong back moving that Hammond C3. He eventually settled in Chicago to play in blues and heavy rock bands before moving to Los Angeles, Ca. in the 80's where he started working and recording with national acts. Harlen has recorded and performed with many acts including Elvin Bishop, Redbone, Buffalo Springfield, Buddy Miles, Robby Kreiger, Jesus Christ Superstar, Guitar Shorty, Becca and LA County, Scarlett Rivera, The Music Machine, Skip Hellert Quaqrtet, Don Peake and his Alstars. He also recorded a new album of original trio organ music at Don's studio in NOHO.
Harlen is currently playing with world famous, five time award winning blues/rock guitarist Jay Gordon. He played on Gordon's Blues Venom No Cure CD which has been Nominated for "Rock Album of the Year." Mario Ramirez MARIO RAMIREZ HARMONICA (No information provided.) ABE PEREZ DRUMS Abe Perez started playing drums at 9 years old. He started playing professionally while he was still in school. He went on his first tour to Canada right out of high school with the Davey London group.
He also formed an all original band called Yankee Rose which was signed by Satellite Records. He played shows with Van Halen, Quiet Riot and many other big bands. He played with John Nelson, former guitarist of Eddy Money, Sky Furies a Vegas show band for a year. Which was produced by famous Producer HB Barnom.
Abe also worked with Raven Hernandez and other members of Redbone, who wrote the hit "Come and Get Your Love". This is just a few of the things he did. When he met and Jammed with Jay and Sharon, it was magic immediately. Abe is endorsed by Spaun Drums.
Abe was born in Cuba and always throws his roots in his playing, even though he is an extremely hard hitter, he also plays congas and other percussion. To see more about Abe click here. www.myspace.com/abeperez HARLEN SPECTOR DRUMS (No information provided.) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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