Record & Video Producer, Recording Artist, Song Writer, Musician: DOC HOLIDAY
DOC HOLIDAY as a Record Producer, he has produced artists such as "Herman's Hermits", "Big Al Downing", "The Kentucky Headhunters", "Doug "The Ragin' Cajun" Kershaw", "Ricky Lynn Gregg", "Gary Pine from Bob Marley's Wailers", "Jon Washington's Fortunes", "Jeffrey Steele","Narvel Felts", "Becky Hobbs", "Razzy Bailey", "Mel McDaniel", "Doug Dillard", JUST TO NAME A FEW, and has charted 600 plus records in his career with 70 plus records hitting the #1 spot in various charts worldwide. As a Music Video Producer, he has won 17 "TELLY AWARDS" for music videos. As a Recording Artist he has sold 3 million plus career records worldwide, As a songwriter, he has had songs recorded by Ricky Lynn Gregg, Mel McDaniel, Big Al Downing, Jeffrey Steele, Doug Kershaw, JUST TO NAME A FEW. He is a former BOARD OF GOVERNOR member for The Grammy Awards, He is currently a SILVER AWARD VOTING MEMBER and JUDGE OF THE "TELLY AWARDS, A voting member of the Grammy Awards, Winner of the GOLDEN MUSIC AWARDS for Producer Of The year, CEO of Mega International records, A member of BMI and SESAC, and One Of The Original CREATORS OF THE SOUND OF ASBURY PARK, S.O.A.P.
Barry Manilow, Sheena Easton, Olivia Newton-John, Engelbert Humperdink,Everly Brothers,Seals and Crofts , Bette Midler ,The Osmonds , Wayne Newton,Helen Reddy, Bill Medley,Little Richard ,Shaun Cassidy ,Dolly Parton ,Juice Newton, Just to name a few
Growing up around the Jersey shore, Tallent took up first the tuba and then the bass. He was influenced by James Jamerson, Donald "Duck" Dunn, and Paul McCartney. He started playing with Springsteen in 1971 in two earlier bands and then was an original member of the E Street Band. Both visually and musically he stays in the background; his most notable bass parts may be on the song "Fire" and the last verse of "Incident on 57th Street". During the E Street Band's early years, he occasionally played the tuba on some of Springsteen's quirkier early songs, both in concert and on record (most notably "Wild Billy's Circus Story").
Dave grew up in Hawaii, moved to Nashville in the early ‘80’s. Dave has played with some of the coolest folks in this business we call show, Jerry Reed, Charlie Louvin, Mel Tillis, Chet Atkins, Dottie West, Vern Gosdin, Kathy Mattea, Vince Gill, Duane Eddy, Faith Hill, Lee Roy Parnell, Malcolm Holcomb, Rick Vito, Rosie Flores, Billy Burnett, Gary Nicholson, Colin Linden, Whitey Johnson. In the early ‘90’s, I was recommended to the Great Johnny Cash, who hired Dave to play in his band, the Tennessee Three. After Johnny passed away, Dave toured and did some recording with the Great Dwight Yoakam. Dave also recently played on the Great John Mellencamp’s record, No Better Than This, which was produced by the Great T Bone Burnett.
A professional musician in Nashville since 1976, Pat Severs’ first years were spent working the road with artists like Narvel Felts and Charlie Rich. From 1980 to 1987, he toured and recorded with the great Eddie Rabbitt. After, Pat worked mainly in the studios in Nashville playing on sessions for artists like Billy Dean, Johnny Lee, Rob Crosby Waylon Jennings, Vern Gosdin and others. Much of his recording career has been in music for television, recording with great singers like Anne Murray, Donna Summer, Johnny Cash and Don McLean. In the early 1990s, Pat was a founding member of the Capital Records group “Pirates of the Mississippi”, and played on many hits with them including “Honky Tonk Blues” and “Feed Jake”.
In 2005 Pat had the honor of playing on a UK tour with the legendary Everly Brothers, working with great players like Pete Wingfield and Albert Lee.
Pat has stayed busy working on TV shows like Nashville Star and a Larry the Cable Guy TV special, backing artists like Sara Evans, Trace Adkins, Billy Currington and Hank Williams Jr.
Born in Los Angeles, Over the next several years, Horn found himself in the studio with such stellar names as Joe Cocker, The Mamas And Papas, Leon Russell, Delaney & Bonnie and Rita Coolidge, Ringo Starr, Lionel Ritchie, The Beach Boys, Jackson Browne, John Lennon, Linda Ronstadt, Barbra Streisand, and Joni Mitchell.
It's Jim's flute solo, for example on Canned Heat's "Goin' Up The Country". The distinctive horn parts on the Grammy winning Fifth Dimension hits "Up, Up and Away" and "The Age of Aquarius" are likewise Horn's handiwork. Others include Frank Sinatra's "Strangers In The Night", Elton John's "Little Jeannie", Toto's "Rosanna", Leon Russell's "Lady Blue", Smokey Robinson's "Tears Of A Clown", Neil Sedaka's "Laughter In The Rain", and Ronnie Milsap's "Lost In The Fifties Tonight", and the beautiful intro oboe solo on Karen Carpenter's smash hit "For All We Know". Horn has also recorded with The Rolling Stones, Steely Dan, Roy Orbison, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner and all four Beatles on their solo records. All his credits are too numerous to list.
To date, Jim Horn is the most recorded sax player in history.
DALE HERR is an active and versatile producer, composer, arranger, music director and session guitarist.
As a young Los Angeles studio musician in the 70's, HERR's first sessions included an album for recording artist, Tom Jones, the hit television show, "The Jeffersons," and national jingles for McDonald's.After several successful years in Hollywood, producing music for such hit TV shows as "Who's The Boss?" and "Married With Children," Dale relocated to Nashville in 1991 where he continued his work in television producing music for "Crook & Chase, Desperate Housewives, The Simpsons, That 70's Show " Just to name a few.
In 2005, HERR did the original orchestrations for the Broadway production of”Ring Of Fire”, the music of Johnny Cash.
He recently performed with Little Anthony and the Imperials for their Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall Of Fame induction.
JIM BOYD is a singer/songwriter & member of the Lakes band on the Colville Indian Reservation in Washington, State. Boyd is a seven-time Native American Music Awards winner. Since then he has released, alterNATIVES (2002 Record of the Year-NAMMY), JIM BOYD with ALFONSO KOLB, LIVE AT THE MET, JIM BOYD & Kyo-T, LIVE (2003 Best Pop/Rock Recording-NAMMY), Going To The Stick Games(2004 Record of the Year-NAMMY), Them Old Guitars (2005 songwriter of the Year-NAMMY). Boyd also released the Inchelium music video that took home Best Short-Form Video in the 9th annual Native American Music Awards. Boyd collaborated with writer friend Sherman Alexie on songs included on Alexie's movie Smoke Signals on Miramax, This recording received the Best Compilation Award in the second annual Native American Music Awards. Boyd and Alexie also co-wrote a song that was included on the HONOR CD with artists such as Bonnie Raitt, The Indigo Girls, Toad The Wet Sprocket, and Matthew Sweet. Boyd has performed with Bonnie Raitt, The Indigo Girls, Joe Cocker, and many more. The Jim Boyd Band is from Inchelium on the Colville Indian Reservation in Washington, State.
Having sung with Ray Stevens and Donna Fargo as a youngster, to Sheila E. and Barry Manilow as an adult, Deb has covered her basis. After traveling the world backing up artists like Diane Carrol and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Deb settled in Nashville to raise a family and work in the studios. She has done thousands of session from song demos to jingles. She has sung for the NBC show, Walmart, Burger King, and many more. Seeing a need for a good group of vocalists to support the incredible talent coming to Nashville to record, she developed the Deb Thomas Singers, under the direction of Doc Holiday. Together, their job is to bring out the best of performers in the studio and help their talent to shine. Deb continues to be one of the top female studio vocalists in Nashville for jingles, background vocals and song demos alike…she has it all.
Bobby Bradley started engineering recording sessions in 1971 at the legendary Bradley's Barn. During that time working with The man they call "The Architect of Country Music" Country Music Hall of Fame Producer Owen Bradley, and his Uncle also in the Country Music Hall of Fame Harold Bradley, Bobby would work with and record Merle Haggard, K.D. Lang, Willie Nelson, George Jones, Vince Gill, Marty Stuart, Travis Tritt, Alan Jackson, Dolly Parton,Tammy Wynette, Leon Russell, Keith Richards, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Waylon Jennings, Art Garfunkel, Crystal Gayle, George Clinton and Parliment Funkedelic, George Strait, Mel McDaniels, and Doug Kershaw just to name a few. It was back in the mid 80's when Bobby first met and worked with producer Doc Holiday at Bradley's Barn and Doc Holiday's Legendary "A" team would be formed. Bobby has worked on the movies "Coal Miners Daughter", and "Sweet Dreams" as well as other movie soundtracks.
Turning a hobby into a 40-year career, Bill signed with Warner Brothers in 1975, Cuomo penned his first European radio hit, Sally Ann, for his band, Bonaroo. Afterwards, he began turning demos into “magic” starting in 1979 with Kim Carnes single, More Love, & Record of the Year Bette Davis Eyes in 1981. Other bands followed such as Smokey Robinson, REO Speedwagon, Starship, Stevie Nicks, Henley, Taylor, Streisand, Whitesnake, etc. Cuomo also turned his keyboard and arranging talents into songwriting, beginning with Steve Perry, penning and playing on mega hits including Oh Sherrie.
Sandy Tipping is a founding member, and record producer for Advantage Music Production. He specializes in project management for the recording division of AMP, as well as composition & arranging, studio engineering, and some track editing. On many recording projects he can be found playing piano & keys.
Originally from Ontario, Canada, Sandy attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA where he double-majored in Music Production & Engineering, and Music Education. After graduating, Sandy moved to Nashville, TN where he continued his career as a professional piano & keyboard player. Touring, playing on commercial recording sessions, and working as a pit keyboardist for various Broadway shows was just the beginning.
Music Director, Stage West Entertainment’s “The Medora Musical”,Music Director, Gaylord Entertainment’s “The General Jackson”,Music Director, Spazelle Entertainment’s “The Elle Revue” Music Director/Piano, Jaimee Paul – best-selling jazz artist,Band Leader, Wright Entertainment Group’s “Gifted Talent Search”,Record Producer, Advantage Music Production,Keyboard, Adams Family Broadway traveling show,Keyboard, Wicked Broadway traveling show
Co-Producer, Concert Promoter, Artist Development: BILL REID
A veteran concert promoter for over 30 years, Bill has made a mark in the music business with his creation, development and management of eight well-known live music venues. Having drawn from his vast experience with the music touring business working with artists like U2, Garth Brooks, Bruce Springsteen, The Black Eyed Peas and Lady Gaga, to just name a few, Bill has taken that learning curve into the recording studio. This experience has helped him give a unique creative perspective to the recording process and the ability to help develop the necessary business plan that follows every record release. Many music observers claim that the recording business would be a lot healthier if more concert promoters, because of their experience with live acts, got more involved in the recording business.
Bill’s recording credits include; executive producer of the Rhino Records release of Left Wing Fascists, Kyle Davis’ N2K’s “ Raising Heroes “, both artists having been originally signed to Bill’s label, Cellar Door Records, as well as contributing as a co-producer to Doc Holiday’s Mega International’s releases of Country Reggae (featuring performances by Ricky Lynn Gregg, Jeffrey Steele, and Gary Pine), Doug Kershaw’s “Clash Of The Cultures” (featuring performances by The Kentucky Headhunters, Becky Hobbs, Doug Dillard and Razzy Bailey), Mel McDaniel’s final career album “The Last Ride” and Co-Producer of Native American Music Award Winner (NAMMY), Red Hawk’s album "Chief Seattle Speaks ". Bill has also won a "TELLY" award for the music video "Jamaica" performed by Wava.
Kevin O'Keefe is a litigation attorney admitted to both the New York and Tennessee State Bars. He started his career path in the music business during the 1970's when he worked for concert promoter Sound Seventy Productions. After that he became Merchandising Manager for the country band Alabama for over six years, running one of the most succesful concert merchandising companies in music history. During this period, Kevin developed relationships with some of the leading artist management and label executives in Nashville.
After graduating law school in 1995, Kevin worked as an Assistant District Attorney in New York City. Then after spending over a decade as a Partner at a New York City firm, representing the interests of many of the leading country music artists, Kevin is now a Trial Attorney at the New York law firm of Bauman & Kunkis, PC. Kevin has specialized in copyright and trademark litigation, as well as using his extensive Nashville contacts in promoting various artists for Doc Holiday. He is also a voting member of the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, as well as the Grammy's, were he is a Member of the New York Chapter of the Producer's and Engineering Wing.