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Musical Friends

Here is a list, in no particular order, of some of the great musicians, engineers, producers and other music related associates that I have had the great pleasure to work with, or at least know, in one capacity or another over the years. I've listed whatever credits they have (that I can remember!) in parentheses. I'll keep adding to the list as I work with more people and as I remember others but, as you can see, I've been very lucky!!

Singers

  • Cher (Solo, Sonny & Cher)
  • Gregg Rolie (Santana, Journey, The Storm, Solo)
  • Lou Gramm (Foreigner)
  • Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon)
  • Richie Sambora (Solo, Bon Jovi)
  • David Lee Roth (Solo, Van Halen)
  • Kevin Chalfant (The Storm, 707, The View)
  • Fergie Frederiksen (Toto, Le Roux etc.)
  • Bill Champlin (Chicago, Sons of Champlin etc.)
  • Tamara Champlin
  • Mike Finnigan (Crosby, Stills & Nash, Jimi Hendrix etc.)
  • Bill Lynch
  • David Glen Eisley (Giuffria, Dirty White Boy, Solo)
  • Dave Amato (REO Speedwagon, Ted Nugent, Cher etc.)
  • Randy Meisner (The Eagles, Poco, Solo)
  • Spencer Davis (Spencer Davis Group)
  • Denny Laine (Wings, The Moody Blues)
  • Jon Bon Jovi (Solo, Bon Jovi)
  • Peter Frampton (Solo, Humble Pie, David Bowie)
  • Jason Scheff (Chicago)
  • John Pratt (Firefly)
  • Tommy Girvin (Eddie Money, Ransom)
  • Larry Greene (Harlan Cage)
  • Tom Johnston (The Doobie Brothers)
  • Pat Simmons (The Doobie Brothers)
  • Michael McDonald (The Doobie Brothers)
  • Jay Bolan
  • Mark Williamson
  • Robbie Wyckoff
  • Teresa James
  • David Morgan
  • Paul Warren (Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, Richard Marx etc.)
  • Brett Tuggle (David Lee Roth, Fleetwood Mac etc.)
  • Rick Springfield
  • The Righteous Brothers
  • The Everly Brothers
  • The Pointer Sisters
  • Dave Meniketti (Solo, Y & T)
  • Peter Beckett (Player)
  • Ronn Moss (Player, The Bold & The Beautiful)
  • Tony Sciuto (Little River Band, Player)
  • Kenny James
  • Mara Getz
  • Peggy Lee
  • Mike "Beefboy" Garrigan (Majic Ship)
  • Tommy Nikosey (Majic Ship)

Guitar Players

  • Dave Amato (REO Speedwagon, Ted Nugent, Richie Sambora, etc.)
  • Richie Sambora (Solo, Bon Jovi)
  • Danny Jacob (Cher, Sheena Easton, George Michael etc.)
  • Rocket Ritchotte (David Lee Roth, Rickie Lee Jones, Steppenwolf)
  • Mick Jones (Foreigner)
  • Peter Frampton (Solo, Humble Pie, David Bowie)
  • Dave Meniketti (Solo, Y & T)
  • Bob Mayo (Peter Frampton, Foreigner, Hall & Oates)
  • John Thomas (Vixen, Wilson/Phillips, Firefly)
  • Bobby Gilles (Firefly)
  • Tommy Girvin (Eddie Money, Ransom)
  • Steve Farris (Mr. Mister, Eddie Money, Whitesnake, Player)
  • Michael Hakes (Cher, Natalie Cole, Player)
  • Bruce Howell (Cher)
  • Denny Laine (Wings, Moody Blues)
  • Michael Monarch (Steppenwolf, Detective)
  • Kurt Griffey (Gregg Rolie Band)
  • Randall Hall (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • Spencer Davis (Spencer Davis Group)
  • Ed Tree (Spencer Davis Group)
  • Laurence Juber (Wings)
  • Bruce Gowdy
  • Terry Kilgore (David Lee Roth)
  • Kevin Dukes (Billy Joel)
  • Paul Warren (Joe Cocker, Tina Turner, Richard Marx etc.)
  • Jamie Glaser (Jean Luc Ponty, Chick Corea, Manhattan Transfer, Bryan Adams)
  • Mike Miller
  • Ross Bolton
  • Steve Lukather (Toto, Sessions)
  • Slash (Guns & Roses)
  • Mick Taylor (The Rolling Stones)
  • Peter Hume (Melissa Manchester)
  • Neal Schon (Journey, Santana, Bad English, Hardline etc.)
  • Josh Ramos (The Storm, Le Mans)
  • Tim Pierce (Sessions)
  • Michael Thompson (Sessions)
  • Bill Lynch

Bass Players

  • Hugh McDonald (Bon Jovi, Cher, Alice Cooper, Ringo Starr, Ricky Martin etc.)
  • Kasim Sulton (Meatloaf, Todd Rundgren, Richie Sambora)
  • Alphonso Johnson (Santana, Weather Report, Billy Cobham, Phil Collins, Gregg Rolie Band etc.)
  • Neil Stubenhaus (Sessions, Barbra Streisand)
  • Nathan East (Eric Clapton, Fourplay, Sessions etc.)
  • Tim Landers (Vital Information, Al Dimeola, Billy Cobham, Lee Ritenour, John Tesh etc.)
  • Matt Bissonette (David Lee Roth, Joe Satriani, Rick Springfield etc.)
  • Bob Birch (Elton John, Jose Feliciano)
  • Mick Mahan (Pat Benatar)
  • Rick Phillips (The Babys, Bad English, Firefly etc.)
  • Bruce Hall (REO Speedwagon)
  • Bruce Turgon (Foreigner)
  • Ross Valory (Journey, The Storm, Michael Bolton, Steve Miller etc.)
  • Larry Antonino (Jeff Beck, Sessions)
  • Lance Morrison (Don Henley, Alanis Morrisette, Sessions)
  • Eric Pressly (Cher)
  • Mark Browne (Melissa Etheridge)
  • Taras Prodaniuk (Dwight Yoakam)
  • Randy Meisner (The Eagles, Poco, Solo)
  • Nick St. Nicholas (Steppenwolf)
  • Billy Sheehan (David Lee Roth, Mr. Big)
  • James Hunting (David Lee Roth, Union)
  • Ronn Moss (Player, The Bold & The Beautiful, Solo)
  • Myron Dove (Santana, Dave Meniketti)
  • Melvin Davis (The Pointer Sisters)
  • John Parr (Cher)
  • Donnie Nossov (Pat Benatar, John Waite, Cher)
  • Donny Cromwell (Eddie Money)
  • Terry Wilson
  • Rick Cortes (Spencer Davis Group)
  • Mike Seifrit (Rick Springfield, Tina Turner)
  • Chuck Wright (Quiet Riot, Giuffria)

Keyboard Players

  • Gregg Rolie (Santana, Journey, The Storm, Solo)
  • Wally Minko (Jean Luc Ponty, Barry Manilow, Tom Jones, Sessions)
  • David Bryan (Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora)
  • Paul Mirkovich (Cher, Jeffrey Osborne, Nelson, Hanson)
  • Scott Gorham (Cher, Richard Marx)
  • Dave Vanacore (Cher, Poco, TV/Film scores)
  • Jeff Jacobs (Foreigner, Billy Joel, Julian Lennon)
  • Tommy Mandel (Bryan Adams, Richie Sambora, Ian Hunter)
  • Bill Champlin (Chicago, Sons of Champlin etc.)
  • Mike Finnigan (Crosby, Stills & Nash, Jimi Hendrix, Dave Mason etc.)
  • Michael Alemania (Wilson/Phillips, Firefly)
  • Brett Tuggle (David Lee Roth, Fleetwood Mac, Chris Isaak etc.)
  • David Garfield (Karizma)
  • Jim Blazer (Spencer Davis Group)
  • Gary Scott (Cher)
  • Judy Albano (Ben E. King, Bernard Purdie, Mary Wilson, Tony Danza)
  • Mitchell Forman (Sessions)
  • Roger Scott Craig (Harlan Cage)
  • John Purdell (Ozzy Osbourne, Foreigner, Heart, Rick Springfield etc.)
  • Jonathan Cain (Journey, Bad English)
  • Tom Gimbel (Aerosmith, Foreigner)
  • Vince DiCola (Rocky IV composer)

Drummers & Percussionists

  • Steve Smith (Journey, Steps, Vital Information, Jean Luc Ponty etc.)
  • Todd Sucherman (Styx, Brian Wilson)
  • Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth, Joe Satriani, Sessions)
  • Mickey Curry (Bryan Adams, Hall & Oates, Sessions)
  • Pat Torpey (Mr. Big, Robert Plant, Belinda Carlisle, John Parr)
  • Deen Castronovo (Journey, Bad English, Ozzy Osbourne etc.)
  • Mark Schulman (Richard Marx, Cher, Simple Minds, Foreigner etc.)
  • Russ McKinnon (Tower of Power, Joe Cocker)
  • John "JR" Robinson (Sessions)
  • Jeff Porcaro (Toto, Steely Dan, Sessions)
  • Joe Porcaro (Sessions)
  • Tommy Aldridge (Ted Nugent, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake etc.)
  • Eddie Tuduri (Jim Messina, Dwight Yoakam)
  • Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne etc.)
  • Bruce Gary (The Knack)
  • Myron Grombacher (Pat Benatar)
  • Billy Ward (Joan Osborne)
  • Bun E. Carlos (Cheap Trick)
  • Bryan Hitt (REO Speedwagon, Wang Chung)
  • Vinnie Colaiuta (Sting, Frank Zappa, Joni Mitchell, Sessions)
  • Carlos Vega (James Taylor, Sessions)
  • Scott Breadman (Lindsey Buckingham, Sessions)
  • Michael Carabello (Santana, Abraxas Pool)
  • Adrian Areas (Gregg Rolie)
  • Brian Kilgore (Sessions)
  • Michael Fisher (Sessions)
  • Mark Craney (Jethro Tull, Gino Vanelli, Tower of Power etc.)
  • Doane Perry (Jethro Tull)
  • Debra Dobkin (Bonnie Raitt, Don Henley, Al Jarreau etc.)
  • Walfredo Reyes Jr. (Steve Winwood, Santana etc.)

Horn Players

  • Tom Marino (Gregg Rolie, Sessions)
  • Tom Gimbel (Aerosmith, Foreigner)
  • Scott Gilman (Foreigner)
  • Mark Rivera (Foreigner, Billy Joel, Ringo Starr etc.)
  • Glenn Berger (Tom Jones, Sessions)

String Players

  • Suzie Katayama (Firefly, Sessions)

Songwriters

  • Gregg Rolie (Santana, Journey, The Storm, Gregg Rolie Band)
  • Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi, Solo)
  • Lou Gramm (Foreigner)
  • Mick Jones (Foreigner, Spooky Tooth, Eric Clapton)

Producers

Others

 

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