Here's a Link to some of the remixes Ive done on this blog

Some emails thave been telling me they have trouble downloading some of the music, so here's a link to a folder  with remixes. Will post again soon, in the middle of moving again

Here's the link

Marcus Miller

Marcus Miller has been an influence on me in the way he plays the Bass Guitar.Stanley Clarke, Mark King(Level 42), Howie Morgan(NZ, Cousin), and Stu Hamm are a couple of other Bassist's I listened to growing up, but for me Marcus had it all!

Marcus Miller (born William Henry Marcus Miller Jr., June 14, 1959, Brooklyn, New York) is an American jazz musician, composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist.
Miller is best known as a bassist, working with trumpeter Miles Davis, singer Luther Vandross, and saxophonist David Sanborn, as well as maintaining a prolific solo career. Miller is classically trained as a clarinetist and also plays keyboards, saxophone and guitar.

Here's a Clip of Marcus in action, playing 'Run for Cover' on Youtube.  For more soundclips of Marcus here's a link to his site 

One more from Marcus, "Domination" on Youtube.

Links for Marcus Miller

Jeff Porcaro
Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro (April 1, 1954 – August 5, 1992) was an American session drummer and a founding member of the Grammy Award winning band Toto. Porcaro was one of the most recorded drummers in history.While already an established studio player in the 1970s, he shot to prominence in the US as the drummer on the Steely Dan album Katy Lied.
His other studio credits include Michael Jackson's "Beat It" and "Heal The World"; Pink Floyd's Mother; Michael McDonald's "I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)"; Jackson Browne's "The Pretender"; John Sebastian's "Welcome Back"; Don Henley's "Dirty Laundry" and "New York Minute"; Elton John's album "Jump Up!"; Randy Newman's "I Love L.A."; Eric Clapton's "Forever Man", and many others. He is also famous for his performance on the Toto song, "Rosanna".

I loved the way this guy drummed! He played on some big songs, and here's some tracks played on by Jeff (as well as Toto and other artists.)

- Peter Frampton, ‘Wasting the Night Away’ (Breaking All the Rules)
- Don Henley, ‘Dirty Laundry’ (I Can’t Stand Still)
- Etta James, ‘Piece of My Heart’ (Deep In the Night)
- Michael Jackson, ‘Beat It’ (Thriller)
- Steely Dan, ‘Black Friday’ (Katy Lied)
- Dire Straits – “Heavy Fuel” and “Calling Elvis”
- Don Henley – “Dirty Laundry”
- Bruce Springsteen – “Human Touch”
- Aretha Franklin – “Love Me Forever”
- Eric Clapton – Forever Man
- Joe Cocker – I Can Stand A Little Rain
- Dire Straits – The Bug
- Donovan – I Love You Baby
- CSN – Since I Met You
- The Four Tops – “When She Was My Girl”
- Andrew Gold – “Thank You For Being A Friend”
- Alison Moyet – “Weak In The Presence Of Beauty”
- Lionel Richie – “Running With The Night”
- Leo Sayer – “When I Need You”
- Boz Scaggs – “Lido Shuffle”
- Paul McCartney – ‘Silly Love Songs’
- Peter Frampton – ‘Friday On My Mind’
- Alison Moyet – ‘Weak In The Presence of Beauty’
- Sonny & Cher – ‘It never Rains In Southern California’
- B52′s – ‘Hot Pants Explosion’
- ‘Murder’, ‘Mother’, ‘It’s A Miracle’.
- David Crosby, ‘Through Your Hands’
- Michael Jackson, ‘Heal The World’
- Claude Nougaro, ‘KinĂ©’
- Poco, ‘Nothing To Hide’
- Toto, ‘Dune’
- Jackson Browne’s Pretender
- Dire Straits’ Calling Elvis
- David Gilmour’s About Face (all the tracks besides the four Jeff played on)
- Don Henley’s New York Minute
- Etta James’ Lovesick Blues
- Pink Floyd’s Mother
- Steeley Dan’s FM
- Rod Stewart’s The Motown Song
- Toto’s Don’t Chain My Heart
- Roger Waters’ It’s a Miracle

Jeff Porcaro "Rosanna" Drum lesson

Links for Jeff Porcaro

Howie Morgan

I'll try not to sound biased, but it's hard when it's family!. In saying that, Howie was raised in New Zealand, and was destined to play guitar, having being named after my father's brother (Uncle) who was a top-notch guitarist in New Zealand by the name of  Howard Morgan.

My father (his grandfather he called Dad) also played guitar, and my cousins Peter Chuck and Howie Morgan had been on the scene in bands while we were growing up, and every other cousin or relation we had played guitar.Guitars were part of growing up in our house, and it's good to hear his sound come through in his music.

Howie Morgan developed his craft in cover bands playing everything from rock to jazz gigs. In 1999-2000 he studied music at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts(WAAPA) and started writing original material. After numerous recording sessions as a guitarist and vocalist in 2003, he released his own EP Soulstice.

In 2004, he travelled to Detroit with his trio (Jarrod Pizzata and Roy Martinez) to record an album and perform showcase gigs, which were all very well received. More recently, Howie supported artists such as Peter Frampton, Daryl Braithwaite, Thirsty Merc, The Whitlams, Taxi ride and toured up and down the state a many times.

Oct 2005 saw the launch of the EP She told me, which was mixed by producer/engineer Adrian Hall (Robbie Williams, Black eyed peas and Live 8) in London's Metropolis studio. The title track for the EP was picked up on rotation on 96fm.

A follow-up full-length album Songs from the lounge, which was distributed nationally, was released in 2007. In a style that can be described as a cross between roots, soul, pop and rock, and with a strong emphasis on song-writing, Howie continues to impress audiences with a dynamic and musically rich performance.

Songs From The Lounge
"Summertime" from Songs From The Lounge

The Howie Morgan Project

The Howie Morgan Project is Dane Alderson (bass), Andrew Fisenden (drums) and Howie Morgan (guitars/vocals). These three exceptional musicians have been working together for about two years, mainly in the pub scene, playing soul/blues/rock tunes.

They also work individually as session players for other artists. Dane and Andy are very accomplished jazz musicians and regulary work with James Morrision and have a jazz fusion band called Void.

Howie grew up listening to B.B King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robert Cray, Sonny Terry & Browinie Mcgee, Ray Charles, Robben Ford and cite these as his main influences.

Howie has been through many musical phases - folk, rock, jazz, soul - but always finds himself back to the blues, which is where all came from.

He launched his album Songs from the Lounge in early 2007. It's a mix of singer/songwriter tunes that received airplay on 96fm and has national distribution.

Howie has also supported Peter Frampton, Ian Moss,Daryl Braithwaite and support for Simply Red in Feb 2009. The new album was launched in early 2009.

"Boogie on Reggae Woman" 
Howie Morgan - Guitar/Vocals
Dane Alderson - Bass
James Sandon - Sax
Ben Falle - Drums
Graham Wood - Hammond

Links for Howie Morgan
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