Onboard the Rotterdam with Holland America Line.
With me are certainly some all-star musicians.
Jamel Cole – Bass Guitar
Sidney Kirk – Drums
Alyssa Harris – Vocals
Deon Lofton – Keys and Vocals
Mac Mcgee – Saxophone and Vocals
Eric Von Kimble – Guitar and Vocals
The contract was a 4 month tour in 3 legs. The Canadian tour from Boston to Montreal and back, the European tour and the Carribean tour.
Ranging from different parts of the US, our first time meeting was in Memphis where our rehearsals were held.
The songlist consisted of over 200 songs for us to learn over the 4 month period. The band felt solid from the beginning so I knew it was going to be a solid ride.
We started out simple tunes like Breezin by George Benson and Blue Bossa. Over the 10 day period of rehearsals we would be adding a lot more. Purple Rain was the lucky one in the bunch that I happened to get this recording of it.