A little insight into the exciting and often bizarre world of the daily goings-on of a TBTD bass player
Jarrod is the very definition of versatility. His professional musical career has seen him move from vocals to keyboards to bass to guitar and back again singing with a 9-piece soul band, playing bass and keyboards with rock bands, soul bands, pop bands as well as performing his famous 'Requests Only' acoustic shows. His work has taken him all over the world including Las Vegas, Barbados, and The Middle East and also right here at home playing all over the U.K in some of the countries biggest venues including The Cardiff International Arena, Twickenham Stadium and was in the first band to perform at the new Wembley Stadium . As far as musical tastes go, Jarrod has an incredible knowledge of music from the 50's to the present day and has performed in tribute bands showcasing the music of THE BEATLES, PAUL McCARTNEY, THE BEE GEES, ABBA, QUEEN, THE BLUES BROTHERS and BEYONCE. He also spent 2 years in a touring rock'n'roll show in multiple roles performing as everyone from Elvis Presley and Cliff Richard to David Essex and Benny Hill!! Although not a reader, jarrod is able to learn songs very quickly and with all pro gear can recreate and sample to get the authentic sounds to fit the right songs.
Recently, Jarrod has been working with some pro musos to create a multi tribute to John, Paul, George and Ringo showcasing the music of the Beatles and solo work which has been a hit across the UK. Jarrod spent 2007-2012 touring the UK with 'THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL - THE BEST OF ABBA & THE BEE GEES' as Maurice Gibb and Benny Andersson around UK theatres as well as venues in Norway, Portugal, Malta, Germany and France. This gave him a chance to use his piano/guitar and harmony vocal skills.
In 2013, Jarrod joined the UKs number one touring theatre show, That'll Be The Day as bassist/guitarist/vocalist. The show takes in hits from the 50's, 60's,70's and 80's with a cast of 11 singers and musicians.
He has professional equipment, a full, clean driving licence, is a non smoker and non drug taker but does enjoy the occasional cadburys creme egg.
Tonight's little gig.
John Lennon's best friend.
Artist, Original "Beatles" bassist and inspiration for the famous Beatle haircut.
Died this day 1962 in Hamburg.
After the false alarm this week, this time it looks like it's true.
Sad to hear about the death of Brian Matthew.
A favourite fixture on the BBC since 1954.
The voice of Saturday Club, Thank Your Lucky Stars, Sounds of the Sixties and many more iconic shows has signed off for the last time.
According to news reports, Brian Matthew is actually in a critical condition in hospital and hasn't passed away.
www.bbc.co.uk BBC Radio 2 broadcaster Brian Matthew, best known for hosting Sounds of the 60s, has died aged 88, station announces
Hometown show tonight at the Weston super mare playhouse.
I know we all like a sweet treat and you can't get better than this for a wedding or any special occasion. A wonderful idea and fabulous food.