Whitehurst

North Providence, RI United States

Genres:Rock - New Wave
Bio: I am a one man band. I am a producer, composer, arranger, lyricist and musician and I have been perfecting my craft for 45 years. I have written songs for myself and bands I've been associated with and a variety of other artist, including The Grapes Of Wrath, Thornhill, Gruff Humor, Sky Train, The Leah Starr Band, Fontana Mix, David Ladd, Karen Dumont, Fred Mayo, Brent Burns, Eric Burton, Bobby(SO Fine) Butler, The Whitehurst-McCloskey Duo, The Whitehurst-Moonie Duo, Trace and The Rock Doctors. I have opened major concerts for Los Lobos and The Knack in Los Angeles while fronting, one of my bands, Fontana Mix, during the new wave music period of the 1980's. Richy Blackmore from Deep Purple and the band Rainbow jammed with me and my band in a little club one night in El Camino Real, California. I have consulted with Elvis Costello and Moon Martin during the recording of my orginals. I was courted as a writer and artist by MCA, Columbia, Bearsville and Screen-gem Records. Ken Scott, the engineer for The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour Album, Sgt. Peppers and The Beatles White Album, conferred with me on my songs while in rehearsal stage. While back stage at a Bruce Springsteen concert, I asked Ringo Starr to join my band. It was an E.F. Hutton moment when Ringo replied, "No thank you, I've got prior commitments!" I am co-owner of 5 Grapes Records and 5 Grapes Music Company and I am currently a solo artist. I play drums, bass guitar, rhythm and lead guitar, keyboards, harmonica and I sing both lead and backup. I currently reside in North Providence, Rhode Island. I can be reached on the internet through my email: dwhitehurst6@cox.net
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