Not to be missed...
…Chic Funk Bass Maestro Jerry Barnes, takes to the main stage at The UK Bass Guitar Show 2020, Saturday 28th of March, accompanied by fellow rhythm session drumming power house Ralph Rolle, on drums.
Jerry Barnes has produced, performed and written for a variety of artists such as Roberta Flack, Chaka Khan, Carly Simon, Whitney Houston, Prince, Ashanti, Stevie Wonder, Patti Labelle, Christina Aguilera, Raul Midon, Queen Latifah, Diana Ross, Angélique Kidjo, Chic, Jota Quest, Anitta, Vanessa Williams, Donald Fagen, Katreese Barnes, Sherrod Barnes, Phylis Hyman, Tony Terry, Maya, Bebe Winans, Bette Midler, Arif Mardin, Nas, AZ., Sting, Empire of the Sun, Jessy J… and many more to come and ss a resident of Avatar Studios in NY.
Jerry has produced one of the biggest bands in Brazil (Jota Quest) the album going platinum in 2014 and their current Album was #1 in Brazil in 2016. He has also produced and wrote with acclaimed French Artist Nina Attal.
Jerry is currently touring as the bassist of Nile Rodgers (Get Lucky) and Chic.
Ralph Rolle is a drummer from The Bronx New York (Bronx River Projects). As far back as he can remember he’s always marched to the beat of a different drum. He grew up in public housing, never had a formal lesson, taught himself to read music and practiced his drum skills by calling round to visit anyone he knew who had a kit, even his cousin who lived almost two hours away.
He has been playing professionally since the age of 18 and It is no surprise that with more than 4 decades of professional experience within the music industry, he enjoys an illustrious career as a much sought after drummer and producer.
His performance and recording list include Nile Rodgers and Chic (for which he is best known), Sting, Bono, Bette Midler, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, Eric Benet, Erykah Badu, Roger Daltrey, Dolly Parton, D’Angelo, John Legend, Paul Simon, India Arie, Elvis Costello, Smokey Robinson, NAS, Biggie Smalls, Slash, Mickey Dolenz and many more. Ralph also appeared in the Lady Gaga, David Bowie Tribute in the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. Ralph was voted second best Live Session Drummer by Rhythm Magazine in December 2018, with over 100,000 votes cast worldwide. Ralph has recently performed on the soundtrack of the Elton John biopic, Rocketman. Chic have just completed a tour of the U.K. and Europe and will start the third leg of the Cher/Chic tour across North America in November.