H O P E - Musicians & Singers
Will has played on hit records from The Bee Gees, Mariah Carey, Carly Simon, Joan Armatrading, Barbara Streisand, Al Green, Michael Bolton Peabo Bryson, Dionne Warwick, Roberta Flack, Cher, Liza Minnelli, James Brown, Bette Midler, Cissy Houston, Ringo Starr, Chaka Khan, Barry Manilow.... the list goes on. Will was part of the Paul Shaffer Orchestra on the David Letterman show for over 33 years from the 1st show in 1982 through to the end in 2015.
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This Bermudian has a list of credits including: Sly & The Family Stone, John Lennon, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, David Bowie, George Harrison, Pink Floyd, Carly Simon, James Taylor, George Benson, Roxy Music, David Gilmour & The Bermuda Jam.
Deric was raised in Bermuda and played, as a young man, in the Bermuda band The Altogether. His international career includes Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, John Miles, Belgium’s Night of The Proms with Roger Hodgson, Bryan Ferry, Al Jarreau, Tony Hadley and Andrea Bocelli.
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Choir Arranger & Background Vocals
Mitch Chakour is a guitarist, keyboardist and music/vocal arranger in the Boston area and was the Musical Director for legendary Joe Cocker. Mitch also played for Peter Wolf & The J Geils Band for 5 years and a further 7 years with The J Geils Band.
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Tim is a brilliant soul, blues & rock singer. Tim headed up vocals in Paul Allen's band The Underthinkers (Paul Allen and Bill Gates were founding partners of Microsoft)
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Dan is a guitarist and record producer. He has written music for the NFL, BBC, SKY SPORTS and has played on records by Will Young, Aled Jones & Light of the World.
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JAMES "JIMMY" DUNCAN
Guitar, Keys, bv’s & co-writer of HOPE
Jimmy has been a part of the music scene in Barbados all his life. Drummer Andy Newmark introduced Tony Brannon to Jimmy in 1981. Jimmy's musical journey includes The Merry Boys, Ivory, The Splashband & Two Guitars. Jimmy wrote music for the James Bond movie Licensed To Kill, a song called Wedding Party via his friendship with composer Michael Kamen. Jimmy also recorded in 1981 with Paul McCartney in Barbados.
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Piano, Organ, Acoustic Guitar & co-writer of HOPE
Tony's musical career includes Bermuda club owner, Bermuda concert promoter and playing keyboards for Maxi Priest, Nils Lofgren (E Street Band) and numerous Bermudian bands.
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THE HOPE SINGERS
Recorded by John Woolridge: Latosha Codrington, Samantha Smith, Dwayne Robinson & Wayne Caines
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H O P E - Credits
Tim Pike - Vocal
Andy Newmark - Drums
Will Lee - Bass
Deric Dyer - Sax
Mitch Chakour - BV's & Choir arrangement
Dan Reid - Guitar
James “Jimmy” Duncan - Guitar, Programming, BV’s
Tony Brannon - Piano, Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Synths
John Woolridge - Choir BV's Bermuda Producer/Engineer
Latosha Codrington - Choir BV's
Samantha Smith - Choir BV's
Dwayne Robinson - Choir BV's
Wayne Caines - Choir BV's
James “Jimmy” Duncan, Tony Brannon, Deric Dyer
STUDIOS ENGINEERS MIX & MASTERING
Engineer for Andy Newmark drum session Kent, UK
Engineer for lead vocal and sax tracks, Worcester, Mass, USA
Amherst, Mass, USA
Just Platinum Studios
Engineer for Bermuda choir, Hamilton, Bermuda
Kitchen Studios, Barbados
Home Studio, Smiths, Bermuda
Mix Producer Bath, UK
Mastering, New York USA