Bernie ChiaravalleBernie Chiaravalle

guitar/vocals

website

 

Since 1988, Marin County singer-songwriter Bernie Chiaravalle has been touring the world playing guitar with five-time Grammy winner Michael McDonald.  During those years, Chiaravalle has co-written and recorded with McDonald, co-writing four tracks on his superb 2000 release Blue Obsession, as well as co-producing it.  They have written over two dozen songs together.  Bernie also has a song on the legendary Judy Collins duets album Strangers Again.  The wonderful “Miracle River” was written by Bernie, Amy Holland and John Goodwin and performed as a duet between Judy Collins and Mike McDonald.

 

Bernie’s musical style encompasses many influences from The Beatles to Stephen Stills to Todd Rundgren and others.  But he really has distilled those influences down into his own thing.  Many of his songs have a cinematic quality that suggests visuals to go along with the music.

Dan NeedhamDan Needham

drums/percussion

website

 

Thus far in Dan's career, he has played drums on an estimated 700+ label and independent albums.  That translates to thousands of songs.  Among those, nearly 2 dozen projects received GMA Dove or Grammy awards.

 

Beyond the recording studio, Dan has had the opportunity to tour with Amy Grant, Peter Cetera (Chicago) and most recently Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers).  He has also had limited (special event) live engagements with  hundreds of artists including Billy Preston, Sara Bareilles, Josh Groban, Al Green, Sara Maclaughlin, Chaka Khan, Jackie Avancho, Ce Ce WInans,

Phil Keaggy, Gino Vannelli, The Getty's, Cam, James Ingram, Tim Rushlow, Kenny Loggins, Nathan East, Christopher Cross, The Jim Gray Orchestra and many others.

Drea Rhenee'Drea Rhenee'

vocals/percussion

website

 

Drea Rhenee' is a native of Indiana and has been singing since she was a child. She attended Norfolk State University where she was crowned Miss Norfolk State. After graduation Drea Rhenee' sang in a production with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Shortly after she moved to Atlanta to pursue a career in music. Drea Rhenee' has recorded/performed with Aaliyah, Donnie, Laurnea, Sleepy's Theme, Ollie Woodson, Richard Smallwood, Candi Staton, CeCe Winans, Debra Killings, Billy Preston, India Arie, Tony Braxton, Take 6, Mariah Carey, Peabo Bryson, Hall & Oats, Average White Band, Steely Dan, Vince Gill and Michael McDonald just to name a few.

 

Through patience, obedience to God and much hard work in 2002, Drea was invited to sing background at an Atlanta concert with Michael McDonald. Two years later she became a permanent member of Michaels' band. Currently, Drea Rhenee' is on tour with Michael McDonald where you can hear her singing duets "Stop, Look and Listen", "Ain't No Mountain" and a crowd raising "Taking It To The Streets".

Mark DouthitMark Douthit

sax/keyboards

website

 

Recorded With: Lionel Richie, Elton John, Amy Grant, Billy Joel, Vanessa Williams, Garth Brooks, Michael W. Smith, Toby Keith, Hank Williams Jr., Whitney Houston, Billy Ray Cyrus, Michael McDonald, Neville Brothers, Peter Cetera, Faith Hill, Vince Gill, Donny Osmond, Patty Loveless, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, LeAnn Rimes, Wynonna Judd, Point of Grace, Steven Curtis Chapman, Tommy Sims, Brenda Lee, Bebe & Cece Winans, Larnelle Harris, The Imperials, Bob Carlisle, Brian Duncan, David Foster, Bryan White, Keith Thomas, Michael Omartian, Ben Folds, Yolanda Adams, Larry Carlton, and many others.

 

Performed With: Michael McDonald, Toto, Toni Braxton, India-Arie, James Ingram, Peter Cox (of Go West), Edwin McCain, Mark Cohn, Christopher Cross, Don Henley, Bebe & Cece Winans, Natalie Cole, Michael W. Smith, The Imperials, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Spinners, Peter Cetera, Michael Omartian, Larry Carlton, John Scofield, Take 6, Bob Carlisle, David Pack, Billy Ray Cyrus, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Carman, Patti LaBelle, Billy Preston, Gino Vannelli, Delbert McClinton, Donna Summer, and many others.

 

Worked on major motion picture soundtracks as well as national radio and television commercials. Also did the sax work for CNN and Headline News for many years.

Pat CoilPat Coil

keyboards

website

 

Born in Jefferson City, Missouri, Pat is an accomplished pianist, composer, producer and arranger, as well as a highly respected studio musician. If you watch television, listen to the radio, or go to the movies, you have heard Pat and some form of his music.

 

Pat has toured Japan, South America, Europe and the U.S. with such artists as Michael McDonald, Carmen McCrae, Olivia Newton John, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Woody Herman and many others. Pat has recorded with many artists including Natalie Cole, Trisha Yearwood, Ernie Watts, Carmen McCrae, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Travis Tritt, Peter Cetera, Woody Herman, Scott Henderson and Michael McDonald. His talent spans the musical spectrum of jazz, pop, R&B, gospel,  and country.

 

Living now in Nashville TN and Denton TX, Pat continues his successful career composing, recording, performing, producing, arranging and teaching. He has composed, produced and performed on hundreds of underscores heard on a variety of media all over the world. Pat has taught jazz piano, combos, and improvisation at Middle Tennessee State University, and is currently  an Associate Professor of Jazz Studies at the University Of North Texas.

Pat has recorded six solo jazz albums of his own, the third one being a collaboration with Lyle Mays. “True North” and his new album “Birdhouse” are available at patcoil.com, cdbaby.com and I-Tunes. Pat is also currently on tour with Michael McDonald.

Jacob LoweryJacob Lowery

bass/vocals

website

 

Jacob Lowery grew up in a small town in Louisiana. He started playing drums at church at the age of 5. At 12 years old, his mom made him start taking bass lessons and he fell in love. By 15, he was playing sessions on both bass and drums. In 1997, Jacob moved to Austin, TX to continue his musical journey. There he began playing guitar and piano and dove into record production. After 11 years in Austin, it was time to move to Nashville to become immersed in the music scene. Since 2008, Jacob has worked with many artists, played on countless sessions and produced several singles and albums for various artists. Currently, he is touring with Grammy Award winning, Michael McDonald.

 

Jacob has worked with Michael McDonald, Michael W. Smith, Natalie Grant, Mandisa, Francesca Battestelli, Amy Grant, Steven Curtis Chapman, Jeremy Camp, Matthew West, Danny Gokey, Nichole Nordeman, Colton Dixon, Newsboys, Darlene Zchech, Israel Houghton, BJ Putnam, Ricardo Sanchez, Anthony Skinner, Dustin Smith, Jimmy Wayne, Jason Crabb, Michael Farren, Aaron Shust, Lauren Daigle, The City Harmonic, Burt Bacharach, Stu G, Rita Springer, Chris McClarney, Chris Janson and more...

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Dan Needham

Drea Rhenee'

Mark Douthit

Pat Coil

Jacob Lowery

Dan Needham

Drea Rhenee'

Mark Douthit

Pat Coil

Jacob Lowery

Bernie Chiaravalle

guitar/vocals

website

 

Bernie Chiaravalle

 

Since 1988, Marin County singer-songwriter Bernie Chiaravalle has been touring the world playing guitar with five-time Grammy winner Michael McDonald.  During those years, Chiaravalle has co-written and recorded with McDonald, co-writing four tracks on his superb 2000 release Blue Obsession, as well as co-producing it.  They have written over two dozen songs together.  Bernie also has a song on the legendary Judy Collins duets album Strangers Again.  The wonderful “Miracle River” was written by Bernie, Amy Holland and John Goodwin and performed as a duet between Judy Collins and Mike McDonald.

 

Bernie’s musical style encompasses many influences from The Beatles to Stephen Stills to Todd Rundgren and others.  But he really has distilled those influences down into his own thing.  Many of his songs have a cinematic quality that suggests visuals to go along with the music.

Dan Needham

drums/percussion

website

 

Dan Needham

 

Thus far in Dan's career, he has played drums on an estimated 700+ label and independent albums.  That translates to thousands of songs.  Among those, nearly 2 dozen projects received GMA Dove or Grammy awards.

 

Beyond the recording studio, Dan has had the opportunity to tour with Amy Grant, Peter Cetera (Chicago) and most recently Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers).  He has also had limited (special event) live engagements with  hundreds of artists including Billy Preston, Sara Bareilles, Josh Groban, Al Green, Sara Maclaughlin, Chaka Khan, Jackie Avancho, Ce Ce WInans,

Phil Keaggy, Gino Vannelli, The Getty's, Cam, James Ingram, Tim Rushlow, Kenny Loggins, Nathan East, Christopher Cross, The Jim Gray Orchestra and many others.

Drea Rhenee'

vocals/percussion

website

 

Drea Rhenee'

 

Drea Rhenee' is a native of Indiana and has been singing since she was a child. She attended Norfolk State University where she was crowned Miss Norfolk State. After graduation Drea Rhenee' sang in a production with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Shortly after she moved to Atlanta to pursue a career in music. Drea Rhenee' has recorded/performed with Aaliyah, Donnie, Laurnea, Sleepy's Theme, Ollie Woodson, Richard Smallwood, Candi Staton, CeCe Winans, Debra Killings, Billy Preston, India Arie, Tony Braxton, Take 6, Mariah Carey, Peabo Bryson, Hall & Oats, Average White Band, Steely Dan, Vince Gill and Michael McDonald just to name a few.

 

Through patience, obedience to God and much hard work in 2002, Drea was invited to sing background at an Atlanta concert with Michael McDonald. Two years later she became a permanent member of Michaels' band. Currently, Drea Rhenee' is on tour with Michael McDonald where you can hear her singing duets "Stop, Look and Listen", "Ain't No Mountain" and a crowd raising "Taking It To The Streets".

Mark Douthit

sax/keyboards

website

 

Mark Douthit

 

Recorded With: Lionel Richie, Elton John, Amy Grant, Billy Joel, Vanessa Williams, Garth Brooks, Michael W. Smith, Toby Keith, Hank Williams Jr., Whitney Houston, Billy Ray Cyrus, Michael McDonald, Neville Brothers, Peter Cetera, Faith Hill, Vince Gill, Donny Osmond, Patty Loveless, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, LeAnn Rimes, Wynonna Judd, Point of Grace, Steven Curtis Chapman, Tommy Sims, Brenda Lee, Bebe & Cece Winans, Larnelle Harris, The Imperials, Bob Carlisle, Brian Duncan, David Foster, Bryan White, Keith Thomas, Michael Omartian, Ben Folds, Yolanda Adams, Larry Carlton, and many others.

 

Performed With: Michael McDonald, Toto, Toni Braxton, India-Arie, James Ingram, Peter Cox (of Go West), Edwin McCain, Mark Cohn, Christopher Cross, Don Henley, Bebe & Cece Winans, Natalie Cole, Michael W. Smith, The Imperials, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Spinners, Peter Cetera, Michael Omartian, Larry Carlton, John Scofield, Take 6, Bob Carlisle, David Pack, Billy Ray Cyrus, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Carman, Patti LaBelle, Billy Preston, Gino Vannelli, Delbert McClinton, Donna Summer, and many others.

 

Worked on major motion picture soundtracks as well as national radio and television commercials. Also did the sax work for CNN and Headline News for many years.

Pat Coil

keyboards

website

 

Pat Coil

 

Born in Jefferson City, Missouri, Pat is an accomplished pianist, composer, producer and arranger, as well as a highly respected studio musician. If you watch television, listen to the radio, or go to the movies, you have heard Pat and some form of his music.

 

Pat has toured Japan, South America, Europe and the U.S. with such artists as Michael McDonald, Carmen McCrae, Olivia Newton John, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Woody Herman and many others. Pat has recorded with many artists including Natalie Cole, Trisha Yearwood, Ernie Watts, Carmen McCrae, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Travis Tritt, Peter Cetera, Woody Herman, Scott Henderson and Michael McDonald. His talent spans the musical spectrum of jazz, pop, R&B, gospel,  and country.

 

Living now in Nashville TN and Denton TX, Pat continues his successful career composing, recording, performing, producing, arranging and teaching. He has composed, produced and performed on hundreds of underscores heard on a variety of media all over the world. Pat has taught jazz piano, combos, and improvisation at Middle Tennessee State University, and is currently  an Associate Professor of Jazz Studies at the University Of North Texas.

Pat has recorded six solo jazz albums of his own, the third one being a collaboration with Lyle Mays. “True North” and his new album “Birdhouse” are available at patcoil.com, cdbaby.com and I-Tunes. Pat is also currently on tour with Michael McDonald.

Jacob Lowery

bass/vocals

website

 

Jacob Lowery

 

Jacob Lowery grew up in a small town in Louisiana. He started playing drums at church at the age of 5. At 12 years old, his mom made him start taking bass lessons and he fell in love. By 15, he was playing sessions on both bass and drums. In 1997, Jacob moved to Austin, TX to continue his musical journey. There he began playing guitar and piano and dove into record production. After 11 years in Austin, it was time to move to Nashville to become immersed in the music scene. Since 2008, Jacob has worked with many artists, played on countless sessions and produced several singles and albums for various artists. Currently, he is touring with Grammy Award winning, Michael McDonald.

 

Jacob has worked with Michael McDonald, Michael W. Smith, Natalie Grant, Mandisa, Francesca Battestelli, Amy Grant, Steven Curtis Chapman, Jeremy Camp, Matthew West, Danny Gokey, Nichole Nordeman, Colton Dixon, Newsboys, Darlene Zchech, Israel Houghton, BJ Putnam, Ricardo Sanchez, Anthony Skinner, Dustin Smith, Jimmy Wayne, Jason Crabb, Michael Farren, Aaron Shust, Lauren Daigle, The City Harmonic, Burt Bacharach, Stu G, Rita Springer, Chris McClarney, Chris Janson and more...

© 2016 Michael McDonald, All Rights Reserved

Dan Needham

Drea Rhenee'

Mark Douthit

Pat Coil

Jacob Lowery

Dan Needham

Drea Rhenee'

Mark Douthit

Pat Coil

Jacob Lowery