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Cliff and The Jumpers / Bio

Cliff – Lead Singer

Dave – Lead Guitar, Vocals
Our outstanding lead guitar started playing in elementary school in a band with his brother. He did the Top 40 band tours through the Mid-West, then discovered The Police in 1980 which got him hooked on Ragae, which he focused on for a number of years. He’s played all over the DFW metroplex and performed live on KERA television multiple times. His favorite groups are any bands from the British invasion, Elvis, the Beach Boys, the Beatles, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck.

Willie – Keyboards, Vocals
This most awesome keyboard player fills out the sound of the group with the sounds of the original artists. He’s not only into 80s rock, but also heavily into the Blues. Back in the day he had the parachute pants and big 80s hair. Willie has a formal music education from Texas Tech University. He’s toured the Southest and East Coast of the US of A playing in original progressive rock and Santana cover bands. His influences are groups like Salvador Dolly and Frank Zappa.

JD – Bass Guitar, Vocals
The solid bass player of the band, JD has been into music since middle school. Early influences included the Blues Brothers, Pink Floyd, and Peter Gabriel. Other instruments JD plays are trombone, saxophone and harmonica. He’s played in the Texas Tech Goin’ Band from Raiderland marching band and started the Frisco Community Band which includes a concert band and the Frisco Jazz band.

Kevin - Drummer
In his younger years Kevin toured West Texas and around the Southwest in Top 40 dance and New Wave bands. Yeah, he was into the spandex pants and long 80s hair. He’s even jammed to punk rock, Latin, and swing. He loves groups like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and Deep Purple.

General Info

Band Members
Cliff, Dave, Willy, JD, Kevin
Artist Name
Cliff and The Jumpers
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/cliffandthejumpers
Active Since
01/05
Genres
Rock / 80s

Contact Info

Location
Dallas, TX
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