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LetricKramer / Bio

LetricKramer
Imagine if you could go back and do it all over again! If you only knew back then what you know now!
LetricKramer is living it!
20 years after the first time Paul Kramer and Aaron Letrick sat down to write a song they’ve come full circle and released “Born in Detroit”, a 13 song rock and roll journey through the lives, loves and experiences of these two accomplished musicians. Contemporary “Classic” Rock that sometimes swings south and travels the world. The bands Detroit rock roots shine through the passionate and personal lyrics and subjects that appeal to every and anyone.
LetricKramer is guitarist Paul Kramer and singer Aaron Letrick with bass guitarist Richard (Guido) Milligan, Thom Monks (drums) and special guests, Jeff Campitelli (Joe Satriani Band) on drums and Jimmie Bones (Kid Rock's T.B.T.Band) on Keyboards. Paul and Aaron are founding members of the late 80’s Detroit based band Pleezer. Pleezer enjoyed some success in the 80’s recording their first album with Al Hirschman at the legendary “Swamp” (Grand Funk Railroad) recording studio and drew the attention of world-renowned producer Vinnie Poncia (Kiss, DC Drive, Leo Sayer etc.). While recording their second album Nirvana released Nevermind and that’s what the world did to 80’s rock. Over the years Paul and Aaron worked together on various projects including being commissioned to record “From The Beginning” for an ELP tribute cd entitled “Fanfare for the Pirates”. Aaron made a cameo appearance on Paul’s "Red Planet" cd in 2000 and together in 2005 worked on the re-release of the original Pleezer cd. Pleezer was signed to Retrospect Records and added 5 additional unreleased songs. The current collaboration came about when Aaron reached out to Paul for the tracks to Passion for his solo cd. Paul shared some of the music he was working on and Aaron added his flavor and Letrickramer was instantly back, stronger than ever. The album has a Detroit rock feel that is organic to both Paul and Aaron. The cd was being recorded and mixed by Grammy award winners in Detroit and NY. Released July 27th 2012.

Paul Kramer
was born in Detroit Rock City! Paul has most recently performed with "Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels", Jazz Fusion greats -Drummer "Lenny White" (Return To Forever) Bassist "Ralpe Armstrong" (Mahavishnu Orchestra). Christened “Detroit’s Best Rock Guitarist,” he defeated over 1,000 contestants in the state inaugural competition in 1989. In the last 21 years, Paul has played over 3,000 music workshops, concerts & trade shows for Korg, Marshall and Vox. Chances are you’ve heard Paul play guitar on YouTube and car commercial or sports telecasts. He’s worked on projects for some of the largest scoring and film production houses in Detroit. His previous performance resume includes countless studio and live appearances with artists including Mark Farner (Grand Funk); Rob Tyner (MC5); Ted Nugent; Derek St. Holmes; Stu Hamm; Billy Sheehan (Mr.Big); Phil Keaggy; Buddy Guy, Peter Tork (The Monkees) and Gary Shea (Alcatrazz & New England) Jeff Daniels, Martha Reeves, Alto Reed, Orange Lake Drive. Formally trained in Classical and Jazz guitar, Paul taught privately for 20 years. Among his thousands of students were John Lowery (a.k.a. John5). Paul had two successful Detroit rock bands "Pleezer and CODA" in the late 80's and early 90's. During the 90s, he was the senior Guitar Product Specialist for Korg Inc., displaying his extraordinary playing abilities at NAMM conventions and in-store appearances around the globe. For over six years, Paul served as Product Manager of VOX Amplification and Korg ToneWorks Effects and Tuner products. Paul has released two solo instrumental CD's "Seasons" in 1996 and "The Red Planet" in 2000.

Aaron Letrick
grew up in Detroit where he was raised in a household that was equally split between athletics, academics and entertainment. He chose entertainment over a possible professional hockey career. He still plays competitively four plus times a week. His successful run in the late 80’s garnered him an endorsement from Shure microphones. He is the former lead singer of the rock bands “PLEEZER” and “HOUSE OF USHER” and was named “Top 20 Male Vocalists of the 90’s” by Progressor Magazine. He is trained in legit and classical styles as well as pop and rock. He has worked on stage, film and television. He has played to many thousands live supporting the great bands of the 80’s, 90’s and into the New Millennium. Feeling the natural progression into stage acting he moved to New York to perform on Broadway. He has also done many national commercials and countless voice-over spots. Coming off a 32 episode run on ABC’s ALL MY CHILDREN and an NHL-Verizon television and print campaign, Aaron recorded his solo album “Dark Desire” with Grammy award winning engineer Chris Theis. The title track is currently available on iTunes.

General Info

Band Members
Paul Kramer and Aaron Letrick w/Richard (Guido) Milligan, Thom Monks and Robby Chism and WSG Jimmie Bones (Kid Rock's T.B.T.B.) keys and Jeff Campitelli Drums
Artist Name
LetricKramer
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/letrickramer
Genres
Rock / Classic Rock

Contact Info

Location
Detroit, MI
Manager
Gary Wind

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