A little insight into the exciting and often bizarre world of the daily goings-on of a TBTD bass player
Jarrod is the very definition of versatility. His professional musical career has seen him move from vocals to keyboards to bass to guitar and back again singing with a 9-piece soul band, playing bass and keyboards with rock bands, soul bands, pop bands as well as performing his famous 'Requests Only' acoustic shows. His work has taken him all over the world including Las Vegas, Barbados, and The Middle East and also right here at home playing all over the U.K in some of the countries biggest venues including The Cardiff International Arena, Twickenham Stadium and was in the first band to perform at the new Wembley Stadium . As far as musical tastes go, Jarrod has an incredible knowledge of music from the 50's to the present day and has performed in tribute bands showcasing the music of THE BEATLES, PAUL McCARTNEY, THE BEE GEES, ABBA, QUEEN, THE BLUES BROTHERS and BEYONCE. He also spent 2 years in a touring rock'n'roll show in multiple roles performing as everyone from Elvis Presley and Cliff Richard to David Essex and Benny Hill!! Although not a reader, jarrod is able to learn songs very quickly and with all pro gear can recreate and sample to get the authentic sounds to fit the right songs.
Recently, Jarrod has been working with some pro musos to create a multi tribute to John, Paul, George and Ringo showcasing the music of the Beatles and solo work which has been a hit across the UK. Jarrod spent 2007-2012 touring the UK with 'THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL - THE BEST OF ABBA & THE BEE GEES' as Maurice Gibb and Benny Andersson around UK theatres as well as venues in Norway, Portugal, Malta, Germany and France. This gave him a chance to use his piano/guitar and harmony vocal skills.
In 2013, Jarrod joined the UKs number one touring theatre show, That'll Be The Day as bassist/guitarist/vocalist. The show takes in hits from the 50's, 60's,70's and 80's with a cast of 11 singers and musicians.
He has professional equipment, a full, clean driving licence, is a non smoker and non drug taker but does enjoy the occasional cadburys creme egg.
3 days to go until the boys (and girls) are back in town!
Tonight's sold out show at Crawley sees us the end of the 2016 tour. Thanks to all the people from all over the UK and beyond who came to see us and celebrate the TBTD 30th anniversary year.
It's been a very success tour for us with over 220 shows from Truro to Edinburgh and everywhere in between.
We've stopped off for some unforgettable moments at Abbey Road Studios to record our charity single (out next year) and of course our gala show at the wonderful London Palladium.
We'll be back on the road late January for another year of rock'n'roll fun and games.