Mick Adams and the Stones - The World's Most Authentic Tribute To The Rolling Stones. Mick Adams as Mick Jagger, Larry Hampton as Keith Richards, Vince Lupo as Charlie Watts, Anthony Terrezza as Ronnie Wood, Cecil McBee, Jr. as Darryl Jones, Ethan Brown as Chuck Leavell, Greg Vail as Bobby Keys, and Justine Ducloux on Vocals.
Mick Adams and the Stones - BAND
THE WORLD'S MOST AUTHENTIC TRIBUTE TO THE ROLLING STONES
Mick Adams as Mick Jagger
Mick Adams' incredible voice, range, and power speak for themselves. Born in Columbus, Ohio, Mick began singing at three years old. By the age of eight, he was the only child singing with the local adult church choir. While in high school, he studied voice under Elizabeth Graham and was a featured soloist in the high school choir. Mick continued his vocal education studying voice under Ben Bollinger whose other notable students included Karen and Richard Carpenter.
Not only is Mick Adams a ringer for Mick Jagger, but he also brings Mick Jagger's intense energy to each performance. As a former lead vocalist for Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods, where he performed for Dick Clark, Mick has toured the country with the likes of Tommy James, The Turtles, The Monkees, The Association, The Lovin' Spoonful, The Buckinghams, Herman's Hermits, Ron Dante, the Rascals and more. Other notables that Mick has performed with include Spencer Davis, Rick Springfield, Johnny Rivers, Neil Sedaka, America, and rock and roll hall-of-Famer, Sam Moore.
Mick has recorded with Mark Kendall of Great White as well as Ronnie James Dio's guitarist, Tracy G, and has done voice-over work for MADD TV. He has also performed on various telethons, including Betty White’s pet telethon, Jerry Lewis’ MS telethon, and many others. Mick's band, Mick Adams and The Stones, has performed for everyone from Brad Pitt, Will Ferrell, Leslie Bibb, David Spade, Amy Adams, Flava Flav, Jack McBrayer, Judd Apatow, as well as Mark Cuban. They have been featured on National television multiple times, toured Internationally, and have appeared on and recorded for AXS televisions, The World's Greatest Tribute Bands. They have also been named one of the top ten tributes in the world by Backstage 360 magazine. Mick is endorsed by Mark Cuban, Ryan Seacrest, and former President of Atlantic Records, Jerry Greenberg, who signed The Rolling Stones
Shane Hunter as Keith Richards
Shane began as a drummer at ten years old and played his first bar gig by the time he was fourteen. By sixteen, he had switched to guitar. As soon as Shane graduated high school he was off, making a living playing music, performing in a wide variety of cover bands touring the midwest and and Texas. By the end of the 80’s, Shane decided to stay in Los Angeles and formed a rock and roll band. While playing the clubs on the Sunset Strip, he was lucky enough to catch the ear of world famous producer and engineer, Andy Johns, who recorded The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Who, and Jimi Hendrix to name a few. Andy gave Shane incredible insight to his favorite rockers especially Keith Richards! Shane spent countless hours with Andy Johns, the man that recorded Exile on Main Street. He absorbed the secrets, the riffs, the guitars, the amps, the settings, the mics and mic placements, the tunings, the story's etc., like a sponge. The time with Andy changed Shane, both as a musician and as a fan. Shane continued in the music business and has been signed by Enigma Records, Capitol Records and Zoo Records and has owned and operated his own studios. He has also recorded and played with countless incredible musicians. Throughout the years Shane has often wondered why he was put in this position to learn all these things first hand from a man that was there with Mick and Keith when the magic happened and is happy to say that now, being a member of Mick Adams and the Stones, it all makes perfect sense.
Jeff Hands as Charlie Watts
Jeff began playing professionally at the age of 15. After high school, he moved to Los Angeles with $300 and a suitcase.
His first gig was recording music for the soundtrack of Chuck Norris’ first movie “Good Guys Wear Black”. Jeff then played and recorded with Jan and Dean for about about 6 months while hanging out at A&M records and absorbing techniques from the likes of Peter Frampton, Joni Mitchell, and Gino Vannelli.
During this time, Jeff was introduced to Ralph Humphrey (drummer for Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention and head instructor for the drum department at Musicians Institute) by mutual friend Bruce Gary (The Knack). He studied with Ralph Humphrey privately for over 2 life-changing years.
He then joined the Sunset Strip Punk/New Wave scene. He shared the stage as a member of, a sub for, or opening act for numerous bands including Dred Scott, The Alley Cats, The Knack, The Motels, The Go Gos, The Bangles, X, The Plimsouls, Zamp and the Suspects, The Dickies, The Dead Kennedys, Suburban Lawns and others.
Jeff met Jane Lee while playing Top 40 together and the two were signed by Starborn Records to record a 13 song CD under the name “Standard Deviation”. Backing musicians on the project included Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson), Jennifer Condos (Stevie Nicks), Tom Griep (Glenn Frey) and Cheri Currie (The Runaways).
For the past 10 years, Jeff has been playing in tributes to the Ramones and Rod Stewart. He is happy to be paying tribute to one of the greatest rock and roll bands in history with Mick Adams and the Stones.
Ron Jessurun as Ronnie Wood
Born in Amsterdam, Netherlands and raised in California, Ron developed an early love for music and was born to play! Ron graduated from the Guitar Institute of Technology, class of '85 and has played in many bands since that time. He has played on tour with Cirque du Soleil on the DRALION show and has opened for such notables as The Winery Dogs, Michael Schenker Group, Thin Lizzy, Black Star Riders as well as Foghat and Blue Oyster Cult. Ron is also a luthier, plays mandolin, recorder and the dulcimer! Ron's skillful guitar playing has quickly earned him the nickname, "Note for Note Ronnie" and has made him and awesome fit for Mick Adams and The Stones.
Marvin Sperling as Bill Wyman
Marvin Sperling is a dynamic bass player who's performed and recorded with a wide range of artists. As a child, Marvin played violin and guitar but due to early influences such as The Rolling Stones and The Beatles, he soon discovered his true instrument was the bass guitar. Marvin has played, produced and recorded for over forty years with artists such as Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi, Kelly Hanson of Foreigner and Heaven and Earth as well as Robert Fleischman of Journey and Paul Shortino of Quiet Rio and King Kobra. You can catch Marvin now emulating one of his favorite bassists, Bill Wyman of The Rolling Stones. His passion for Bill's style and sound are quite evident as well as his attention to detail making him a perfect match for Mick Adams and The Stones
Tober Mei on vocals
Tober hails from Long Beach, CA, and is a diverse vocalist, more than capable of singing many different genres of music.
She began singing as a child and is a self-professed choir and theatre "geek." Tober began her singing career by participating in Karaoke competitions all over So Cal. She received her first big break, performing on the television show ironically called, "Your Big Break," a Dick Clark production. She was featured in the pilot episode performing as Gloria Estefan. After hearing Tober’s rendition of Wind Beneath My Wings, Bette Midler gave the green light for Tober to perform it for the Peace Officer's Memorial for the State of California. Tober has performed for the Peace Officer’s Memorial for several years running now. She’s showcased her talents for the California Governor and Attorney General, and for thousands of decorated peace officers and their families, honoring those who have put their lives on the line, and memorializing those who have died in the line of duty.
With her infectious smile and positive energy, once you see her perform, you’ll want to come back for more!