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 adult church choir. Mick's vocal coach was Ben Bollinger whose other exceptional 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 Adams is also the lead vocalist for Windborne Music's, The Music of The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, and Keith Richards, 1969, fronting symphony shows all over the United States.
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, and performing in a wide variety of cover bands touring the Midwest and Texas. By the end of the 80s, 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 into 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 stories, 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 firsthand 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.
Ron Jessurun as Ron 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, and plays mandolin, recorder, and dulcimer! Ron's skillful guitar playing has quickly earned him the nickname, "Note for Note Ronnie" and has made him an awesome fit for Mick Adams and The Stones.
Chad MacDonald as Bill Wyman
A lifelong Stones and Bill Wyman admirer, Chad's been passionate about playing bass guitar since the age of sixteen. He's toured coast to coast and on four continents with Kevin DuBrow, (Quiet Riot), Jani Lane, (Warrant) Gene Loves Jezebel, Bullet Boys and on occasion with Woodstock legend Melanie. His, "the song is king and let the music do the talking" perspective made him the perfect fit for Mick Adams and The Stones. He's honored to celebrate the Stones amazing catalog of songs, their legacy and Wyman's unorthodox, under the radar, yet elegant and highly melodic basslines.
Bill Cormier as Mick Taylor
Guitarist and vocalist, born and raised in Connecticut and began his musical career at the age of 13. Billy attended the University of Maine Augusta majoring in music as well as graduating from the world renowned Musicians Institute located in Hollywood CA. His extensive music career includes performing with Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night), Bobby Kimball (Toto), Mickey Dolenz (The Monkees), Dennis Yost (Classics IV ) and many other million seller artists. Well versed in many genres, Billy has toured the US and abroad playing Rock, Blues and Country music….his unique guitar solos and musicianship have gained him respect and notability in the music community.
Tom McCarthy as Charlie Watts
Tom was born in Northeast Philadelphia and was raised on the sounds of Philly soul. The Stylistics, the Delfonics, The O’Jays, and all the Gamble and Huff recording artists of the time have had a huge influence on Tom’s groove and feel behind the drumkit. Tom started his drumming career at his father's nightclub, the Caprice Lounge when he was only eight years old. He received lessons from various drummers working in the club which lead to opportunities to perform with the bands in the evenings. Tom was lucky enough to receive a new stack of 45 records monthly that were exchanged out of the Caprice jukebox. From the Trammps to the Commodores, Tom would spend hours spinning those records and absorbing those sounds and feels. When the Philly soul and simple funk of the early 70s gave birth to the disco era a simple “four on the floor” drumbeat went a long way. Some of Tom’s favorite Stones material includes songs from the disco era such as Miss You, Emotional Rescue, and of course songs from Black and Blue. Since moving to Phoenix in 1994 Tom has worked with local Phoenix bands such as Bonafide, Tommy Grills Band, Rod and the Young Turks (Rod Stewart cover band), and Change of Heart (Tom Petty Cover band). Tom has also attended Billy Cobham’s Art of The Rhythm Section Retreat, where he studied with Billy Cobham and Dom Famularo. He has attended lectured performance sessions featuring jazz greats Ron Carter and Kenny Baron and daily ad hoc performances with Billy's Crosswind Band, Lee Oskar (formerly of War), Wayne Cobham, and nightly performances with other local professional musicians, clinicians, instructors, and music students. Tom plays a Gretch kit with the same traditional grip as Charlie Watts with a passion and fire that makes him a perfect fit 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!
Dave Hecker as Chuck Leavell
Dave, an Arizona native has been playing keyboards for 40+ years and loves classic rock. He began playing at the age of 10 when new neighbors didn’t want a piano that had been left and gave it to Dave’s family. Amazed by his father’s skilled boogie-woogie piano talent he taught himself to play Beatles songs and the like. By twenty-one he was playing in local bars for money and was a member of “Attraction”, the 80’s band “Private Eyes” and The Steve Console Project, an all-original group produced with the help of none other than Steve Vai. Dave continued in the local rock band circuit for years with “Raun Alosi and the Knockouts” and then decided to take a break to raise a family and began playing at church where he was able to pursue his love for praise and worship music. Later when tribute bands became popular he joined “Second Helping” a tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd in the role of Billy Powell. Other projects included “Bret Kaisers Speedway” an Elvis tribute, “Ultimate Bon Jovi” and “Project Presley” led by Chance Tinder a world-renowned Elvis Presley artist, as well as local groups “The Raun Alosi Band” and “Alibi” with Bill Cormier who portrays Mick Taylor in Mick Adams and The Stones®.
Dave has always been a big Rolling Stones fan and is thrilled to be playing the
Nicky Hopkins classics and the Southern styles of The Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell.