The Spirit Room in Jerome will again be hosting the band OvO, who recorded a live CD there four years ago. OvO features Tommy Rocks of Jerome on lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, Dr. Kyle Scarborough from Dallas TX on keys and guitar phenom Joe Berger of NYC on lead guitar, Pablo Richards (FL) on bass, and John F. Kennedy (AZ) on drums. You won’t want to miss this show, and watch this great band back Joe Berger on guitar. Their last performance in Jan. 2016 featured Grammy Award winner Larry Mitchell joining the band onstage
OvO (The Owl Band) formed six years ago, and plays two concerts a year in Arizona. They will perform some original music, as well as cover songs by bands such as The Who, Santana, Frank Zappa, Warren Zevon, Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, Supertramp, Pink Floyd, Elton John, Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles.
Guitarist Joe Berger has been mixing and playing guitar for prominent artists and touring with rock and jazz legends around the world for nearly four decades. Just a few of the artists include John Entwistle (WHO), Jack Bruce (CREAM), Vangelis, Jon Anderson (YES), Billy Cobham, Jon Hammond, Brian Johnson & Cliff Williams (AC/DC), Cheap Trick, and many, many more. Joe has been demonstrating for audio companies at the NAMM and AES trade shows for more than 30 years, and performs each year in Germany at the renowned Musikmesse trade show. Check out his and Tommy’s videos on YouTube.
Kyle Scarborough has played professionally in the Houston area for the past 24 years, playing keyboards for Diunna Greenleaf and Blue Mercy in Houston and Memphis. As a member of The Party Favors, he performed for major corporate galas throughout the Houston area, along with the July Fourth celebrations for the City of Richmond and a variety of local country clubs. He currently plays with Different Beast, providing entertainment in live music venues throughout the Houston area.
Singer Tommy Anderson (aka “Tommy Rocks”) is well-known in Arizona, both as a solo acoustic rock performer, as well as with his side bands Tommy Rocks, OvO, Ringo McLennonSon, The Beatless (www.MeetTheBeatless.com) and the Jerome Ukulele Orchestra. On top of performing nearly 125 performances last year, Tommy also owns a music store in Jerome called “Tommy Rocks” (www.TommyRocks.com).
Pablo Richards (bass and vocals) has been a professional musician since childhood, as well as drummer John F. Kennedy. Keyboardist Kyle would like to bring the band to perform in Dallas, but Tommy refuses to take JFK to Dallas.
OvO’s double-live CD “Live from Ghost Town Studios” and “Live from The Spirit Room” are available at the show and at the “Tommy Rocks” music store in Jerome, located at 110 Main Street. The store is located 200 feet up the street from The Spirit Room, across the street from Grapes and down the steps in the New State Building.
The store carries CDs of Arizona musicians, guitars & basses, ukuleles, cables, strings, picks, sticks and accessories, t shirts, vintage LPs and turntables, as well as autographed rock and roll memorabilia from Pete Townshend, B.B. King, The Doors, Les Paul & Les Paul Jr., Julian Lennon, David Bowie, Donovan, as well as 1950’s through current guitar heroes. You can check out the store on Facebook at facebook.com/TommyRocksJerome and online at www.TommyRocks.com