The Atlantic Soul Machine
The band has been reformed by veteran Trombonist/Bandleader Pete Lamont who led the original A.S.M. for 15 years. That group toured extensively in Europe and the Middle East with more than 2000 performances to look back on. Notable appearances include, playing at Sir Paul MacCartney’s, Daughter Stella’s 21st Birthday Celebrations at his farm in Sussex and appearing at The Dubai air show 2000 in the presence of HRH The Prince Of Wales. The band played to 250,000 people, other featured artists on the show included Lionel Ritchie. They have also played at all the Park Lane hotels = Hilton, Dorchester etc.
The new A.S.M features a line up of professional musicians from all over the world brought together to play the music they love.
Featured Vocalists are Lamb Bristow from Philadelphia U.S.A. and Jak Lamont from London.
Lamb worked extensively in Philadelphia with various T.S.O.P. (The Sound Of Philadelphia) artists including The Orlons. She has also worked as a backing vocalist with seminal Rock and Roll icon Charlie Gracie. During the 80’s Lamb pursued her career in New York City, working as a club and theatrical artist.
Jak Lamont began his career as a drummer, his first public performance aged 14 was with the original A.S.M. at a show in Portugal where the band were working with Soul Star Wilson Pickett. Jak toured extensively with U.S Rock Guitarist Carvin Jones before forming his own band ‘Urban Confusion’ and settling in as a vocalist.
Playing Guitar is Robert Robiero from Ghana. Robert was a member of the original Atlantic Soul Machine, he was also a member of the the band considered to be the pinnacle of Afro Rock, Osibisa. He has spent the last few years writing and producing music in his own studio.
Keyboard player Gonzalo Carerra from Spain has lived in London for some years, during which time he has worked with many well known musicians including Members of Supertramp, Electric Light Orchestra and Jethro Tull, Drummer producer Grammy award winner Narada Michael Walden also Mike Gibbs arranger conductor.
Bass Player Terry Peaker was the anchor man with Doc Cox’s Ivor Biggun and has worked for many years on the London music scene.
New man on Drums is Alfie Mitchell a veteran of the London Jazz and Blues scene.
Supersaxophonist Phillip Walton was in the original Atlantic Soul Machine. He has spent the last few years entertaining people all over the world and working on his new novel.
Members of the band have recorded or toured with many name artists including, Desmond Dekker, Supertramp, Geno Washington, Maxi Priest, Fred Wesley (James Browns Musical Director). Recently Pete Lamont has played on the huge hit by ‘Rudimental’ ‘Feel The Love’ which topped the charts for 5 weeks in the Summer of 2012.
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