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Dennis Jale

Dennis Jale is one of Austrias most famous rock-entertainers.

In the mid-90s he founded the Jam Gang together with guitarist Goran Miculec.

One of the most successful shows of his tight touring schedule is the Rocking Christmas Show with the Sweet Inspirations, the original backing vocals of Elvis Presley.

Since 2003, Dennis Jale performs with the TCB-Band, the original lineup of Elvis Presley in Austrias largest concert halls. But Dennis Jale also wins as a songwriter.

On his CDs you will find both, reinterpreted covers and self-composed songs that carry the diverse musical thumbprint of his multi-talent.


THE JAM GANG

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Goran Mikulec

Goran spielt seit seinem 11. Lebensjahr Gitarre. Mit 17 ergaben sich erste Studio- und Livejobs mit Hallucination Company, Lizzy Engstler, Roberto Blanco u.a. Im Laufe der Jahre Zusammenarbeit mit Stefanie Werger, Boris Bukowski, Tommy Fuchsberger, Bobby Kimball (Toto), Otto Schenk, ORF Symphonie Orchester, Prager Symphoniker, Hans Theessink, Peter Rapp, Vereinigte Bühnen Wien, Wolfgang Lindner Big Band, Bill Ramsey, Starmania u.v.a.. Im Rahmen seiner Arbeit als Komponist für Fernseh- und Filmmusik (ORF: “Willkommen Österreich”, “Mini Zib”, “Happy End” u.a.; Animationsfilme: “Panther”, “Wind der stiller wird”, “Faces”;Dokumentationen: “Sowing the seeds of hope” für die OPEC, “What is right and what is wrong” u.a.) schaffte er es mit seiner Komposition für den Film “Wind der stiller wird” als erster Österreicher, im Jahr 1998, zu den Vornominierungen zum Oscar für Kurzfilme. Sein Hobby ist Motorboot fahren.

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Willy Langer

Willi Langer spielt den E-Bass seit 1976. Damals gründete er auch die legendäre Jazz-Rock-Band “Zenit”, mit der er unzählige Konzerte im In-und Ausland (unter anderem als Support für Level 42 und Stanley Clarke) spielte und 3 LP’s produzierte. Seit 1984 ist er ein nicht wegzudenkender Bestandteil der österreichischen Musikszene und arbeitet mit beinahe allen namhaften heimischen Künstlern wie z.B. Count Basic, Wolfgang Ambros, Sandra Pires, Wilfried, Stefanie Werger, Harri Stojka, Boris Bukowski, Marianne Mendt, Bluespumpm, Ostinato, Waterloo & Robinson, Nina Proll, Gary Lux, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Tamee Harrison, Timna Brauer, Alexander Goebel, Jazz-Gitti, Wiener Philmarmoniker, Mainstreet, u.v.m.) und wird auch regelmäßig von internationalen Acts gebucht (Gloria Gaynor, The Supremes, etc.). 7 Jahre lang war er Mitglied des Orchesters der Vereinigten Bühnen Wien und dabei an zahlreichen Musical-Produktionen beteiligt (Cats, Phantom der Oper, Freudiana, Elisabeth, Tanz der Vampire, Rocky Horror Show, Hair, …). Seit 1993 lehrt er sein Instrument an der ‘Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst’ in Wien. Er produzierte bisher 2 Solo-Alben (“The Course Of Life” und “The Colours Of The Octopus”) und ist auf ca. 200 weiteren Tonträgern vertreten.

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Manfred Chromy

Kontrabassakrobat und seit über einem Jahrzehnt unverzichtbares Highlight der Shows von Dennis Jale gilt auch als der „Elvis des Wienerlieds“. Als Erfinder von Austrobilly und Weanaschwung spannt er mit seinen Texasschrammeln eine Klangbrücke zwischen Vorstadtheurigem und Countrysaloon.

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Martin Payr

Martin ist seit einigen Jahren Pianist der Dennis-Jale Band. Seine Studio- und Live-Tätigkeit schließt Künstler wie Moloko, Peter Wolf, David Garrett, Ledisi, Hubert Tubbs, Kelli Sae, Alexander Göbel, Michael Seida, Joni Madden, Martin Fuss und viele andere mit ein. Hinzu kommen noch div. ORF-Produktionen wie „Dancing Stars“, „Starmania“ und „Musical-the Show“, jahrelange Tätigkeit bei den Vereinigten Bühnen Wien sowie die Zusammenarbeit mit den Produzenten Beat4Feet und Andy Radovan. Als eines seiner Highlights bezeichnet er die 2009 in den Ocean Way Studios/Nashville gemeinsam mit Dennis Jale, Wesley Plass und der TCB-Band produzierten CD „NASHVILLE“.


ORIGINAL MUSICIANS OF ELVIS

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James Burton

The musician, who was born in Shreveport/Lousiana is known as the biggest guitar icon of the American music scene besides Eric Clapton. Burton has played throughout his 65 years of carreer with numerous stars of showbiz. As: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Tina Turner, Jerry Lee Lewis and Ricky Nelson. Nowadays the role model of generations calls attention with his “International Guitar Festival“, that Burton is organizing year after year in his hometown Shreveport.

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Glenn D. Hardin

The man at the piano arranged countless world hits for his friend Elvis Presley - including "The Wonder Of You", “Suspicious Minds” and "Bridge Over Troubled Water". But Glen D. Hardin has been a popular musician since 1962. He shared stages with Sammy Davis Jr., was in the studio with Sonny & Cher and is friends with Tina Turner. Elvis once said to his bustling piano player: "The wildest guy in my crew is Glen D. Hardin, too!"

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Ronnie Tutt

The byname "Hard working" says it all. Ronnie Tutt from Dallas/Texas is considered one of the hardest and fastest drummers in the rock scene. He was the one who gave Elvis the sonorous backing for his famous karate movements on stage. After Elvis’ passing the graduated drummer went on as a member of the Jerry Garcia Band and gained countless fans. Today Ronnie is touring the world with Neil Diamond. His appearance in Vienna was therefore until recently a poker game for the organizers. But now his performance is confirmed!

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Paul Leim

Originated from Nashville, Tenneessee, Paul counts nowadays to the top 10 drummer world wide and sets the tone on super hits of Shania Twain, Kenny Rogers, Barry Manillow, Faith Hill, Diana Ross, Whitney Houston, Patrick Swayze or Lionel Richie and keeps the beat on 25 Grammy Albums. Live has Paul played with Tom Jones, the Big Screen Show „Elvis the Concert“, Neil Diamond or Lynda Carter.


THE IMPERIALS

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Terry Blackwood

Terry Blackwood is a member of the famous Blackwood Family, that where in the 50’s known as the „Blackwood Brothers“ and in the American southern states already super stars. Elvis Presley was in his teens a fan of the Blackwood Brothers and got Terry Blackwood for his Gospel album in 1956 in his studio and in 1969 even to Las Vegas – LIVE on stage! In the meantime Terry Blackwood and his Imperials got awarded with 4 Grammy and are members oft he Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

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Darrell Toney

The man, who is pulling the strings in the background – this is the best description for the all-rounder Darrell Toney. As singer he represents a class of its own and as a producer he made a name for oneself with many international music productions. His recording studio in Atlanta, Georgia is since many years a guarantor for „great music“! Lastly, the big Jerry Reed Fan & friend Darrell Toney has produced the Live CD with the TCB-Band & The Imperials.

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Will Shaw

The newcomer – Will Shaw – is a natural talent in every way. As father of 9 children he always sticked to his dream and got finally a call from Terry Blackwood in December 2019 with an invitation to an audition. That was it – since January 2020 is Will member of one of the most legendary Gospel choirs – he is an Imperial.


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The Holladay Sisters

1969 – American Sound Studios in Memphis, Tenneessee – Elvis Presley worked on his huge Comeback and recorded hits like Suspicious Minds, In the Ghetto, Don´t cry Daddy or Any Day Now. Been involved, the very young, highly talented sisters, Ginger and Mary Holladay. The rest is music history! Until 1975 the Holladay Sisters accompanied the King in the recording studio and after that worked with super stars like Cher, Kenny Rogers, Etta James, Marty Robbins, Dionne Warwick, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and many more!