We are a five piece band that arose from the ashes of a few big bands in the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina, all four members come from very diverse musical backgrounds, we came together with an eclectic song list that varies from multiple generations and genres.
Member Daniel Skeel on Guitar and Nick Savoyski on drums are both former members of the Greensboro NC based band TCU that toured all over the state and even ventured as far south as Hilton Head, Danny Left TCU a year and a half before the TCU break-up to pursue music as a living in North Myrtle Beach joining the Marsha Morgan Band, a big beach band, and creating a now defunct band Pink Noise. Since then he returned back to the triad and teamed back up with Nick Savoyski to start a new project with bassist Wilton Hailey.
Former Bass player Wilton Hailey was a former member of Radio Revolver, a variety band, also based out of Greensboro NC, he left Radio Revolver to join the now defunct band Berkstar, during his musical pursuit he came across Nick Savoyski and when the time was right as Danny was moving back from the beach, Nick pulled in Wilton and Danny together to form the group that we call Jukebox Revolver.
INTRODUCTION OF MR ANTAWON INGRAM
Jukebox Revolver gigged as three piece with Danny at the helm as they began their search for the ultimate lead vocalist. Somewhere along the line they came across the supremely talented Mr. Antawon Ingram, who not only had an incredible voice, but also had a a stage presence like they had never seen before and the ability to engage the crowd starting the second he hits the stage. Antawon having migrated from Cincinnati Ohio, by way of Lexington Kentucky, had a tremdous musical back ground stemming from bands along the way.
INTRODUCTION TO MR JEFF HATLEY
Wilton Hailey soon got an offer to play music down in Charlotte NC and Jukebox Revolver set off to find a new bass player. They issued an add and to their great pleasure the Multi-instrumentalist Mr. Jeff Hatley to the band on Bass. Jeff Hatley who is originally from Charlotte embarked upon a lifelong musical career in grade school bands and orchestras on various wind instruments, and found his passion for the bass at the suggestion of friends. After first developing callouses on influences of The Doobie Brothers, Earth Wind and Fire, and The Eagles, he moved to prog. rock via Yes who remains one of his favorites learning the melodic role demonstrated by Chris Squire. Jeff's skill as a quick learner and solid reader found him opportunities in big band jazz, churches, and even a show with The Fifth Dimension on a tour stop in Charlotte. He adopted cello as an adult and set bass aside for a number of years performing with The Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra. A job transfer resulted in his relocating to central Carolina where he resumed bass along with cello in numerous bands, having some amazing opportunities opening for groups such as STYX, ZZ TOP, Leon Russell, Eddie Money, Toad the Wet Sproket, as well as live broadcast appearances on WUNC and WCNC TV. Jeff is employed as a design engineer in a multinational electronics firm but holds musical performance with great friends and players as his continuing ambition. Jukebox Revolver is a cherished opportunity furthering this endeavor.
INTRODUCTION OF DAVID MORSE
With the addition of David Morse on keys, jukebox Revolver was able to fill out their sound and truly reach the full sound they had dreamed of, whether it be typical piano, synth, or organ sounds Dave also brought forth tones of other tones and instruments that JBR felt they were missing.
These five member have become what is now known as Jukebox Revolver, and the rest is history, or soon to be history in the making, and they hope to meet new friends and see many faces on this musical journey of theirs