With the departure of the great Wilton Hailey on bass, Jukebox Revolver would love to introduce the amazingly talented Mr. Jeff Hatley to the band. Hatley brings high hopes and a very professional sound to Jukebox Revolver. here is a short bio of Mr. Hatley.
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.