is a singer/songwriter; guitarist that has just completed his 3rd
CD of original material entitled
Simple melodies and solid songwriting have taken Jeff down a path of solo
acoustic/electric guitar music. After many years of playing with several
locally successful bands, he has struck out on his own with his stripped
down songs and strong vocal presence.
Jeff's past is a patchwork quilt of
interesting bands, chalk full of brilliant musicians.
He cut his teeth on songwriting in a paper
shack at an early age. Even before he could play a chord, songs were being
written. This infused a creativity before formal training was brought into
the picture. After several childhood bands (including Echelon, P.O.V. and
James Street) Jeff went on to music school in Minneapolis. It was a great
time to be alive and to learn the secrets of music!
After this he returned to Milwaukee to join a
Two Ton Heavy Thing. The band took off in
the competitive local rock scene and even to this day they are not
During and after this time Jeff sat in with
local cover band Mt. Olive. He also played with an odd cover band called
Hippie Chicks and the Funk Mob. Even after that he played with Amy (one of
the hippie chicks) in her band called Framing Amy for a short while.
After all this Jeff joined a band called
BattlestaR CadillacticA. This band played
many great shows including a regular place on the rock stage at
Summerfest, opening up for Warrant and playing the prestigious wedding of
Michelle and Lee Bruso. But alas it was not meant to be, because shortly
after the release of BattlestaR's full length CD ...Jeff moved to Los Angeles
to see about a
Twin City Plaza is about that trip out
west and back. With no band, Jeff has gone solo, but that doesn't mean a
full band sound isn't the order of the day. Never before has he really
been able to capture and record the full sound he has always heard ringing
in his considerable ears. But thanks to technology and the wisdom of age
(at least comparatively) Twin City Plaza is finally here!