Published on Oct 25, 2012
Jo Kamel Band is a blues based hard rock recording project. http://www.facebook.com/ClaytonPriske...
Inspired by Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Montrose ,Gov't Mule, Bad Company, Muddy Waters and anything that's cool..
The core of Jo Kamel Band features: Darrell Mayes drums Jake Dawson - lead vocals, guitar Clayton Priske -bass guitar,writer and Session guitarist Paul Pigat.
Jo Kamel Band's original project features Clayton's compelling compositions. He has been writing for several years and has amassed three albums worth of material. This, as well as his long time association with keyboard virtuoso and recording artist David Stone (Rainbow), has resulted in a high crafted sense of "musicality". Produced by David Stone such songs as "Free" and "The Long Cool Night" are infectious, blues based, hard rocking journeys that guarantee to turn the heads of music lovers the world over. David has also provided Hammond B-3 to a couple of songs, What's it coming to and August. Also Davids son Jordan Lazaruk laid down backup vocals on What's it com'in to". And will be working on more tracks.
Clayton has recorded his music in search of that perfect blend of feel and dynamic. In bringing together this group, he has finally found highly competent musicians that share his dream of creating a high energy, cutting edge sound steeped in the rock classics of the twentieth century. Jo Kamel band is ready to deliver.
Darrell Mayes (middle) is of that rare breed of musician that can inspire several generations of music lovers with his versatile and hard-edged style of drumming. He spent seven years of his life touring with Colin James during the "Voodoo Thing" era.
Jake Dawson (right) is a gift young 26 year old singer who hails from 100 Mile House, BC. Jake loves and embraces all styles of music and comes from a music family. Both of his parent's are musician's and have always played in a band. Thus being raised around music. Jake's musical delivery is energized, direct and very soulful.
Clayton Priske (left) is the writer and producer of Jo Kamel's original recording act. He is a seasoned musician and veteran of high caliber bar bands and tribute groups stretching from the early 1990's to the present. Clayton has toured western Canada extensively and polished his skills from the School of Classic Rock and Blues. His has "contained energy" in songs that evoke emotional response from a wide variety of listeners. As comfortable on stage as he is in the studio, Clayton is an exacting musician that lives, eats, and breathes music. He is the heart of Jo Kamel Band and has successfully built his dream: a musical group consisting of three different generations of music.
Just recently released EP at CD Baby
Jo Kamel is currently working on their first full length album.