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...the dicussion of music; behind the scenes musicians stories, everyday happenings based around music, favorite musicians, favorite artists, favorite records, favorite concerts...also, coffee related interest, what we like and why...as well as interesting travel stories and insights on traveling and food...feel free to add to the discussion.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

BAND X with Paul Rodgers - All Right Now

Band X and friends at Hendon Rocks 2015 - Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas with special guests Jeff Carlisi (38 Special) and Jeff Adams (Starship)...great night of music!!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Java Monkey Band - Atlanta, GA

The Java Monkey CD is still selling - to listen or purchase go to the band's website Java Monkey Website !

Java Monkey
  balls009.GIF (6054 bytes)   Steve McRayVocals, Keyboards, Key-bass
  balls009.GIF (6054 bytes)   Marvin TaylorGuitar
  balls009.GIF (6054 bytes)   Michael BastedoVocals, Sax, Zendrum
  balls009.GIF (6054 bytes)   John HolderVocals, Drums

Steve McRay......His soulful voice and R&B style comes from the heart & his keyboard playing
will make you stop and take notice.BACKGROUND: Recorded with Mose Jones, .38 Special, Ted Nugent, 
Meatloaf, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Joan Baez, Ben E. King, Jackson Brown, Francine Reed, Johnny Van Zant. 
Co-wrote song "Alien" for ARS. Tours in U.S., Europe, Australia, and Japan with .38 Special, Joan Baez, 
Francine Reed, and Ichiban Blues Artists. Songwriter & Composer. Owner of Big Coffee Records, an Atlanta 
indie record label.
Marvin Taylor.....A guitar style that’s been perfected with quality and passion. Marvin exudes taste, and 
plays with a polished sound that’s filled with emotion. BACKGROUND: Member of Mose Jones. Studio 
session player in Muscle Shoals, Memphis, Nashville, and Atlanta. U.S. and European tours with Francine 
Reed, and other Ichiban Records artists. Songwriter & Composer. W.C. Handy nominee for song "Been there, 
Done that", recorded by Francine Reed.
Michael Bastedo.....A vocal and sax style that’s fun to listen to and exciting to watch. Definitely a soulful 
player with ferocious energy and great chops...a driving force. BACKGROUND: Berklee College of Music. 
Studio session work in Atlanta and Seattle. Tours in U.S., Canada, and Europe with Dr. Hook, Bertie 
Higgins, Francine Reed, Trudy Lynn, Derrick Trucks. Composer and Graphic Artist.
John Holder.....Drums & Vocals. With a style that is funky and “in the pocket”, John provides a launching 
pad of explosive rhythm to lock in the band and a perfect beat for dancing. BACKGROUND: Graduate of 
Berklee College of Music. Recording and touring with country band Atlanta, including hit single “Sweet Country 
Music.” Studio session work in Atlanta and Nashville. Owner of recording studio, engineer and producer of wide 
range of music from alternative rock to children’s albums. Tours in U.S., Europe, and Australia with Francine 

This is "Java Monkey"! This band keeps the audience moving to the beat and listening to a 
combination of great songs.... originals mixed with classic R&B, funky instrumentals, blues, rock, 
soul, and some of their own trademark style of well-known classic songs that everyone likes!

The name Java Monkey refers to the fixation, some may say an almost addiction, to caffeine - and the 
one vice you choose not to give up. That urge to want more...yes, maybe another cup, just one more! 
Just like the band Java Monkey, itself, and the impulse to get hooked. You’ll want more, more, more....
just keep it hot and keep it coming!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Mose Jones "Lost /Found" T-shirts and Coffee Cups now available!!

Mose Jones "Lost /Found" T-shirts and Coffee Cups now available!!

The new Mose Jones "Lost / Found" CD is now available as well as the T-shirts and the Coffee cups! You may preview, order, and have them shipped to you from the Big Coffee Records STORE web site!

Email if you have questions info@bigcoffeerecords.com 

Mose Jones "Lost / Found" CD is now available for purchase!!

The new Mose Jones CD "Lost / Found" is now available for ordering and shipping to your address. 

You'll find it at Big Coffee Records and on CD BABY

Soon able to order on iTunes, Amazon, and on other popular sites.

CD was funded by friends on Kickstarter - released on Nov 17th 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

5 Days Left! Mose Jones' Kickstarter from Kicktraq

Music Missing for 30 Years Returns Home!! Now Going to be Released!!

Kickstarter for Mose Jones's 1980 album that was never released - Lost / Found

#kickstarter #kicktraq #mosejones 

Lost / Found CD - Release of 1980 MOSE JONES Album -- Kicktraq Mini

Monday, September 23, 2013

7 Days Left!! Kickstarter for Mose Jones!

Music missing for 30 years returns home!!

7 Days left in our #Kickstarter campaign - funding our Mose Jones "Lost / Found" CD project! Please go to our Kickstarter site - http://kck.st/16Z8Xww

Pre-sales of our music and other goodies (T-shirt, Coffee cup, downloads, VIP party, live music) offered in our rewards sections.

Your pledge will give us the funding we need to release this music with the quality it deserves and the promotion and marketing to send this CD around the world!!

For more information:  Remembering Mose Jones  Facebook site  and Mose Jones website

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Band X - Atlanta Party Band with New Promo Video

Atlanta's Band X has a new updated video promo. 

Some of the new footage is from one their shows in Las Vegas at the Hard Rock Hotel "The Joint", in May 2013. Other new footage is from their Nashville event at the Grand Old Opry Hotel and Convention Center in August 2013.

Band X Promo

Band X, a nine piece band with 6 males and 3 females, is one of the best party, dance, event, wedding bands on the musical scene today; playing events and performing all across the US. Costume changes, choreographed dance routines, long sets going non-stop song to song, are just part of the charm that has made this band one of the most popular "sought after" party bands in the nation.

Visit the BAND X LIVE web site!