Monday, August 23, 2010

Smith Perkins Smith - Smith Perkins Smith

Wayne Perkins (born 1951, David Wayne Perkins in Birmingham, Alabama) is a rock and R & B guitarist, singer, songwriter and session musician. At age 15, Perkins played his first gig as a session musician, in Bob Grove's Prestige Recording Studio in Birmingham. At 16, he left school and started performing in local bands and released singles with a band called the Vikings with Charles Nettles.
In 1968, drummer Jasper Guarino helped Perkins land a steady job as a session guitarist in a studio owned by Quin Ivy called "Quinvy's" in Muscle Shoals. This led to work at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio.
Wayne left session work to form a band called Smith, Perkins and Smith which recorded two albums. While in Kingston in the Island Basing Street recording studios Perkins had been working on a second Smith Perkins Smith album for Island when Chris Blackwell stopped him. When Perkins returned to the United States, he played with Leon Russell for two years, in the Gap Band and with Eric Clapton and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Following this, Wayne joined the Alabama Power Band (formed by his brother Dale), which became Crimson Tide and recorded two albums. In Nashville, Wayne wrote music for Catdaddy Music and composed soundtracks for films including The Karate Kid, Part II and Back to School. Perkins later formed the band Problem Child with Robert Nix and Rick Christian, and played bass with Lonnie Mack.
In 1995, Perkins recorded his first solo album, Mendo Hotel, and in 2005, he released Ramblin' Heart.


Anonymous said...

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Bobbitt said...

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TheSeeker said...

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