I have have been a musician most of my life. I'm a songwriter, play guitar, bass and other instruments. My forte may be singing but in the past 25 years I have added producing, arranging, engineering and all around musical production to the mix. I started playing music at an early age and played in many groups, one of my greatest joys was to be a part of Andrae Crouch & the Disciples group in the late 70’s where I played bass and sang on 4 albums. We toured extensively throughout the world playing such venues as the Sydney Opera House in Australia, Albert Hall in London, and Carnegie Hall in NY to name a few. I won my Grammy Award with Andrae for his 1978 Live in London album…what a thrill! I went on to have my own gospel album on Light Records but eventually drifted back into secular music where I fronted my own group, Spare Hare here in the Inland Empire full of great players such as Steve Tavaglione, and Brandon Fields. In 1984 I was selected as lead vocalist (though one of many over the years) with Tower of Power…my tenure was brief but hey, it was very cool while it lasted.
Since then I have concentrated on producing other studio projects for artists such as Dean Mills plus I have a group with my wife, vocalist Delaney which by the way features fellow Grammy Award Winner, Glen Myerscough on sax and percussionist/vocalist, Dio Saucedo.
My concentration is really gospel music. I was on one of the worship teams at The Packinghouse (Calvary Chapel) in Redlands for 5 years (still on stand-by) and am currently the Musical Director at R3 Church in North Fontana, CA (you're all invited by the way).
All of this to say that throughout the years I have always LOVED the LORD but admit I didn’t always do my best to serve HIM or be a light for HIM as some of you may well know. Much has changed and I am dedicated more than ever to using the talents GOD has given to me to glorify and praise HIM. I humbly thank you for visiting this site and giving the cutz a listen.
Oh and please check out my group's website to see where we're performing www.delaneyandjaymes.com