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Terry Whitehead

Member sinceDecember 22, 2010
LocationUnited States
Members15 on recording - less live
InfluencesEric Clapton (singing), Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Little Feat
Artist Biography:
Terry Whitehead has music running through his blood. He grew up listening to his father who was an accomplished guitarist in the style of Chet Atkins and has been singing since he was old enough to talk. The title song of his debut album "Perfect Wave" is inspired by his love of the Atlantic coast of Florida where he has lived for many years. The songs are so varied that it is hard to label as a whole. The recording is a collection of all originals that are leaving an impressive track record in several songwriter contests such as Billboard international (Happy Valley Folks: "Lots of great crisp sounds. Very raw and real. Nice work.") and the UK Songwriting contest where Happy Valley Folks was a semi-finalist in 2008.

Terry’s band “The Willing Accomplices” is comprised of: Tamara Grigsby (vocals, harmonica, and percussion); Roy Peak (bass); Susan Staton (violin); Jim Woodey (drums); Dave Knopsnyder (guitar); Bill Gibson (guitar). Besides Terry’s originals the band plays a lot of covers, but with their own twist (why try to do a song just like the version everyone has already heard?). You’ll hear mostly Americana Rock, but also some Alternative Rock, some oldies from the 60s forward, and even a classic standard here and there.

“Terry’s ability to encompass various sounds into his song-writing proves his range and talent. As you listen to the album you will hear sounds ranging from rock, folk, bluegrass, Americana and country. His style of music is the perfect setting for his powerful lyrics and deep commanding voice. He captures the essence of storytelling in how he delivers his music through everyday references of life's ups and downs.” – Juniors Cave Online Magazine

"... The vocals [on Happy Valley Folks] are delivered with a strong performance and you really feel completely enveloped in the song. The arrangement is outstanding and really 'paints a picture'… Nice chorus. Just a nice tune. They 'can' play! ….”
- Crescent Music and Media

[Terry’s] “songwriting, singing, and overall style are outstanding ... “ - Larry Whitler of Ocala Live WOCA."

“After listening to a few of Terry’s songs from his CD Perfect Wave, I think you will like what you hear. Add this album to your collection!” - Buzz Entertainment Magazine.


More by Terry Whitehead:

Happy Valley Folks
I Will Still Love You
Perfect Wave
Sleeping Child
Waiting For Tonight
Waltzing Ballerina

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