Jamie's duties in The Spongetones for the last 23-plus years include songwriter, guitarist, vocalist, producer, recording engineer, arranger, bassist, sometimes drummer, and other various musical noises. Jamie has recorded and produced all eight records for The Spongetones, with rave reviews in Rolling Stone, Billboard, Trouser Press, Goldmine, and many others. The Spongetones are currently signed to Gadfly Records in the US and Sony in Japan. In addition to the newest tribute compilation 'Jamie Hoo-Ever', Jamie has just finished a full-length pop record entitled Paparazzi with fellow popster and alt-country star Bill Lloyd. All drums on this record are performed by Dennis Diken (The Smithereens). Jamie has recently toured, playing keyboards/guitar/mandolin and lap steele for Hootie and The Blowfish-sitting in For Peter Holsapple while his wife had a new baby son-Web. Hopefully again, sometime.... Jamie has toured and recorded for over 16 years as guitarist for producer/recording artist Don Dixon and his wife-singer/recording artist Marti Jones, touring most of the United States, Canada, and Europe with them. Still does... Jamie filled in as bass player for The Smithereens' Mike Meseros for over a year-from May of 1997 until June of 1998 as a regular player. He has filled in twice since then and may again. Toured as guitarist/backup vocalist for Graham Parker as a member of 'The Small Clubs' in support of the 'Burning Questions' Capitol release. He also recorded with that band during the tour for a Richard Thompson tribute 'Beat The Retreat'-the song 'The Madness Of Love'. Recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis for a couple weeks as the bass player for the Orange Humble Band (Australia) with Mitch Easter on guitar/producing, Jody Stephens (Big Star) on drums, Ken Stringfellow (Posies) on vocals. Jamie owns an operates a project studio in Charlotte, NC called 'Hooverama@Liquid Studios', where he works on many indie recording projects, writes custom music, and does sound design. He has recorded over the years with acts such as Joe Walsh, Hootie and The Blowfish, and many others. Jamie resides in Monroe, NC with his wife Linda, and many animals. Born 2/11/56 in Charlotte, NC.
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