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michael fogarty
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words premaster
Peak position #10
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Hands Up
Peak in sub-genre #18
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not just one life
Peak in sub-genre #26
$0.75
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Begins and Ends with You
Peak position #16
Band/artist history
1969-1972 Toured Eastern United States with a band called Rich Mountain Tower backed by Ovation Records/William Morris Agency. 1974-1980 Toured Italy, England, Scandinavia, France with my own band and then signed by Atlantic Records with Hall of Famer Jeremy Spencer of Fleetwood Mac. My composition "Cool Breeze" Number 21 Billboard Adult Contemporary. 1985-present--own and operate studio in Chiba Japan 30 miles south of Tokyo.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
I have toured a large part of Europe and United States in earlier years, but now I do about 12 large events a year as a band. Mostly studio work now.
Your musical influences
born in Tennessee-into soul/funk/blues/R+B. Started out as a singer but moved into carrying a B3/Rhodes/Wurlitzer all around the world. Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Jeff Lorber, Jimmy Smith, Richard Groove Holmes and numerous blues/rock/pop keyboard players and producers.
What equipment do you use?
HARDWARE Core 2 Quad MOTU 828 MKII x 2 Digirack 002 PreSonus Digimax Joe Meek Q pre-amp Groove Tubes (The Brick) Focusrite twin track pro AKG C-414 Vintage/D112/Shure SM 81//Various Shures/ JBL 4412 Studio Monitors Yamaha NS 10M Pro KRK v4 series II Monitors Auratones Yamaha S90es Korg SV-1 Korg Karma v2 Eric Clapton Blackie Strat Taylor and Takamine Acoustic and Classic Guitars SOFTWARE NI B4 Sonar 8.5 Producer Extensive Akai/EMU/Giga Libraries Synthogy Ivory Sfz+ (reads giga library) NI Storm Drum UAD-1 Plug-ins NI Elektrik Piano Waves Mercury Bundle Soundforge 9 EWQSL Gold Orchestral Sonic Implants Symphony Strings Atmosphere RA
Anything else?
A loving soul is a loved soul.
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