(Updated June 7, 2018)
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Our hearts are crying and broken over the loss of our friend, DJ Fontana, Elvis’ drummer from 1955-1968. There is no one else like him – so special, and legendary, and just the sweetest man on the planet. I am so honored that he played drums with me, all over the world for decades. We’re including a photo taken at DJ and Karen’s home of TMJ w/DJ and his original drums that he played with Elvis all those years. He had invited us to their home in Nashville and he cooked spaghetti for us, amazing! Karen, we love you bunches, what an honor and pleasure to call you both our friends!
TMJ guest DJ on Sirius/XM ELVIS RADIO, CH 19, Wed., July 18. Terry Mike celebrates 10 years, to the day, on ER!
“KING CREOLE” 60th anniversary show!
Check out the review of TMJ’s Nashville Symphony Concerts this past January, bottom of this page!
Coming soon…TMJ on Sirius/XM’s BEATLES CHANNEL – info soon!
TMJ & Band w/horns and strings in concert JULY 14, 2018, Marshall Co High School Shadowen Performing Arts Center, Draffenville, KY (near Benton, KY)
Elvis Presley Memorial Dinner, Peabody Hotel, Memphis – AUG 13
Terry Mike Jeffrey hosts the BEATLES REQUEST SHOW! Returning to the Badgett Playhouse Theater, Fridays in OCTOBER – by popular demand! OCTOBER 5, 12, 19, 26 – all shows 7 pm
Music Review from Chad Young, the “Nashville Parent” Arts Publication, Nashville, TN
Elvis fans young and old, the Nashville Symphony offers an experience you must not miss as it celebrates the music of the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” in high fashion.
Nashville Symphony Assistant Conductor Enrico Lopez-Yanez kicks things off by leading the orchestra in a robust, lengthy, jubilant overture of the most familiar Elvis Presley tunes.
Joining the orchestra is Terry Mike Jeffrey, a seasoned singer and multi-instrumentalist known worldwide for his presentation of Presley’s music. Furthermore, 63-year-old Jeffrey comes with Graceland/Elvis Presley Enterprises’ stamp of approval. Joining Jeffrey is his own band, which includes wife Debbie and son Adam. Together, they seamlessly blend with the orchestra delivering 19 timeless songs from one of the most beloved icons in music history.
Making use of the original orchestra charts from the official Elvis archives, the on-stage talent magnificently delivers beloved hits like “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Love Me Tender,” “A Big Hunk O’ Love,” “Suspicious Minds,” “Burning Love,” “It’s Now or Never” and the rollicking “Jailhouse Rock.” In the music mix is a collection of Presley tunes perhaps lesser known like “Kentucky Rain,” “The Next Step is Love,” “Bossa Nova Baby” and “Young and Beautiful.”
A consummate performer, Jeffrey raises the Schermerhorn roof with his dynamic vocal range and interpretation of Presley’s material. While he’s not technically a “tribute artist,” there are times his voice is reminiscent of Presley’s. The gracious, lifelong Presley fan undoubtedly delivers a sensational salute to his musical hero.
Jeffrey embraces these songs with a sincere depth of emotion, which yields a few goose-bump moments on numbers like “If I Can Dream” and the powerful, crowd-pleasing favorite “How Great Thou Art.”
In addition, special guest Priscilla Presley — Elvis’ ex-wife and mother to his only child, Lisa Marie — makes three appearances on stage throughout the evening to share stories and memories. Despite seeming a bit uncomfortable in front of the audience, she shares a few tidbits about Elvis’ recording sessions at RCA Studio B here in Nashville. In fact, Elvis recorded more than 200 of his songs in the historic studio on Music Row (you can tour Studio B via the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum).
While the vast majority of the enthusiastic audience members were of an older generation on opening night, the music of Elvis Presley transcends generations. Kids today appreciate his music just as much as those from decades past. This night with the Nashville Symphony and the Terry Mike Jeffrey band is a tremendous way experience Presley’s indelible legacy.
DEBBIE JEFFREY (keyboards and background vocals since 1974, TMJ’s wife), ADAM JEFFREY (son of TMJ, percussion, keyboards, saxophones, vocals) Adam also has a musical duo with his wife, KRISTIE (“Three Day Flight”) and has co-produced studio recordings with his dad. On rare occasions, you might catch ANGIE HUFFORD (TMJ & Debbie’s daughter) singing background with the band. Also playing in the studio and at performances, in addition to engineering many of the group’s recordings, are: KEVIN SYNAN (bass guitar, vocals) STEVE WALSTON (drums – began drumming with TMJ – Sept, 1966) and TIFFANY OKERSON (background vocals)
There are other musicians that play in the live band periodically, and they include; JEREMY SMITH, BILL ASHLEY (drums), THOMAS MICHAELS (lead guitar), EDDIE HOLLAND (bass guitar), SCOT DURHAM (trombone, piano), ANTHONY DARNELL (trombone), PED FOSTER, BO CLAYTON, RICHARD STEFFEN (trumpet), JOEL ROBERTS, RON ROBERTS, TIM ZEISS (saxophone). And, oh yeah, Terry Mike sings, plays guitar, piano, and tenor sax. And acts real goofy.
TMJ Family with Priscilla Presley, Nashville, January 20, 2018
TMJ Band with the Memphis Symphony and TCB Band