RIMSHOT Bio

Introducing RIMSHOT a Brazos Valley Live Band

02 25 2012 rimshot 0089 RIMSHOT Bio

RIMSHOT (From L-R) Roy Pilgrim, Jerry Williams, Mike Holt

Background

RIMSHOT, a Brazos Valley live music group with over 50 years combined professional performing experience, consist of Roy Pilgrim of Bryan, Jerry Williams of Calvert, and Mike Holt of College Station.

This group offers a variety of musical genres including top 40 country, Rock-a-Billy, Rock n Roll, classic country, classic rock, blues, swing, and gospel. Artists renditions covered by the live group include: Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, George Strait, Clint Black, Brooks and Dunn, Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Chuck Berry, Smokey Robinson, Gary Stewart, Waylon Jennings, Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, The Eagles, Credence Clearwater Revival, Lynyrd Skynrd, Ray Charles, BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bob Seger, The Coasters, and many, many more. Rimshot’s repertoire contains over 200 songs tweaked uniquely, but never far from the original artist’s release, to provide a professionally entertaining performance.

Band members:

Roy Pilgrim hails from Abilene originally and attributes his musical background to his father. He has played guitar and bass since his early childhood and has perfected a unique style of guitar paying that combines the pick with finger rolls to create a clean, full, and interesting sound. His musical influences include The Ventures, 50’s and 60’s country and rock artists, and various country artists through the present Roy sings both lead and harmony parts and alternates lead guitar with Mike. He also plays through a Roland guitar synthesizer, which increases the versatility of sound created by the band.

Jerry Williams presently lives in Calvert but spent a lot of time in the Texas panhandle. Jerry’s musical influences include artists from the same era listed by Roy, which creates a natural blend of instrumentation and sounds emulating the original “oldies”. Music has been an important part of Jerry’s life since he first stepped onto a stage at age seventeen. Since then he has performed professionally in a number of venues. The group bassist and electronic percussionist, Jerry also sings lead and is proficient at guitar.

Mike Holt was born and raised in Abilene and was heavily influenced by the rock-n-roll and rock-a-billy- of the 50’s. He began playing guitar at age eight and performing at local events and talent shows at ate twelve. By age seventeen he had written a number of songs and began performing professionally. He has been front man and guitarist for a number of Texas-based bands over his musical career and genres include country, blues, bluegrass, and classic rock. He sings both lead and harmony and plays lead and rhythm guitar. HIs musical influences include Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and Ricky Skaggs. Vocally, his roots go back to the tight harmonies evoked by bluegrass music and his guitar styles are reminiscent of Carl Perkins, Chuck Berry, and Stevie Ray Vaughn.

Musical Venues offered:

The band regularly performs for wedding receptions, private parties, jamborees, civic functions, festivals, and community events. The group’s tight harmonies, clean picking styles, and stage presence create an ambiance at any event that will engage the audience and lighten the atmosphere.

For booking information contact;

Roy Pilgrim 979-260-1405 roypilgrim@yahoo.com

Jerry Williams 979-3642831 jgjkwilliams@sbcglobal.net

Mike Holt 979-575-7884 aggiedrmike@gmail.com

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