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Everett Bradley (born March 16, 1963) is an American multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer, actor, dancer, choreographer and playwright.[1] He is currently a member of glam metal band Bon Jovi.[2]

Everett Bradley
Born (1963-03-16) March 16, 1963 (age 56)
Greenwood, South Carolina, United States
GenresDance, rock
Occupation(s)Multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer, actor, dancer, choreographer, playwright
InstrumentsPercussion, drums, keyboard, guitar, vocals
Years active1997–present
Associated actsThe Original, Bon Jovi
Websitewww.everettbradley.com

BiographyEdit

Born in South Carolina, Bradley attended Indiana University on a vocal scholarship.[3] He first came to the East Coast to play with John Eddie.[4] He has toured as a background vocalist and percussionist with Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band,[5] Jon Bon Jovi,[4] and Hall & Oates.[3] His theatre credits include being part of the creative team of Swing!,[5] being the first American to perform with and direct Stomp,[6] for which he was nominated for a Grammy,[5] and performing in the Cotton Club musical revue After Midnight.[4] He has served as musical director for Carly Simon and NBC's The Meredith Vieira Show, for which he also wrote the show's theme song and other music included in the program.[3] He has recorded with GRP Records' Dee Carstensen, Joey Ramone, Polygram act Jane Williams, Verve's Chris Botti and Cyndi Lauper.[1]

Bradley also performed vocals on the 1994 hit single from The Original, "I Luv U Baby". Starting in 2002, he began putting on his own funk-influenced holiday production, Holidelic,[6] which has seen guests such as Fred Schneider, Vernon Reid, John Forté, Elmo Shropshire and Celeste Holm.[4] He has also worked and performed as a percussionist and backing vocalist with American rock band Bon Jovi in 2003 during This Left Feels Right Live session, and currently he became the touring percussionist for Bon Jovi in 2016 to support the band's This House Is Not for Sale Tour.[4] He also provided his vocals to the songs "Throw It All Away", "Rhythm and Balance", and "Supporting Me" for the character Shadow the Hedgehog in the 2001 video game Sonic Adventure 2.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Everett Bradley - Latin Percussion". Retrieved 21 Dec 2016.
  2. ^ "Bon Jovi set for Irish return next summer". 30 October 2018. Retrieved 16 December 2018 – via www.rte.ie.
  3. ^ a b c "Everett Bradley - About". Retrieved 21 Dec 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d e Jordan, Chris (15 Dec 2016). "Bon Jovi, E Street: Everett Bradley's 'Holidelic' mood". Asbury Park Press. Retrieved 21 Dec 2016.
  5. ^ a b c "Everett Bradley - The Official Bruce Springsteen Website". Retrieved 21 Dec 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Holidelic - Hoplite". Retrieved 21 Dec 2016.