Few musicians have devoted their passion and energy to the pursuit of excellence to the same extent as Jack O Roonie. Having made a name for himself back in the eighties as a member of sulphurous Belgian roots outfit The Wild Ones, Jack relocated to Los Angeles and soon became that most precious commodity in the business: a go-to backing musician prized for his versatility and rigorousness. It’s no accident that the likes of Wanda Jackson, Andre Willams, Bill Tapia, Slim Jim Phantom, Ronnie Dawson, Danny B Harvey among many others have called on his services time and time again.
Jack set out to hone his craft by broadening his horizons, after an eye-opening and grueling stint at the Music academy Schools,Master classes, privates lessons with internationals bass players, Jack began to embrace music genres as Jazz, classical music, movie scores, Charles Mingus variations… the only common thread is a complete dedication to the Art of the DoubleBass
Back in the day never would have imagined that the once infamous hellraiser would become this revered musical polymath.
Innovative and award winning professional with a 35 year long expertise in live performance, studio recording and musical composing. Accomplished double bass and electric bass player. Devoted to Americana roots music. Master in accompanying internationally renowned artists. Eager and capable teacher.
That is not to say that Jack has forgotten how to rock out, put him on the same stage or in the same studio as touring rock & roll royalty and you are guaranteed a virtuoso performance of relentless ferocity.
The man can slap like a demon ,the only difference is, he will hit the right notes.
It says a lot about a person when they are as loyal in friendship as they are demanding in their craft. I consider myself privileged to count Jack O Roonie as a dear friend.