Hands up if you have heard of Kevin Gilbert ?
Expanding on my comment buried in the “Lockdown Licks” thread, I thought this topic deserved a wider audience (more people to totally ignore !).
The late Kevin Gilbert first came to prominence with his prog rock bank “Giraffe” in the early 1980’s. This led to him being invited by Madonna producer, Patrick Leonard to join him in a new band “Toy Matinee” which also featured Guy Pratt (from the Lockdown Licks thread), They only released one eponymous album in 1990, which although is somewhat generic 80s soft rock sounding, has garnered a bit of a cult following. I’ve been listening to this again lately after it being mentioned on Guy Pratts videos and I must say, I have been enjoying it.
After lack of record company support, the group dissolved and Kevin Gilbert went on to join the California songwriting collective “Tuesday Night Music Club” with producer Bill Bottrell. He brought along his then girlfriend, Sheryl Crow, leading to the recording of her mega selling debut album on which he co wrote many of the tracks (see you have heard of him).
After that relationship went sour, he reformed » Continue Reading.