Grammy-nominated Composer / Arranger / Keyboard Player
Wally Minko has been a fixture on the Los Angeles music scene for many years now. His work with artists such as Jean Luc Ponty, Jon Anderson (Yes), Gregg Rolie (Santana), Pink, Tom Jones, Barry Manilow, En Vogue, Toni Braxton, Arturo Sandoval, Debbie Allen, Wayne Bergeron, Gary Grant, Dan Fornero and many others, is as much a testament to the quality and professionalism of his work, as it is his versatility, dedication to his craft, and his unique talent.
Los Angeles, CA (October 2, 2020) – Allow us to introduce you to The Reddcoats…
The Reddcoats share one of the most unbelievable pedigrees and discographies in all of music. Its members have accompanied some of the greatest artists of all-time on stage and in the studio. They’ve moved millions upon millions of records and garnered countless awards. In 2020, they’ve finally come together.
The band represents the union of vocalist, bassist, and co-producer Matt Bissonette [Elton John, Joe Satriani, The David Lee Roth Band, Rick Springfield], his brother and drummer Gregg Bissonette [Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band, The David Lee Roth Band, Robert Downey, JR., Don Henley, Santana], GRAMMY® Award-nominated keyboardist Wally Minko [P!nk, Jean-Luc Ponty, Toni Braxton], and guitarist Andy Timmons [Danger Danger, Olivia Newton-John] joined by percussionist, co-producer Mike Medina [Edgar Winter, Victor Wooten].
Formed in 2018, this powerhouse collective recorded their debut EP co-produced by Matt and Mike throughout the past year. Now, they formally welcome audiences into their world.
To herald their arrival, they shared the first single “Just Gimme The News.” Blending rock ‘n’ roll attitude, jazz unpredictability, funk spirit, and pure virtuosity, the track culminates on a chantable hook. Listen HERE
And the groove doesn’t stop there. The Reddcoats will unveil more music and visuals very soon.
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ABOUT THE REDDCOATS
Boasting one of the most powerful collective pedigrees in rock ‘n’ roll, the members of The Reddcoats have individually logged thousands of shows alongside history’s biggest icons, millions of records sold, and dozens of awards between them. After circling each other for years, these five musicians assemble like a virtuoso answer to The Avengers on their 2020 self-titled independent EP. The group unites vocalist, bassist, and producer Matt Bissonette [Elton John, Joe Satriani, The David Lee Roth Band, Rick Springfield], his brother and drummer Gregg Bissonette [Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band, The David Lee Roth Band, Robert Downey, JR., Don Henley, Santana], GRAMMY® Award-nominated Keyboardist Wally Minko [ P!nk, Jean-Luc Ponty, Toni Braxton], and guitarist Andy Timmons [Danger Danger, Olivia Newton-John] joined by producer Mike Medina [Edgar Winter, Victor Wooten]. Forging a singular sound out of everything from funk, jazz, and bebop to metal and Latin, The Reddcoats surprise on each and every track.
Listen here: https://ingroov.es/just-gimme-the-news
Pre-order the album here: https://ingroov.es/the-reddcoats
One of Wally’s compositions from the Wayne Bergeron CD, “Plays Well With Others”, this song showcases Wally’s arranging and composing skills in the Latin Jazz vein. The performance also features some of the most in demand Los Angeles session players, including Vinnie Colaiuta, Neil Stubenhaus and many others.
HEY, THANKS – A TRIBUTE TO JERRY HEY
Taken from Dan Fornero’s CD – “Not So Old School”, this song was written and arranged by Wally and performed by many of the most in-demand session players in Los Angeles. In this video, Wally, Gary Grant, Dan Fornero, and the horn players who performed on the song explain how it came about as a tribute to the legendary LA session player/arranger, Jerry Hey.