TPTS VARIETY BAND
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TPTS VARIETY BAND

Daytona Beach, Florida, United States | SELF

Daytona Beach, Florida, United States | SELF
Band Rock Cover Band

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Discography

Currently completing new CD

2010 Christmas single
The Xmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting) instrumental

OTHER PARTICIPATIONS, COLLABORATIONS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

4X GRAMMY AWARDS

3X DOVE WARDS

1X NAACP IMAGE AWARDS

ALABAMA HALL OF FAME INDUCTIE

SIGNATURE SERIES BASS GUITAR ENDORSEMENT OF D'ALEGRIA COSTOM MADE

RECORDING CREDITS

Trae Pierce & The T-Stone Crew (Produced, Bass, Lead & Background Vocals)

Blind Boys Of AL . (Bass, Background Vocals)

Sugarfoot & The Ohio Players (Produced, Bass,Lead and Background Vocals)

Jodeci (Produced, Bass, Background Vocals)

Flava Flav (Produced, Bass, Background Vocals)

Corey Clark Formerly of American Idol (Produced, Bass, Background Vocals)

Ce Ce Peniston (Produced, Bass, Background Vocals)

Daryl Coley Legendary Gospel Singer(Produced, Bass. w/Andre D'arby)

Flo-Rida (Rapper) (Produced, Bass, Background Vocals)

Lexxus (Produced, Bass, Background Vocals)

Bizzy Bone of BONE THUGS & HARMONY (Produced, Bass)

K-Ci & Jo Jo (Produced, Bass, Background Vocals)

The Mighty Clouds Of Joy (Bass)

Ben Harper (Background Vocals)

Asleep At The Wheel (Background Vocals)

Susan Tedeschi (Background Vocals)

Timothy Schmit Of The EAGLES (Background Vocals)

Phil Collins (Background Vocals)

Peter Gabriel (Background Vocals)

Jars Of Clay (Background Vocals)

Third Day (Background Vocals)

Randy Travis (Background Vocals)

Dan Zane (Background Vocals)

Lou Reed (Bass, Background Vocals)

Etown Live (Bass, Background Vocals)

The Mighty Clouds Of Joy (Bass)

Dr Hook (feat) Ray Sawyer (Background Vocals) Stop Handgun Voilence

John Oates Of Hall & Oates (Background Vocals)

Imus (Imus Ranch Record Background Vocals)

TOURING AND LIVE performances as bass player

Trae Pierce & The T-Stone Crew (Performances, Bass)
The Blind Boys Of Alabama (Toured Bass)
Sugarfoot & The Ohio Players (Musical Dir. Toured Bass)
Dr Hook (feat) Ray Sawyer (Musical Dir. Toured Bass)
Emmy Lou Harris (Guest Bass Player)
Susan Tedeschi (Guest Bass Player as solo bassist)
James Brown (Performances Bass)
Charles Johnson & the Revivers (Musical Dir. Toured Bass)
The Mighty Clouds Of Joy (Toured Bass)
Doc Mckenzie & The Hi-lites (Musical Dir.Toured Bass)
Peter Gabriel (Toured Bass, Background Vocals, w/BBOA)
Flo-Rida (Performances, Bass)
A Good Man Is Hard To Find stage play (Musical dir. Toured, Bass)

MOVIE CREDITS

1. The Fighting Temptation (BASS PLAYERS as Self w/Blind Boys)
2. Brother bear (Sound Track w/Blind Boys)
3. EASTER MOVIE H.O.P. (ACTOR/BASS PLAYERas Self w/Blind Boys)
LINK: http://www.greatercelebrationchamber.com/doc/avHopTrae.wmv

FEATURES, INTERVIEWS AND ARTICLES

1. BASS PLAYER Magazine full page article 0ct. issue 2008
http://www.bassplayer.com/article/blind-boys-alabama/oct-08/88893

2. UltimateGuitar.com (Article Finding The Groove)
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/interviews/interviews/trae_pierce_finding_the_groove.html

3. The Bassist's Bible
http://bassistsbible.com/index.html

TELEVISION APPEARANCES CREDITS

1. Jay Leno Show (Bass w/BBOA)

2. David Letterman Show (Bass w/BBOA) (Bass w/Lou Reed & BBOA)
LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih8Vsebhu10
LINK Show 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVaCWv2lFc4

3. Wayne Brady Show (Bass w/BBOA & Wayne Brady)
4. The Mike Huckabee Show (Bass w/BBOA)
5. Charles Barkley Show (Bass w/BBOA)
6. Conan O'brien Show (Bass w/BBOA)
7. Regis & Kelly (Bass w/BBA)
8. Imus In The Morning Show (Bass w/BBOA)
9. BBC England (Bass w/BBA)
10. Dove Awards Performance (Bass w/BBOA & Mac Powell of 3rdDay)
LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9-f5cRRNTg

11. Image Awards Performance (Bass w/BBOA)
12. Dan Rather (Bass w/BBA)
13. Feed The Children (Bass w/BBA & Oakridge Boys
14. Extreme Home Makeover Bass w/BBOA
15. National Geographic (Bass w/BBOA & Preservation Hall)
LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nos0oEW6LQo
16. Appearance on the TV show unsung hero (Ohio Players segment)

LINKS TO LIVE SHOW/ LIVE BASS PLAYING VIDEO CLIPS

1. Bass Solo cd Clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MOpOA6CCAc

2. Bass Clip playing & advertising signature series bass line
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3e2EqXOQjOc

3. Bass Clip @ NAMM Show
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3RBvshBxLk

4. Rapper Flo-rida Discovered By TRAE PIERCE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2pVis_rC00

5. Trae Pierce, Bass Solo with S.F. Ohio Players
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0R98OvTn8rY

6. Trae Pierce Bass With Legendary Gospel Group Mighty Clouds Of Joy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jasCuWQIhI

7. Trae Pierce W/BBOA & Susan Tedeschi
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_lw8HNThtE

8. Trae Pierce in the easter movie H.O.P.
http://www.greatercelebrationchamber.com/doc/avHopTrae.wmv

9. CD Prev

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Bio

Tracy Ramon Pierce, also known as Trae, began playing music at the tender age of 7. Born and raised in Miami , Florida , his first instruments included the piano and guitar before finding his calling on the bass guitar at age 9. After playing with many local bands, groups, and churches, Trae went on the road at age13, sharing stages with the Blind Boys of Alabama, Sugarfoot & the Ohio Players, Dr Hook featuring Ray Sawyer, Emmylou Harris, Susan Tedeschi, James Brown, Peter Gabriel, and more. In addition, Trae has produced and recorded with artists such as Flo-Rida, Jodeci, Flava Flav, Ce Ce Peniston, Lexxus, Bizzy Bone of Bone Thugs & Harmony, K-Ci & Jo Jo, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Randy Travis, Lou Reed, E-Town Live, and the Mighty Clouds of Joy. Trae has made appearances on several national television shows, including the Jay Leno Show, the Wayne Brady Show, David Letterman, Conan O'Brien, Regis & Kelly, and many more. His movie credits include the Fighting Temptations, Brother Bear, and HOP, which is in theaters now. Trae's efforts have earned him four Grammy Awards, three Dove Awards, an NAACP Image Award, and in 2010 he was inducted into the Alabama Hall of Fame.

Heavily influenced by Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, John Patitucci, and Victor Wooten, Trae has expanded his talents to the next level, and is currently working on a bass-oriented solo project featuring some of the friends made during his 30 years of touring and playing music. Trae, who still tours with the Blind Boys of Alabama and Sugarfoot's Ohio Players, is known for sporting a top hat on stage and wowing crowds with his blistering riffs played on slide (yes, slide!) bass, as well as playing/singing talk box bass. Trae's versatility is well-utilized with his solo project, Trae Pierce and the T-Stone Crew, which can be found touring and performing at major venues nationwide and worldwide.

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