Vic Pitts

Vic Pitts

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Drummer/singer/musical director, Vic Pitts began his career in 1962 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA where he formed his first group «Vic Pitts and the Cheaters ».

Biography

«Vic Pitts and the Cheaters » quickly became very popular – opening for stars such as Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Jimmy Hendrix and Frank Sinatra Jr. Later the group accompanied The Platters, Everly Brothers, Dick & Dee-Dee and Joey Dee & The Starliners.
Vic PItts organized a variety of shows including The Battle of the Bands featuring The Jackson Five, The Five Stair Steps, The Crowlers and many other artists...
- In 1967, Vic Pitts opened his nightclub which featured his own group and many other artists such as Al Jarreau, Blue Mitchell, Major Lance, Alvin Cash and the Chilites...
- In 1969, Vic Pitts brought his group to Europe where they appeared in Holland, Germany and Italy and played with artists including Charles Aznavour and Arthur Conley.....
- In 1975, the group separated and Vic Pitts settled in Paris.
He toured with Miriam Makeba, Harry Belafonte, Brothers Johnson, Fat Back Band, Soul Train Dancer, Marvin Gaye, Al Jarreau, James Brown, Curtis Mayfield, Percy Sledge, Bobby Womack, Booker T Laurey and Memphis Slim, Mickey Baker, Sugar Blue and many others...

- Since the mid 80's Vic Pitts lives with his family in Annemasse, France, close to Geneva and remains a well known musician.
He also performed many times at the Montreux Jazz Festival , with Miriam Makeba and other famous artists.

Discography

Togheter with fellow drummer Phil Collins, Vic Pitts also was musical director in the "Little Dream Foundation" event at Montreux Jazz Festival in 2002. .... Recently he has been touring in Europe with the bluesman John "Broadway"Tucker and also a trio formation with Chris Cody on piano and Wayne Dockery on bass. .. Next project coming up is the new "Big Up Band" featuring some really heavy musicians. Stay tuned!

Set List

From Jazz to Blues to Gospel to Soul R&B to Funk and HipHop.