Jeff Pike

Happy Birthday To Me

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014

4 years ago today I made the choice to live my life completely free of alcohol. I joined a Celebrate Recovery Program and turned my life and the road I travel completely over to God. I began a journey down a road of which I had no idea of where it would lead. In doing so, I did not realize that I was completely unaware, on a grand scale, of how the life, spiritual, emotional and physical changes this path of which I chose to live would effect me. I could never have had a clue. It is without a doubt the best decision for my life I have ever made and I am very blessed, grateful and happy to be in the space I am in today. With all of the changes and blessings it continues to bring into my life, I feel like a very lucky man. Jeff Pike April 4,...

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The Frozen Gringos – CD Sales Cancer Support For Hugo

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014

As most of you are probably aware of by now, my dear friend, and fellow Frozen Gringo, Hugo Duarte is suffering from Esophageal Cancer. In a small effort to try to help with his medical and life expenses I am donating 100% of the money from the sales of our 2013 debut Frozen Gringo CD, “Chill Before Use” to “The Friends Of Hugo, Inc.” fund. In this very difficult time I would like to ask two things of you. First, If you smoke cigarettes or cigars – STOP. If you have tried and are finding it difficult there are many avenues available to help with your addiction. Please face the reality and dangers of smoking and take advantage of them. If you don’t smoke, then please encourage someone you know who does to stop. I am sure that your loved ones and friends want you around for as long as possible. Second, please purchase these CDs while we still have some left. In doing so you will be helping Hugo with his growing medical and life bills. A heartfelt thanks to everyone who are rallying around Hugo to help him win this seriously difficult battle. A battle we know he can win with your help.  You can purchase the CD by using the order form on The Frozen Gringo Page – www.facebook.com/thefrozengringos. Or you can contact Kathy Mullen at kemullen@mchsi.com. Your orders will be processed and shipped immediately. Hats off to Hugo. We love you my brother and are all praying for you....

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Hugo Duarte Cancer Support

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014

As many of you are probably now aware, my dear friend and musical partner in The Frozen Gringos, Hugo Duarte has been diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Knowing Hugo as I do I am very aware of how much his privacy means to him. So with that in mind I will be respecting his wishes, as should you, and will not be filling up my page, nor his, with thoughts, talks, posts and prayers for Cancer. He is very much aware of the fight ahead, the amount of people who are praying for him and those who are here to help him. Being constantly reminded of this fight everywhere you turn can become horribly daunting. It is his wish to be able to do his best in carrying on as much of a normal routine as possible as he begins this new journey. However, we do recognize the need for communication and a forum with which to share information. This forum is now live and can be reached at https://www.facebook.com/groups/loveandsupportforhugoduarte/. We encourage you to post all of your thoughts and feelings for Hugo there. It will be the “official”, so to speak, forum in which Hugo will be communicating to everyone about his progress and he will greatly appreciate your interaction. Please refrain from e-mails, text messages and phone calls at this time. Thank you very much for your thoughts and continuous prayers for Hugo. – Jeff Pike March 25,...

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Gratitude

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014

Sometimes there can be advantages of having a list of passwords which provide an opportunity to share a thought or two. It might have been a bit of a bold move, but that “inner voice” in me strongly suggested that I take a moment to share a bit of Jeff Pike that it might be difficult for him to share about himself. After all, you never quite see yourself the way others do. As you can see the inner voice won. I know there are many of you who are reading this who have known Jeff Pike for 10, 20, 30 years or more. I sheepishly come in with just 2 years now of knowing Jeff and his music. I realize that I will be gone long before I can ever catch up to the majority of close friends and fans who have shared his life and career with him. Seeing the adoration of so many has taught me incredible admiration for all of the years, time and money many of you have put into attending Jeff’s gigs, purchasing CD’s, showing support of his music and just being there when he needed any one of you for any number of reasons. When I first met Jeff, he suggested I check out his website to learn more about him. In doing so I discovered that some of the interviews and radio specials were a few years old. But what great information and history about Jeff and his music I found by taking the time to listen. It opened up a door to the seeming less never ending well of musical information and history that Jeff holds within him. There is no denying that Jeff is true to his craft and absorbs every opportunity to learn, grow and improve. I challenge anyone of you to match Jeff on his knowledge of popular musical history. I recall a story of him “holding court” at lunch time with his music knowledge – beating out anyone who tried to compete with him. Small pieces of this aspect of his musical passion come out through his Vinyl reviews which he produces and shares on his Facebook page (www.facebook.com/therealjeffpike.) Not surprisingly he knows the stories behind most, if not all of the music media that he owns. From time to time he’ll let me borrow a stack of DVD’s of various performers as he studies stage performance. While I enjoy so much of what he shares with the world my recent favorite are his collection of 45 RPM records that he...

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Snow, New York and Looking For Work

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014

Well, I am sitting here today, snowbound in my domicile of residence in Lawrenceville, Georgia. While staring out the window just now at the white stillness, a long awaited peace came over me. Here is what caused it. Through years of hope and positive thinking I have finally given up. I finally consent to the reality and accept the fact that the state of Georgia will never be prepared for snowfall. Regardless of how much or how little, it really is quite laughable. But be that as it may, I suppose that I should not complain too loud for there is still a bit of childhood fun that my soul receives from being “snowed in.” I do believe though it is only a feeling that we Southerners, who are not blessed (or cursed) with snow on a regular basis, feel and occasionally enjoy. So with that said, and having a little more free time on my hands today than originally intended, I thought I would just update you a little on what has been going on this month in my world. First, I would like to share with you the fact that I am still reelin’ and rockin’ from attending the 2014 Annual APAP Convention in New York City earlier this month. My manager, Kathy Mullen and I were up there in the thick of it for 4 days. We met so many people, made some really useful contacts and saw some tremendous showcases. It was our first time attending this annual worldwide convention and I must say we were awed and overwhelmed. It was a tremendous experience and I hope that we have the chance to be a part of it next year. On another note but a related one, I am just now learning how to use Word Press and am having some problems with it. This is why I have not had a lot of updated material here on JeffPike.com since launching the new website recently. But when I do, I will have a lot of recent pictures from the convention posted for you to enjoy. Speaking of the website, (www.jeffpike.com) here is a little more current information that may be useful for you. While the main purpose of this website is to promote my original work there will also be a small part of it that I will use to promote cover gigs. (Restaurants, clubs,...

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Booking The Great Gig In The Sky – A Fond Farewell To Reuben Kincaid – RIP Dave Madden

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014

I was very saddened to hear about the passing of Dave Madden yesterday. Most people who are familiar with Dave Madden remember him best as the stressed out and lovable manager of The Partridge Family, a television series about a fictitious Pop Group  starring David Cassidy and Shirley Jones which ran from 1970-1974. Through all of the days of my youth, the music of  David Cassidy and The Partridge Family were an enormous and moving influence on me, my music and my spirit. They were in fact, a very large part of why I chose my career as a musician. Those who are very familiar with my life and my original music are aware of the enormous amount of real estate the music of David Cassidy and The Partridge Family hold in my  heart. For various reasons I have been badgered about this by many people for my entire adult life. In response, I wish it to be known that I am of the mindset that sometimes real talent gets a stereotypical bad rap for all the wrong reasons. More often than not artists in this situation are never given the respect they are due. I have always felt that way about David Cassidy. As for Dave Madden, his character of Reuben Kincaid and the relationship he shared with Danny Partridge ( played by Danny Bonoduce )  was a very large part of the comedic humor of the show. He was a fine actor, a kind and good man, and a wonderful comedian. He might not have been the best fictitious agent in the world, but he was warm, loving and hilarious. It is funny to think back on my childhood when I used to watch The Partridge Family and believe that what Reuben and The Partridge Family went through was how show business really worked. Today, after being in the business for 30 years, what a joyous and jaded laugh I get out of that. I occasionally scratch my head in disbelief when I realize how long ago that was. My how life, society, culture, innocence, youth, the world and music have changed since 1970 was a new year. I am constantly reminded by my girlfriend on how I spend too much time looking back and that I should only look forward. I know she is right, but on days like today I find myself thinking back with...

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