Jamie Hilboldt, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap

Jamie Hilboldt keyboard player

Jamie Hilboldt has been the go-to keys man for a range of artists from The Funk Brothers to his current long-term gig with the iconic Gary Puckett & The Union Gap. We cover Jamie’s career and his approach to playing and performing songs that are ingrained into the fabric of popular music.

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Discussion topics covered during the show (links will open in new tab):  

Jamie’s musical upbringing and inspirations

Touring with show bands

Maintaining motivation and equilibrium playing 6 nights a week

Playing at The White House

Playing Beehive – The ’60’s Musical

Legends in Concert and becoming MD

Auditioning for Gary Puckett & The Union Gap

Woodshedding Gary Puckett’s music for first tour

Jamie in action with Gary Puckett & The Union Gap

Using MainStage

Working with The Funk Bros

Working with Archie Bell and The Drells

Working on the Janis Joplin musical (Love, Janis)

Being married to a keyboard player / pianist 

Jamie’s go-to keybooards

Some great guidance to those wanting to break into the industry

When Tom Schuman from Spyro Gyra turns up at your gig

Playing at The White House

Tag a Keyboard Player: George Duke

Desert Island Discs (artists chosen by Jamie, some albums chosen by host): Guardian of the Light – George Duke, Head Hunters, Herbie Hancock, ‘Flicted – Bruce Hornsby, Hermit of Mink Hollow – Todd Rundgren.

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