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DARRELL " Double D" SOLTESZ
Drums, Percussion,Vocals, Music Consultant/Promotions
~ Darrell “DOUBLE D” Soltesz - ace drummer, percussionist, vocalist and studio artist. “D” has garnered the respect of fans and recording session professionals alike with his soulful vocals, Rock, Country and Blues style of drumming. His musical background runs the gamut of diversity: Rock Delta Blues, Road House Rock, Southern Boogie, Texas Swing, and Jazz performing with national recording artists defying conventional classification.
~Country Music News Magazine
~ LATEST NEWS ~
~CHECK OUT MY LATEST PERFORMANCE CALENDAR~
the elvis cash show tour continues
with scottyL,- double d - chris angelino
~ Blog facebook mAY 2013 UPDATE ~
GREAT NEWS***GREAT NEWS ~ Just finished my monthly Dr. visit/progress report at Thomas Jefferson University Cancer Hospital per my scan results. The treatments are working significantly toward tumor shrinkage! That is why I feel better! I love all the staff, Dr. Edith Mitchell, and ALL OF YOU, family and fans that have stuck by me all these months! My strength and health has increased 150% since October 2012. Rock On!!! ~Double D
"Double D" NEW Music Sites to follow
Having shared the same stage with Eddie Rabbitt who penned the hit record "Kentucky Rain" for Elvis Presley starting my career in Trenton, New Jersey and with the southern, country rock sounds of "Pocket Central" in the 90's. I have performed recently with Nashville Recording Artists:
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I appreciate all your love, support and hope this site is a way to keep those good vibes flowing back and forth between us throughout the year. I look forward to seeing you all in 2013!!!
Thanks for stopping by my web site, Double D
Opened show in New York City for Master Guitarist - OZ NOY, KEITH CARLOCK (Drums - STEELY DAN/STING), WILL LEE (Bass - THE DAVID LETTERMAN SHOW, THE FAB FAUX), RITCHIE CANNATA (Sax - BILLY JOEL).
THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT AND LOVE FOR ME TO BATTLE THE "DOUBLE C" (COLON CANCER).....FOR ANYONE WANTING TO DONATE TO THE "DOUBLE D" CANCER FUNDRAISER: PLEASE MAKE CHECKS OUT TO:
DARRELL SOLTESZ - 17 WYCOMBE WAY, MANCHESTER, NJ 08759
THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT BENEFIT CONCERT - NOV 2012
October 15, 2012 4:21 EST/USA
Hello to all my friends and fans......
I just wanted to give everyone an update on my health issues since a number of people have asked me and I had not formally put out any updates.
On August 15th I went for a colonoscopy because of ongoing intestinal issues during this past year. The procedure findings indicated that I had Stage IV colon cancer. Since then, I scheduled blood work, a CAT scan, a PET scan and met with a surgeon. Because the cancer had already spread to my lungs and liver, surgery was not an option. I decided to meet with an oncologist at the Jefferson Kimmel Cancer Center in Philadelphia to increase my treatment options. I have started further progress with the BEST doctors in the world!......!!
I will advise and update on my progress with treatments, as my main focus now is to keep my mind and body strong! !!
Love to you all... ~Double D
THE jOHNNY CASH SHOW
THE NIKKI BRITT BAND
JUNE 10 - GIMME BACK MY NUGGET CONCERT
JUNE 10TH - APPEARED ALSO WITH:
ASHLEY WINTERS - COMING OFF HER TRIP FROM IRELAND
Nikki Britt new recording "Safe Harbor"
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"Darrell "Double D" - professional drummer, percussionist and vocalist with 30 years of continued growth in all Rock, Jazz, Blues, Country and Swing Band backgrounds for National and Recording Artists."
~Country Music News Magazine
With Nikki Britt - The Golden Nugget, NJ
~ Live Dates/Schedule 2013 ~
(Visit my CALENDAR page for current updates)
Nikki Britt - Nashville Recording Artist
Nikki Britt Music Website:
Nikki Britt EPK:
Friends/Artists I share the stage with:
Jim Mitchell & The Repeat Offenders
"The BEST in Outlaw, Honk & Tonk"
Don Lee - Singer/Guitarist/Songwriter
Ashley Winters - Nashville Recording Artist
Artimus Pyle - "Double D"
Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Drummer, Artimus Pyle from
"The Artimus Pyle Band"
On stage at Mexicali LIVE, Teaneck, NJ
Nikki Britt - The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ
Nikki Britt Band with Darrell "Double D"
The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, New Jersey
On stage at Mexicali LIVE, Teaneck, NJ
~ DRUM LESSONS - ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS ~
I teach & mentor within Rock/Jazz methods for students from beginner to advanced levels of drum set percussion.
Starting out as local contemporary country band "High Noon" winning The New Jersey State Fair GMC True Country Showdown providing numerous concert and recording support to radio WXTU 92.5 and national recording artists: "The Charlie Daniels Band", "Rodney Crowell", "Little Texas" and other national artists, Pocket Central added their country/blues and Texas swing sound in support of their loyal fans around the country with their debut album "Pocket Central".
Performing at The Keswick Theatre in Glenside, PA
Performance/Club/Recording & Teaching
The Jack Keller Orchestra, The Red Whiten Blues Band, Fresh Cut Band, Bill St. John & The Apple Creek Band, Stone Cold Blue, The Factory, Deknives (Steve Rufo, David Murray), Sundown, The Sounds Inc. Band (Bob Gravener-Trumpet/Vocals, Jack Hegyi-Bass Guitar, Brian Maugeri-Keyboards/Sax/Vocals) Pheasant, The Transylvania Mood.
My good friend and musical mentor, Jack Keller who I still perform with today...
"Master Of The Steinway"
1966-1981 Universal Drum Studios - Trenton, NJ
Director - Dick Wilshaw
Tony DeNicola (Harry James, Charlie Ventura big band fame)
Jazz/Be-Bop Studies, Princeton, NJ
Professional Appearances/On Stage
Bruce Springteen, Albert Collins, The Charlie Daniels Band, The Marshall Tucker Band, The New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Glen Campbell, Eddie Rabbit, Kathy Mattea, Hal Ketchum, Willie Nelson, Sawyer Brown, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Crystal Gayle, Asleep At The Wheel, Little Texas, Carlene Carter, T. Graham Brown, Michelle Wright, Billy Dean, Dru Lombar ("Grinderswitch"), The Forrester Sisters, Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie), Rodney Crowell, Johnny Cash and the Carter Family, Roy Clark, Jerry Lee Lewis, Arnold Palmer, President Reagan, Moe Bandy, Little Texas, Southern Pacific("Stu Cook from Creedence Clearwater Revival"), Keith Knudsen ("The Doobie Brothers"), Tommy Conwell, Dan May, LeCompt (Mike LeCompt), Larry McKenna (Philadelphia Jazz Saxophonist), Rick Gazda- (Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes), Tammy Wynette, "Whispering" Bill Anderson, Sky Brady, Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers, Lenny Fatigati (bass), Nikki Britt, John Eddie, The Bob Polding Band, Artimus Pyle (from "Lynyrd Skynyrd"), Antigone Rising, Jim Mitchell & The Repeat Offenders, Eddi Lambert AXIS, Fran Smith Jr, ("The Hooters"), American Idol - Elliot Yamin, Sonia Leigh (The Zac Brown Band-On Tour), Oz Noy, Keith Carlock(Drums-STEELY DAN), Will Lee(BASS-The David Letterman Show), Ritchie Cannata(SAX-BILLY JOEL)
Our hit record with Bill St. John - "Cheer Me Up"
2010 - 2013 Nikki Britt - Nashville Artist Studio/Rehearsal/Sessions
2011 - 2013 Ashley Winters - Rehearsal Sessions/Recording
1993 - 2010 Commerical, Independenent Artist Recording
"Pocket Central" Self Titled, 1992 Verdelak Manor Music AVCS 1008
"Radio Riders" AVCS Sampler CD, 1993 - selected tracks
"Bill St. John & The Apple Creek Band" 1985 - Cheer Me Up - 45 Single
Various Video/Recording - Jack Keller Orchestra
Special THANKS goes out to my ever loving Donna Lee for being my "ROCK OF LIFE" ~You make everyday a SOLD OUT concert in my life...............You truly are a gift everyday with my love for you!!!
Also my wonderful daughter, Elicia (Ponchy) who is truly a star who just graduated, May 2011 with honors from The Boston Conservatory, in Boston, MA.
BRAVO!!! I LOVE YOU, PONCHY !!!
Sincere special thanks to my son, Zach for believing in me and being the greatest son to share my life with. Thank you for loving me the way you do!! I am happy you are managing The Wick with your great passion!!! GO PHILLIES & FLYERS!!!
To James, Dan, Jamie.....!!! Riley is great as always... I love the dog kisses!!! Ruff...
Thanks also to my wonderful, beautiful Mom, Charles and wonderful sister, Melanie ( A true Rick Springfield addict) - YOU STILL ROCK!!!
Also to my brother-in-law, John (The BEST auto mechanic on the East Coast), Mariah and Savannah (Babooshka & Peanut, (my 2 young joys in my life)!
A Special Thanks:
To my good friend, Jeff DiBlasi who I share my music and concert journeys.
"Give me a pound for Bobby Blue Bland".
"The best in video transfer and repair needs"!!!
~ This website is dedicated to my DAD, Elmer Soltesz,
a true educator pioneer and Christian hero in my life when I was growing up as a boy in New Jersey, who sacrificed every week taking me to drum lessons at Universal Drum Studios in Trenton, New Jersey.
Dad, I miss your smile and kind heart you gave to our family and people around the world everyday!!! I will continue the Soltesz legacy through my joy of music as your soul is with me every day.
I thank God daily for the gift of you!!!
MY FATHER: FIND A GRAVE
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