The Proven Ones

-The Proven Ones are Kid Ramos, Brian Templeton, Anthony Geraci, Willie J. Campbell and Jimi Bott. They are truly an All-star band to be reckoned with. Their first recording Wild Again (Roseleaf) earned a 2019 Blues Music Award Nomination from the Blues Foundation for Best Contemporary Blues Recording. In addition, Willie J. Campbell, Anthony Geraci, and Jimi Bott were nominated in 2019 on their respected instruments. Collectively, The Proven Ones (TPO) have been featured on hundreds of recordings! All members have recorded with and shared the stage with many legendary and contemporary Blues Artists and have played at various music festivals worldwide. Their latest CD, You Ain’t Done will be released in April 2020 on Gulf Coast Records.

-Kid Ramos is one of the most respected blues guitarist anywhere. He has been a member of the James Harman Band, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Mannish Boys-that also included Campbell and Bott. Ramos was awarded The Orange County (CA) Music Awards Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014. He has received 14 Blues Music Award nominations. Kid Ramos also produced legendary pianist Floyd Dixon’s final recording as well as the accompanying documentary. He has also appeared on sound tracks in movies that feature Bernie Mack, Sylvester Stallone, and composer Hans Zimmer. -Lead singer Brian Templeton brings soul power to The Proven Ones. A veteran of over 40 years in the powerful Boston, MA music scene. Brian was part of the Radio Kings which released recordings on the Icehouse Record label. He has been featured with harmonica ace Jerry Portnoy, Sonny Rhodes, James Cotton, Otis Grand and has toured under his own name in Europe, Canada and the United States. Brian was also a featured performer at the Original House of Blues (Cambridge, MA) Blue Monday Band along with Geraci.

-Pianist/Hammond Organist Anthony Geraci is an original member of Sugar Ray and the Bluetones and Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters. He has appeared on over 40 recordings and has received a Grammy Nomination for Super Harps I (Telarc). Anthony has numerous Blues Music Award nominations-most notably the Pinetop Perkins Piano Award 4 years in a row and an unprecedented 6 personal Blues Music Award Nominations in 2019. Anthony was inducted into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame in 2016 with Sugar Ray and the Bluetones.

-Willie J. Campbell has been the bass player for some of today’s most notable blues bands/musicians-The Fabulous Thunderbirds, James Harman, The Mannish Boys. Willie has also recorded with these Artists: Sugaray Rayford, Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King, Cheech and Chong- Get Out of My Room, Mike Morgan, Kevin Selfe, Kid Ramos, as well as Geraci’s 2019 BMA nominated Why Did You Have to Go (Shining Stone) CD.

-Drummer Jimi Bott is one of today’s hardest working blues, roots drummers and recording engineers. He has been nominated by the Blues Foundation for Instrumentalist-Drums 20 times! Winning the Blues Music Award in 2015. Jimi was inducted into the Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame in 2009-The Blues Drummer Award is now named after him. Jimi was also a member of the Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Mannish Boys and Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers. He has been featured on over 100 recordings. He lives in Portland OR where he owns and operates the successful Roseleaf Recording Studio. RRS has become one of” the go to” places in the Pacific Northwest for artists of all genres to record.

Discography

wildagain_main

Wild Again 2018 Roseleaf Records