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Resurrection of Screamin' Jay Hawkins Band

 Musical Director - Mike Armando

 Producer - Mike Armando

 Book Author - Steve Bergsman

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Resurrection of Screamin' Jay Hawkins Band performs live shows taking you back in time to the music of Screamin' Jay Hawkins.  This project is comprised of extremely talented and seasoned musicians. Mike Armando was the original  guitarist for Screamin' Jay Hawkins back in the 1970's.  Another reason this project is exciting.  The band is not just performing the music of Screamin' Jay Hawkins but creating a time machine of one of rock’s true wild men.  A show you will surely remember for many years.

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Mike Armando was the guitarist for Screamin' Jay Hawkins during the 1970's.     ( I Put A Spell On You).  In 1976 Screamin' Jay Hawkins suffered facial injuries when he was burned by one of his flaming props while performing with Mike at the Virginia Theater in Alexandria, Va. During the concert Screamin Jay Hawkins had to be rushed off stage. Jay kept Screamin' to Mike “keep on playing”. Mike shared the stage with major musical acts such as 5 Satins, Critters, Marveletts, Bobby Lewis, Velon’s, Scott Mckenzie and many more.  He has performed at the Iridium in NYC.  His music has been played throughout the U.S and in Europe. Mike has contributed his Screamin' Jay Hawkins touring experiences in the book I Put A Spell On You: The Bizarre Life of Screamin' Jay Hawkins written by author Steve Bergsman, published by Feral House.


Mike has produced 15 CDs on the mja Record label with such artists as Grammy award winner Fred Lipsius, from Blood Sweet & Tears, Nancy Monroe, David Allan Gross, Chris Clark, Pat Morrissey, Artt Frank.  One of the tracks from Fred Lipsius, mja release "Better Believe It" was released and distributed throughout the world on MCA Records. Mike produced many of Artt Frank's recording's.  Artt was the drummer for the late great Chet Baker.  Artt was inducted into the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame on November 16, 2010. Mike Armando was the producer for all of Artt;s three CD's.

Mike has worked with other great musician's in his recording and musical career with the likes of Eddie Gomez, Marcus McLaurine, Michael Cochrane, Mike Stern, Ra-Kalam Bob Moses, David Allan Gross.  Ra-Kalam Bob Moses  has recorded on two of Mike Armando's latest CD releases, In The Moment and The Countdown. One of Mike's first recording, Half Steppen was rated the top ten radio playlist records in Bill Board Magazine. Mike Armando has worked with Actress Sharon Stone with drummer Artt Frank on his mja Records release, Waltz for Sharon Stone.  Mike was also the producer for that CD.

Mike Armando


Shakar "TheRealShakar" Brumfield

Shakar "TheRealShakar" Brumfield is a vocalist, actor, poet and writer from Brooklyn, NY.


TheRealShakar has performed on stages and all over the Tri-State area and the DMV. In late 2016 he won the Apollo's theater’s Amateur Night Making a Star competition and performed on the world famous stage in a showcase featuring R&B crooner TANK. There is a 4 part web series, on TheRealShakar's YouTube Channel, chronicling the journey to the World Famous stage at the Apollo Theater.


TheRealShakar also, made his stage-acting debut in the off-Broadway stage play/musical "Life Insurance" in December 2016. TheRealShakar continues to perform throughout the Tri-State area and the DMV. He is also, a lead, support and background vocalist for 10 Tri-State/DMV area bands. These bands range, in genre, from Classic R&B Soul cover bands to Original Street Soul, Reggae, R&B, Hip-Hop, Disco, Lite Rock, Funk and Soul Bands. 


On September 8, 2018 TheRealShakar released his 1st single as an R&B Soul Singer entitled "Circles (The SoulMate Song)” on his own label imprint USWE Music. It's available everywhere music is sold and streamed online. On September 14, 2018, his second single,"Movin On," was released on Catch 22 Recordings. "Movin On" is a Soulful House record Produced by world renown DJ Disciple. In November 2018, Shakar self published and released 3 books entitled "Missing Honesty Integrity Transparency I, II & III: Thoughts, Social Media Writings & Posts of Shakar K. Brumfield." There is no limit to what this young man will accomplish throughout his career. So stay tuned….


Arno Hecht

Arno Hecht is a sax player and the founding member of the Uptown Horns, the legendary NYC-based horn section. He has played with countless artists, including The Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, Robert Plant, James Brown, Tom Waits, the J. Geils Band, Dion, Joan Jett, Iggy Pop, the B-52s, Buster Poindexter, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Pat Benatar, Ronnie Spector, The Allman Brothers, Darlene Love, Joe Cocker, Albert Collins, and more.

You can hear Arno on numerous seminal albums, including Tom Waits' Rain Dogs, The Rolling Stone's Flashpoint, the J. Geil's Band's Showtime, James Brown's Gravity, Cameo's Word Up, The B-52's Cosmic Thing (including the song Love Shack), Joan Jett's platinum album Up Your Alley, Albert Collins' Cold Snap, Iggy Pop's Party, Billy Joel's River of Dreams, Twisted Sister's Come Out and Play, Al Kooper's Rekooperation, Peter Wolf's Come As You Are (including the song Can't Get Started), Nona Hendryx's Female Trouble, Joe Cocker's Unchain My Heart, Buster Poindexter's Buster Poindexter (including the song Hot, Hot, Hot), The Dead Milkmen's Soul Rotation, Keith Richards' Main Offender, Tracy Nelson's In the Here and Now, Dion's Yo Frankie, and the platinum Rocky IV Soundtrack Album, which includes James Brown's Living in America.

With The Uptown Horns — Crispin Cioe, Larry Etkin and Bob Funk — he released two albums, The Uptown Horns Revue and A Shot in the Dark. They were each individually inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2012.

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Andrew Golba

Andrew Golba a bassist living in New York City has been on the jazz / blues music scene for many years. He has performed at many of the top jazz clubs including the Iridium with jazz blues guitarist Mike Armando. Andrew can be described as a jazz bass adventurer. He plays it all. Jazz, blues, soul, rock, metal no matter what music you throw at him he can play it. Many are Impressed with Andrew’s bass lines, rhythm and solid time. He doesn't waver. 

Andrew has recorded with drumming great Ra-Kalam Bob Moses on the CD “In The Moment”. He has done many recording sessions in and throughout the New York City area. He has performed and toured from New York City to Texas with the Rob Balducci Band performing at the Bitter End in New York City and the Sellersville Theater in Pennsylvania.


Michael Fox Drummer Education Graduate of the High School of Performing Arts. Studied Mallets with Jim Price Manhattan School of Music.. Michael has Performed with Etta James, Jay Siegel and the Tokens, The Devotions, the Classics and the late great Tommy Mara and the Crest.. Michael Powers Clarence Spady.. Sonny Hudson  French Rock and Blues Star Manu Lanvin and many others.  

Michael Fox
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