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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Stormy Monday - JL Fulks with JP Soars, Captain Reese and Aaron Allen

JL Fulks,(Jeffrey Lynn Fulks Jr.) started playing the guitar at age 13. By the 8th grade he was playing in his schools praise band performing weekly at school, and even traveled with the band to other christian schools to perform.

In the 10th grade he joined a rock band called Unsought Rejection. The band played weekly at skate parks, and other local gigs in the Greenville area. They won 1st place in his high schools battle of the bands. At age 15 he had already recorded his first demo track in a professional recording studio.

In November of 2008, JL performed in front of more than five thousand people at Brookwood Church in Mauldin South Carolina. In that time he learned how to use professional stage equipment, and how to work with multiple musicians.

Then in January of 2009, He formed another band called Until Next Time. UNT was very popular throughout Greenville and won Gorilla Productions battle of the bands for there first performance. Winning the battle of the bands took them to the Finals at the Handlebar, which they also won. Gorilla Productions voted them the best hard rock band in Greenville, South Carolina in 2009. After winning battle of the bands they were able to record for free at Sit-N-Spin studios, have a show headlining show at The Handlebar, and were offered contracts from two minor record labels. Eventually the band split up and JL started a solo acoustic act playing at private parties and coffee shops.

In December of 2009 JL's family and friends encouraged him to start singing and he quickly started to write his own blues songs. At that time he decided to become a blues singer and songwriter.

In the summer of 2010, JL decided to take private lessons from an instructor at University of South Carolina named Adam Knight. JL studied jazz and multiple styles of music with Adam Knight and quickly evolved as a musician. JL started playing in his own blues, jazz, and funk trio booking many gigs throughout Greenville. He also sat in with many bands and artists at venues, and recorded with a few. JL had the opportunity to jam with many successful musicians such as Rickey Godfrey, JP Soars & The Red Hots, Max Hightower, and Danny Keylon (Mac Arnold & The Plate full O blues band), Tez Sherard (Edwin McCain, Gypsy Souls), Julius Pastorius, Muggy (Buddy Miles Express, Double Trouble), and JJ Woolbright (Guitarist for Brett Michaels, Sweet Crude, and Jackyl).

As well as playing live music, JL plans to progress in his studies and become a professional guitarist. In September of 2011, JL enrolled in Berklee College of Music's Online school to become certified in Blues, Jazz, and Rock guitar.

As of right now JL lives in South Florida. He recently has done studio work for Reggae Artist Uncle Sam (Di Foreign Man), and plans to become a devoted Session Guitarist for many other artists in the future. JL is halfway into his classes at Berkleemusic maintaining a 4.0 GPA. He has been studying with Berklee professors Joe Musella, Kevin Belz, and Bruce Saunders. He is in the process of forming a professional blues band, and getting a job teaching guitar at a local music store. There is alot to come from JL so make sure you stay tuned!
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