Man in the Purple Hat
Jeremy Bar-Illan was a pioneer of the Power Pop trend in the late 70s and early 80s as a member of The Touchtones and The Moberlys. In the mid 80s he embarked on a solo career and broke new bounderies with the release of 'Watch The Music,' an album that combined the edge of rock & roll with electronic instrumentation. With 'Locked In Love'Jeremy went big in the late 80s with an eight piece band featuring horns and rich vocals. The album displayed a more developed composition style with impressive horn scoring by Chaka Kahn's legendary scoring wizard, Cengiz Yaltkaya. In the 90s Jeremy turned yet another corner when he introduced The Woodpeckers, featuring Craig Thaler on violin., and a fresh acoustic sound. In the late 90s Jeremy explored the Rave world of Techno and House Music with the release of 'Fly', a mostly instrumental venture. Jeremy's latest release, 'The Man In The Purple Hat' represents a confluence of past styles that highlights the guitar sound that was the driving force behind most of his early work. The album is an excitingly diverse set of songs.