Wired in My Skin
JK (Jeff) Northrup has been touring and recording professionally since 1982. His first major tour was as guitarist for Billy Thorpe who wrote the hit song "Children Of The Sun". Opening for such super groups as Cheap Trick and Ted Nugent, other members of the band were drummer Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot) and bassist Bruce Turgon (Foreigner, Lou Gramm, Steve Stevens). Soon to follow, JK was in Japan writing, recording and touring with Warner Pioneer artist "Steffanie" for two albums. Upon returning to the states, he joined EMI recording artists "Rail" from Seattle as lead guitarist for several tours. In 1988 JK became a member as guitarist and songwriter for Carmine Appice's "King Kobra" for the album and tour of "King Kobra III", which included the MTV video for "Take It Off". Since that time JK has recorded with, toured and produced numerous gold and platinum recording artists that include vocalists Johnny Edwards (Foreigner, Montrose), Paul Shortino (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot) and Terry Ilous (XYZ). Others include drummers Vinnie Appice (Dio, Black Sabbath), Vinnie Colaiuta (Jeff Beck, James Taylor, etc.), Randy Castillo (Ozzie Osbourne), James Kottak (Scorpions, Kingdom Come) and bassists Tony Franklin (Blue Murder, The Firm etc.), Jeff Pilson (Dokken), Phil Soussan (Billy Idol, Ozzie Osbourne) and many more. In 1993 came the release of Paul Shortino-JK Northrup "Back On Track". The album has become a classic and was re-released 10 years later. Since then he became a member of "XYZ" playing guitars, co-writing and co-producing the "Letter To God" album released in 2003, and many other albums including two solo releases. JK performed guitars on the album "Warmth In The Wilderness" which also featured guitarists Steve Vai and Marty Freidman. He has also had success as a commercial songwriter and producer having penned songs and jingles for companies such as, American Express, HGTV, Disney International, Intel, Microsoft and television shows including Michael Landon's "Highway To Heaven". 2007 brings the release of JK Northrup's new album, "Wired In My Skin". Joining JK on the album are vocalists Johnny Edwards, Terry Ilous, Ted Poley (Danger Danger) and Kelly Keeling (Blue Murder, MSG, Trans Siberian Orchestra). This album was produced, recorded and mixed by JK Northrup through his new production company, "Alien Productions", which will also be producing projects for artists such as Terry Ilous, Ted Poley and many others.