Deep Down Inside
Ole Skoole Productions consists of two people Ken E. Autry and C. Nolan Reilly. Ken E. Autry - Is a singer, writer, and producer of original music in the Jazz/R&B space. Ken comes from the musical family of Nat King Cole. He spent his young days singing in several bands as a lead singer, and in some famous bands as a backup singer. Ken is a very creative person who creates on the fly. Many times we have a basic song after the first time we play them together. I will play music I have created and he sings spontaneously and that ends up being the basic song. Then there are enhancements and tweaks and we have a product. We have been working together as Ole Skoole since 1997. Brought into Nolan's cove by a friend Reggie Dickerson, Ken sang a song by him and his cousin Edward B. Cole (former bandleader for Natalie Cole). The song 'Real Love' is on the album and we are proud to have such an accomplished musician contribute to our album 'Deep Down Inside.' After I listened to that song, I knew, for sure, that he was the singer for which I have been searching. C. Nolan Reilly - Is a musician, writer, and producer of original music in the Jazz/R&B space. I have been playing music for 30 years starting with a guitar a bought from my brother's good friend Phil White. Playing my guitar everyday for several hours taught myself cords, scales, and other aspect of basic music. At 18 I joined the army where I taught myself how to play the piano. Then at 21, I moved in with a quadriplegic and some other friends, which one of them had a piano. I practiced on that piano (which is in my studio today) for 3-4 hours per day for a couple of years. Played in several local bands and started recording with two boom boxes. Graduated to a Tascam 4 track cassette recorder, then to another Tascam 4 track. At that point I started recording at Suspect Studios in Sunnyvale where a friend Dave Gackly is owner and engineer. We recorded at Suspect Studios for many years until I bought a Roland VS1880, 18 track hard drive recorder. We are now in the midst of recording our last four songs to create a 12 song CD. Our current offering is an 8 song CD with songs recorded at Suspect Studios. I will be re-working a couple of the old songs and putting 4 more to release a 12 song CD. Ole Skoole has a unique show format that can not be duplicated by a band or DJ. This show has a variety of elements for a total entertainment package that has to be experienced.