JACKIE & COMPANY
Variety Band

Musician Biographies

 
 

Jackie Huddle & Company are an ensemble of polished, talented, professionals able to perform all forms of popular music in any live setting, from club dates to weddings, dance hall country, to coffee shop acoustic, rock, blues, jazz, or all of the above. Jackie Huddle & Company provides a fully-equipped entertainment package. The band offers the ability to book in a configuration appropriate to the situation. Whether the engagement calls for a 5-piece rock band or a 9-piece wedding or convention band, the band to call on is Jackie Huddle & Company.

 

Introducing the nucleus of the band:

 

JACKIE LYNN HUDDLE – VOCALS, KEYBOARDS

Jackie is a dynamic singer/entertainer with deep Texas roots. As a child, Jackie began her career as a regular on her father’s television show in Lubbock, Texas. Following her teenage years in Los Angeles, she returned to embark on a professional music career, first in Houston, then to San Antonio in 1983. Her looks, wit, charm, and talent have helped her develop a loyal following among both audiences and fellow musicians. Jackie’s repertoire ranges from jazz standards to modern and classic rock, including blues, soul, country, and pop, all performed in an entertaining and passionate manner.

 

MIKE T. ELLIS – LEAD GUITAR, VOCALS, KEYBOARDS

A San Antonio native, who began playing at fifteen, Mike has built a reputation as a solid player who can easily switch from jazz to rock to blues and country with great flair. His positive professional manner has made him an asset to many different musical endeavors. He has played with Etta James, The Coasters, Augie Myers, as well as at Fiesta Texas, and NIOSA, happy hours at the Hilton (Riverwalk), as well as fronting his own band. A member of the American Federation of Musicians Local #23, he is a consummate guitarist with a fun loving style that all enjoy. Mr. Fabulous (The Duke of Cool) aptly describe Mike and his expressive demeanor.

 

Additional Personalities…

JERRY SAVOY – SAX, KEYBOARDS, VOCALS

VERDRICK PETTIT – SAX

KIM ALLEN - BASS, VOCALS

L.A. DAVE GEORGE - BASE, VOCALS

ROBERT GIBSON – BASS, VOCALS

Bob Gibson is an exceptional musician who has been playing bass and singing for the past 30 plus years. He toured with the Revival Brothers for over 15 years. This travels took him to New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. He can play any style of music for any occasion. The Revival Brothers have been a regular appearance at NIOSA for the past 16 years. He has played with John Wesley Ryles, Becky Hobbs, Melba Montgomery, and numerous other local Texas Bands. Bob's passion for music show in every aspect of his playing. He now plays with Jackie Huddle & Company. Bob was raised in San Antonio, Texas.

THERESA WALKER – DRUMS

TRUETT PRATT - BASS, KEYBOARDS, VOCALS

A native of the Texas Hill Country, Truett returned in 1996 after a musical journey that took him and his music literally around the world. Starting as a child and teenaged actor in theatrical and television productions, he graduated from Baylor University and then moved to Los Angeles. By the time the dust had settled, Truett was enjoying the fruits of a recording careerwhich included the hit rendition of the television theme song "HAPPY DAYS". Two gold records and eight platinum albums later, this milti-talented artist now takes calm enjoyment in every song he sings and plays. "It's pure pleasure now", he says. His multi-instrument and vocalist talents, professional background, and stage personnahelp make Truett a true entertainer. Catch him on the VH1 series "ONE HIT WONDERS" television theme songs.

GENE GODLEY – DRUMS

Since the age of 9, Gene has played the drums starting with his church band at that young age and going on to feature with Jimmy Spacek, famous blues guitarist, and "Totally Blues", a power band specializing in R&B. Reigning from Hallettsville Texas, Gene's natural talent has propelled him into being a favorite of the top musicians and players in the region. He can be found in the recording studios as well as guesting with many entertainers and with the Jackie Huddle & Company variety band.

 
 
 
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