About the Band Remember Tom Petty
A Sincere Tribute
Hearts were broken across the world on the day that Tom Petty died. Fully one of the biggest stars in the music business, Petty frequently crossed musical genre lines and became beloved by rock, country and folk people alike. His songs are sung around a campfire or at aloud electric jam and they are extremely personal to people. From the band's early punk energy through the MTV 80s and ultimately his dream collaboration with The Travelling Wilburys, Petty's craftsmanship and stellar band The Heartbreakers have kept his songs on radio and on tour for the last 40 years and likely well into the future.
Martyn Jones and Jimmy Leguilloux were among those hit hard by Petty's sudden absence. Both career musicians, they always admired his writing and understood the kind of effect his songs have on a crowd.....any crowd.
Martyn Jones arrived in Canada from Liverpool at age 6 and by age 14 was a working musician. By 18 he was a singing bassist touring the country with the kind of rock/show bands common at the time when fm radio was king and the clubs were full.
Stylistically Martyn became wide and versatile due to the incredible variety of music he was
playing and when one such project Refugee earned a record contract with Chrysalis Records
in 1985 he began a path of recording and touring and producing that has led to him working on
more than 75 albums on several instruments and as a studio background singer.
Martyn bears a striking resemblance to Tom Petty and has the voice to bring these songs to life in any sized venue or stage. He is a seasoned veteran performer who has ultimate respect for the Man and his songs. And the people who love them.
Jimmy Leguilloux is a dream guitarist for any group. Hugely talented, Jimmy dazzles concert crowds with his fiery playing and fearless presence. His wonderful voice is the perfect harmony match for Martyn Jones' delivery of these great
Tom Petty classics. Jimmy has a rich history playing guitar around Western Canada and elsewhere and is highly respected for his community work including his annual benefit concert for children.
A shared love of the music and the desire to represent it properly moved Marty and Jimmy to create ... REMEMBER TOM PETTY - a- Sincere Tribute.
They have assembled a solid band of veteran players and bring all the elements necessary to
play this dream set list properly and really connect Tom Petty songs to fans everywhere.