For Jeffery Goldstein, Toronto based drummer, entrepreneur and founder of “Against The Wind” – The Bob Seger Experience, it’s been 5 years since he first envisioned building this authentic salute to Bob Seger dedicated to playing soft seat theatres. Jeff had always respected the music and “…was determined to have Seger fans on their feet, dancing in the aisles, waving their arms and belting out the lyrics that over decades had bookmarked their lives”, thanks to the raw passion and gritty Detroit sound that is the undeniable, “Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band”, trademark.
A few years ago when Goldstein met John Jamieson, musician and owner of Soundhouse Studio, he had found the key element to solidifying his vision. John, as musical director and co-producer, has structured and maintains a strong foundation that is responsible for this band having the organized creative freedom to perform at full potential led by his long time experience and rock solid keyboard style.
With that focus, ATW is successfully bringing these memories back to life for their audiences, currently featuring acclaimed singer/songwriter and powerhouse performer, Steve Dickinson, to its roster of talent. Steve’s dynamic lead vocals caught the attention of sax icon, Alto Reed, founding member of, “The Silver Bullet Band”, and Dickinson was invited to front, “Alto Reed’s Rock & Roll All-Stars”, on-tour as well as recording the – “Tonight We Ride” album together and forming their duo – “Reed & Dickinson”.
Goldstein is proud to have Steve on-board adding his authentic blue-collar, edgy-rock sound that ignites the ATW stage and also honoured that, driving the tenor, alto and baritone sax is Canadian icon, John Panchyshyn. John is well respected in the music industry for his session work on countless recordings and renowned for his live performances that include his long association with internationally acclaimed entertainers, “The Lincolns” and “Oakland Stroke” – Tower of Power tribute.
ATW delivers the vibrant, polished collection of adored hits you would expect from this band of outstanding musicians. Fans watch ATW and catch Seger-fever all over again just as Goldstein promised when he began his quest to present this world-class Seger experience. Every ATW concert guides that audience down memory lane proving, “Rock and Roll Never Forgets”.