IS THE ULTIMATE STING AND POLICE TRIBUTE BAND, PLAYING ALL THE ARTISTS' HITS FROM SCORCHING ROCKER "SYNCHRONICITY" "WE'LL BE TOGETHER, AND "IF YOU LOVE SOMEBODY SET THEM FREE"
TO UPBEAT, FOOT-MOVING POP-RAGGAE FAVES "ROXANNE";AND "MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE"
TO LEGENDARY BALLADS "EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE", THE HAUNTING "FIELDS OF GOLD," TO THE CLASSIC "IF I EVER LOSE MY FAITH IN YOU".
SINCE 2001 THESE FIVE NASHVILLE -BASED MUSICIANS HAVE BEEN PLAYING IN THE MUSIC CITY - WOW-ING THEIR AUDIENCES WITH AN EXCEPTIONALLY ACCURATE TRIBUTE TO STING AND POLICE MUSIC
NOW SOUL CAGES IS TAKING THIS SIZZLING TRIBUTE ON-THE-ROAD!
JUST A GLANCE AT THEIR PERSONAL BIOS REVEALS THE AMAZING NUMBER OF MAJOR ARTISTS THESE MUSICIANS CONTINUE TO WORK WITH, WRITE FOR, AND PRODUCE.
NOWTHE STING AND POLICE MUSIC EXPERIENCE WILL HAVE YOU DANCING, SINGING ALONG - SENDING OUT AN S-O-S!
WITH PERFORMANCES THAT SOAR WITH A STUNNINGLY SIMILAR FEEL TO THE ACTUAL POLICE AND STING CLASSICS - RIGHT DOWN TO LEAD SINGER RON HEMBY SINGING LEAD VOCALS WHILE HE PLAYS BASS GUITAR!
AN EVENING WITH SOUL CAGES IS LIKE ROCKIN' THE NIGHT AWAY IN YOUR LIVING ROOM WITH STING AND POLICE!
Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica
Guitarist, producer, songwriter, programmer. Tom has lived and worked in Nashville as an active musician for the past 29 years. He was born in the southeast Missouri city of Poplar Bluff, and raised in the neighboring community of Puxico. Tom moved to Nashville in 1978. Upon his arrival he soon became an active touring musician, backing artists such as "the imperials" and Amy Grant. His touring career soon evolved into a recording career as a studio guitarist/ producer/songwriter. Tom's recording credits include artists: Michael English, Kenny Loggins, former Doobie Brother – Michael Mcdonald, Amy Grant, Donna Summer, Vince Gill, Peter Cetera, Barry Manilow, Faith Hill, Wynonna Judd, Brian Mckinight, Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20, Steve Winwood, Glenn Shorrock (Little River Band), Michael W. Smith, Bebe & Cece Winans, Glen Campbell, John Secada, .Englebert Humperdinck, Charlie Daniels, Stephanie Mills, Yolanda Adams, Mindy Mccready, Andy Williams, B J Thomas, Collin Raye, Bob Carlisle, Ricky Scaggs, Carman, Bill Gaither, Point Of Grace, 4 Him, The Imperials, Garth Brooks, Paul Overstreet, Twila Paris, Steven Curtis Chapman and many, many more.
Tom's songwriting credits include songs recorded by artists:
Amy Grant, Faith Hill, Dionne Warwick, Hank Williams Jr., Bruce Carroll, Bebe & Cece Winans. Gaither Vocal Band, Michael English, and others.
Awards include: a Grammy for producing CCM artist Bruce Carroll - 4 dove awards, the latest dove award was for his solo acoustic project in 2004 which won "Instrumental Album Of The Year".
Tom's live performances include backing artists such as: Michael Mcdonald, Chaka Kahn,Bebe Winans – Musical Director, Marc Cohen, James Ingram, Edwin Mccain, Yolanda Adams, Cece Winans, Fred Hammond, Niki Costa, Keb Mo, the "Simply Christmas" tour as principal guitarist With Amy Grant - Vince Gill, The Judds, Deana Carter, Jo Dee Messina, Barry Manilow, Trisha Yearwood, Jackie Velasquez, Martina Mcbride, Lynn Anderson, Tanya Tucker, Montgomery Gentry, George Strait, Kenny Rogers, and many more.
Tom's other production credits include the multi artist soundtrack of Mel Gibson's "The Passion Of The Christ", 2 albums for
Gospel/r&b singer "Bebe Winans", Grammy nominated "My Christmas Prayer" and dove award nominated "Dream". Tom also produced the latest solo project for singer/songwriter "Cheri Keaggy" which features a duet with
"Marty Row" of "Diamond Rio" on a cover of Carol King's "you got a friend". Tom's second solo instrumental project "Chasing The Wind" is now available for purchase! His third instrumental project which is nearing completion will feature a who's who list of famous guest artists and musicians.
Lead vocals and bass
Ron grew up in south east Missouri in the small town of Puxico. At a very young age he started singing with his parents in church and soon was singing solos. At the age of 9 he started playing the bass and drums. By the time he was in his early teens he was traveling with different gospel groups on his summer vacations, singing and playing at youth camps, youth rallies, and churches.
He started his career in 1976 at the age of 17, when he went on the road fulltime with pearces. (a gospel group from Ft Worth,Tx) singing tenor and playing bass, filling out the third part of the trio. Ron work with the Pearces for eight years, making records and touring the us and Canada. While living in ft worth, ron became part on the local music scene, expanding his musical horizons, singing jingles, playing bass on records and
playing and singing with different cover bands doing top 40, jazz and country.
From 1984-86 - backup vocalist for Grammy award winning gospel singer Russ Taff.
From 1986-91 - lead singer for the Imperials. Recording three records, garnering five number one singles, touring the US, Canada, Europe and South Africa.
In 1991-94 - musical director at Palm Beach Community Church in Palm Beach Garden.
1994-94 - songwriter for peer music to write country songs. 1994-2000 - The Buffalo Club with Beeb Birtles, founding member of the Little River Band and former Restless Heart Drummer John Dittrich. 1996-97 - The Buffalo Club recording for Rising Tide Records, with legendary producer Barry Beckett, spawning hit singles "If She Don't Love You", "Nothing Less Than Love", and "Heart Hold On". 2001 - formed a country trio "Chester Whyte" along with former Imperial, Jimmy Lee Sloas and Billy Simon, recording an album for mcarecords that was never released.
2002 - co-produced with Keith Thomas, Ron's song "Innocence Lost", for Amy Grant's "Simple Things" album, garnering a dove award nomination. 2002- present - touring with various artists, songwriting, lead singer for Soul Cages. Ron lives in Nashville with wife and 2-year-old Amelia Kate. His passions are being a great dad and husband, old fender bass guitars, cardinals baseball, and a good cup of coffee!
Musical influences: Sting, Don Henley, Brian Adams, Russ Taff, Bill Champlan.
Background vocalist credits include: Amy Grant, Tanya Tucker, Shania Twain, Linda Davis, Martina Mcbride, Katrina Elam, David Kersh, Christian Kane, Bruce Carroll, Lee Greenwood, Jimmy Wayne, Clint Black, Glen Campbell, Barry Manilow, Chris Cagle, Peter Cetera. Recording credits include Amy Grant, Cece Winans, Rissi Palmer, Dusty Springfield, Petra, Michael Mcdonald, Bruce Carroll, Philips, Craig & Dean, Farrell & Farrell, Steve Camp, Rick Cua, Whitecross, Bill Gaither, Michael Martin Murphy, The Players, Melodie Crittenden.
Drums and percussion
Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Brian began studying music at an early age. At 15, he became very busy playing drums professionally, and in 1979 entered Capital University, studying under Bob Breithaupt.
While actively performing in three of the capital university's ensembles, he won awards at the Ohio State University and Cuyahoga Community College jazz festivals. After completing his studies at Capital, Fullen served as the house drummer for Gracewood recording and production studios, playing on several national jingle spots and album projects. Fullen received his Master of Arts degree in 1987 from the
University of Memphis, where he served as graduate teaching assistant in the commercial music department under Frank Shafer and Gene Rush.
While in Memphis, he performed with the legendary Carl Perkins, played many recording sessions, worked with the Memphis, Jackson, and Tupelo symphony orchestras, and was nominated for a NARAS award.
As an educator, Fullen has authored two critically acclaimed books, bass drum essentials for the drumset, an excellent new book released by Alfred publishing at Pasic 2001 (co-authored with Dave Black), and contemporary country styles for the
Drummer and bassist (Alfred pub.) Which received 4 out of 5 stars in Modern Drummer Magazine.
He has been featured in the Zildjian times, various Yamaha publications, and is a contributing author to modern drummer
And percussive notes magazines. He teaches part-time at Belmont university in Nashville and regularly performs clinics across the country, including two percussive arts society convention appearances (Pasic '96 and '01).
Brian Fullen has been a veteran drummer in the Nashville music scene for several years, including world tours with Shedaisy, Shania Twain, Bob Carlisle, Peter Frampton, Allies and the Imperials.
He has also performed extensively with the artists Vince Gill, Sierra, Larry Carlton, Andy Griggs, Jamie Slocum, Lorrie Morgan, Paul Brandt, Tracy Nelson, Pete Huttlinger
(www.petehuttlinger.com) and Identical Strangers, among others.
As a first call session musician, he keeps a busy recording schedule, playing on hundreds of tracks each year. His versatility as a drummer and percussionist has landed him recording dates with top artists such as Bob Carlisle, Kathy Mattea, Mark Collie, hit record producer David Z., John Berry, Shedaisy, Jamie Slocum, Aubrey Collins, legendary blues artist Tracy Nelson, Identical Strangers, Allies, The Nobody's, Word Records, United Methodist Publishing, Sony, Curb, MCA, Provident, BMG and EMI music groups.
He can also be heard on the Jack Frost movie soundtrack, commercials for the fox
Network, Chevrolet, The Wild Horse Saloon and UPN, among others.
Randy is from Poplar Bluff, Mo., which is approximately halfway between St. Louis and Memphis. He began playing the guitar at age 10. Before moving to Nashville in 1995, Randy lived in Memphis for 10 years. While playing the blues and country music, he
Graduated from Memphis State University with a degree in accounting.
Some artistsRrandy has shared the stage with are: Toby Keith, Doug Stone, Tommy Tutone, Mark Collie, Mark Chestnut, Clay Walker, Bret Michaels (Poison), Big Kenny ( Big N Rich), Ira Dean (Trick Pony), John Rich (Lonestar/Big n' Rich), Mark Wills, Gretchen Wilson, Vertical Horizon, Stroke9, Rhett Akins, Cowboy Troy, John Michael Montgomery and Billy Ray Cyrus.
Randy plays Gibson guitars and drinks a double espresso at Starbucks.
Brian got his start in the thriving musical community of Austin, Texas; he was an in-demand session keyboard player/programmer. Jumping on the midi bandwagon in its
infancy allowed Brian to become one of the premiere player/programmers in the area. Brian began programming and producing for a broad range of clients doing commercial
jingles and moving on to full album production including the occasional film score. In 1989, Brian was hired as a staff producer/ arranger for Rivendell recorders in Houston, Texas. While in Houston, he continued to hone his craft working on several national jingle campaigns as a writer/programmer as well as producing and programming for many label and custom album projects.
In 1992, Brian moved his production company Castlebury Productions from Houston to the Nashville area, where it is currently located in the beautiful rolling hills of Franklin, TN. Since then, Brian has continued to work steadily as an in-demand player/programmer for many label projects as well as producing projects for a broad range of clients including co-writing and producing the song "I Miss You" for Miley Cyrus's
Triple platinum solo release on Hollywood records.
Brian is an award-winning producer having received multiple dove award nominations as well as a dove award in 2007 and in 2003 was nominated for a Grammy.
Brian Green credits:
2003 - Grammy nom. - producer - children's album of the year.
Producer/ Arranger Miley Cyrus - triple platinum album dove award as producer.
Produced dove nominated "I Can Only Imagine - Lullabies For A Peaceful Rest" - Sony Wonder Records with platinum selling artist "Mercy Me".
Music director for Billy Ray Cyrus, 2004 CMA festival.
Co-produced Phillips, Craig, and Dean - "lifeline" - dove-nom. -Inspirational album of the year.
Producer / programmer credits include: Amy Grant, Carmen, Sierra, Nicole C. Mullins, Cindy Morgan, Anointed, Twila Paris, The Imperials, Steve Angrisano, Newsong, Al Denson, Paul Smith, Oregon Catholic Press.
1991-92 keyboards - "The Young Messiah Tour".
Written and produced jingle or theme packages for: Tropicana, Safeway, Texaco, Jay Sekulow, Nina Blackwood Top 40 Countdown, John Rivers, 20 The Countdown Magazine.
Music director at the People's Church In Franklin, TN.
Currently touring with multiple Grammy winner Steven Curtis Chapman.