• West Coast Music

    As the name indicates West Coast Music has its origin on the American West Coast. The music emphasizes melody, harmonies and arrangements, and the vocal and instrumental performances are always with great skill and of high quality. The music is often performed by pop/rock artists from the American West Coast, but is in no way limited to any geografical area.

bruceg99

Very active on the west coast music scene…

Bruce Gaitsch was born in Chicago in 1953. He started playing guitar at the age of eight years old, and played in bands around Chicago from age 12 on. His career as a studio musician started in Chicago in 1975. After 3000+ sessions, he moved to LA in 1984 to write more and play less. Now he lives in Nashville and continues writing and recording music.

Bruce Gaitsch´s first solo record came out on Toshiba EMI records in Japan. Richard Marx, Timothy B. Schmit, Bill Champlin and Marc Jordan sing songs for me as guest artists on the CD.

Some of Bruce’s songs have been recorded by artist like Madonna, Richard Marx, Timothy B. Schmit, Peter Cetera, Chicago, Kansas, The Fixx, Restless Heart, Poco, Marc Jordan, Jay Graydon, Bill Champlin, Phillip Bailey, Tom Scott, Agnetha Faltskog, Jennifer Rush, Lara Fabian, Hanne Boel and many more.

As a guitarplayer he has also been very active and has played guitar for the following artists: Madonna, Michael Jackson, Richard Marx, Kermit the Frog, Don Henley, Jimmy Buffet, Bob Seger, Peter Cetera, Roger Waters, Luther Vandross, Stephanie Mills, Chaka Khan, Amy Sky, Agnetha Faltskog, Glenn Frey, Jody Wakley, Lionel Ritchie, Julian Lennon, Giant Steps, Dionne Farris, Sheena Easton, Julio Iglesias, Barbara Streisand, Olivia Newton-John, Chicago, Timothy B. Schmit, Celine Dion, Marc Jordan, Nicolas Peyrac, Bill Champlin, Restless Heart, Tom Jones an many more.

Beside his solocareer and all the work with different artists Bruce Gaitsh has been working together with the singer Tommy Funderburk in the group King of Hearts.

Discography

Moon Island

EMI Music 2009

Tracks: It’s All In The Game, After The Love Is Gone, Maniac, A Day In The Life Of A Fool, Tainted Love, Lovin’ You, Let’s Groove, Feelin’ Alright, La Isla Bonita, Inside My Love, What You Won’t Do For Love, That’s The Way Of The World, Through A Child’s Eyes & Lovin’ You.

Musicians on the Moon Island album: Bruce Gaitsch, Janey Clewer, Michael Sembello and others.

Sincerely

Autumn Records 2006

Tracks: Miss Sam, Popcorn With Daisy, Mia´s Day, Mrs Andersson, Sally´s Prayer, Roslyn´s Dance, Covington´s Class, Jenny´s Dream, Swamp Thang, Mom & Dad, For Lynette, Janey and I & Mr Lucky.

Musicians on the Sincerely album: Bruce Gaitsch, Janey Clewer, Howard Levy & Samantha Gaitsch.

Nova

Lion Music 2002

Tracks: Barcelona Nieve (Bonus Track), That’s When I Fell, Aphasia, Crystal Badji, The African Prince, Dreams, Haunt Me Tonight, Prarie Blue, Gave Love A Try, Nova, Cancel April & Don’t Call My Name (Bonus Track).

Musicians on the Nova album: Bruce Gaitsch, Bill Champlin, Tamara Champlin, Jim Beard, Marc Russo, John Patitucci, Randy Howard, Billy Ward, Richard Marx, Janey Clewer, Kelly Keagy, C.J.Vanston, George Hawkins Jr.

One On One

Angelynn Records 2001

Tracks: Dawn, Cafe L’Amour (based on Paganini´s Caprice#20 for solo violin), Love Like No Other I’ve Known, Reflection, Janey’s Theme, Promenade, The Longing, Blue Mountain, Beginning Ballet (based on Paganini´s Caprice#3 for solo violin), For Miya, A Little Prayer, Dusk & There Is A Quiet Place.

Musicians on the One On One album: Bruce Gaitsch, Janey Clewer, Randy Waldman, Sachi Patitucci, Ralph Morrison, Simon Oswell, Armen Ksajikian, Sachi McHenry, Dane Little, Pamela Sixfin, Juliann French, Christian Teal, David Davidson, Connie Heard, Pamela Sixfin, Mary Kathryn Vanosdale, Kristin Wilkinson, Jim Grosjean, John Catchings & Bob Mason.

A Lyre In The Windstorm

Whirlybird Records 1999

Tracks: That’s When I Fell, On The Way, Haunt Me Tonight, Colorado, Heartbeat, Everyday Thing, Dreams, Two Kinds Of Love, Love In The Afternoon, God Only Knows & Coda.

Musicians on the A Lyre In The Windstorm album: Marc Jordan, Richard Marx, Bill Champlin, Timothy B. Schmit, Janey Clewer, Tamara Champlin, Amy Sky, George Hawkins, Randy Waldman, Paulinho Da Costa, John Patitucci, Billy Ward, Dave Boruff & Greg Phillinganes.

Counterparts

Angelynn Records 1998

Tracks: Quality Time, Hellevator Music, Crawfish Blues, Sirens, Long Distance, Falcons Groove, Steamrollin’, Fretwalking, The Secret, Unspoken Joy & Never Forget You.

Musicians on the Counterparts album: Bruce Gaitsch, Tommy Denander, Ricky B Delin & Bill Champlin.

Nightingale

Angelynn Records 1998

Tracks: Magic Man, Crystal Badji, Bubble Leg, Demains La Vie En Rose, Worry Suit, Gave Love A Try, Once More, Cancel April, Prarie Blue, 3am Again, Villa Lobotomies, Mortar Mix, Nightingale, Open Windows & Dependence.

Musicians on the Nightingale album: Bruce Gaitsch, Janey Clewer, George Hawkins Jr., Nicolas Peyrac, Billy Ward, John Patitucci, Jeff Porcaro, Randy Waldman, Randy Howard, Dennis Matkosky, Samantha Gaitsch, Richard Marx & Paulinho Da Costa.

Aphasia

Edge Of Fluke Music 1997

Tracks: Ten Below Zero, She Loves You, Aphasia, If I Could Only, Saint Forgiveness, Crucifix In Dreamland, The African Prince, Diane, In My Piano, Nova, Letting Go, Auburey, Their Finest Hour, The Longing & Strangely Familiar (Bonus Track for Japanese Version).

Musicians on the Aphasia album: Bruce Gaitsch, Karla Bonoff, Bill Champlin, Tamara Champlin, Janey Clewer, Cy Curnin, Donna Delory, Marc Jordan, Jason Scheff, Richard Marx, Timothy B. Schmit, John Patitucci,, Billy Ward, Randy Waldman, Jim Beard, Marc Russo, Paulinho Da Costa, Howard Levy & Vaughns Gap Strings.

A Lyre In The Windstorm

Westcoast Records 1996

Tracks: That’s When I Fell, On The Way, Haunt Me Tonight, Colorado, Heartbeat, Everyday Thing, Dreams, Two Kinds Of Love, Love In The Afternoon, God Only Knows & Coda.

Musicians on the A Lyre In The Windstorm album: Marc Jordan, Richard Marx, Bill Champlin, Timothy B. Schmit, Janey Clewer, Tamara Champlin, Amy Sky, George Hawkins, Randy Waldman, Paulinho Da Costa, John Patitucci, Billy Ward, Dave Boruff & Greg Phillinganes.

A Lyre In The Windstorm

Toshiba EMI 1995

Tracks: That’s When I Fell, On The Way, Haunt Me Tonight, Colorado, Heartbeat, Everyday Thing, Dreams, Two Kinds Of Love, Love In The Afternoon, God Only Knows & Coda.

Musicians on the A Lyre In The Windstorm album: Marc Jordan, Richard Marx, Bill Champlin, Timothy B. Schmit, Janey Clewer, Tamara Champlin, Amy Sky, George Hawkins, Randy Waldman, Paulinho Da Costa, John Patitucci, Billy Ward, Dave Boruff & Greg Phillinganes.

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