A Multi-Instrumental Musician
THE ONE MAN ROCK’N’ROLL BAND!
Article By Adriana Rubio
Photographs: Courtesy of Jeffrey Alan DBury
Jeffrey Alan DBury, also known as Jeff DBury, is a professional musician, songwriter and solo artist- performer from Chicago, IL. Jeff started playing drums at a young age as he felt particularly attracted to the instrument. When he was 16, he began his musical career playing in bands.
Jeff DBury played drums in several local bands and performed live gigs for two decades during the 80's and 90's. Amongst the bands Jeff played with, a few of them were cover bands and some other bands did play original music.
“Throughout the 25 plus years of being a drummer in a number of different bands, playing clubs and small venues, I learned to play other instruments as well. Having played in several different bands that played original music as a drummer, I also learned how to write songs”.
Jeff DBury played his last gig as a drummer in 1999. Soon after, Jeff concentrated in creating his own musical compositions. To start with he experimented with different recording software, and then began writing and recording songs. Jeff plays all the instruments and sings too.
“I play drums, guitar, bass, and keyboards. I write, record, and produce all of my own original material, I don't use drum machines or preset tracks, it is I playing every note, beat, and singing every lyric on my songs”.
“I don't try to compare my music to any other artists or bands, and though my music reflects an old school classic rock and heavy metal style, I like to believe I have developed my own original sound”.
Jeff DBury has recorded seven full-length albums since 1999, six of which are all original songs, and one album of classic cover songs that he considers a tribute to his favorite artists who have also been a big influence on his music.
“I have my own little music studio her in my home...my basement is my studio and where I do all of my musical projects....I've been doing this for about 15 years, I haven't played with a band since 1999...I got burnt out on the whole band thing and started doing what I do now back in 1999...I love doing this kind of stuff. I love music; I've been playing for over 35 years...”
Jeff DBury’s music receives airplays on one of the most successful online radio shows in the world: “Psychedelic Sunday”, a radio show hosted by musician star and writer Mark Yandle from Miami, FL at Digital Revolution Radio every Sunday morning, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
DBury’s Track Listing:
- · Rock and Roll
- · Workin’ Man Blues
- · The Cowboy
- · Homeward Bound
- · She isn’t Mine
- · Bite the Bullet
- · I’ll Be Home Soon
- · Beast Within The Fire
- · Warrior (Eye Of The Storm)
- · Metal Delight
- · The Candle
- · Make it Count
“Though this is my seventh album, I am kind of considering it more of a debut album because of the air play it's getting as well as the quality of the recording”.
“Songs like, "Homeward Bound" I actually wrote the music for that song about 15 years ago and it originally appeared on my very first CD as an instrumental, my first two CD's back in 1999 and 2001 were instrumentals and had no vocals on any of the songs, they were also never released publicly and only available through personal contact with me”.
“I wrote the lyrics for "Homeward Bound" back in 2010 and the second version of it with vocals is actually on the last album I put out back in 2011. That track on my latest album is the 3rd time I've recorded it and it's by far the best version of it”.
"She Isn't Mine" is also another older song, it's actually a really old song that I co-wrote with a guy I used to play in a band with back in the 80's, The band was named "Challenger", and "She Isn't Mine" was one of our most popular songs when we'd play live gigs. That song was actually written back in 1982. The rest of the songs are all new songs that I've written over the past year and a half”.
To purchase Jeff DBury’s newest CD Album or for further info on his musical career, please feel free to visit his website at:
“Music is my life, writing and recording my own songs is my biggest passion”.