The first half of the 1970’s was my most intense period of session work.
Following the high profile use of my Steel Guitar on Elton John’s track ‘Tiny Dancer’, everybody wanted to use me. Of the arrangers I worked with,…
BJ COLE: PEDAL STEEL
‘BENDING NOTES LIKE TOFFEE’
In a career stretching back to the mid-Sixties BJ’s recording credits read like a ‘Who’s Who’ of music. He has carved a reputation as the supreme innovator with the pedal steel adapting it across numerous genre’s of music.
His uniquely eclectic style of playing first made an impact on the British music scene in the early 1970's. His iconic performance on Elton John's classic 'Tiny Dancer' put him place as the go-to pedal steel player for numerous major artists and bands who desired his unique sound on their tracks. READ MORE
"Best Pedal Steel player in the World I'd say .." Sting
BJ Cole with Dave Eastoe
RELEASE DATE AUG 28 2020
After a career in music of over 50 years in which he has explored every stylistic nook and cranny; where has BJ Cole left to go to find something new to say in music?
Well, back to his roots of course To his passion for the lyricism of Hank Marvin’s guitar, Santo & Johnny’s ’Sleepwalk’ and the music of the Hawaiian Islands. The sounds that ignited his musical flame.
Hoping to be back out gigging sometime soon.
BJ Cole with Hank Wangford & The Lost Cowboys
BJ Cole with ‘The Twilight Zone’ (Grace Solero & Dan Beaulaurier)
The Twilight Zone’ is a new project featuring BJ, Grace Solero and Dan Beaulaurier. Three songwriter musicians who tap into their dreamy, spacey, atmospheric side; where everything becomes possible, between light and shadows.