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Tim Harr, our house band pedal steel guitarist, was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois, and has been playing pedal steel guitar for 30 years. Tim graduated from the US Army School of Music Basic and Advanced Courses. He studied Guitar Performance, Orchestral Percussion, Music Theory, Arranging, Conducting, Rehearsal Techniques, and Improvisation. While he was there, he had the opportunity to play guitar with Bob Roetker, Jim Robo, Wes Sedrel, and Michael Hull. One of Tim’s accomplishments is playing pedal steel/dobro on CD & DVD “Good News Radio – Victory in Jesus” with Larry Gatlin, as well as his ability to play a variety of genres and styles of music. Tim has much experience recording in various studios, and even playing for local organizations such as Cornstock Theater and Peoria Players. As a part of the Rock Solid Studio house band, Tim is looking forward to a fantastic opportunity to work with the best of the best in the Central IL area – musicians, recording engineers, and their clients. One of his all-time favorite players, Steve Gibson, also played sessions in a Central IL recording studio & he feels that is an honor to continue the local legacy that he and other musicians have left behind.
Jeremy Moser is a Peoria, Illinois native, and is the Rock Solid Studio house band drummer. As a young drummer, Jeremy had the opportunity to play in the Rose Bowl Parade with an All-American Honor Marching Band. Jeremy is a self-taught drummer, however, he did attend an Audio Engineering school in Nashville, TN, to receive training and his degree in Audio Engineering. In recent years, Jeremy has had the opportunity to be a studio musician for many of Rock Solid Studio’s clients, and is the drummer for the local band, Top 4D. He is excited about being able to help bring artists’ musical visions come to life as a part of the house band team.
Randy Emert, our house band bassist, was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois, and has been a part of the local music scene for almost 30 years. He was classically trained on cello and string bass, but mostly taught himself electric bass, guitar, and piano. As a musician, his accomplishments are touring Europe with an audition big band in 2000, playing in the Central Illinois Society House Band for 7 years, and opening for Amy Grant, Israel Houghton, and Marvin Stapp. Randy is excited to be a part of the RSS house band to contribute to the collaboration of ideas and artistry that is happening in the Peoria music community.
Andy Hatfield is the Rock Solid Studio acoustic guitarist, and has been playing guitar for 27 years in the Peoria, Illinois area. He studied under the mentorship of musicians and teachers such as Bob Applegate, Dave Teeter, Cicil Tinnon, and Joe Metzga. Andy studied the French horn as he earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Music from Bradley University. Today, he is a music teacher, passing on what he has learned to the next generation. One of his accomplishments is being a 2-time winner of the National Flatpicking Guitar Championship, both in 2011 and 2017, and winning the National Mandolin Championship in 2013. Andy also taught at Kaufman Kamp, one of the largest acoustic music camps in the county, for 6 years. In 2016, he taught at Roberto Dalla Vecchia’s Acoustic Guitar Workshop in Italy. He believes that Peoria, IL is an amazing town for musicians and is hopeful for what the music community in Central Illinois can continue to become through collaboration, recording, and creativity.
Scott Anderson, the Rock Solid Studio house band electric guitarist, has been playing guitar in Peoria, Illinois for 15 years. Inspired by his father being a guitarist, he was introduced to the guitar and music at a young age. Since then, he has sought the counsel of many great musicians. Scott is a graduate of Illinois Central College with degrees in Music and Applied Science. He is currently in the process of furthering his education at NIU as a classical and jazz guitar performance double major. His teachers have included Fareed Haque, Bobby Broom, Larry Harms, Michael Hull and Harold Greene. He is active in the Central Illinois music community, as a part of the Central Illinois Jazz Society House Band, the Funk/Soul band JC and the Redemption, the NIU Jazz Ensemble and he even fronts his own trio. He also makes appearances with several local bands. When asked by Rock Solid Studio’s producer/engineer Jimmy Bridgeman to join the house band as electric guitarist, he was excited to be a part of the atmosphere, play alongside talented musicians, and those who are a part of the RSS community.