The TCB Band & Artists
The TCB Band consists of four superb musicians who acquired their name through working for Elvis Presley. Elvis’ motto was “TCB” - Taking Care of Business in a flash. These three letters were arranged around a lightning bolt, and the logo was used on everything from stationary to Elvis’ private jet, the Lisa Marie. When Elvis returned to live performances in 1968, he had with him over the years a core of musicians who made up the rhythm section of the orchestra. James Burton, Jerry Scheff, Glen D. Hardin and Ron Tutt later became known as the TCB Band.
Born in Dallas, Texas, Ron started tap dancing along with singing at the age of three. He studied tap for eight years and was considered a “child prodigy” by many. By the third grade he was playing trumpet with the school orchestra, and at ten won first prize in a Dallas ukulele contest. At age eleven he tap-danced on the first ever program broadcast LIVE on television in Dallas/Fort Worth. It wasn’t until the summer of his junior year in high school that Ron gave up the trumpet and began playing drums.
Glen D. Hardin
Glen D Hardin was born in Collingsworth County, Texas. He learned to play the piano by the age of eight but hadn’t thought about playing the piano professionally until he got a job in the infamous Palomino Club in Long Beach, California. His musical career then really took off in 1962 when he became a member of The Crickets, previously Buddy Holly’s band. During this time Glen started to write music and songs not only for The Crickets but also other fellow artists at Liberty Records. In 1965, one song, Count Me In became a number one hit for Gary Lewis and The Playboys. In the same year, he joined The Shindogs with James Burton and became a regular on the TV show Shindig.
Burton organized the TCB Band, serving as its leader, and backed Elvis Presley from 1969 until Presley's death in 1977. A hallmark of Elvis' live shows during this period was his exhortation, "Play it, James," as a cue for the guitarist's solos.
Jerry Schilling is a veteran music industry professional, best known for his association with Elvis Presley since 1954. He briefly managed The Beach Boys and Presley's daughter, Lisa Marie.
Music was the first love and companion for the 12 years old boy. Today Dennis Jale, the marked Austrian Rock voice, is the man with the inimitable acoustic colour and the force to delight his audience with any musical genre. What started softly in a bedsit reaps today hurricanes of applause on international stages. Be it a gig with his band “The Jam Gang” which he established 1998 together with his best friend Goran Mikulec or the TCB Band – the charisme of Dennis Jale wins over.