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As a self-taught musician, and in the interest of trying to make himself sound better, Bruce developed a fascination in what makes that "special" sound an artist has.
Between his private times with John in the seventies, Bruce became employed as a sound engineer for a touring live sound company, 'Starfine Sound' and Bill Graham's FM Productions, assembling huge sound systems in many venues across America, mixed monitors (the mix that the band hears on stage), and brought his bass to every show for the possible opportunity to play during sound checks.
In his position, he worked for many well known touring artists including The Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir's Kingfish, Hot Tuna, Jefferson Starship, The New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Clarence Clemons, Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King, Flo & Eddie (The Turtles), Journey, Jeff Beck, Jan Hammer (Miami Vice), Bette Midler, The Pointer Sisters, Steve Miller Band, The Tubes, Huey Lewis And The News, Boston, Bob Dylan, Fleetwood Mac, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith and more.
Coupling his experience as a multi-faceted musician and a sound engineer with all he learned from Lennon in the studio and his knowledge of producing, Bruce has developed a crisp and clean sound rarely reproduced by anyone today. The depth and clarity can be heard throughout his recordings of his performances of the co-written material.