Terry Mike Jeffrey
Terry Mike Jeffrey: Singer, Emmy-nominated songwriter, entertainer, multi-instrumentalist, musical director, arranger, actor. A sort of entertainment chameleon.
Born in Paducah, KY, Terry Mike was singing on stage by the age of 3. Throughout childhood he'd mastered the guitar, piano, sax, and drums. During high school he made records, TV commercials, jingles, and played the lead role in his high school senior play.
Fronting his own band since the '70's, Terry has performed all over the planet. His career highlights include:
- A 1997 Emmy Award nomination (songwriting for TV's "Sesame Street")
- Featured vocalist with symphony orchestra "pops" series concerts (his guitar work is spotlighted on a Warner Brothers symphonic album)
- Live performances in Italy, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, England, France, Belgium, Holland, Canada, Hawaii, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean
- Musical director and starring role in "Elvis - An American Musical", a New York-produced multi-media show organized by the producers of "Grease" and "Beatlemania". Toured the US and Canada, with stops at the Fox Theatres and a Broadway run in the late 1980's
- 2001-02 "Stand By Your Man - The Tammy Wynette Story" (Ryman Auditorium, Nashville - Ft Worth, TX - Flat Rock, NC), played Tammy's father and understudied all male acting and music roles. Terry's other musical theater adventures have included regional productions of "Beehive", "Always, Patsy Cline", "Hairspray", "Smoke On The Mountain", "Ring Of Fire - The Johnny Cash Musical"and the lead role in "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown"
- 56 guest appearances on TNN's "Music City Tonight with Crook & Chase" (mid-'90's). A regular as as a solo vocalist and musician on the show, Terry Mike shared the stage with the likes of
Currently Terry Mike and the band have just released a new album, "Terry Mike Jeffrey LIVE 2". In 2007 they performed on cruises of the Hawaiian Islands and the Bahamas, and TMJ fronted an extended tour of Europe in the fall of '07 and again in OCT '08. Terry Mike Jeffrey and his wife, Debbie, still reside in their hometown of Paducah, KY.