Jamie Hoover is one of the founding members of The Spongetones
Jamie's duties in The Spongetones for the last 30 years include songwriter, guitarist, vocalist, producer, recording engineer, arranger, bassist, sometimes drummer, and other various musical noises. Jamie has recorded and produced all nine records for The Spongetones, with rave reviews in Rolling Stone, Billboard, Trouser Press, Goldmine, and many others. The Spongetones are currently on their own "Loaded Goat Records" label in the US and Airmail Records in Japan.
Jamie wrote, recorded, and produced the song "Skinny" with The Spongetones (myspace link)-heard every night on the late night news program ABC-World News Now.
Jamie has a new release-a solo best-of-entitled "Most Loved Melodies" available at nolame. com and cdbaby.com. 24 tracks-basically two from each album-Spongetones, Van DeLeckis, Paparazzi, and solo "Coupons" cd--and all four songs from "Lind Me Four"!
Jamie did a full-length critically acclaimed pop record entitled Paparazzi with fellow popster and alt-country star Bill Lloyd. All drums on this record are performed by Dennis Diken (The Smithereens).
Jamie did two full length critically acclaimed power pop cd's as 1/2 of The Van DeLecki's with partner Bryan Shumate. These two discs "Letters From The Desk OF Count S. Van DeLecki" and" Ebum Shoobum Shoobum" will both be re-released very soon as "Combinated" on Loaded Goat Records. www.vandelecki.com
Jamie has toured, playing keyboards/guitar/mandolin and lap steele for Hootie and The Blowfish-sitting in For Peter Holsapple while his wife had a new baby son-Web. Hopefully again, sometime....
Jamie has toured and recorded for over 20 years as guitarist for producer/recording artist Don Dixon and his wife-singer/recording artist Marti Jones, touring most of the United States, Canada, and Europe with them. Still does...
Jamie filled in as bass player for The Smithereens' Mike Meseros for over a year-from May of 1997 until June of 1998 as a regular player. He has filled in twice since then and may again.
Toured as guitarist/backup vocalist for Graham Parker as a member of "The Small Clubs" in support of the "Burning Questions" Capitol release-making an appearance with GP on Jay Leno's "Tonight Show" during the tour. He also recorded with that band during the tour for a Richard Thompson tribute "Beat The Retreat"-the song "The Madness Of Love".
Recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis for a couple weeks as the bass player for the Orange Humble Band (Australia) with Mitch Easter on guitar/producing, Jody Stephens (Big Star) on drums, Ken Stringfellow (Posies) on vocals.
Jamie is the singing voice for the dog "Pido" on Raggs Kids Club Band (Australia)-and the song writer of "Stand Back Brain Attack".
Jamie recently worked as lead guitarist in LA for the legendary Bob Lind-writer of "Elusive Butterfly". This was filmed and recorded for an up-coming DVD documentary on Bob's career.
Jamie owns an operates a project studio in Charlotte, NC called "Hooverama@Liquid Studios", where he works on many indie recording projects, writes custom music, and does some sound design. He has recorded over the years with acts such as Joe Walsh, Hootie and The Blowfish, and many others.
Jamie resides in Monroe, NC with his wife Linda, and many animals.
Born 2/11/56 in Charlotte, NC.