A man of many, many talents, Carmine Rojas has excelled in the positions of musical director, producer, and composer since his career in music began decades ago. On top of those feats, the man is also one damn fine bassist. Effortlessly performing the genres of hard rock, funk, rhythm & blues, jazz, soul, pop, country, blues and blues rock, Rojas has shown that his musical depth knows no bounds. His talents were utilized by David Bowie from 1983-1987 both on tour and in the studio.
He was featured on Bowie’s top hits of that era, such as “China Girl”, “Modern Love”, and the chart-topping “Let’s Dance”. A short stint touring with Julian Lennon preceded fifteen years spent working closely with Rod Stewart. Rojas’ numerous talents had also been utilized by the likes of Billy Gibbons, Herbie Hancock, Billy Joel, Carlos Santana, John Hiatt, Tina Turner, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bobby Womack, and the legend among legends, the great B.B. King. Beginning with 2005′s You and Me, Joe Bonamassa has welcomed Carmine Rojas as a musical brother both in the recording studio and on hundreds upon hundreds of stages world over.
Now, nearly ten years since he joined the family, Rojas has brought his sharpened skills as a bassist to several of Joe’s releases and too many tours to count. His skills were brought into the soulful partnership that took flight in 2011 with singer Beth Hart and has continued with the Grammy-nominated Seesaw and the upcoming explosive Live in Amsterdam.