My Story

G J Katz has been playing music since the age of 10 when he bought his first guitar after winning $9.80 from KFWB, a local rock & roll radio station. Growing up to the sounds of The Beatles and the British Invasion, he soon started playing in "garage bands" while in  Junior High School. It was during this time when his band The Days End, performed at the famous Hollywood Palladium for the 1966 Teenage Fair. 


At the age of 17, G J started writing and playing acoustic folk/rock, performing with the band Waterfall, and later with the satire group the BJ Band. As a music major in college, G J  had the chance to perform with musicians trained in various styles of music. 


During the mid 1980's, G J put his love for music and photography together and started American Institute of Video. AIV specialized in video production, post production, audio multitrack recording, acting and singing. But his most creative period came in the mid 1990's, after moving to the Sierra village of Twain Harte. His book "Death by Rock & Roll" was published in 1995. He then produced & directed two video documentaries, "Badfinger" & "The Life & Times of Steve Marriott".  A third release, featured the 60's rock legend, Eric Burdon. Eric Burdon & the New Animals - Live at the Coach House featured interviews & his concert from 1999. 


Returning to his love of performing in 2012, GJ Katz is a Classic Rock Tribute OMB. Using the latest midi technology, G J has the ability to sound like many of the bands he emulates.  Creating a wonderful musical journey through the 60's, 70's & 80's, interwoven with trivia & fun facts about the various groups he plays. This makes for an amazing and electrifying show that will be talked about long after the performance has ended!

            

                                    


My Story In Pictures