TPTS Performs at Full Sail University
TPTS recently performed at Full Sail University. Before their performance they had an interview with a current Full Sail student. Watch the interview above.
TPTS Performs on WMNF 88.5
TPTS performed on WMNF. Listen to the whole show here!
Trae Sits in with Dumpstaphunk in Nashville
Listen to Trae's awesome bass solo during an impromptu sit-in with Dumpstaphunk in Nashville, TN at the Acme Feed & Seed.
TPTS Added to Lagoon Fest Lineup
TPTS has been added to the Lagoon Fest lineup in Palm Bay, FL. Other headliners include George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Zach Deputy, Beebs & Her Money Makers, and many more. To learn more and grab tickets, click here.
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Trae Pierce began playing music at the tender age of 7. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, his first instruments included the piano and guitar before finding his calling on the bass guitar at age 9. After playing with many local bands, groups, and churches, Trae went on the road at 13, sharing stages with the Blind Boys of Alabama, Sugarfoot & the Ohio Players, Dr Hook featuring Ray Sawyer, Emmylou Harris, Susan Tedeschi, James Brown, Peter Gabriel, and more. In addition, Trae has produced and recorded with artists such as Flo-Rida, Jodeci, Flava Flav, Ce Ce Peniston, Lexxus, Bizzy Bone of Bone Thugs & Harmony, K-Ci & Jo Jo, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Randy Travis, Lou Reed, E-Town Live, and the Mighty Clouds of Joy. Trae has made appearances on several national television shows, including the Jay Leno Show, the Wayne Brady Show, David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Regis & Kelly, and many more. His movie credits include the Fighting Temptations, Brother Bear, and HOP, which is in theaters now. Trae’s efforts have earned him four Grammy Awards, three Dove Awards, an NAACP Image Award, and in 2010 he was inducted into the Alabama Hall of Fame.
Heavily influenced by Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, John Patitucci, and Victor Wooten, Trae has expanded his talents to the next level, and is currently working on a bass-oriented solo project featuring some of the friends made during his 30 years of touring and playing music. Trae, who still tours with the Blind Boys of Alabama and Sugarfoot's Ohio Players, is known for sporting a top hat on stage and wowing crowds with his blistering riffs played on slide (yes, slide!) bass, as well as playing/singing talk box bass. Trae's versatility is well-utilized with his solo project, Trae Pierce and the T-Stone Band which can be found touring and performing at major venues nationwide and worldwide.
ABOUT THE BAND:
The T-Stone Band features musicians hand-picked by Trae himself.
Co-Founder, and Music Director David “D1” Grant
Musician, producer, writer, and engineer. A graduate of Full Sail University, he has become one of Central Florida's go-to music producers. David has teamed with R&B Legends Howard Hewitt, Jon B., and Carl Thomas, Vivian Green, 112, Pleasure P, and many others. No Stranger to the Charts, D1 has produced #5 itunes Chart topping single for Olivia "where Do I go From Here, as well as Billboard Smooth jazz #29 hit "Amsterdam" for saxophonist Erly Thorton. He is currently working with Trae to co-produce Sugarfoot of the Ohio Players’ long-awaited solo return project, as well as the highly-anticipated solo debut from the T-Stone Band.
Vocalist Ramon "Rae" Pierce,
Son of Trae, Started at a very young age watching and going to his father's shows and studio sessions. He recorded R&B songs between the ages of 9-10 knowing immediately that he wanted to pursue the music career seriously and become an artist. Throughout high school he continued to work with his father. Trae put together a gospel quartet group which featured Rae on drums (Sons of Solomon). Shortly after that, he met a young man by the name of Flo-Rida who, alongside his father, discovered and produced. Throughout that process he met another successful star of the 90s, Devante Swing of Jodeci, who recognized Rae's talent and work ethic and requested he would come to California to discuss further business as an artist. Rae received his first recording contract as "Yung Rae" as one of the members of the group "Valley Boys". He's opened up for multiple artists including DJ Quick and many more that came to Los Angeles and San Francisco. He's worked with K-Ci & Jojo, Flava Flav, Petey Pablo, Sugarfoot of the Ohio Players, and many more. He continues to build his career with Trae Pierce & T-Stone as time goes on.