photo by Donald Smith
Meet Mr. STONEking
Rock artist and performer Mr. STONEking describes his latest single and video release, a provocative cover of the KISS disco classic “I Was Made For Loving You," as a vampire lullaby. From the album You’re Next!, his diverse musical taste brings a theme and a personal story to each song's note and lyric.
Mr. STONEking draws his theatrical inspiration from AOR (Album Oriented Rock), New Wave, and bands from the '60s,'70s and '80s. A lifetime of experiences — from childhood beginnings conducting a church congregation with his grandmother playing piano, to interning at CBS Records, radio Music Director and club DJ-ing, and a decade of working at the Disney parks — helped shape the musical Mr. STONEking persona.
A family tragedy sidelined Mr. STONEking until a return to education at Antioch University. It was there he met bassist, Walt Slade, who introduced him to Rob Gerami, a studio engineer and multii-instrumentalist. That turning point brought about a successful collaboration with three studio releases: At The Fire!, Gone Psycho!, and You’re Next!
Today, Mr. STONEking continues to intrigue and entertain his audience as a dynamic stage performer, musician, and visual artist.
More videos are in the works for the upcoming What's That Again?! singles, "Love Gone By", "Please Mr. Please", and "All I Want To Do Is Make Love To You", as well as "I'm Gonna Follow You", also from You're Next!
Jeffrey P. STONEking, M.S. is a man of many creative talents.
His musical on-stage persona, Mr. STONEking, brings to life his dynamic recording artistry and live theatric performance. It extends into his role as music video producer and director.
In addition to being an author of four narrative books, he is also an event project manager, painter, historian, and a Healing Arts treatment program coordinator.
He resides peacefully in Centerville, Ohio.
"The years spent with The Walt Disney Company, Kings Entertainment, Four Seasons Hotels, and Princess Cruise Lines taught invaluable work ethics.
Those rich standards are what continues to drive my personal work performance. "