Known for his unique Bass playing and ability to play all styles of music including R & B,Rock & Roll,Blues,Country and Jazz! In 1972,Ronnie’Sportcoat’Overton traveled as the Bass Guitarist for Ronnie Mcneir’s Instant Groove Band,touring with Motown legend Kim Weston,until 1978. From 1980 until 1988,Ronnie’Sportcoat’Overton traveled as the Bass Guitarist and band director for the 50’s doo-wop vocal group The Del-Vikings,which had such hits as,Come Go With Me,and Sunday Kind of Love.
Ronnie’Sportcoat’Overton’s first solo project,When The Smoke Clears,is a collection of 12 original jazzy tunes,based on his own life experiences! It has been described in part as music with sensuous nature designed to cover a broad range of moods and emotions. In the process of creating When The Smoke Clears,he had the opportunity of working with other very talented Pontiac,Michigan musician,Ronnie Mcneir(Currently touring with The Four Tops!
While working with Ronnie Mcneir,Ronnie’Sportcoat’Overton has cut 4 albums with his long time friend,as well as recording a numerous number of tracks that have been recorded by the late motown legends,David Ruffin and Eddie Kendricks,just to name a few!!
Embracing a new and exciting phase of his career,Ronnie thanks his heavenly father for watching over him and giving him the strength that has enabled him to make it thus far in his life and his career!!!
Ronnie’Sportcoat’Overton has just recently released his latest solo project,Mind Therapy,August,22,2014. Another collection of 14 toe tapping,soul grabbing,rhythmatic tunes(7 original tunes and 7 cover tunes) created to fulfill the hole in your soul!!!