Michael Jerome

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Michael Jerome
Michael Jerome (left) with bassist Joe Karnes of John Cale Band
Michael Jerome (left) with bassist Joe Karnes of John Cale Band
Background information
Birth nameMichael Jerome Moore
BornWichita, Kansas, U.S.

Michael Jerome Moore, known as Michael Jerome is an American rock musician and drummer. He is a former member of the Toadies (1990–91), Course of Empire (1994–1998), and James Hall's band Pleasure Club,[1] which was formed in 2002. He was a member of the Saginaw, Texas band Pop Poppins, a metroplex cult follow. He played on Charlie Musselwhite's 2004 release Sanctuary, and has also toured or recorded with Blind Boys of Alabama, John Cale, Anna Egge, Tom Freund and many others. Jerome is double-jointed and ambidextrous.

Jerome joined the Louisiana-based band Better Than Ezra in 2009, following the departure of the band's drummer of 13 years, Travis McNabb,[1] who had amicably left Better Than Ezra in February 2009 in order to tour full-time with Sugarland.[1] Better Than Ezra's 2009 album, Paper Empire, marked Jerome's recording debut with the band.[1]

Jerome playing with the Richard Thompson Electric Trio at Towersey Festival, 2018

He has also toured with Richard Thompson and John Cale. He recorded four albums with Cale – blackAcetate (2005), Circus Live (2007), Extra Playful (2011) and Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood (2012).

Michael Jerome is co-founder of the trio Halls Of The Machine. Mike Graff (guitars) and Van Eric Martin (piano) are the fellow musicians. Their first album is titled "Atmospheres For Lovers And Sleepers" and was released in 2001. Their second album "Calling All Tribal Dignitaries" will be released in 2017.

In 2015 the song "Bono X" of Halls Of The Machine was officially released worldwide on the Compilation "I.C. - Independent Celebration, Vol. 1" from the German label "Birdstone Records".

Jerome is a Pittsburgh Steelers fan and resides in Los Angeles, California.[1]


With Better Than Ezra
With The Blind Boys of Alabama
With John Cale
With Course of Empire
With Robin Danar
  • Altered States (2008)
With Ana Egge
  • Road to My Love (2009)
With Nina Ferraro
  • The Promise (2010)
With Tom Freund
  • Fit to Screen (2009)
With Holmes[2]
  • Complication Simplified (2012)
With Steve Forbert
  • Over with You (2012)
With Alyssa Graham
  • The Lock, Stock, and Soul (2011)
With k.d. lang
  • Recollection (2010)
With Sara Lov
  • The Young Eyes (2008)
  • Seasoned Eyes Were Beaming (2009)
With Shelby Lynne
  • Thanks (2013)
With Taj Mahal
With Meiko
With Charlie Musselwhite
With Keaton Simons
  • Can You Hear Me (2008)
With Brandi Shearer
  • Love Don't Make You Juliet (2009)
With Pleasure Club
  • Here Comes the Trick (2002)
  • The Fugitive Kind (2004)
With Bill Purdy
  • Move My Way (2008)
With Po' Girl
  • Deer in the Night (2009)
With Pop Poppins
  • The Other Lover (1990)
  • Delight in Disorder (1991)
  • Live at the Hop (1992)
  • Epitome of Simplicity (1992)
  • Pop Poppins (1993)
  • Non-Pop Specific (1996)
With Richard Thompson
With Ben Ottewell
  • Shapes & Shadows (2011)
With Wavves
With Toadies

Compilation appearances[edit]

  • I. C. Independent Celebration, Vol. 1 (2015, Birdstone Records) (with Halls Of The Machine: song: "Bono X" (full version on CD; edited version on vinyl)


  1. ^ a b c d e Spera, Keith (May 28, 2009). "Better Than Ezra frontman Kevin Griffin's move colors new 'Paper Empire'". The Times-Picayune. Archived from the original on January 10, 2012. Retrieved August 19, 2009.
  2. ^ "About". sweetholmes.com. Retrieved January 12, 2018.