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K.C. 'I'm not sure when it all started, but I know it started very early. I don't remember a time when I wasn't singing, especially as a child. It always brings a smile to my face and keeps me centered. The radio was my babysitter and my best friend. I have been called obnoxious, loud, annoying, and been told to shut up more times than I can count, but I keep singing on. I have been referred to as 'the singing bartender' in many of the establishments that have employed me. At stoplights, other drivers constantly turn up their radios to drown me out, but I keep singing on. So after years of trying to work with too many flaky musicians, I decided to concentrate on writing all new, original material. The question asked to me the most is, 'What is your music genre?' So I dug deep and thought hard on that question. I reviewed my favorite bands and other influences throughout my life time such as: indie rock legends Caroline's Spine, Chicago (the band), my first ever concert Huey Lewis and the News, Elvis Presley, The Beach Boys, Van Halen, Aerosmith, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Barenaked Ladies, Jewel, Hootie and the Blowfish, The Black Crowes, Live, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Nine Inch Nails, anything by the voice god Chris Cornel, Mr. James Brown and Mr. Ray Charles (God rest their souls), Johnny Cash who did the best cover tune ever in 'Hurt,' Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Dizzy Gillespie, Smokey Robinson, Wilson Picket, Patsy Cline, Garth Brooks, Run DMC, Easy E, DR Dre, Snoop Dogg, Ice T, Ice Cube (you thought I was going to say Vanilla Ice next didn't you?), and thousands of other huge bands and indie bands that have caught my attention. Sorry if I offended any musicians on or not on this list. If you were not on my list, don't worry because I am sure I have listened to you too or may soon. So here I am a product of the radio, finally able to accurately describe my own genre of music which I call: COUNTRY/BLUES/ALTERNATIVE/POP/ROCK & ROLL. And I keep singing on. I was born singing on December 3rd 1974 in Pocatello, Idaho, United States of America. My family moved to Kaysville, Utah after the death of my father to be closer to family. Then in 1990, with my three older sisters finally all out of the house, my mom and I moved to El Toro, California. After graduation, I traveled around for a while with my oldest sister and her family. Then I ended up in Layton, Utah and Ogden, Utah until I heard California calling me again in 2000. Now I live in the Orange bubble of Southern California and I keep on singing.' I am very proud of the theme song I wrote for the Dr. Casey show broadcast on AM 830 KLAA or live stream at every Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. pacific time. Now I am lucky to be singing with the following brilliant musicians: Frank Wright Frank loved music ever since he was a young boy. He received his Master of Arts degree under the direction of Jack Cecchini at the Chicago Conservatory of Music. He took his training and degree in Classical Guitar. He also learned keyboards, trumpet, harmonica and took his vocal talents to the next level. Frank has worked and preformed with such greats as Sonny & Cher, Chicago, American Breed and Kansas. Since achieving an audio and video engineering degree from SMI, He turned his focus towards producing and engineering, working with major record labels such as ABC Records (Brian Ingoldsby President), A&M Records, Geffen, Interscope, Cherokee Records, Filmways-Hyder, WEA (Warner/Elektra/Atlantic), Warner Bros. Some of his favorite musical accomplishments have been with David Foster (St. Elmo's Fire), George Martin (Producer EMI) Michael Frankovich Jr.(Producer of Purple Rain), Morris Diamond, Phil Spector (Music Record Producer & Songwriter), Robert John 'Mutt' Lange (AC/DC), Bob Pittman (MTV / WKQX Hometown Album) Michael Crawford (Phantom of the Opera), Rick Wakeman (Yes), Dick Dale, Tom Petty, and Hootie and the Blowfish. Also, Frank has written and produced music soundtracks for motion pictures such as Death Fear, Fire Storm, The Wrong Dude, and The Peter Principle Project. Lately Frank has been busy working with talented new and upcoming artists Producing their music and helping to guide their careers as well as working on his own songs whenever he has a chance. Frank owns and operates a 3500 sq ft live tracking, digital, state of the art recording studio along with his independent record label Wright Records Inc. (OH, BY THE WAY, THEY ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEW TALENT TO DEVELOP AND SIGN!) The studio (California Sound Studios), records everything from Broadcast quality voice-overs for national television, movie sound tracks, radio commercials, and corporate projects to music of all genres. For an online tour of the studio, go to Rico Brown RICO BROWN has been performing all over Southern California for the past 18 years, and may well be the most versatile performer around. His skills include lead and background vocals, keyboards, electric, acoustic, bass and rhythm guitars, and synthesizer. He has shared the stage with such notable performers as Al Wilson, Matt McCoy, Vicki Carr, The Phone, The Dynamics, Sammy Hagar, Undisputed Truth, Rosie and the Originals, Jack Blades and Alan Fritz. If an exciting blend of showmanship and talents is what you seek, look no further...RICO IS HERE! 30 years of professional experience in performing both live and on recordings, as both lead and background vocalist. Repertoire ranges from classics of the 40's and 50's to a broad spectrum of 60's hits, 70's dance tunes (medley/impersonations) to contemporary top 40's hits as well as originally written material. RICO's Band averages from 1 to 5 pieces as requested. *Exciting one-man band - sounds like a complete orchestra!!! INSTRUMENTS MASTERED: Keyboards (electric, acoustic, synthesizers, clavinet and breath controlled Yamaha CS01 Digital Sax) CREDIT/RECORDINGS: Al Wilson, Matt McCoy, Eddie G., Vicki Carr, The Phone E.P., The Dynamics L.P., Westwind and Uprising Studio regular session musician. Original recordings of songs in which all instruments and vocals were performed by RICO. LIVE PERFORMANCES AND REFERENCES: Morris Albert Tour '78, Star Guard (Sgt. Pepper Movie), Undisputed Truth (Smiling Faces), Sammy Hagar, Jack Blades & Alan 'Fitz'Gerald (of Night Ranger), 'El Dorado' Vegas Act (Hilton, Sahara, etc.), Rosie & the Original (Angel Baby) and Al Wilson (Show & Tell), Tommy Tu tone, leon Russell, John Mayall, Norman Whitfield who wrote & produced 'Papa Was A Rollin' Stone', 'Cloud 9' & others for Motown, Played for Johnny Carsons Birthday party, & the list still goes on.... Al Robertson Born In Chicago on February 26th 1954 as Al Robertson Jr. Trained by Chuck Brown Northern California Studied classical piano, vocals & drums Now known As Big Daddy, he studied classical piano and sang in the church choir for 5 years until high school. After serving in the Marine Corps for six years, BD began studying the drums. He has since become a seasoned professional singing drummer whose resume of those he has played with or opened for includes names like: Cool Papa Sadler, Sonny Rhodes, B.B. King, Iron Butterfly, John Mayall & the Blues Breakers, Pat Henessey, Max Gringo, Don Williams, John Lee Hooker, Leon Russell, Dave Shultz, Jason Bonham, Zoee Bonham, Lonnie Brooks, and Tommy 2 Tone BD is a Singing Drummer performing lead and back up vocals. Genre is Blues, R&B, Classic Rock, Jazz, Funk, Country Kyle Burlington Kyle was born and raised in Newport Beach, Ca. He started playing the bass at eleven-years-old and has played in numerous bands through out South Orange County. In 2008 Kyle received his bachelors degree in Visual Journalism but still always found time to make music. His styles in playing range from fast paced punk rock, to blues, jazz, rock and roll, and funk. His influences include bands like: Operation Ivy, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tool, Narcoleptic Youth, Muddy Watters, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Cab Calloway, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Beatles, Bob Marley, Pink Floyd, and Led Zeppelin.

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