Marc Muller Music director, arranger, vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, pedal steel guitar, banjo, mandolin, organ
As a touring musician Marc spent 9 years (95 04) as a multi-instrumentalist with country music superstar Shania Twain, highlights being the Superbowl (04), The Grammies, Party In The Park in Hyde Park, London as well as several network TV specials. Marc then toured with southern rock royalty Van Zant, opening Gretchen Wilsons Redneck Revolution tour, in support of their gold record Get Right With The Man. Marc also spent 2 years with Styx guitarist Tommy Shaw supporting his 1987 release Ambition, of which 6 months were spent opening for Rush.
As a writer, producer, arranger he co produced Steve Forberts Just Like Theres Nothing To It (04) and Strange Names and New Sensations, singer/songwriter Dave Murphys critically acclaimed release Chasing Ghosts (03). PBS series Its A Big Big World, Disney Channels Book Of Pooh and Bear In The Big Blue House, ABC-TVs Pepper Ann.
As a session musician Marc recorded for Laura Bell Bundy and is featured playing more than half of the instruments on her breakout hit single of 2010 Giddy On Up off Mercury/Nashville release Achin and Shakin. Other artists Marc has recorded for are Branford Marsalis, Shania Twain, Kelly Clarkson, Nickelbacks Chad Kroeger, Victor Wooten, and Steve Swallow.
As a solo artist Marc has 2 releases. 1997s American Home Cooking featuring David Mann, Adam Holsman (Miles Davis) and Van Romaine and 2010 release Songs From My Hard Drive featuring bass legend Victor Wooten, Dixie Dreg drummer Rod Morgenstien and Letterman drummer Anton Fig. The song Free Man In NJ was selected by The Weather Channel and featured on the Local On The 8s soundtrack for the month of March 2010.
David Anthony Drums, Percussion, Vocals.
Received his BA in classical percussion from the Manhattan School of Music in 1989. He has worked with Tan dun, the Oscar Award winning composer of the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon soundtrack, Glen Burtnik, Jackie Deshannon, Patty Smyth, John Waite, John Popper, and the Broadway musical Movin Out. Dave is currently performing with the groups Rain, Batik, Komeda Project and Renaissance Band.
Erik Boyd Bass, Vocals
Erik is a musician, writer and producer. He's toured and played bass for Black 47, Hubert Sumlin, Ornette Coleman, Larry Coryell, Billy Hector, Elliot Sharp and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Del Shannon, Little Anthony and The Mamas & The Papas. Television performances include "Late Night with Conan OBrien", "MTV" and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno". Erik played fretless bass on the soundtrack for the Sundance Film Festival Award-winning film "Secretary" and can be seen regularly in the improv musical comedy ensemble "Baby Wants Candy". He's been described by Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine as a "power bassist who has been one of the hidden gems of the New York City scene". In his most recent project, Erik produced singer-songwriter Kirsten Thien's critically acclaimed CD "Delicious", which features Blues great Hubert Sumlin.
John Merjave - Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Vocals
John has been a member of the Beatles tribute band "Liverpool" since 2001, playing guitar in the "George Harrison" role. As the house band for Fest for Beatle Fans, they play annual shows in NYC and Chicago, and have backed up such guests as Donovan, Billy Preston, Ronnie Spector, Alan Parsons, Denny Laine, Mark Hudson and Earl Slick. His main project is the NYC indie pop band 27 West, and also plays guitar in "Live and Let Die", a symphonic tribute to the music of Paul McCartney.
Scott Rednor Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Vocals, Mandolin, Organ
Between 95 and 99 Scott played over 1,000 shows with the band Dear Liza, with artists like Blues Traveler, Derek Trucks, Lenny Kravitz and Dave Matthews Band. He wrote and toured with The Rich Cox Band and Atlantic Recording artist Tony C and The Truth, and released his first solo record Music For People in 2009.
Eric Lee Troyer Piano, Organ, Percussion, Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
Erik was a founding member of ELO Part II, and its successor, The Orchestra. A native of Elkhart, Indiana, he has played on and sung on recording sessions for John Lennon (Double Fantasy), Lou Reed (New Sensations), Jim Steinman (Bad for Good), Billy Joel (An Innocent Man), Meat Loaf (Couldnt Have Said It Better), and Ian Hunter (All of the Good Ones are Taken). He has also recorded with James Taylor, Carly Simon, Julian Lennon, Rick Derringer, Aerosmith, Kiss, Garland Jeffries and Celine Dion. His own recordings are the unreleased String of Pearls, and Model Citizen (1993).
Sandy Mack Harmonica, Percussion, Vocals
Sandy has been described by Blues Revue as a convincing singer with an unforced style, serious harp skill.tone and taste rule .He plays with Juke Joint Johnny & the Usual Suspects, and organizes the Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundations annual charitable event, Harpin Help. His release Still Going Strong was #15 on the Living Blues Radio Charts for December 2009.
Brian Kolins Drums, Percussion
Brian attended Berklee College of Music. His musical pursuits have included traditional drum kit, baroque woodwinds, and ethnic percussion. Currently, hes studying with Kanjira master Ganesh Kumar. Hes worked with world music recording artist Rich Goodhart, electronic music composer Kevin Bartlett, the show band People, and choreographers Martha Partridge, and Marianne Schultz. Hes presently with the sitar-based jam band MyMyndMocean.