THE BRETT COHEN BAND is a band from Southern California that plays what they call “California Blues”; a potent mixture of Chicago Blues like Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, and Howlin’ Wolf, the Funk of groups like Parliament, James Brown, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and the Classic Rock of acts like Jimi Hendrix, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and ZZ Top. “Every geographical region has its own distinctive style of blues,” says band leader Brett Cohen (guitar, vocals), “With California being such a cultural melting pot, our music is representative of that blend. It’s not straight ahead blues, or rock, or funk; it’s all of them. The blues is undeniably our canvas, but we use rock and funk grooves to paint the pictures and tell our stories.”
THE BRETT COHEN BAND plays both originals and covers that they’ve reworked to match their style. With this blend they are able to entertain both blues purists, as well as audiences looking to dance. Their live shows are both highly entertaining and interactive with the band tailoring each show to fit their audience.
The band consists of Brett Cohen, Mike Emory (bass, Vocals), Garrett Morris (drums), Ron Harmon (Keyboard), Ryan Berkowski (Harmonica) and a rotating cast of Southern California session pros. Their debut album is due out in February, 2012.
Brett Cohen: Guitar, Vocals
Mike Emory: Bass, Vocals
Garrett Morris: Drums
Ron Harmon: Keyboard
Ryan Berkowsky: Harmonica, Percussion
The Brett Cohen Band has been influenced by a diverse group of acts including Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Guy, Cream, Howlin' Wolf, Parilment, Muddy Waters, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Allman Brothers, The Grateful Dead, Shuggie Otis, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and ZZ Top.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 30 - 240 minutes
An audience member can expect to see a high energy band letting loose with a high level of passion, musicianship, and audience interaction. They will be both captivated and moved.
The set list is changed every night and includes a combination of originals, blues standards, funk and soul covers, and a variety of classic rock songs.
Past Booked Dates:
02-29-2012 — J Carters
02-27-2012 — Crivello
02-22-2012 — J Carters
02-20-2012 — Crivello
02-15-2012 — J Carters
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