Carlos Colina (Vocals/Harp)
Carlos Colina's love for the Blues goes back over 30 years. His influences
include Muddy Waters and the usual Harp Maestros (Little Walter,
Big Walter, Sonny Boy II, etc.) He also acknowledges the influences
of current masters such as Kim Wilson, William Clarke and Paul deLay.
He has shared the stage with such luminaries as Willie ‘Big
Eyes’ Smith, Carl Weathersby, Detroit Junior, and Willie Lane,
while performing at top venues like BB King’s, The The Turning Point,
Stanhope House, Watercolor Cafe and other Blues hotspots.
Although a glib and charming front man, he would rather let the
music speak for itself.
Leo Jordan (Guitar/Vocals)
Leo Jordan is a guitarist whose style is grounded in the tradition of
Blues and Jazz. With influences that are diverse and far ranging,
including Wes Montgomery, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Charlie Christian,
Albert King, and more, Leo brings an individual approach to all
he does. As a formally trained musician Leo has the ability to whip
up a lot of music and is the musical director of the
band. As a working musician he is logical, yet spontaneous and entertaining;
a true crowd pleaser - watch out, hot stuff coming through!
Glenn 'G-Man' Govier (Bass)
Glenn Govier conveys the passion
and intensity of the music as do few other bassists. Through the years the NYC
native has appeared at venues ranging from local roadhouses all the way to
Carnegie Hall. He was the creative force behind NY/NJ
area blues group Rough & Ready, held the bass chair in the well-known R&B
ensemble The Shades for several years and continues in his role as
bassist/bandleader for the in-house Sony pop project VSB. While his influences are quite diverse, he cites ‘old
school’ R&B bass players as being those who have had the most impact on his personal
John Vourtsis (Drums)
Brooklyn NY, John has been playing drums, keyboards, guitar and bass since
he was 8 and performed his first gig at age 12. He has played and recorded
with such distinguished artists as Kenny Barron, Vinnie Zummo, Bill Evans,
Tomoko Ohno, Joy Mover, Jerry Vezza and others. John also plays drums with
the Ralph Douglas Quartet, the Bob Himmelberger Jazz Trio and is resident
drummer and bassist with several in-house bands at Sony. With influences
ranging from Elvin Jones and Mitch Mitchell to Steve Jordan and the great
‘60s R&B, Funk and Soul drummers, John is equally at home with swing and
Fred Lind (Keyboards)
Keyboardist extraordinaire Fred Lind is the
latest addition to CCSU's already potent line-up. Frequently called "The
worst student I ever had" by his childhood piano teacher, Fred snubbed
Chopin and Mozart for the likes of Otis Spann, Jimmy Smith and Dr. John. He
went on to spend his formative years honing his craft in bars, roadhouses
and seedy motels from Reno to Ft. Lauderdale. The versatile and talented Mr.
Lind is the real deal. Whether it's honky-tonk, 'were going to church'
Gospel or nasty-assed, greasy Hammond grooves, Bay Area native Freddy lays
it down, perfectly complementing the band's musical style.