Doug ‘Cosmo’ Clifford
Ringo,Charlie, Moonie, Bonzo… There are but a handful of drummers in the Rock world who can be identified by merely uttering one name… Cosmo is truly a member of this elite club. For well over thirty years, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Doug “Cosmo” Clifford has been laying it down deep, fat, and swinging. Along with his best pal and rhythmic partner, Stu Cook, Cosmo has provided the groove for all the great tracks that CCR recorded in the 60’s and 70’s and is soon to be bringing the big beat to a town near you. One of the few genuine nice guys in the Biz, Cosmo will take time from a hectic schedule to chat with fans, pose for pictures, and usually he doesn’t leave the show until the last autograph is signed and the last fan satisfied.
Stu Cook, who along with his best pal Doug “Cosmo” Clifford, has provided the underpinning for some of the classic American Rock ‘n’ Roll of the last thirty-odd (and we do mean odd) years, He is one of a small handful of electric bassists who have helped define the genre, truly deserving of the legend status that his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame suggests. Besides keeping the flame burning for CCR, Stu was also a member of the country-rock group, Southern Pacific, and along with Cosmo, nailed down the groove for the acclaimed Don Harrison Band. About the current state of affairs Stu says, “There’s still some meat on the bone, baby.”
Big shoes, big hands, big voice “what can you say? Do the math” the ladies understand. Older rock fans and music historians remember lead singer John Tristao from his late 60’s work with the band “People” whose hit “I Love You” reached the Top-Ten. A talented musician, singer and actor, John has appeared in many commercials, films and television. His work on the classic “Twin Peaks” brought him to the Seattle area where he resides today. Asked about his feelings about any comparison with other singers, John looks down at his shoes for a moment, then with a big grin says, “When I works, I works hard.” John also blows minds when he opens up those pipes.
Steve Gunner has been on the Los Angeles music scene since 1982, having spent 4 years before that living and playing in the deep South and another 4 years before that living and playing in the San Francisco Bay Area. “I have always doubled on guitar and keyboards in every band I’ve been in,” Steve says. “Singing too. I bring a lot to the party.” In Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Steve plays keyboards, acoustic guitar, harmonica, percussion and sings. During the aftershow, he’s even known to toss off a churrango solo when needed to. If you ever hear the cry, “Where’s Gunner” you’re probably in the same airport as Creedence Clearwater Revisited.
Kurt Griffey is one of the premier musicians of today. As a guitarist, song writer, producer and performer, he has recorded and toured with some of the greatest musicians of all time including members of, the Eagles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Toto, Steppenwolf, Foreigner, the Moody Blues, Wings, the Spencer Davis Group, Lynyrd Skynryd, Santana, Journey and Eddie Money just to name a few, and Kurt’s TV/Film credits include, Project Alert, Celebrity Sports with Jim Belushi, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, KTLA morning news and Chicago’s UPN Morning Show.