Ken Petersen (Vocals, Guitar) was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. His experience and education in music began at an early age. Ken has been playing and composing for over thirty years. In 1971, Ken joined David Peel and the Lower East Side Band. In 1972 Ken and David Peel both joined “John Lennon and The Plastic Ono Band “playing for 2 years and recording the album "The Pope Smokes Dope” which was signed to Apple records. Ken plays lead, acoustic and bass guitar, mandolin, keyboard, harmonica, and is lead vocals in his band the “Ken Petersen Band. Ken is currently mastering his original CD, "7 Days North of Crazy". Ken has appeared on "The Normal Bean Show" CTV-29, Secret House Vineyards, filmed in Oregon. Ken has toured the West Coast and worked on numerous studio projects. Ken has performed with: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, David Peel, Chuck Berry, Dr. John (the Night Tripper), Henry Turner Jr., Normal Bean, Kenny Reed, Paul J. Biondi, Stick Martin, Johnny Bravo and numerous others in his 30 years in the music business.
Kurt “Doc” Harris (Bass) has been playing bass for over 20 years. His hometown is Clearwater, Florida. Doc considers his influences to be many different styles. His mentor is Jeff Berlin and other influences include Marcus Miller, Donald “Duck” Dunn, Ron Carter, Alphonso Johnson, Larry Graham, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Stanley Clark, Rosco Presita, Carlos Santana, Wayne Shorter, Jimmie Hendrix and the list goes on. Doc plays several instruments but prefers to play bass because of the role it has with the drums and considers it the backbone of the group. Doc is also a licensed physician and practices in the Tampa Bay Area. He believes music is a healing experience and playing music, brings joy into the lives of others. He is dedicated to the success of the band.
Tommy McCoy (Lead guitar) is a celebrated, international Blues recording artist. His discography boasts 9 domestic releases and 4 European Imports. Tommy's records have featured many top artists, to include: (RnR Hall of fame) Levon Helm & Garth Hudson (The Band), Chris Layton & Tommy Shannon (Double Trouble), Commander Cody, Lucky Peterson and Gregg Allman Band alumni. Tommy had a Top 10 Hit on the Blues charts with his BB King tribute song "The King is Gone".
Gary Boggess (Keyboards) musical career has been multi-faceted. His '70's rock/jazz band, I DON'T CARE, was one of NE Ohio's top bands... with an LP on The Buddha label in 1976. Gary has shared the concert stage with Bruce Springsteen, Frank Zappa, Dr. John, Gentle Giant, Larry Coryell, Spirit, Joe Walsh, Peter Frampton, King Crimson and many others. Later as producer & composer, Boggess' studio has produced over 90 hours of music for theatre, films, TV and radio. His jazz group, Network, recorded a CD of his jazz compositions. Boggess mastered synthesizer (electronic) music production and in 1982, he was composer-in residence at Kent State University, and aknowledged a virtuoso by Kent's music school. Gary has written orchestral music for touring ballet companies and for special events... such as Las Vegas' $50-million dollar Fremont Street Experience. Gary worked in Hollywood as a scoring composer and sound effects designer, for major films like; Batman & Robin, Army of Darkness, (Francis Copolla's) Dracula, and (19) other films. Boggess' music and film sound work has been praised by the Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, Variety and The Los Angeles Times.
Eddie Santiago (Drums) was born in Harlem NYC. He started playing drums at the age of 10. He played his first professional gig at the age of 16. He also studied arranging and composing in college. He went on to play with such greats as Bo Diddley, Chubby Checker, The Shirelles, Del Shannon and jazz bassist Ray Brown. Eddie's musical background consists of classical, soul, rock and jazz.