Doug Rappoport's Bio
Doug Rappoport (we call him DougE Rapps) is a British born American raised guitar player. His style is rooted in rock, hard rock, heavy rock and blues.
Doug lives in Los Angeles where he plays guitar around town and teaches private students. Doug also teaches at the world famous Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT).
Doug’s recording career has spanned over a decade and he has finally released his first solo album BIONIC, which features a hard rockin’ rendition of the Edgar Winter classic “Dying To Live”. BIONIC is available through www.dougrappoport.com, iTunes and many other stores.
Doug will have toured with Edgar Winter for 6 years this January 2009.
“It has been a blast and an honor to play, tour and record with Edgar Winter. He is a singular talent and a great friend and mentor. I look forward to many more years of tearin’ it up with the Texas Tornado…!” — Doug Rappoport
kOko Powell's Bio
Born in Los Angeles, kOko’s been creating music since two years of age…and has never looked back. At eleven, he started his first band (as a drummer) playing for family and friends. He became a Beatles fan, and changed his instrument to Guitar. At the age of twenty-one, kOko was asked to play Bass in an emergency situation…and fell in love with it. He started hitting the Hollywood hotspots and ran into a rock-n-roll band called ”Crabby Appleton” (who had a top 20 hit called ”Go Back”). While playing around town with Crabby, they opened up for ”The Spencer Davis Group”. Spencer took a liking to kOko’s Bass playing and offered him his first touring gig.
After having been with Spencer (off and on) for nine years, kOko now finds himself playing, writing, and recording with some of the best in the business–such as Grammy Award winning producer/engineer Francis Buckley, Quincy Jones (Juke Joint), and performing with some of the greats–such as Lenny Kravis, Shelia E (Prince), Dishwalla, Trevor Rabin (Yes), Jerry Corbett (Sugarloaf), Pete Riviera (Rare Earth), Mickey Dolens (The Monkeys), Mike Panera (Iron Butterfly, Blue Image), session ace Matt Laug (Alanis Morrisett, Fuel, Richard Marks), Chris Frazier (Steve Vai, Tiffany, White Snake), Pete Meloney (Dishwalla, Tonic), Chris Slade (ACDC, The Firm, Manfered Mann), Jim Wheeler (Kenny Loggins), Todd Suckerman (Styx), Taylor Mills (Brian Wilson), Fritz Lewak (Melissa Manchester), Jimmy Paxson (Stevie Nicks, Edgar Winter, Alanis Morrisett), Francis Buckley (Aerosmith, Qunicy Jones, Paula Abdul, Wilson Phillips, Nancy Wilson, Dave Cos, Steve Perry),
As a member of corporate bands in Southern California, kOko has opened for:
The Temptations, The Ojay’s, The Wall Flowers, Tom Jones, The Four Tops, Little Feet, The Gypsy Kings, Sheryl Crow, Los Lobos, and The Beach Boys. Past performances include: Hugh Hefner’s birthday party, Spots Illustrated XXXVII Party, Drew Brees (New Orleans Saints Quarterback) wedding, San Diego Padres World Series Party, as well as World Wide Corporate Events Sprint (Puerto Rico), Governor of Alaska (Seward Alaska) Hard Rock Hotel ( Bali)
And now, because of his good friends Chris Frazier and Jimmy Paxson….kOko has the opportunity to play with the Legendary Edgar Winter…and is still currently touring.
Jason Carpenter's Bio
Playing drums in the church since the tender age of 8, and also being a graduate of Berklee College of music, Jason has been around a wide variety of music and is now taking rock and roll under his belt. “I’m so fortunate that my first rock experience is playing with the legendary edgar winter” he says. “I’m flying by the seat of my pants, learning a lot, and LOVING IT!!!!”
Jason has also been seen playing for new pop act jupiter rising, who’s been featured on many disney and fox shows, as well as performing with artists such as andre crouch, kim burell, john p kee, neena freelon, wyclef jean, busta rhymes, solange knowles, roscoe umali, and singer akon’s new artist colby odonis, to name a few.
Also a producer and singer songwriter in his own right, stay on the look out for this new kid, his future proves to be a bright one.