A live recording of Renee, Michael, Jimmy and Tim Griffin
Renee Hose Her soulful style cones from her childhood gospel roots. Her Father is a Minister / Pastor to this day. Renee was raised on traditional and southern gospel . Her musical interest and raw talents were observed at a very young age by her family . She accompanied church groups, choirs and sang and played in her family group as well.
As a teen Renee entered local Talent competitions And was featured as a winner in local newspapers. During the 1980’s she toured the East Coast with a contemporary Christian band “Crossroads” and cut her first album . In the 90’s she took First place in a songwriters competition at a Delaware Music Festival and received recording time and AirPlay on local stations . She opened for a well known contemporary Christian band , “The Imperials”.
In 2011 Renee began playing full time in SWFL in restaurants , clubs , pubs, country clubs and private events . She Was featured on the cover of Southwest Florida’s HAPPENINGS arts and entertainment magazine June 2013!
Tim Griffin….Tim Has Played with (Not just the opening act, but actually played with) The Crystals, The Sherells, The five Satins, The temptations, The Doo Tones, The Dovels, drummed with Chuck Berry for 5 concerts, Little Stevie Wonder (when “Finger Tips was a hit), Orpheus,(Can’t find the time to tell you–hit song) Tom Rush, Christine Lavine, Mitch Chakour and the Mission Band (Mitch played in Joe Cocker’s back-up band for 4 years) Andy May, Roger Mason, Kenny Kosek, John Coster and the medicine Band, Chris Kleeman, Henri Nigro, Jeff Potter (The “Last Bricker Band” with Pam Bricker, Reed Butler, Jeff Pevar),— One night with Bonnie Raitt, Tim also played with, and had two Vanguard albums with “Clean Living”. To date, Tim has recorded over 37 international albums..Tim was endorsed was given drums by Sonor drums while he was with Orpheus and Clean Living
Jimmy Allen…Has played and toured with the famous jazz group ” The Crusadors”. Also, toured with Joe Sample for many years. He has performed many showcases in Las Vegas for 15 plus years. Jimmy Allen started playing bass at age 11. Studied at The American Conservatory of Music in Chicago Il. Taught bass classes and private students in Cairo Egypt in the early 80s. Over the span of his career he has also played with, Wilton Felder, Al Jarreau and many many more. In late 2015 he moved to Southwest Fl. where he now resides in Cape Coral
Michael Oakland…Michael uses the latest in music technology, along with decades of honed skill, in an organic fashion, which allows him to play the moment and flow with the demands of it, rather than be stuck to a static track that can never change. Hence, spontaneity and the true creative expression of the Muse comes through in every performance. Decades of experience in Celebrating Life has produced in him, a performer that can deliver Thee most appropriate feeling for such a wide range of occasions. Michael’s TV show “It’s The Music,…Man” is a show that chronicles the lives of just how, many varied musicians within our culture, actually live their lives and produce their craft, support themselves, and keep us entertained along the way. A colorful tale to tell as you might imagine.
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