Danny Seraphine, drums
Danny Seraphine is one of the world’s most highly-respected rock drummers, rated by the legendary Buddy Rich as one of his favorite young drummers. He was the drummer, percussionist and a founding member of the multi-million selling, Grammy award-wining band Chicago. From 1967 to 1990, Seraphine played on and helped produce 18 gold and 13 platinum albums, 50 Top 40 hits, including 20 Top 10 singles, and 5 number ones.
Marc Bonilla started playing guitar when he was five years old. He has been a highly respected guitar player since his first recordings and bands in the early 1990s, with two critically acclaimed solo albums, ‘EE Ticket’ and ‘American Matador.’ As a fixture in the Los Angeles music scene, he played with the band ‘Toy Matinee’, and had his own musical success with his band ‘The Dragonchoir’. In the process he joined forces with rock vocalist and bass player Glenn Hughes (playing, producing and composing for Hughes’ 1997 release, ‘Addiction’) and legendary keyboardist Keith Emerson (recording and live performances with Hughes and Emerson). He also played on the ELP tribute CD, ‘Encores, Legends & Paradox’, which featured a long list of top musicians including Simon Phillips, Peter Banks, and John Whetton.
Peter Fish, a six time Emmy winner with 15 Emmy nominations, is a veteran keyboard player, composer, producer and arranger whose work spans Top 10 singles, movies and TV. His work regularly reaches an audience of 200 million homes worldwide. He creates music and sound design for TV, including primetime themes for CBS’s ‘Street Stories’, and the Fox reality hit, ‘Anything for Love.’. He has also composed themes for over 30 TV series including ‘The Rosie O’Donnell Show’, CBS’s ‘Face the Nation’, MSNBC’s ‘The News with Brian Williams,’ themes for all three network morning shows and the ‘CBS Evening News’.
Mick Mahan was only eleven and living in Youngstown, Ohio, when he joined his first band, playing guitar. A couple of years later he started playing bass and found his instrument. He studied music at the Grove School of Music in Los Angeles. . Although, at present, he is best known for providing the solid rock foundation for Pat Benatar’s band, he is also an accomplished groove jazz / funk player. From 1999 – 2001, Mick was musical director and bassist for Sophie B. Hawkins tours and recording. He has also played and toured extensively with a host of other big names including Toni Childs, Phillip Bailey, Alan Parsons, Steve Miller, and Spencer Davis. He has also released two CDs with California ensemble ‘Tin Drum’ with the husband-wife team of Burleigh Drummond (ex-Ambrosia) and Mary Harris.
Edward Harris Roth’ soulful keyboard playing has made him the top choice of top artists, producers and musicians worldwide. Roth’s instinctual feel has allowed him to amass credits in all sorts of genres of music. He has toured with Grammy winners: Coolio, R&B group The Brothers Johnson, and R&B vocalist Mya. Roth has also toured with Grammy nominees Sophie B. Hawkins, Latin pop star Marisela, and reggae vocalist Sistah Carol. He has also performed with dance diva Kristine W. who has nine #1 Billboard dance hits to her credit, rock vocalist Glenn Hughes, guitar legend Ronnie Montrose, new pop/R&B Jive Records recording artist Samantha Jade and pop vocalist Sheena Easton.
Larry has established a mighty reputation since 2000 as lead vocalist for
Tower of Power. Emilio Castillo describes him as ‘the best singer we’ve had
since the 70s.’ His flair, soul, and showmanship – not to mention his
three-octave range, from pure soul silk to husky wail – make him a superb front
man. His influences, from James Brown to Charlie Wilson and Al Green, give CTA
songs a soulful, funky edge. As Danny Seraphine said to Larry, “Everything gets
funkier when a brother sings.” For Larry, the opportunity to sing with CTA is a
further broadening of his experience into rock/funk. Larry describes the new
CTA band as ‘Chicago on steroids.’
Eric Redd – lead vocals
New recording artist Eric Redd is once again demonstrating his multitalented abilities as a singer/songwriter with his debut CD “Across The Water.” The fast emerging single “So You Tink You Wanna Dance,” is a fusion of house, soul, and electronica. This project will open another door to success for Eric in the dance and club scenes on both sides of the Atlantic.
New recording artist Eric Redd is once again demonstrating his multitalented
abilities as a singer/songwriter with his debut CD “Across The Water.” The fast
emerging single “So You Tink You Wanna Dance,” is a fusion of house, soul, and
electronica. This project will open another door to success for Eric in the
dance and club scenes on both sides of the Atlantic.
Eric Redd first became noticed when he made his television debut at the age of 12. As one of the youngest street dancers on the LA club scene, he was discovered by one of TV’s top choreographers. This discovery and mentor student relationship, led to a scholarship at the California Institute of the Arts where Eric earned his Bachelor's degree in performing arts.