Brett Cohen

Brett Cohen

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Blues - Rock | Murrieta, California, United States
Total Song Plays: 80   
Member Since: 2010
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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THE BRETT COHEN BAND is a band from Southern California that plays what they call "California Blues"; a potent mixture of the Chicago Blues style of acts like Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, and Howlin' Wolf, the Funk of groups like Parliament, James Brown, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and the Classic Rock of acts like Jimi Hendrix, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and ZZ Top. "Every geographical region has its own distinctive style of blues," says band leader Brett Cohen (guitar, vocals), "California is a cultural and musical melting pot with no one distinctive style, but rather a hybrid of many things. Our music is representative of that blend. It's not straight ahead blues, or rock, or funk; it's all of them. The blues is our canvas, but we use rock and funk grooves to paint our pictures and tell our stories."

THE BRETT COHEN BAND plays both originals and covers that they've reworked to match their style. With this blend they are able to entertain both blues purists, as well as audiences looking to dance. Their live shows are both highly entertaining and interactive with the band tailoring each show to fit their audience.

The core of the band consists of Brett Cohen, Mike Emory (bass, Vocals), and Garrett Morris (drums). They are often joined by a rotating cast of Southern California session pros. Their debut album, BIG LOVE, was released independently on May 8, 2012. 

In additional to playing as their own act, THE BRETT COHEN BAND also plays as a professional backing band for a variety of singers, songwriters, and artists. The genres they are able to play in are limitless, and they are able to learn an artist's songs very quickly and thoroughly. They perform both as touring/live musicians, as well as studio players, allowing the artists they back up to have a smooth transition and consistency from the studio to the live stage. In addition to the core group, they have a stable of professional musicians ready to join them when additional musicians are needed upon an artist's request.