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GRACE RICHARDSON - VOCALS - Grace is a seasoned pussycat with over 25 years professional experience rockin' the microphone! Grace has performed all over the world as a singer, dancer, and actress for companies such as Disney, Universal Studios, Holland America, Phoenix Ltd. Japan, and as a tribute artist for Legends in Concert Las Vegas. She has headlined playing Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera, and Marilyn Monroe. Grace is an accomplished songwriter and recording artist featured on recordings for "Phoenix Rising," for rap artist Aaron Berg, and for her most recent original collaboration "DeVore." Grace has had the opportunity to open for major national acts including Poison, The Stylistics, Rose Royce, Gilby Clarke, Hank Williams Jr., and BB King. Her amazing vocals are right up there with the best of them, and she really knows how to make the crowd ROAR!
ROSEANN ALDRETE - GUITAR - Lead guitarist Rosie Aldrete will wow you with her lead guitar riffs! She picked up a guitar at the age of 15 and set the so Cal guitar scene on fire. A true rock star, Rosie wows crowds with her passionate performance style. She is involved in multiple projects, including Cougrzz Rock!, and her original project, CR Acoustic. Rosie is also a sought after session musician, lending her uncomparable tone to Corday’s latest CD, “Weekend Warrior”, which won the Best Video category in the 2012 Out Music Awards. She has credits for playing on Jan’s Coming Out (2011) and Meth Head (2012), both independent films. Rosie has toured all over Southern California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Florida and Mexico playing venues including the House of Blues, the Whiskey, the Roxy, the Troubador, the Viper Room and the VooDoo Lounge. She’s opened for such artists as Salt n Pepa, Goddess and She, Fishbone, Big Sandy, and Deke Dickerson. She is currently endorsed by Carvin Guitars. Check out her website at www.roseannaldrete.com.
JEANNETTE JACQUES - BASS GUITAR - Born a music lover, Jeannette always dreamed of playing in a band. Inspired by The Beatles, she started taking acoustic guitar lessons as a teenager. Soon after, a friend put a bass in her hand. It was instant love and she knew she had found her instrument. Jeannette played in the all original band, Lust for Loonies, and in an acoustic cover band, Jake & The Stalkers. She also writes her own songs. If you get an opportunity to see the girls live, make sure to see why we call her "High Kick"! Jeannette most definitely brings her own unique style to the Cougrzz.
CHRISSY MARQUEZ - DRUMS/PERCUSSION/VOCALS - Chrissy is a lifetime musician, classically trained on the piano since she was 6. She entered USC with talent scholarships and began a career as a professional dancer for many years before discovering her love for the drums. She's a true entertainer, and a triple threat. Her extensive dance training, sultry vocal stylings and varied musical background in piano, percussion and drums make her an entertainment powerhouse. She has years of experience working for companies such as Disneyland, the Anaheim Angels and McDonald's and with artists including KidnPlay and Buster Pointdexter. She's passionate about music and the girl HITS HARD!
She currently acts as booking manager for CR Entertainment, the organization that is behind the all female band, "Cougrzz Rock!", the all female Tribute Experience, "Divas of Rock!", and original project, CR Acoustic. Chrissy is currently endorsed by Spaun Drum Company. Check out her artist profile at spaundrums.com/artists/index/view/id/129
SUSAN JOYNER - KEYS/GUITAR/SAX/ VOCALS/ PERCUSSION - Our newest member, Susan hails from a musical past. She began playing piano at 6 and never stopped. She added instruments to her arsenal along the way, playing the sax in school bands & later picking up guitar when she wanted to rock it a little harder and louder. She studied music in college & from there this triple threat played in many bands, most notable was the original band “Peculiar Boogie”. Susan put out 2 cds with this band and toured the western states playing various venues and opening for acts such as: Robben Ford, CoCo Tayler, Cory Stevens, Mick Jones, Rosie Flowers, Dave Wakling, the Dead festivals featuring members of the Grateful Dead, Foghat, and venues such as the Coachhouse, Roxy, Troubadour, Whiskey, Mystic Theatre, Coach House, the 30th Anniversary of the Monterey Pop Festival and many more. Susan’s piano solos remind you of early Elton John circa “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” combined with her Black Crowes southern feel, sets an “in your pants groove” like no one else. Susan’s sax playing always ignites the audience into a frenzy. When she wails on a solo, the energy she has when performing is only second to her chops. It’s a sight to behold
CRYSTAL PORTILLO - VOCALS/PERCUSSION - Crystal may be from a small town but don’t let her southern accent fool you! With a heart for country music and a soul for rock-n-roll, she has her own sound and style. Performing in cover bands throughout the southwest, the Singer/Songwriter has opened for Charlie Daniels, Miranda Lambert, Tommy Cash, and Rushlow. She’s earned Songwriter of the Year, Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year, and Rising Star Entertainer of the Year at the North American Country Music Association International, KATY 101.3’s “Valley Idol,” and various others. A natural talent with southern charm and sassy alter ego is why this country kitten purrs with the Cougrzz.