CHRIS-guitars, vocals: Chris Jensen's unique style of guitar oriented, singer/songwriter rock n' roll captures both the attention and the hearts of his audience. Having studied organ, piano, guitar and voice, Chris has been surrounding himself with music his entire life. He was a paid church organist and choir director at the age of twelve. By nineteen he was a self-supporting musician, performing regularly both solo and with local and national artists. His utmost devotion to music combined with his carefree spirit earn him both respect and devotion from fellow musicians and fans.
After being away for a few years, he is excited to be back playing music regularly and recording his latest album which is scheduled for release on Still Smoke Records in the Fall of 2013.
TODD-drums: Todd Budich’s high energy playing style, confidence and natural ability behind the drumset, combined with a fierce dedication to his craft have made him a premier musician and highly sought after drummer in the NYC region. Todd hails from New York, and began playing the drums when he was 5 years old. In both middle school and high school he was the winner of the Lois Armstrong Jazz award. He went on to attend Berklee College of Music on a very generous scholarship and graduated with a drumset performance degree in 2001.
Upon graduating, he immediately began touring with numerous bands, and has been doing so ever since. He was the drummer for the 10 piece funk band Decifunk which was nominated for a Boston music award in 2002. Since 2006 he has been a member of the rock band Edisun (EMI/FOF Records), whose press includes features in Rolling Stone, Billboard, The Wall St. Journal and The New York Post as well as features on World News Tonight with Charlie Gibson and ESPN. Todd has performed in over 20 countries on 5 continents.
When not on tour, Todd enjoys teaching drums and working with aspiring young drummers.
Chris' Personal Note: I have known Todd since we were 15 years old and used to "jam" in his parents basement. I am particularly proud of all that he has accomplished and extremely excited to be able to work with him again on this project. He is a great friend, and a wonderful soul and I am honored to have him aboard!
ROBERT-bass: Robert Ortner was born in New Jersey and grew up in New York City and Connecticut. He’s spent over 30 years gigging and recording in the Tri-State NYC Area, New England, South Florida and the Caribbean. Primarily a self-taught musician, A multi instrumentalist playing both electric and electric-upright bass, acoustic guitar and all manner of percussion. He is also experienced in computer-based composing, recording, and music production.