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Isis and The Cold Truth / Bio

These world class musicians often have audiences of all ages, up & dancing to their fine grooves. Their style of music, blends: Blues, Old-School R & B, New Orleans style, all done with a whole lotta Soul!
ISIS - Singer, Songwriter, percussion
Developing her performance skills in live venue’s, this humanitarian vocalist approaches each show like she’s entertaining friends in her living room. When not onstage, you'll find her mingling with the audience, thanking them for sharing their night with her! As the youngest of four children, she was exposed to a vast array of music from her siblings & parents. Her vocal range produces powerful, gritty vocals for Blues, soulful tones for R & B, & smooth, Jazz stylings. At 9 years of age, she's learned to play the piano, which she uses for songwriting.

TEDDY (T.J.) POLITZER - Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter, Producer & Recording Engineer
One of the nicest guys you'll ever meet, he's an extremely talented Guitarist,. Watching him play slide on his Telecaster or his National Reselectric, you'll know you are seeing a Master in action, and you'll understand how worldwide audiences have sold-out shows to hear him in the original "SUNDOGS" for 25 years, blending Cajun, Blues & Rock 'n Roll. Ten years before, he was co-founded "KID AFRIKKA" in Seattle. He's performed in venues all over the world,( including a Summer residence with The Sundogs at Disneyland, Paris). Whether in a small club, or big outdoor festivals, TJ's talent is a foundation for the band's sound & dynamics!

JIMMY HOBSON - Drummer, Producer, Recording Engineer
35 + Years of professional studio & touring drumming.
RECORDING CREDITS include Gold and Platinum record awards with:
2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees: HALL & OATES
Celine Dion & Taylor Dayne
TOURING PERFORMANCE CREDITS include :
"Hair" rock musical "Seussical" musical Billy Preston
Kingston Trio / Limeliters / Glenn Yarbourough / Judy CollinsJerry
Garcia Band The Sundogs Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds

"FUZZY” JOHN OXENDINE - Drummer, Groove Meister
Every band wants a Rhythm Section that gets people up & moving, while letting the melodies stand out. This band definitely has that in drummer & groove master, “Fuzzy” John. His nickname comes from sporting a 1 foot diameter afro in his 20's He started in the San Francisco 60’s scene as a member of Internationally known, “Moby Grape”, whose founder, Jerry Miller, he still plays live shows with. His resume includes “Sons of Champlin”, “The Rhythm Dukes” and “Variant Soul”. The way he plays in the pocket, you know you're hearing a real Pro!

ANDY JONSSON - bass & Quarterback
The other half of the Rhythm Section, this Bass man & late bloomer (started at 23) has definitely developed the chops to provide groovin’ basslines. Many, musicians have requested he play with him, not only for his style and abilities, but because he is a rock solid Bass man. Like Andy says, "My job is to get everyone up & movin!".
He has also perform with Reverend Love Jones & The Sinners, The Vinny Johnson Band and Carrie & The Soulshakers

LES "BLUES BUDDAH" ROSENTHAL - harmonica & peaceful feelings
Strongly influenced by James Cotton, the “Blues Buddah” is not your typical harmonica player. Having started playing Blues in New Yorks’ Greenwich village, he has since evolved to a "less is more" approach to his sound. Les’s Harp adds so much to the songs, & creates a fun show while watching him & the Guitarist take turns bringing solo’s & energy to the music. A former member of The Certified Blues Band, he brings a large part to The Cold Truth Sound!

Four of the five members are all published songwriters, so hearing the music they write together is always a fun part of the experience! TJ & Fuzzy have played in national acts in the US and Europe. Les, Andy & Isis have been a solid staple in the local Bay Area scene for over 20 years.

General Info

Band Members
Isis -Vocals & Percussion ,TJ (Teddy) Politzer-Guitar,Slide & Vocals, Fuzzy John Oxendine -Drums, Andy Jonsson -Bass & Vocals, Les "Blues Buddah" Rosenthal -Har
Artist Name
Isis and The Cold Truth
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/isisandthecoldtruth
Active Since
01/04
Genres
Blues / R & B / New Orleans

Contact Info

Location
Santa Clara, CA

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