Smith & Collomb is the song writing team accompanied by accomplished musicians Mark Korpi & Dennis Bram, put together by Doug Smith. The following is a little background information of the song writers; Music by Douglas Smith & lyrics & vocals by Jessica Collomb. Featured guitarist; Mark Korpi and featured saxophonist; Dennis Bram. We hope you will enjoy our music.
Doug Smith: (Music Composer, Keyboards, Drums, Guitar & Bass Guitar.
Doug has been writing and playing music for over 20 years. Starting off as a school taught drummer expanding to self taught guitar and keyboards. Doug is strongly Influenced by The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Wonder, Hall & Oats, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sly & The Family Stone, Steely Dan & Toad The Wet Sprocket to name a few.
Doug previosly was the drummer in "The After Hours Blues Band" a group created and lead by featured guitarist Mark Korpi in Manassas Virginia a suburb of Washington DC. Doug presently resides in West Palm Beach, Florida where he discovered Jessi Collomb, combining their talents to create these songs. Doug called on and reunited with former band member and featured guitarist Mark Korpi , who introduced saxophonist Dennis Bram to the band. Doug was able put this inspiring group of creative, experienced & multi talented Artists together to form what is the foundation of this album.
Jessica Collomb: (Lyrics, Vocals)
Jessi has been singing & writing lyrics for over 10 years formerly singer & writer for the group "Pyrohipnotic" a fixture in the South Florida local music scene for over five years.
Mark Korpi: (Guitarist)
Mark as over 30 years experience in music and is known for his exquisite taste and effortless technique, his stylistic horizons are unlimited. He has toured with bands out of Washington DC, Chicago and Austin ,TX, he has worked with notable performers such as Gary Primich, Evan Johns, Danny Gatton, Big Walter Horton, Son Seals, Brewer Phillips, Syl Johnson, George Thorogood, Floyd Jones, Ted Roddy and many more. Michael Corcoran, lead music critic of The Austin American Statesman dubbed him "Austin's Secret Weapon" where Mark backed many a famous player and played with anyone who was anybody in Austin, Texas. You can hear Mark's guitar work on several dozen recordings. An excellent songwriter, his songs have been recorded by Gary Primich, The LeRoi Brothers and have been featured in TV and film including shows such as "Malcolm in the Middle" and "The Chris Isaak Show". Mark also is the leader and plays in "The Space Coast Playboys" located in Melbourne Florida.
Dennis Bram: (Saxophonist)
Dennis has over 30 years experiance in music. Before taking up the saxophone Dennis played Bass guitar playing with Boz Scaggs and others. Before relocating to Florida Dennis was a ficture in the New York City Jazz music sean playing in The Dennis Bram Quartet. Dennis Also plays in the "Space Coast Playboys".
Produced by: Doug Smith
Engineered by: Doug Smith (Pro-Tools)
Pro-Tools specialist & engineering assistant: Mark Woolnogh
Horn Section arrangements by: Dennis Bram, Doug Smith & Mark Korpi
Recorded in DAS Studio, West Palm Beach, Fl
Cover photo by: Mark O'neal