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|Glenn M. Taylor, guitar, keyboards, vocals *|
Bob Cianci, drums, vocals
Peter Scance, bass, guitar, vocals
Chris Roselle, guitar, harmonica, vocals
Russ Crapella, guitar, vocals
Dave Hirschberg, drums, vocals
Gary Evans, keyboards, harmonica, bass, vocals
|Jeff Guenther, guitar, bass, vocals|
Mike Guaragna, bass, guitar, vocals
Rhonda Grindell, drums, vocals
John Frondelli, drums, guitar, vocals
Pepe Hernandez, bass, vocals
Sean Jenness, guitar, vocals
Bill Winters, guitar, bass, harmonica, trumpet, vocals
|Christopher Bolger, guitar, bass, vocals *|
Joe Alexander, guitar, vocals
Ray Longchamp, guitar, mandolin, vocals
Al Egizi, guitar, vocals
Keith Theall, bass, vocals
Jerry DeLisio, saxophone(s), flute, vocals
Brian Wiley, bass, vocals
Lenny Kirk, drums, vocals
Don Guinta, drums, vocals
Joe Coghlan, drums, guitar, vocals
Paul 'Swami' Simeone, keyboards, accordion, vocals
Scott Calvert, saxophone(s), woodwinds, vocals
Andrei Koribanics, drums, vocals
Tom DePalma, saxophone(s), woodwinds, vocals
Ethan Maayan, drums, vocals
* Indicates original Kootz / OMJ band-member; (see history)
Gregg D. Hollister -
Bass, harmonica, vocals
Gregg is just about the busiest 'Koot' of them all..... This native 'upstate New Yorker' brings a truckload of experience and 'chops' to the band... and is a highly sought-after session vocalist, bassist and songwriter.
Chances are you've probably heard him several times already 'on the air'... Some of his commercial studio work includes radio jingles for Kodak, Budweiser, Sony, MCI, JVC, Chanel#5, Coca Cola, Lifesavers, Mars Candy, Slinky, Rickel Home Centers, Club Med, Yamaha Motorcycles (Japan), Riva Motorcycles (Italy), Grand Union, Goldstar and Hertz Trucks..... Just to name a few!!!
Industrial work has included live shows in Europe and South America for such corporate behemoths as Schering-Plough, Ciba-Geigy, Coke and Smith-Kline-Beecham.
Gregg's soulful voice has been procured for 'record projects' as well, by several 'industry-standard' major producers like Andrew Loog Oldham (Rolling Stones), Sandy Linzer (Cory Daye, Savannah Band), Joe Delia (Buster Poindexter), Ron St. Germain (Creed, 311, Jagger, Ashford and Simpson), Phil Ramone (Phoebe Snow), Stan Vincent (5 Stairsteps), Ron Dante (Barry Manilow, The Archies), Tommy Mottola (Hall and Oates) and Al Kooper (Blood, Sweat and Tears, Lynrd Skynrd). Gregg has also toured with the likes of Vicki Sue Robinson, Cory Daye, Fatback, Frank Weber, David Spinozza, Phoebe Snow, Ben E. King, Al Kooper, Richie Havens and Rachel York (Les 'Mis'). Hard to believe Gregg still has the time be 'Kootiful'!
You've probably heard GH on the small screen too... TV work includes a stint with the 'house band' for Uncle Floyd's NBC show in the 80's as well as work for PBS and kids shows for Gary Haberman Productions. Film score work has found Gregg on the big screen (or is it big speaker?) for such films as Abel Ferrar's 'The Bad Lieutennant' with Harvey Keitel and 'The Driller Killer'.
In an effort to fill every waking hour of his existence with music, Gregg also recorded as a member of several groups; 2 albums with 'Anthem' for Buddah Records, 2 with 'The Rockspurs' on DJM (UK), 'The Daryl Canada Project' for Atlantic, as well as independent porojects for 'Futureband' and 'Illogical Poetry' (with Len Post).
Over the years Mr. H. has also played with such diverse artists as Willy Bridges (King Curtiss), Tico Torres (Bon Jovi), Ellie Greenwich (Leader of The Pack / off-Broadway with Paul Shaffer), Jimmy Vivino (Conan O'Brien), Mike Shrieve (Santana), Leon Russell, John Dawson (Strawbs), Vince Martell (Vanilla Fudge), Mark McMillen (Bobby Caldwell), and Andy Newmark (John Lennon, Roxy Music).
With the oodles of spare time Gregg has, he is always writing new songs.... His track record as a 'songsmith' includes material published by (Beatles Publisher) Dick James (Northern Songs), Lagoona Music in Japan, Minder Music in the UK as well as Gregg's own home-grown publishing outfit, 'Ashleki Music'.
Current endeavors include Gregg's solo CD "Watching The Time Go". A second effort is 'in the works', and is being produced by Ron St. Germain. Still 'jingling and jangling', Gregg can be heard on several current spots, produced by the west-coast-based jingle- house 'Tuesday Productions'. On the local front, you can also catch our 'Ace of Bass' on gigs with 'Higher Authority', 'Gumbo Ya-Ya' and James Leahy.
By the way.... did we mention that Gregg plays and sings with 'The Kootz'? As of this writing, Gregg has officially gained the title of; The All-New... 'Hardest Working Man in Show-Business'!
Gregg is a resident of Vernon, NJ and has two lovely daughters, Ashley and Alexa. He's scheduled to be marching in the Holiday parade with the community orchestra if he can find a guitar cable that's long enough!! It's also rumoured that he actually DOES get home between gigs!!