MEET THE BAND

 

MEET THE BAND

 

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ANNIE SIMS – Keyboard, Vocals, Founder, Manager

Music Ed degree from University of Tennessee with piano & voice major. Show venues include Disney World (ten years), cruise ships, numerous European tours, Fleetwood Mac tribute "Twisted Gypsy.” Singer/Songwriter with 4 CDs released. Discovery Award from Music Row Magazine, Posi Award from emPower Music & Arts, Seal of Excellence from the Positive Music Association. Published author, Spiritual Life Coach.
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It’s Too Late - Carole King
Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell

Annie vocal feature coming soon: San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers In Your Hair) - Scott McKenzie and John Phillips

CHRIS EVANS – Electric and Acoustic Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Music Director

I.T. nerd by day, Music SuperHero by night, Chris has played in “a million cover bands,” including Beatles, Eagles, and Rush tributes. Currently performs with Total Request Live Band Karaoke and ‘80s band, Neon Nation. Chris’ perfect pitch and great ears help keep California Dreamin's all-live vocals nice and tight!

Chris vocal feature coming soon: Ventura Highway - America

MASHA MCSORLEY – Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Vocals, Social Media

Extensive performance experience both as a solo act and in numerous bands that have run the gamut of genres. Guitarist/vocalist in Ragdolls, an all-female tribute to Aerosmith.
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Tumbling Dice - Linda Ronstadt

Masha vocal feature coming soon: Get Together - The Youngbloods

GENE MICOFSKY – Lead and Acoustic Guitars, Vocals

Masters degree from Temple University in Music Composition. Gene has toured extensively in the U.S. and Europe, sharing the stage with artists such as Charlie Daniels Band, John Mayer, Little Big Town, Joe Nichols, et. al., and the music video for his song, “Not That Strong,” won best film ten times. Composer for Comedy Central, Lionsgate, Skywalker Ranch, and corporate clients.
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Gene vocal feature coming soon: Happy Together - The Turtles

SHAY GODWIN – Drums, Percussion, Vocals

Percussion performance degree from Ithaca College. Drummer for Grammy-nominated R&B artist Andra Day, The Dirty Diamond (with Fernando Terdomo, Echo In the Canyon Band). Performed and/or recorded with Common, Dolly Parton, Little Big Town, Eric Marienthal, and many others. TV appearances include Austin City Limits, Ellen, The View, Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Good Morning America, et. al.
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Steppin' Stone - The Monkees

GREGORY FINSLEY – Drums, Percussion, Vocals

Performer extraordinaire, equally comfortable on drums, keyboard, and vocals. Performed regularly at the famous Tropical Isle on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Perfectly embodies the role of Freddie Mercury in world touring tribute Queen Nation.

California Girls - The Beach Boys
California Dreamin’ - The Mamas and the Papas

Gregory vocal feature coming soon: Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds

BERINGTON VAN CAMPEN – Neil Young soundalike (add-on feature, available on request) ‬

Founding member of the BeaTunes. Award-winning composer for film and television with series on Paramount, ABC, Discovery, Showtime, Lifetime, A&E, and PBS. Member of the Television Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Old Man - Neil Young

KEITH BAXTERFormer Music Director/Lead Guitarist, Founding Member

Keith is no longer with the band as he's too busy pursuing Emmys, Oscars, and Annie Awards as one of Hollywood’s top assignment songwriters, animators, and story artists. We’ll always be eternally grateful to KB for being such an integral part in getting California Dreamin’ up and running. We love you, Keith, and wish you great success!

Daydream - The Lovin’ Spoonful

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CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ UNPLUGGED – 3 or 4-piece acoustic version‪ ‬

A smaller rendition of the band without drums, ideal for more intimate venues and listening rooms. Players are seated and share tidbits of Laurel Canyon lore, taking you on a trip back to the living rooms where this great music was born.

Our House - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

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Booking – 407.701.7760

CALIFORNIA DREAMIN' – Songs from Laurel Canyon

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