Victor Bisetti

Victor Bisetti is an Independent Drummer/Percussionist, playing for over 30 years. Victor studied at California Institute of The Arts in world Percussion and Composition. A lover of every music form, Victor has played in many musical settings ranging from Rock, Jazz, Latin and World Music.

 

Victor has recorded for numerous artists and projects over the years and is currently working with independen producers, including Ronan Chris Murphy and Marvin Entoni. For 15 years Victor played drums and percussion with the Los Angeles band LOS LOBOS. During that time he recorded 5 albums and several music soundtracks. He also toured extensivley with the band sharing the stage and performing with Santana, Bonnie Raitt, Dave Matthews, ZZ Top and members of the Grateful Dead, Leo Kottke and many other artists. 

 

Victor continues to work on the road when possible while establishing himself as a respected drum Instructor in Thousand Oaks, CA. 

"Music is a career you will never retire from, only get better and wiser"....

Rogerio Peixoto

Rogerio Peixoto is a Brazilian guitarist versed in a variety of styles, from Classical to Rock.              A graduate from the renowned Musicians Institute, he has lived in Spain and France, and has been performing/recording in the US for over a decade, both as an accompanist and a solo player.

 

An early starter, his interests spawned from all genres of music, and he became a versatile guitarist on both electric and acoustic styles of playing, while building a strong classical guitar background at the State Conservatory of Goias, in Brazil.

Rogerio first came to the US in 2005 to attend the world famous GIT – Guitar Institute of Technology in Hollywood, CA where he focused in composition and improvisation. In that period he made the connections which would later take him to Europe, firstly in Andalucía, Spain – birthplace of the guitar and the Flamenco – from there he moved to Paris to hone his multi-lingual skills and broaden his multi-cultural background.

In 2015 he released his first full-length record, covering a collection of Classical Guitar favorites: Preludes and Other Stories, produced by award-winning, platinum-record producer  Mikal Blue in Los Angeles.

 

Rogerio currently performs as both a solo and guest guitarist in the metropolitan LA area, and he teaches guitar at Instrumental Music in Thousand Oaks, CA.

 

 

Barry Smith-Lead Guitar

Barry hails from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he was heavily influenced by the  San Francisco music scene of the 60’s, He first picked up a guitar at the age of 17 and has no plans to put it back down.

His training is an eclectic mix of Jazz and Blues which is quite evident in his signature style of sophisticated jazz riffs intermixed with hard hitting sinister rock leads that are enriched by soulful blues undertones.

His  influences and inspired playing are born out of an appreciation for the smooth tones of  Larry Carlton to the aggressive tones of Jimmy Page.

 

Barry relocated to Thousand Oaks, Ca. in 1977, to start a career in construction. In 1983, started his own General Contracting Business, Smith construction.

 

For the past 25 years Barry has been the lead guitarist for several popular cover bands throughout the Southern California area. 

Jerry Tintor-Percussionist

Jerry first discovered his talent for drumming in the 5th grade.   “Wipeout” by The Surfaris was an iconic hit at the time, and Jerry found that he was the only one in his 5th grade class that could play the solo.  That fortuitous moment in time resulted is Jerry discovering a love for “The beat” of music which eventually after several years of playing the drums lead to the purchase of his first pair of bongos  on a whim while on a trip to Tijuana, Mexico.  

Jerry’s steady groove and never ending exploration of sounds and their various textures has infused his playing style with something aggressive, experimental, improvisational, tasteful and sophisticated.

Jerry has had the pleasure of playing with various bands throughout Calffornia. Upon entering college Jerry joined the band Ember.  While a member of “Ember” he played many of the most famous clubs in the L.A./O.C area, including The Troubadour, The Ice House, The Wilshire Ebell Theater, Yesterdays, Chuck’s Steak House, The Palomino, and The Golden Bear.

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