Randy Stephens was born in 1966 Born in Panama City Florida, the same year the Temptations released “Aint too proud to beg”, and the same year Jimi Hendrix formed his renowned Jimi Hendrix Experience. Randy’s musical experience began at the age of 10 playing Trumpet in elementary school where he graduated to first chair in Honor band. Randy started playing guitar in 1980 and performing regularly in blues jams and cover bands by 1986. A runner up winner in the 2000 “Jam with Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s Contest for his lead guitar work on the song “In Too Deep” and in 1992 was asked for his Oregon band Mr. X to open for Eric Burden and the Animals. Randy is currently performing regularly with The Randy Stephens band and also working in ‘Double Your Trouble’ a Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute band. His CD ‘American Guitar’ released in 2011 is loaded with Electric Blues and Rock Guitar instrumentals and has already gained attention in the guitar community with awesome reviews from ‘Guitar International’ , ‘Blues Bytes’, and ‘Vintage Guitar’ Magazines
Carl was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. Influenced by his parents who loved music and who introduced him to such drummers as Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa and Johnny Klein. Carl has played drums since he was 12 years old. He has played in a number of well known bands from blues to rock in New York, Boston and all over New England before moving to Florida in 1990. Carl’s style is high energy rock-jazz fusion that is simple but strong and steady with a few tasty fills.
Carl also plays harmonica and sings a few lead songs.
With a musical career spanning four decades, "Talented, Entertaining, and Experienced" are the words that best describe a performance by Randy McCormick.
Randy started his unique musical career in classical music, training through Elementary, Junior High, High School, and College, where her earned an Associates Degree in Music Theory and Composition ( String Major, Wood - wind Minor) from New College in Sarasota Florida.
Randy began performing in bands in and around the Tampa Bay area in Florida. Randy became one of the youngest persons to join the American Federation of Musicians Local 427 in St Petersburg, Florida from New College.
After graduation from College Randy supported himself playing music throughout Florida and earned a seat with the prestigious Chicago Symphony Orchestra )4th chair Bass Viol.) . After one season with the symphony Randy was offered a position as a session player with Chess Records, which Randy held for one and a half years. Randy Spent the following years performing live and traveling the country with various national bands including : Jamestown Massacre, The Roadside Band; and The Danny Joe Brown Band (formerly lead singer Molly Hatchet) to name but a few.