Born and raised on the East Coast of the United States, he now calls Michigan his home. Nic's been playing guitar since the age of 7. He has studied swing jazz, rock and blues music with some of the best musicians and teachers between Boston and New York and he is Berklee College of Music Alum. Over the last 30+ years, he has worked as a professional side man, studio musician, producer and arranger. He has over 50 published songs, is a member of ASCAP and has worked with multiple acts, artists and producers.
Nic is also the Managing Director of CoccoMusic, LLC, 148 South Street Studio and Underdog Music and Publishing located in Rochester, Michigan.
Nic's rig set up for Sunny Bleau is:
Guitars: Two Fender Stratocasters (1 HSS and 1 SSS), '78 Custom Ibanez Artist Series, Custom Eman Red Beauty, '84 Gibson Les Paul Custom, '56 VOS Les Paul Gold Top soap bar, Taylor Acoustic
Strings: Electric: D'Addario, Acoustic: Martin
Amps: Mesa Boogie 5-25 and Fender ProSonic
Pedals: Flashback Delay, Cry Baby Whah, OCD Distortion, Agular Compressor and Pre-amp, Donner Chorus and Digital Delay, EP Booster
Gordon Spencer, in addition to his huge performing successes, is also a professional session musician, producer, and arranger for many of Detroit’s hottest music projects.
A Berklee College of Music Alum, Gordon has a 15-player influence list. These are the players that shaped his comprehension of what good bass playing is all about. No single player is better than any other in his eyes. "They all GROOVE," he says.
Francis Rocco Prestia
and John Patitucci.
You will find a little bit of each of these cats in Gordy's playing!
Photograph provided by
Jane Cassisi Photography
One would have thought that Paul Kastick was born with a pair of drumsticks in his hands. Having been fascinated by the forces of music and various instruments throughout his childhood, such as the piano, keyboards, bass and horns, it would be the drums that intrigued Kastick the most.
Kastick has been in overdrive since his career took off in 1989 when he was chosen to rule the “Drummer’s Chair” for Jamaica’s top backing band 809. Kastick has never looked back. As a drummer, director and producer his repertoire includes a myriad of artists including Bob Marley’s Grammy nominated son Ky-Mani Marley, as well as reggae/pop/ R&B artist Maxi Priest, Tessanne Chin, Diana King, Big Mountain, Shaggy, Teylah James from Adelaide, Australia and Faraji, to name a few. And now Paul adds Sunny Bleau to his roster of incredible artists!
Paul's rig set up for Sunny Bleau is:
Drums: Natal Arcadia Drum Shells
Heads: Evans EMAD2 Bass Drum
Evans EC Resonant Heads
Evans EC2 Tom Heads
Remo Ambassador Coated Snare Head
Kick Pedal: DW MDD Direct Drive Double Bass
Cymbals: Sabian XSR
Sticks: Vic Firth
Bruce Collins is a talented Saxophonist and Flautist. His love for music started as a young boy, and he picked up the Saxophone in grade school. His passion for music lead him to Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan where he studied Jazz and earned a certificate in K-12 Music Education.
Collins has been part of numerous Rock Bands in the Detroit area, and his top musical influences are:
Earth, Wind and Fire,
Collins enjoys fishing, sailing and Tai Chi when he's not in the studio or performing with Sunny Bleau and The Moons.
"I love being on stage and entertaining people," Collins said. "It feels good to use the musical skills I worked hard to develop over the years. I love being on the stage with Sunny and the rest of The Moons. We have great energy when we perform, and the audience can see we are having a lot of fun."
This is Sunny Bleau and The Moons' approach to The Great American Songbook. This show is a combination of the band's original jazz-blues inspired content and traditional Jazz and Blues Standards from the 1920s through the swing era. They cross into serious Latin and provide sets of timeless music filled with decades of inspiration! Sunny's vocals are an intersection of Etta James and Ann Wilson.
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