Carmine Rojas (born February 14, 1953, in Brooklyn, NY) is an American bass guitarist, musical director, composer, and producer. Musical versatility spans Rock, R&B/Funk, Jazz.
He recorded and tour with Julian Lennon as a musical Director and bassist from 1985–1986.
He recorded and toured with Rod Stewart as a musical director and bass guitarist from 1988 through 2003. One of the multiple albums recorded during that time includes the MTV multi-platinum live CD and DVD, Unplugged…and Seated. He also co-wrote songs on the albums Vagabond Heart and A Spanner in the Works.
Carmine has also recorded , toured and played alongside with / Tina Turner, Keith Richards, Stevie Wonder, Ron Wood, Stevie Ray Vaughan, BB King, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Joe Bonamassa, Eric Johnson, Peter Frampton, Al Green, Carly Simon, Ian Anderson, Paul Rogers, John Waite, Steve Winwood, Billy Joel, Herbie Hancock, Lee Ritenour, Julian Lennon (Musical Director/Bassist), John Hiatt, Carole King ,Beth Hart, Bobby Womack, Sam Moore, Billy Squire, Olivia Newton John, Michael Hutchence, Bernard Fowler, Blondie Chaplin, Billy Gibbons, Leslie West, Joe Lynn Turner, Carlos Santana, Todd Rundgren, Patti LaBelle, Nona Hendryx, Michael Bolton, Ivan Neville, Allen Toussaint, Phil Ramone, Kevin Shirley, Trevor Horn, Charlie Sexton, Jewel, Brandy, Dave Mason, Mike Patton, Glenn Hughes, Nektar, Tetsuya Komuro, Hitomi, Ziroq, Modern Primitives, Simranking, Sass Jordan and many others.
Rojas is currently recording and touring with blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa. He started in 2005 with the recording of You and Me, and has continued to date, culminating in five studio CDs, in addition to Beth Hart (Can’t Explain) Live from Nowhere in Particular and the DVD Live from the Royal Albert Hall and Live from the Beacon Theatre.
Derek Sherinian (born August 25, 1966, in CA) is a world renowned keyboardist, composer, and producer who has made a name for himself in the genres of hard rock, jazz fusion, progressive metal and rock.
Taking up the piano at the age of 5, Derek honed his razor sharp skills over the years his youth and earned himself a scholarship to Boston’s Berklee College of Music. His professional career began as a member of Buddy Miles’ touring band before landing gigs with Alice Cooper and then KISS. Derek then took on the challenge of touring with prog metal heavyweights Dream Theater, resulting in his instatement as the band’s new keyboardist in October 1994. Over the next 5 years, he would record three albums and a number of world tours with the band before departing in 1999. He then turned his sights on the creation of his own music and made his debut with the album Planet X, which subsequently spawned the prog rock-fusion group of the same name. With both his solo projects and Planet X under his belt, Derek was approached by famed producer Kevin Shirley in 2009 to join the epic supergroup, Black Country Communion, alongside Joe Bonamassa, Jason Bonham, and Glenn Hughes. BCC shook the foundations of the music industry with their blues-infused hard rock sound spread across three celebrated records, along with a double live album, before the band’s hiatus the end of 2012.
Derek most recently brought his talents aboard his former band mate Joe Bonamassa’s touring group as the blues rock star tours the world starting in August of 2013.
World-class drummer and producer Tal Bergman has toured and recorded with some of the biggest names in show business, including Billy Idol, Rod Stewart, Chaka Khan, Loreena McKennitt, Simple Minds, LL Cool J, Joe Zawinul, Eric Johnson and Terrence Trent Darby. His musical versatility spans hard rock, funk, R&B and jazz. He was both associate producer and drummer on the platinum and Grammy nominated album “It Had To Be You: The Great American Songbook” by Rod Stewart (7 million album sales worldwide). Bergman is a master drummer; his highly sought-after rhythmic skills have been featured alongside such talents as Herb Alpert, Belinda Carlisle, Peter Cetera, Dave Mason, and MC Solaar. He has also composed the score for several movies, including “The Circle” (2005), “The Untold” (2002), “Dancing at the Blue Iguana” (2000), and “Kill Me Later” (2001). Tal is currently on tour with U.S. artist Joe Bonamassa.