Keep It Real
Tiona Robinson: Flute, Alto Flute, Piccolo, Songwriter, & Vocals She is the band guide and genie out of the bottle so to speak. Her first musical influences include jazz greats such as Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Billie Holiday. Musical interests include Jazz, Funk, Motown, Fusion, Pop, lightweight Rock, Blues Avant-garde, Reggae, Rap and Classical. She has played internationally and locally with music legends and under cover great artist. Tony Robinson: Drummer, Vocals, Creative Songwriter Tony rolls with rhythmic passion that has stemmed from the diverse influences of Funk, Reggae, Rock, Blues, Jazz, and R&B. He did an interlude of funky sounds with Bootsy Collins, George Clinton and the Parliament Funkateers; He has performed with the late Oscar Brown Jr., the band Osmosis, Physical Attraction, Mellaccu Reggae Band, Paris Kane & The Time Machine, and the world peace band SGI Time Zone. Lothario Lee: Bass Player, Guitarist, Pianist, Drummer, Songwriter,Studio Engineer & Arranger Rio's musical aptitude spans the world of Blues, Jazz, Funk, Rap, Pop and R&B. Influenced heavily by the music of James Brown, George Clinton, Jacco Pastorious, Chic Correa and Stevie Wonder. He has performed original compositions under the direction of Bunky Green with The Black Writers Forum, which was headed by Dr. Donda West. Demetris Rollins: Electric and Acoustic guitar, Ukulele, Songwriter, Demetris who is also known as "Brother" began picking a ukulele at the tender age of seven. Years later a friend gave him an acoustic guitar and he's been playing ever since. His mentors are Jimmi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, Minnie Rippelton and Sly Stone. He has played with the New Image Band around Chicago and free lanced with a variety of bands in the Midwest.