From Paris

Artist Bio

Kimmet Cantwell – (Lead Vocal) is a dynamic female vocalist from Long Island and NYC, NY. She has sung in multiple bands including Interscope Records band Days of the New (keys, backing vocal) but is best known for being half of songwriting and cover performing duo Kimmet & Doug. With K&D, she’s opened for many national acts including Eddie Money, Cheap Trick, The Guess Who and more. Kimmet was asked by Ian Andersen to perform one of her original songs with him and his band, and did so at the Brown Theater in Louisville KY in 2007.
Kimmet can be heard on many radio and tv commercials both locally and nationally..(McDonald’s “I’m Lovin’ It”, Circle K, Taylor Homes, Quaker State Oil, Neil Huffman.com).

Bob Ramsey – (Keyboards,vocals) has been working as a composer of commercial, industrial, documentary, TV Film, and special events music since 1986. In 1994 Bob started his own company, Ram*Z Music, giving him the flexibility to take on original projects in addition to servicing his commercial clients.
Bob has been a member of the band that plays the “Barnstable/Brown” Derby Eve party going on fifteen years and, in that capacity, has performed with, Graham Nash, Michael McDonald, Smokey Robinson, Josh Groban, Chaka Kahn, Travis Tritt, Kid Rock, Slash, Mary Wilson, Meatloaf, Macy Gray, Eddie Money, Gene Simmons, Lorrie Morgan, Crystal Gayle, Paul Shaffer, John Michael Montgomery, Brooks and Dunn, Montgomery Gentry, Boyz II Men, and the Jacksons. Others include, Nick Lachey, Joey Fatone, and Taylor Dane.
Bob served as music director in the last years of the ‘Foster Brooks Celebrity’ Golf Tournament and the first years of the Ned Beatty ‘Hope for Children Classic’ – celebrity golf and tennis tournaments benefiting local charities. During that time Bob performed with Singer/songwriter Paul Williams, Fifth Dimension vocalist Florence LaRue, star of TV show “Barney Miller”, Hal Linden, and BJ Thomas (“Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head”) among others.

Rob Johnson – (Guitar,vocals) began playing at age 8 and did his first performance at an elementary school variety show. He continued playing with various bands, many of which his band mates were twice his age. At age 17, he played with a group called Copperfield and had some national recognition with a heavy version of the Beatles’ Elanor Rigby. He continued playing at several of the larger colleges in the South. When that group ran it’s course, he came home and honed his craft playing with local bands around town. He started getting session work and recorded two albums with the Christian rock group, Bride. He also played on countless jingles and other projects, as well as two albums with Bride’s main song writer and front man extraordinaire, Dale Thompson. He is currently working as a sideman with various groups ranging from country to top forty to heavy rock, as versatility Is a very important aspect of his playing. He is currently a member of the Barnstable Brown Derby Eve Gala Band, playing with a very wide variety of celebrities including Kid Rock, Travis Tritt, ZZ Top, Michael McDonald, Taylor Dane, Smokey Robinson, Slash and Gene Simmons to name a few.

Chuck Dearing – (Bass Guitar)
From his first note in 1987, music is an addiction that Chuck has not been able to shake. He has been a pro player since then. As a child of the 80s, many of Chuck’s influences came from the big hair, big attitude, and larger than life stars of MTV. Rock Stars like Nikki Sixx, and Rudy Sarzo were some of his first idols. As his musical taste matured, he learned to appreciate the talents of so many amazing bassists such as Geddy Lee, Billy Sheehan, Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten, Jaco Pastorius, Paul McCartney, and his favorite John Paul Jones. Chuck adds an exciting dynamic to the stage show of From Paris.

Donnie Highland – (Drummer,vocals) hails from Louisville, KY. and at the young age of 6, he picked up his first pair of drumsticks. Heavily influenced by his fatherʼs unrestricted taste in music he landed his first paid gig at the age of 13. Donnie has played in a wide variety of well-known local cover groups that helped build his reputation over the years. In the spring of 2001, Donnie inked a major record deal with the Louisville-based quintet, Outspoken on Lava/Atlantic Records (Kid Rock, Matchbox 20, Sugar Ray), then later on with Motor Cityrockers, Ugly on Rock Ridge Music. Mr. Highland has toured the country extensively,sharing the stage with the likes of Foghat, Violent Femmes, Royal Jelly, 2 Live Crew, Saliva, Seether, Stereomud, Hot Action Cop, Flaw, Vince Neil, Shinedown, 30 SecondsTo Mars, Sevendust, Ra, Trapt, Skid Row, Live, Cheap Trick, Kingʼs X, Kid Rock and 3Doors Down.

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