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KIMMET CANTWELL

 

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

 

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, Clay Walker, Richie Sambora, Bryan McNight, RUN DMC, Terri Clark, Orianthi, 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.

DONNIE HIGHLAND

 

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.

From Paris keeps the party moving, performing the best songs from all genres

Bruno Mars, Black Eyed Peas, Fun., Maroon 5, Beyonce, Lady GaGa, CeLo, Miranda Lambert, Journey, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Adele, Black Crowes, Megan Traynor, Pink, Walk the Moon, U2, Lez Zeppelin, Bon Jovi, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Beastie Boys, AC/DC, Stevie Wonder, Janis Joplin, Dusty Springfield, Gretchen Wilson, Johnny Cash, Old Crow Medicine Show, Jason Mraz, Supremes, Jackson 5, Norah Jones, Frank Sinatra......and so much more!

CHUCK DEARING

 

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.

ERIC WHORTON

 

Eric Whorton - (Guitar)  Originally from Minnesota, raised on 70's Country Music and AM Radio soft rock, was eventually drawn to the six string by Eddie Van Halen, and the alure of 80's hair bands.  He spent his high school years playing professionally on the northern Minnesota and Wisconsin club circuit.  The bright lights called to him and he headed for Nashville at age 18 and spent 6 years touring the United States, France, Germany, England, and The Netherlands in a number of acts, as well as becoming a regular fixture in the Nashville club and studio scene.  Nashvile put him on stages with The Ramones, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Los Lobos, Jimmy Buffett, Colnel Bruce Hampton, Bluestraveler, Dave Matthews, KoKo Taylor, and countless acts on the Blues Festival Circuit.  
     Nashville eventually loosened its grip on Eric, and he relocated to Louisville, Kentucky, to form the whiskey-tinged southern rock band EL ROOSTARS with friends met along the Music City journey.  EL ROOSTARS shared the stage with a who's who of national acts over a 13 year time-period, including:  Kings of Leon, Shooter Jennings, Kid Rock, Steppenwolf, Dan Baird, Billy Burnette, Molly Hatchett, Joe Ely, Savoy Brown, Todd Snyder and more,  
     Most recently, Eric has assembled a number of local tribute acts such as The Uncle Alberts (Paul McCartney/Wings tribute), Vinylicious (multiple tributes), The Tributantes (multiple tributes), and Exile on Elm Street (Rolling Stones Tribute), which eventually landed him the guitar slot in The Bobby Keys Band, (40+ year member of The Rolling Stones, most famous for the sax solo on 'Brown Sugar').  
     2015 was his first year as a member of The Barnstable/Brown Derby band, along with Bob Ramsey and Kimmet Cantwell, which landed him in FROM PARIS, where he now channels the energy and influences of a 30+ year of following his guitar wherever it leads him.

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