Robin Gottfried – singer songwriter, guitar
Robin Gottfried grew up in Washington Heights, New York City where he graduated from the High School of Music & Art in 1970.
He immediately started his professional career as a singer/songwriter performing in bands that played all over the Northeast. Robin now performs in the Burlington, VT area where he has lived since 1978. He spends every available hour in his digital recording studio.
Handwritten – 1994
Robin Gottfried & Friends – 2000
Carry You – 2003
Pelican Crash Dive – 2005
Unfinished Portrait – 2007
Pages (with Susan Hosmer) – 2009
images and rhymes – 2011
Caspian Sky – 2014
Other Side of the Rain – 2017
See more on Robin at his home site: http://www.zoerobin.com and
Ian Koeller – drums
Ian Koeller is a professional session and live musician from New York and currently living in Burlington Vermont.
At age 4 Ian got his first set of drums and started working out grooves and fills he heard on the radio. By age 11 Ian studied with world renowned educator Jeff Salisbury.
Ian started playing professionally age 16 joining & playing with various bands in the Burlington, Vermont area including Microwave Mangos, Jenni Johnson, Gang of Thieves, Theravada, Jimmy T. Thurston, Keeghan Nolan, Joe McGinness, David Pollack, A House On Fire, Bob Levinson, The Phil Abair Band, Rick & the Ramblers, The Contois School of Music Band & now with Robin Gottfried & Friends.
Ian is an in demand recording session player working with the above artists, as well as recording sessions with New York City artists.
See more about Ian at his site: http://www.iankoeller.com
John Hasenfus – vocals, bass
John Hasenfus studied music at the University of Vermont and the University of Maine, graduating with a degree in Bass Guitar Music Performance in 1982.
After graduation he played the local Maine music circuit for several years before co-forming the regionally successful band Cornerstone. Cornerstone toured full time all over New England and the Canadian Maritime Provinces. Cornerstone released several singles and one full length album as well as acting as opening act for bands such as Foghat, Grand Funk railroad, The Outlaws and The Fools.
John moved to Vermont in the early 90’s continuing his music career playing with local artists Martin GuiGui, Red Heaven, Johnny Lynch, Nobby Reed and most recently Stur Crazie and Cyn City.
Brian Maple – guitar
Brian was born and raised in the Burlington Vermont area. He started playing guitar at 6 years old and began playing in bands in middle school. Through high school he played rock and metal and was influenced by bands such as Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, Megadeth and Slayer. In his twenties he became interested in progressive rock, especially Dream Theater.
Brian worked tirelessly on his technique to play the advanced music of bands in the prog genre. His journey eventually led him to an interest in jazz fusion and traditional jazz. He studied music at Johnson State College where he earned a degree in Jazz Performance.
Brian plays in several local bands and teaches guitar lessons at Advance Music in Burlington.