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|Glenn M. Taylor, guitar, keyboards, vocals *|
Christopher Bolger, guitar, bass, vocals *
Ben Asher, bass, vocals *
Joe Alexander, guitar, vocals
Bob Cianci, drums, vocals
Ray Longchamp, guitar, mandolin, vocals
Peter Scance, bass, guitar, vocals
Chris Roselle, guitar, harmonica, vocals
|Al Egizi, guitar, vocals|
Russ Crapella, guitar, vocals
Dave Hirschberg, drums, vocals
Joe Coghlan, drums, guitar, vocals
Michael Muro, guitars, vocals
Jeff Guenther, guitar, bass, vocals
Cliff Doenges, guitar, mandolin, percussion
|Keith Theall, bass, vocals|
Gary Evans, keyboards, harmonica, guitar, vocals
Jerry DeLisio, saxophone(s), flute, vocals
Brian Wiley, bass, vocals
Don Guinta, drums, vocals
Paul 'Swami' Simeone, keyboards, accordion, vocals
Scott Calvert, saxophone(s), woodwinds, vocals
Adam Egizi, bass, ukulele, vocals
* Indicates original Kootz / OMJ band-member; (see history)
Joe Coghlan - Drums, guitar and vocals
Born in 1958, Joe Coghlan hails from Jersey City... He didn't stick-around North-Jersey, too long, though... This lad was "heading-south"... south to Toms River-NJ, that is!
And so, Joe's musical-journey began; While in middle-school, he immersed himself in the popular rock, funk and R&B-music of the day... and received his very-first drum-set (He even owns an original Ludwig 'Ringo'-kit, still in use!) as an eighth-grade graduation-gift from his proud-parents in 1972... He's never looked-back!
After graduating from Toms River North High-School in 1976, Joe was 'college-bound'. He earned a B.S.-degree in 'Exercise Science' from Rutgers in 1980. He followed-up at Temple University's grad-school, studying Physiology, between 1983 and '85.
Through his college-years and beyond, Joe somehow-managed to find enough-time to hone not-only his 'percussive-talents'... but to develop some formidable 'chops' as a lead-vocalist and guitarist as well... By the 1990s, he was 'ready for the stage'... and in short-order, became a 'fixture' on 'The Jersey-Shore-Band-Scene', working with such groups as 'Motivation' prior to his most-recent effort, 'Three of a Kind'.
Whether on drums or guitar... in any performance-configuration; solo, duo, trio or full-band, Joe is equally 'at-home'. He even assumed the role of 'wedding singer' for a short-stint, in the late-'90s... ultimately realizing (thankfully!) that his 'rock 'n roll-soul' would not be found in a 'catering hall'!
Upon the recommendation of two 'Fellow-Jersey-Shore-Koot', Ronnie Weinstein and Brian Wiley; Joe Coghlan came-aboard with the band in January of 2012. His musical-influences; The Beatles, Eagles, Doobies, CSN, America and Fleetwood-Mac (to name a few!) were a perfect fit... The geography helped, too... J-C currently-resides in Point Pleasant, the 'epicenter' of many-a-Kootz shore-gig!
When he's not rockin' with The Kootz, Joe loves... working-out 'Eight Days A Week' and tinkering with his vintage/classic Trans-Am... In 'true-rocker'-spirit, he's been-known to hop-aboard his motorcycle from time-to-time, as well!
Although you're not likely to find him in Jersey City, the chances ARE good that you'll see "Joe-C" on any number of 'Kootz'-shows... In any-number of locales... in-and-around The Garden-State!