|Glenn M. Taylor, guitar, keyboards, vocals *|
Christopher Bolger, guitar, bass, vocals *
Tony Dente, drums, percussion, vocals *
Joe Alexander, guitar, vocals
Bob Cianci, drums, vocals
Ray Longchamp, guitar, mandolin, vocals
Peter Scance, bass, guitar, vocals
Chris Roselle, guitar, harmonica, 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
Rhonda Grindell, drums, vocals
|Al Egizi, guitar, vocals|
Keith Theall, bass, vocals
Ron Weinstein, guitar, bass, harmonica, 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
Andrei Koribanics, drums, vocals
Mike Garner, bass, vocals
Pete Danese, drums, vocals
John Frondelli, drums, vocals
Pepe Hernandez, bass, vocals
Tom DePalma, saxophone(s), woodwinds, vocals
* Indicates original Kootz / OMJ band-member; (see history)
Drummer/vocalist Rhonda Grindell, made 'band-history', joining 'The Kootz' as it's first female-member, in the spring of 2017...
Born & bred in the Brooklyn, NY... a 'project' of the inner-city, Rhonda began to gain musical-influences while attending Sheepshead Bay High School, where she graduated in 1976.
Some early-musical inspiration came in the form of Motown and groups like The Temptations and The Four Tops, as well as Sly and The Family Stone; Rhonda cites Sly's original-drummer, Gregg Errico as an early-influence... On the pop music-side, she was deeply taken with the vocal, as well-as percussive performing-efforts of Karen Carpenter.
Rhonda has been a driving-force in the many bands she has performed with. Often-described by band-mates as an "in the pocket" percussive-force, RG's musical-resume includes 'residencies' in a variety of musical-situations over the years. Rhonda has played with acts that have opened for The Eurythmics , Mary Wilson and The Coasters, to name a few! She also lent her drumming-talents to the off-Broadway-musical, "Nunsense".
As the 'heartbeat' of several all-female touring-bands, such as 'La Femme', 'Roxanne' and 'Precious', Rhonda has traveled the country, 'wowing'-audiences not only in the tri-state area, but nationwide! Some more-recent projects have included 'City Sounds Music', 'Diamonds in Jupiter' and 'fellow-Koot' Keith Theall's R&B band, 'Soul Groove'.
In addition to her 'lock-in-groove'-drumming, this beat-girl's soulful-vocals provide an added-dimension to the vocal-harmonies of 'The Kootz', as well as 'opening the door' to material not-previously covered!
Rhonda is happily-married and is a resides with her family in Union County, New Jersey! C'mon-out and see this amazing, 'barrier-breaking'-'Koot-ette'!