Since their arrival on the music scene in 1993 in a legendary residency at Los Angeles’ Brown Derby nightclub, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s irresistible live show and aggressive, musically perceptive approach has proven them over time to be the singular standout among the numerous bands that launched the Nineties swing revival.
Ottmar has been nominated five-times for a Grammy award. Ottmar first pursued his rock and roll aspirations in his native Germany and then in Boston where he played in the alternative band RED with his brother Stefan. Ottmar then moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico. By 1989, he had founded the first "Luna Negra" band.
COMMANDER CODY and PROFESSOR LOUIE and the CROMATIX
As always, the old Commander Cody himself is behind the piano, leading the musical mayhem and controlled chaos, and sporting his legendary antics and ability to spark up even the toughest crowds. Their 1974 album "Live From Deep in the Heart of Texas" was named as one of Rolling Stones 100 Greatest of all times! They are the legends behind Hot Rod Lincoln. Today the Commander Cody Band is closely knit with the legendary George Frayne a.k.a."The Commander" (leader /keyboards/vocals), Steve Barbuto (drums/vocals), Rick Mullen (bass) and Mark Emerick on lead guitar and vocals.