Cooter Brown


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About Cooter Brown:


Guitar player Grant Masson and drummer Tom Oz have been playing together since 2007. They performed all over southern California with female fronted southern rock band Hallowed Engine. Towards the end of 2010, they decided it was time to take the band in a different direction and parted ways to form their own project, Cooter Brown. Bass player Scott Kessler, who is a longtime friend and most known for playing with the Alice Cooper Tribute Band Nightmare and his previous work with progressive metal band Scarred, was next to join the band in late 2011.

The three of them got right to work on creating groove-orientated, heavy rock music. The band wrote new music together and rehearsed diligently until they were ready to find a singer. That became quite a challenge…  

After a lot of ‘hit and miss’ singer searches, they finally found a perfect match in RYATT’s bass player/vocalist. He brought a whole different dynamic to the band by combining his impressive vocal range with the tight inner-workings of this former three-piece. Cooter Brown has undeniable chemistry, both on and off the stage.

The band has been playing live shows in Los Angeles and surrounding areas and building quite a following! Cooter Brown are currently in the studio recording an EP and are in the final mixing stages with the legendary Bill Metoyer. They also have some press interviews and videos in the works.

COSMICK VIEW: Hello,    Grant   ! Welcome to    The Cosmick View   . Thank you for taking some time out of your day to chat with me, it is greatly appreciated.   Grant Masson: Thanks so much for inviting me, I’m glad to be here!    CV: In 2010 you, along with drummer Tom Oz, decided to leave the band Hallowed Engine and begin a new direction with your sound and songwriting. What was it you wanted to do musically that Hallowed Engine wasn't offering you?   GM: It wasn’t so much that we decided to leave the band. Tensions began growing, and I think Tom was asked to leave. We had been writing most of the music, so I decided to walk with him. That also might be where our unfortunate luck began. (LAUGHS)    CV: By 2011 the musical core of   Cooter Brown   was established once original bass player Scott Kessler was brought in. Since Scott had previously played with a Metal band, did his playing style add to or alter the overall direction shift you originally intended for the new project?   GM: Not at all. In fact, I think Scotti probably adapted more to us. For years, Tom and I’ve played off each other, and more often than not, know where each other is at. Scotti was able to see what we were doing musically, and immediately bring his own style and adapt it to the music we were playing.    READ FULL INTERVIEW    HERE!

COSMICK VIEW: Hello, Grant! Welcome to The Cosmick View. Thank you for taking some time out of your day to chat with me, it is greatly appreciated.
Grant Masson: Thanks so much for inviting me, I’m glad to be here!

CV: In 2010 you, along with drummer Tom Oz, decided to leave the band Hallowed Engine and begin a new direction with your sound and songwriting. What was it you wanted to do musically that Hallowed Engine wasn't offering you?
GM: It wasn’t so much that we decided to leave the band. Tensions began growing, and I think Tom was asked to leave. We had been writing most of the music, so I decided to walk with him. That also might be where our unfortunate luck began. (LAUGHS)

CV: By 2011 the musical core ofCooter Brownwas established once original bass player Scott Kessler was brought in. Since Scott had previously played with a Metal band, did his playing style add to or alter the overall direction shift you originally intended for the new project?
GM: Not at all. In fact, I think Scotti probably adapted more to us. For years, Tom and I’ve played off each other, and more often than not, know where each other is at. Scotti was able to see what we were doing musically, and immediately bring his own style and adapt it to the music we were playing.

READ FULL INTERVIEW HERE!

Cooter Brown Live at 5 Star Bar 10/11/18 - Photo by Lady Lea Photography

Cooter Brown Live at 5 Star Bar 10/11/18 - Photo by Lady Lea Photography


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Band Members:

Vocals: Robert Cruz
Guitar: Grant Masson
Bass: Scott Kessler
Drums: Tom Oz

Robert Cruz

Robert Cruz

Grant Masson

Grant Masson

Scott Kessler

Scott Kessler

Tom Oz

Tom Oz



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