Kirsten Plambeck - Lead Vocals
Kirsten started belting out tunes at the age of 8 when she would take her little turntable to the old folks home and sing along with Donny Osmond records (officially the start of the Karaoke craze I guess!). She kept on a-singin right through junior high and high school where she and her rock band played all around the midwest. Since moving to Arizona in 1988, Kirsten has been involved in several music projects. One of the highlights was when her duo Gypsy Wind had the pleasure of opening for Pat Benatar! Heavily influenced by Bette Midler and Janis Joplin, Kirsten brings passion and power to the mic! When she's not singing Kirsten can be found on her motorcycle or running the streets of Phoenix training for marathons.
Ora Zutler - Keyboards
Ora starting playing the piano when she was 5 years old and fell in love with music from the moment she heard her first Beatles album. In college she starting playing a more portable instrument, the guitar, when she realized that a piano wouldn't fit in her dorm room. Ora is classically trained but has a deep abiding love for the blues and jazz and counts the music of Jimmy Smith, Lafayette Leake, Nina Simone and Leon Russell among her favorites.
Kriss Heintz - Guitar
Kriss started his musical career as a junior in high school when he needed to fill a high school credit requirement. Thinking it would be an easy A, he took a music class and soon discovered his ultimate passion and a hidden talent…the guitar. "The guys I hung around with had a rock band. I'd hang out with them while they practiced and I'd watch the guitarist and I'd go home & try to replicate what he did. That's how I taught myself the chords and licks. After a whole lot of practicing, I learned the entire set of the band's original music. I had picked it up, just from watching them play. They were simply amazed. Next thing you know I'm in the band and rocking away…living my dream. Kriss has been a fan of music his entire life. Although he likes all genres of music, rock is nearest and dearest to his heart. Self taught, his guitar idols have played a huge part in his talent development. "I was always a huge Alex Leifson (of Rush) fan and really appreciate the great rock guitarists like Brian May of Queen, David Gilmour of Pink Floyd & Michael Schenker of UFO. I love the way those guys could make the guitar scream or cry. They really knew how to mix a wide range of styles into their music." Since the beginning of his musical journey, Kriss has been in many original and cover projects. He has opened for music legends such as Sammy Hagar, Journey, Foreigner and Lynch Mob.
Greg White - Lead vocals/bass guitar
Phoenix native and veteran self taught bassist/vocalist Greg White, has been anchoring rhythm sections over the last dozen or so years in the original band, Random Karma, and in one of the valley's favorite party bands, Champagne Tap. Over the years he has been fortunate to share the stage with such national acts as Collective Soul, O.A.R, Cracker, Gin Blossoms, Robin Trower, Bret Michaels, The Flaming Lips, Matisyahu, Young Dubliners, Gary Hoey, Cowboy Mouth, Shurman, Hickman-Dalton Gang and Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers. He has also been very active in using his musical side to help raise thousands of dollars over the years for local children's charities, and is also on the artist advisory board for Ear Candy - a charity that raises money and collects instruments to start and support children's music programs.
RJ Rizzo - Drums/vocals
RJ is originally from the Los Angeles area, but did most of his growing up right here in Arizona. He's been a musician as long as he can remember, starting with violin at age 8. In high school, RJ became interested in drums and percussion. He began playing mallet percussion, but soon realized that playing a drum kit was where the fun was at. Played his first kit at around seventeen years old, and has been playing ever since. Big Sexy played with several jazz groups/combos through college, and joined the band Gonesville in 1992. That band broke up in 1997, so he went back to school to finish his degree in Secondary Education. After taking a few years off the music scene, RJ joined up with the local band Shallow Water in 2001 and continues to perform with them as well as Pearl Ridge.