THE COUGRZZ proudly endorse Kiesel Guitars, GHS Strings, Spaun Drum Company, Amedia Cymbals and Los Cabos Dumsticks!
GRACE RICHARDSON - VOCALS - Grace is a seasoned pussycat with over 25 years professional experience rockin' the microphone! Grace has performed all over the world as a singer, dancer, and actress for companies such as Disney, Universal Studios, Holland America, Phoenix Ltd. Japan, and as a tribute artist for Legends in Concert Las Vegas. She has headlined playing Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera, and Marilyn Monroe. Grace is an accomplished songwriter and recording artist featured on recordings for "Phoenix Rising," and for rap artist Aaron Berg. Grace has had the opportunity to open for major national acts including Poison, The Stylistics, Rose Royce, Gilby Clarke, Hank Williams Jr., and BB King. Her amazing vocals are right up there with the best of them, and she really knows how to make the crowd ROAR!
ROSEANN ALDRETE - GUITAR - Lead guitarist Rosie Aldrete will wow you with her lead guitar riffs! She picked up a guitar at the age of 15 and set the so Cal guitar scene on fire. A true rock star, Rosie wows crowds with her passionate performance style. She is involved in multiple projects, including Cougrzz Rock!, her original project, CR Acoustic Duo, and her blues/soul project, RAP. Rosie is also a sought after session musician, lending her uncomparable tone to Corday’s latest CD, “Weekend Warrior”, which won the Best Video category in the 2012 Out Music Awards. She has credits for playing on Jan’s Coming Out (2011) and Meth Head (2012), both independent films. Rosie has toured all over Southern California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Florida and Mexico playing venues including the House of Blues, the Whiskey, the Roxy, the Troubador, the Viper Room and the VooDoo Lounge. She’s opened for such artists as Salt n Pepa, Goddess and She, Fishbone, Big Sandy, and Deke Dickerson. She endorses Kiesel Custom Guitars. Check out her artist profile here! https://www.kieselguitars.com/artists/
CHRISSY MARQUEZ - DRUMS/VOCALS - Chrissy is a lifetime musician, classically trained on the piano since she was 6. She entered USC with a talent scholarship and began a career as a professional dancer for many years before discovering her love for the drums. She's a true entertainer, and a triple threat. Her sultry vocal stylings, varied musical background in piano, drums, percussion and ukulele, and extensive dance training make her an entertainment powerhouse. She has years of experience working for companies such as Disneyland, the Anaheim Angels, McDonald's and with recording artists including KidnPlay and Buster Pointdexter. She currently acts as booking manager for CR Talent, the organization that is behind the all female band, The Cougrzz, tribute projects, Femme Halen and Totally Go-Go's. Chrissy also writes for her original project with Roseann Aldrete, CR Acoustic. Chrissy currently endorses Spaun Drums and Amedia Cymbals. You can check out her artist profile here: http://spaundrums.com/artists/index/view/id/129
SUSAN JOYNER - KEYS/SAX/ BASS/ PERCUSSION - Susan began playing piano at 6 and never stopped. She added instruments to her arsenal along the way, playing the sax in school bands & later picking up guitar when she wanted to rock it a little harder and louder. She studied music in college & from there this triple threat played in many bands, most notable was the original band “Peculiar Boogie”. Susan put out 2 cds with this band and toured the western states playing various venues and opening for acts such as: Robben Ford, CoCo Tayler, Cory Stevens, Mick Jones, Rosie Flowers, Dave Wakling, the Dead festivals featuring members of the Grateful Dead, Foghat, and venues such as the Coachhouse, Roxy, Troubadour, Whiskey, Mystic Theatre, Coach House, the 30th Anniversary of the Monterey Pop Festival and many more. Susan’s piano solos remind you of early Elton John circa “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” combined with her Black Crowes southern feel, sets an “in your pants groove” like no one else. Susan’s sax playing always ignites the audience into a frenzy. When she wails on a solo, the energy she has when performing is only second to her chops. It’s a sight to behold
MEGAN STEINER - BASS GUITAR/RHYTHM GUITAR/DRUMS - Megan started playing drums at the age of 3 and started her first band by age 8. She then joined The Hollywood School of Rock where she began to study guitar and bass as well. Megan has played for many venues all over California including The Canyon Club, The Coach House, NAMM, The Whiskey, The Roxy and many more. Her current projects include Cougrzz, Smooth Touch, and Celluloid Heroes. She enjoys collaborating and writing/creating music with local artists while she continuously subs for multiple bands through out Southern California. Currently endorsed by DRG guitars and Soultone Cymbals, Megan plans to continue her musical education while attending Citrus college
CRYSTAL PORTILLO - VOCALS - Crystal was raised in southeastern New Mexico and West Texas and is a transplant to southern California. With a heart for country music and a soul for rock-n-roll, she has her own unique sound and style. Performing in cover bands throughout the southwest, she has opened for Charlie Daniels, Miranda Lambert, Rushlow and Great White. She has shared the stage with Johnny Cash's brother, Tommy Cash and was the recipient of the Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year and Rising Star Entertainer of the Year at the North American Country Music Association International, and KATY's "Valley Idol". Crystal is an avid songwriter and won Songwriter of the Year for her original, "Come to Me" from the NACMAI. She's a voice over recording artist, performs the National Anthem for HBO/ESPN Boxing, Golden Boy Boxing, UFC Bellator MMA, and made appearances on The Country Music Television's "Singing Bee" and "Redneck Dreams".
BECKY COLTMAN - BASS GUITAR/STEEL GUITAR/MANDOLIN/VOCALS