SCOTT GIBBONS – Lead Vocals, Drums
BIRTHPLACE: London, Ontario, Canada
HOMETOWN: Greenville, N. Carolina
Scott is the band’s founder, creator and leader. Like Phil Collins, Scott started playing drums at 7-years-old and with drum lessons progressed to playing in the high school and local area bands.
After becoming an American, Scott spent 4 years playing “Ringo” in a Beatles tribute band in the Carolinas. Because of his love for Phil Collins/Genesis music, Scott seized the opportunity rendered by the 2020/21 entertainment industry slowdown to fully staff and launch his new Still Collins USA project with world class talent.
Phil Collins is only the 3rd artist in the world to sell over 100 million albums with a band and 150 million albums as a solo artist. Thus, Scott set out to preserve the Phil Collins legacy using Still Collins USA to maintain the lead worldwide position as “America’s Top Tribute to Phil Collins & Genesis”.
Scott’s goal is your reality. Now, it’s time to experience the work of one of the most brilliant musicians in history as performed by the best talent in the industry.
TONYA SCOTT – Vocals, Piano
BIRTHPLACE: Conyers, Georgia
HOMETOWN: Orlando, Florida
Tonya has come to be known as “The Little Girl with the Big Voice”, but there’s so very much more to her than just her voice. Her kind and peaceful demeanor combined with her love of people, stage presence and desire to produce epic performances made her a top choice to flank Scott at stage-front for Still Collins USA.
The consummate artist, Tonya’s professional work involves both musical and visual arts of every type in both live shows and recorded productions. Her performances have ranged from dueling pianos and intimate jazz setting to solo acoustic guitar gigs and full live band concerts.
Tonya’s many voices always entertain and electrify audiences. She has performed in bars throughout the Americas and the Caribbean. Her most recent contracts had her performing on a variety of cruise lines. Her curriculum vitae includes work as singer-songwriter at Sony/ATV music publishing; TV show cast at MTV; caricature artist at Six Flags over Georgia and Hurricane Harbor; dueling pianist at Howl at the Moon Orlando; and special guest entertainer at Princess Cruises.
DEENA MILLER – Vocals
BIRTHPLACE: New York, New York
HOMETOWN: Delray, Florida
Deena was born of Rock & Roll Royalty, being the daughter of Record Producer Jimmy Miller (Rolling Stones, Traffic, Blind Faith). She was predestined to follow her father’s footsteps.
Deena entered the scene with a smash on a world tour with rock legend Meatloaf as his featured vocalist. She later performed with music icons Donna Summer, Norah Jones, Billy Joel, Joan Jett and others. You have certainly heard her voice on dozens of national radio and TV jingles. She has even written and performed music parodies for The Howard Stern Show.
Most recently, she’s been enamoring fans with her heart-felt messages or optimism and “feel good” messages about self-attitude. Her inner strengths manifest through her powerful voice, but she can quicky shift to her soft, sultry whisper to to deliver her Soul messages for an epic listener experience.
Stylistically, Deena can sing jazz, Motown, R&B, contemporary, folk & country, but her pure roots shine through when she lets loose with her rock & roll pipes–microphone optional.
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MATTHEW BOGERS – Drums, Percussion
BIRTHPLACE: San Diego, California
HOMETOWN: Fayetteville, N. Carolina
Matthew Bogers has been playing drums for over 30 years. Very early, he was inspired by Phil Collins and Genesis songs on the radio which fueled his desire to play epic drums.
Matthew has since played drums and percussion in jazz ensembles, with singers/songwriters, church orchestras, and with the progressive rock band named “A Breath Forgotten”.
North Carolina has been his home since 1989. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity. Since 1999 he has been a public school orchestra teacher for all grade levels. He loves his awesome wife and their four feline furbabies.
TIA JOLIE PHILLIPS – Bass Guitar, Percussion, Vocals
BIRTHPLACE: Detroit, Michigan
HOMETOWN: Groveland, Florida
Dr. Tia Jolie grooves the bottom end of Still Collins USA on her bass guitar. A jazz trumpeter early in life, at 45 years old, she became enamored with the bass guitar and bought a used one for $100 from her older brother. She is a self-taught bassista and has never had bass lessons. When asked about her successes with her numerous Florida-based bands, she humbly maintains that very few musicians can outwork her.
Professionally, Tia Jolie is a Doctor of Holistic Natural Health & Nutrition. She volunteers her time helping people who are seeking non-medical health solutions. She is an Air Force Academy graduate and has flown previously as a military aviator, instructor/examiner pilot, corporate pilot, and most recently an airline Captain for JetBlue Airways.
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GARY WHEELER – Lead, Rhythm & Acoustic Guitar
BIRTHPLACE: Port Lavaca, Texas
HOMETOWN: Haines City, Florida
Gary comes to Still Collins USA with about five decades of music experience on guitar, bass guitar, flute and saxophone. His passion for music and performance is palpable and his core experiences have spanned from jazz to blues to progressive rock.
Gary is everything a band could want in a lead guitarist. He is intuitive, he can sight read music and he is flexible and responsive to changing dynamics both on and off stage.
Outside of his work with Still Collins USA, Gary is working on another album, including the release of several singles from that album.
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JOE COSAS – Keyboard, Piano, Vocals
BIRTHPLACE: Fayetteville, N. Carolina
HOMETOWN: Tampa, Florida
Joe Cosas is a producer, music director, performer and educator at his Blue Couch Studio. His diverse talents have earned him a prominent place in the music industry.
As the keyboardist, music director, and utility musician covering trombone, banjo, vocoder, mandolin, and acoustic guitar, Joe world toured with Jon Anderson (YES, lead singer) which showcased his skills and versatility.
Joe is music director at St. Paul church (19,000 members) and leads the contemporary gospel service at St. Joseph. He also music directs the award-winning event band, the Hit Factory.
Joe has produced/recorded projects with John Blackwell (Prince), Marty Balin (Jefferson Airplane), Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band), Jonathan Powell (Snoop Dogg/Kool & the Gang/Eddie Palmieri), and Jonathan Thomas (Ascend the Hill). He has also shared stages with Todrick Hall (MTV), Kurt Hugo Schneider, R. Anthony (The Voice/Commodores), Caroline Glaser (The Voice), Shevonne Philidor (America’s Got Talent) and dozens more.
As a songwriter, Joe co-wrote the popular track “Ragamuffin” for Middle Rhythm Session, earning him a Florida Grammy nomination. His discography now includes 15 albums including his recently-released first solo album, “Soundtrack to the Everyday Life.”
ROB MADER – Saxophone, Brass Lead
BIRTHPLACE: Banning, California
HOMETOWN: Las Vegas, Nevada
After graduating from Hemet High School in Southern California, Rob planned on pursuing a degree in computer science. He worked at Disneyland while attending Fullerton College and played in the jazz ensemble. He attended UNLV on a full music scholarship.
Rob has worked full-time as a freelance woodwind player since moving to Las Vegas. He is a featured member in Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns, The Las Vegas Jazz Connection, and Latin Breeze.
Rob has performed/recorded with Aretha Franklin, Ben Vereen, Bill Champlin, Brian Bromberg, Carole King, Don Rickles, Don Menza, The Four Tops, Frankie Avalon, Frankie Valli, Gladys Knight, Gloria Estefan, Jon Secada, Jordin Sparks, KC and The Sunshine Band, Kirk Whalum, Lorna Luft, Louie Bellson, Mary Wilson, Maynard Ferguson, Ricky Martin, Rita Moreno, Susan Anton, Take 6, The Temptations, Queen Latifah and Quincy Jones.
Rob’s TV credits include performances on The Tonight Show, The View, PBS, In Demand, The Oprah Winfrey Show and The 13th Annual Latin Grammys with Caetano Veloso. Rob has performed with The Clint Holmes band (Harrah’s), Bette Midler (Caesars Palace), and the Donny and Marie Show (Flamingo).
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JAIME CRUZ – Lead, Rhythm & Acoustic Guitar
BIRTHPLACE: Fajardo, Puerto Rico
HOMETOWN: Ocala, Florida
Jaime Cruz has studied music and guitar in a variety of styles including jazz, rock, pop, funk, blues, alternative, Latin and classical. He began playing guitar at 12 years old, and played in rock bands and ensembles in high school. As a youth, he was strongly influenced by the music of Carlos Santana, Joe Pass, Al Di Meola, and John McLaughlin.
Jaime advanced his musical studies at the Conservatory of Music in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, then later played 19 years with the US Army Band. Using his military education benefits, he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music from Thomas Edison State University in Trenton, New Jersey. While in the service Jaime performed in marching, ceremonial and concert bands, in genres ranging from classical to jazz, rock to ethnic.
A worldwide musical ambassador, Jaime served as senior band representative for numerous high-profile performances throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States including performances from 2013 through 2018 in London Beating Retreat Tattoo; the Italian Embassy; Bremen Marching Tattoo, Basel, Switzerland; Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Scotland; Montreux, Switzerland; Seoul Arts Center, Seoul Korea; 7th Korean American Friendship Holiday Concert; The U.S. and Korean Alliance Love of Nations Concert, Suwon District, South Korea; and Virginia International Tattoo.
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RYAN CHAPMAN – Trumpet
BIRTHPLACE: Montgomery, Alabama
HOMETOWN: Naples, Florida
Dr. Ryan is a highly sought-after lead trumpet player, arranger, band leader, educator, and producer. He is a recording artist on the Latin Grammy winning album Dr. Ed Calle Presents Mamblue, You can hear him on George Benson’s album Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole, Jazz & the Philharmonic with the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, and ‘Round Midnight with Tempest “Little Big Band” and more.
Ryan is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. His compositions and arrangements have been performed by Georgia State University Orchestra, University of Washington Studio Jazz Ensemble, Joe Gransden Big Band, Boise State University Orchestra, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Azamara Cruise Lines and Princess Cruise Lines
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FRANK WOSAR – Trombone
BIRTHPLACE: Miami, Florida
HOMETOWN: Orlando, Florida
Frank began playing Trombone in High school. After realizing his natural abilities, he pursued it in college. He was accepted to the University of Miami on a full scholarship and received his Bachelors of Music in Jazz performance.
In 2007, he moved up to Orlando and completed his Masters degree in 2009. His musical profession has taken him across the world playing with artists like KC and the Sunshine Band, Earth Wind & Fire, Gloria Estefan, Hootie and the Blow Fish, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and many more.
Frank is currently an adjunct professor at Valencia College where he teaches private lessons and the History of Jazz and Rock. Notably, he is also the Trombone Professor at Southeastern University and the lead Trombonist for the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.
JEFF PHILLIPS – Pro Sound & Lighting Engineer
BIRTHPLACE: Detroit, Michigan
HOMETOWN: Palatine, Illinois
Jeff is a musical savant and an AV design professional. Brilliant in math and technology from an early age, he chose AV System Design as a career, saving his lifelong love of music as his avocation.
Brass instruments were Jeff’s focus in high school, playing French horn, euphonium and trombone. He sang in choirs and played piano and guitar. HIs brass was his scholarship ticket to degrees from the U-Michigan (Music Ed), and U-Miami (Music Engineering).
In his career in audio, video, lighting and control systems, Jeff championed designs on huge projects at the Indiana Convention Center, Guaranteed Rate (Comiskey) Field, Soldier Field, Navy Pier, Sangamon Auditorium, Rivers Casino, Commonwealth Stadium (U-Kentucky), and many others.
Jeff is a singer and bassist in many Chicago bands, and runs sound/lighting for others. In-demand from all directions for his musical and tech skills, he and Still Collins USA are thrilled to be working together on this epic project.
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ANN QUANDT – Earth Angel Media Business Manager
Ann was born in Chicago, Illinois and now lives in Astatula, Florida. She brings to the Still Collins USA project a unique blend of people skills and operational acumen. She is responsible for most of the band’s advance planning and is the one with the stop-watch, clip board and big smile on Game Day.
Earth Angel Media is a “good news” entity that advocates for all things beneficial to Earth Mother and her inhabitants. EAM establishes mutually-beneficial, voluntary collaborations that bring forth love, peace and kindness.
Their work with Still Collins USA helps bring necessary revenues to charities local to their performances. They are keenly interested in supporting the homeless, victims of domestic abuse and at-risk teens.
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VACANT – Social Media & Marketing Manager
We are looking to add a special somebody to our band who is skilled with social media, professional communications, ticketing software and procedures, and event operations. A working knowledge of WordPress, Telegram, CRM , email automation programs, and other technologies would be a bonus.
The right candidate will work closely with Earth Angel Media to ensure smooth operations and positive experiences for our listeners, viewers and fan base.
This is a part-time gig and we would want you to become very familiar with each band member to help “tell our story”–both on and off stage–and tell the world about the importance of the charities we are supporting.
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VACANT – Logistics Specialist & Stage Hand
As you might imagine, it’s some serious work getting 11 bandmates, plus support staff and equipment, together at a new venue every month.
If you are a passionate and organized person who has some experience with band logistics operations, stage management and band travel, a brief conversation may be in order.
Excellent communication and problem-solving skills is a must. A working knowledge of audio electronics, power & hand tools, and stage production technologies is important. The right candidate will work closely with Scott Gibbons and Jeff Phillips both in preparation of shows and during Game Day
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