TuN is here to inject your soul with Funk, Blues, and Rock'N'Roll
TuN is a five-piece band from the Pacific Northwest, led by composer, keyboardist, and vocalist, Chris Cootsona, featuring vocalist, Lauren Santi, along with Nick Fair on Guitar/vocals, Will Bagby on Drums, and Bill DeHart on Bass. The group performs blend of originals and covers rooted in the style of Funk, Blues, and Classic Rock. TuN's soulful and tasteful original music breathes new life with a modern edge into the old-school sounds of the '60s and '70s. Composing influences and artists covered include favorites such as: Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Elvis Costello, Bill Withers, Chaka Khan, and Bruno Mars.
Chris grew up near Seattle, WA. His influences span a wide range of styles including Classical, Hip Hop, Rock/Classic Rock, R&B, Blues, Funk, and Reggae. He began singing, teaching himself piano, and writing music at the age of 12. After spending several years writing and recording demos, Chris spent much of 2012/13 assembling the members of TüN to take the project to next level.
Nicholas Fair is a Seattle guitarist that has a long and unusual path. Taken with music from watching his Father and Uncle play guitars at an early age, Nick has a degree from Berklee College of Music. Nick originally joined TüN as a second guitar and vocalist, but it quickly became apparent that he was better suited to take the role of lead guitar and his creativity make him an integral part of the collaborative writing process.
“Wild” Bill DeHart is an accomplished Electric Bass Guitar and Acoustic Guitar player, with decades of experience in the SF Bay Area music scene. Bill's passion for music was originally inspired by his mother Marcia DeHart, an expert pianist. Starting as a classical guitar player, Bill's notable instructors include Neil Hogan, Robert Bozina, Hans Boepple, Greg Burger, and many others. After enjoying classical guitar, blues, flamenco, and electric rock guitar, Bill discovered his true love, Electric Bass. With power, warmth and punch, Bill draws Bass influence from greats such as Flee, Stu Hamm, Victor Wooten, Chris Squire, Mark White, and more. Bill DeHart has played everything from large auditorium venues like the Comic-Con International to rockin Road Houses, and everything in between. From Funk and R&B to Blues and Boogie, High Energy to Dark Sultry, Bill's philosophy is “It ain’t the notes, it’s how you play em!”
Will Bagby (Drums)
Born and raised in Southern California, Will has opened shows for name acts such as AC/DC, Circa (Yes members), Gary Hoey with the jazz-rock group Rullian and opened for Jimmy Vaughn with the Peacemakers progressive rock group. Originally a self-taught drummer influenced by Keith Moon, Will later studied with a marching drum instructor in Cucamonga, CA. Will continued his education on bass drum technique in Hollywood, CA with Faith No More, Halford and Spastic Ink drummer Bobby Jarzombek. Will has several recordings available through Amazon (above artists) in addition to his freelance studio work. Style versatility has always been his forte’. Main influences are Moon, Rich, Paice, Bruford, Williams, Cobham, Colaiuta, Weckl, Donati, Minneman, and the list goes on.
From Chicago, Lauren grew up singing in high school musicals and always dreamed of calling the Pacific Northwest home. She is quickly making her mark as a top vocalist in the region. Some of Lauren's musical influences include rock, soul, R&B, CDM, and EDM.