Bump Kitchen - Organic Northwest Funk / Soul Music

Members

Tony Harper Lead Vocals

Tony grew up in Los Angeles, CA. Whether he’s singing, playing bass or keys, the ‘groove’ is just in his blood. Tony’s first stop in his musical trek was with his cousin, Seattle’s own Antowiane Richardson and his a cappella group The Main Attraction. In 1991, Tony became a member of Seattle reggae band The Groove, and later joined Steve Munger’s band Mother’s Friends (featuring guitarist Dave Broyles). After recording a few CD’s with these fine players, Tony eventually found his way to the Kitchen. Life is Good!


Aaron Dressler Saxophones / Flute

Aaron is a Seattle area native, but has spent much of his professional career on the east coast. He studied Saxophone and Flute at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and has performed and recorded with many professional artists and producers, spanning most popular styles of music. Aaron has shared the stage with the likes of Ryan Leslie, Usher, Brother Ali, Slick Rick, Guy Oscious from Sly and the Family Stone, James Carter among many others. He has also recorded for Anthony Hamilton, India Arie, Grammy Award Winning Producer Ken Lewis, Audible Mainframe, Bad Rabbits, and the Lifted Crew.

David Broyles Guitar / Vocals

David is a Washington native, making his home in Olympia. He is a veteran northwest musician having played with numerous bands for the past 30 years, including Sweatband, Reunion, and Mother’s Friends (with Tony Harper on vocals). He’s played on a variety of film and video soundtracks, including the film “It’ll Be Better Tomorrow” with Robert Downey, Jr narrating. An avid funkster, he is very excited to be adding his special blend of groove ingredients to the Bump Kitchen recipe!

Glen Coberly Keyboards

Glen began playing piano at the age of four, figuring out the melodies of what he heard on the radio. At six, Glen started taking piano lessons and began playing trombone in the fifth grade. He was a successful trombonist, touring Europe following high school on that instrument. After high school, he returned to his first love, keyboards, and performed in nightclubs full time throughout the 80’s and into the early 90’s. In 1993, Glen joined the U.S. Army, deploying with the US Army First Corps Band in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2009 and retiring as a Sergeant First Class Army musician in 2014. Today, Glen is the newest member of Bump Kitchen, bringing his funky fingers to the keyboards and spreading his love of music with Bump Kitchen all around the Pacific Northwest.


Joe Bevens Bass / Vocals

Joe is a Washington native, born and raised in Tacoma. He got his first drumset at the age of 14. Upon meeting a really great drummer in his neighborhood, he formed a band and switched to guitar. Joe picked up a Bass about a year later and realized his true calling. A former Kitchen staff member from 2005-2012, Joe has performed hundreds of shows and recorded two CDs with Bump Kitchen. He’s very excited to be back cookin’ up bass lines with the Kitchen once again.

Everett James Drums / Percussion

Everett, a native of Harlem, picked up the sticks at age 8, and they’ve never left his hands since. Everett has shared his powerful musical talent with many fabulous artists. His chops got him voted “Drummer of the Millennium 2000″ by the Tacoma Blues Society. Everett’s travels around the country have brought him to the stage and studios of many musical legends, all part of gathering the recipe to make Bump Kitchen cook!