C.J. Clark (Bass, Vocals)
Attending Berklee College of Music VERY briefly, CJ left to go on the road
to make some much needed cash with one of several "Chicken-Circuit" bands.
He joined Chuck Jackson in the early 70's & toured the south. Later CJ
became one of the "Philly-Sound" bassists in the mid-70's doing mostly
session work. He
toured with Billy Paul until '79, with the OJays from '80 to '81, and with
Sister Sledge from late '81 through '82 when CJ decided to "hang it
up." "Big, Bad, Dangerous Daddy" resurfaced to work with select Philadelphia
jazz and R&B bands from 1984 'til present, including (thankfully) Rollin' &
Tim Hooper (Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals)
Classically trained on the piano, and self-taught on everything else.
Through high school, Tim was educated in Great Britain, and later in the
U.S., where he received his Music Composition degree from Haverford College.
Tim not only holds down the keys, but also adds his unique jazz inflected
guitar voice to Rollin' & Tumblin'. Tim's been playing with a variety of
bands off and on for 25 years; he currently plays with R&T and
Philadelphia's legendary Soul Survivors.
Alan Howe (Guitar)
Joining Rollin' & Tumblin' in 1998, Alan has succeeded in bringing his own
guitar voice to an already extraordinary band. Known for his "less is more"
approach to the blues, Alan's emotional playing style recalls his major
influences: BB King,
Johnny 'Guitar' Watson,
Jimmy Vaughan, Hollywood Fats, and a
little Albert Collins on the side. In
keeping with the ensemble spirit of the band, Alan enjoys being the third
driving force in the rhythm section as much as his tasteful, soulful
soloing. Groove is everything.
John Cumming (Drums)
Hailing from Atlantic City, NJ, John's been rock solid on the throne for
many East Coast bands. Despite two tours with the U.S. Marine Corps (Vietnam
& Desert Storm), John has played with regional favorites Paul Plumeri,
Johnny Thompson, The Karl Frick Blues Band, and Little Buddy. Rollin' &
Tumblin' is proud to have this shuffle-master layin' it down. While not
behind the set, John has become an accomplished Flamenco guitar artist.
Karl Frick (Hammond Organ, Bass, Vocals)
Yet another great Hammond player hailing from Pennsylvania. Paired with Tim
on piano, Karl fills out the best keyboard 1-2 punch working today. Playing
over the years with some great regional acts (The Horizontals, Craig
Thatcher Band), Karl has thankfully gravitated into the ranks of Rollin' and
Tumblin'. An avid electronics enthusiast, Karl holds a patent for a carillon