The Sound House Band

Suzanne Morrissette  - From the small Canadian town of Chicoutimi, Suzanne’s family migrated to Quebec city, where she began studying music in earnest at age 7.  Beginning with flute and trumpet, Suzanne focused her energy on drums and percussion in her teens – and has never looked back! Her long list of performance credits include working with an eclectic galaxy of top musical talent – Eric Marienthal, Barbara Morrison, Alex Acuna, Justo Almario, Nancy Sinatra, the Quebec Symphony, Grammy-winner Chris Bennett, the Drifters, The LA Circus, Circus Flora, The Tokyo Women’s Jazz Festival, The Montreal Drum Fest, The Ice Capades … and many others.  She’s appeared on major broadcast media networks including, CBS This Morning, Live in LA, TBN, and Radio Canada, and in the feature films Fantasia 2000, The Last Place on Earth, and the highly-acclaimed documentary, The Girls in the Band.


Cooper Bayliss – Lead/Background Vocals & Guitar
Cooper is a third generation professional musician that started performing professionally at age 13. He has been lead singing, playing guitar and keyboards for over 30 years, with accomplishments including a European tour with the band AWOL, arranging and producing the debut album for Tara Porter and fronting numerous rock, blues and jazz bands for over two decades. In addition, he has performed on various album, studio and production projects as a lead and background vocalist.

 

Bruce Boulanger – Lead/Background Vocals & Guitar
​Bruce has been playing music since the age of 13.  Starting originally on the drums, he soon began learning the guitar as a means to writing songs. The change stuck and the guitar quickly became his primary instrument. After graduating from the Dick Grove School of music and playing in several popular local groups, Bruce gained some valuable road experience touring with recording artist Boz Scaggs playing sold-out dates at the Universal Amphitheater and Berkley’s Greek Theatre. Bruce also toured with Boz in Australia playing shows in Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane. After the Boz tour Bruce began working with television entertainer John Davidson and has performed at one time or another in nearly ever state in the U.S. He has also appeared on the Tonight Show and several other late night talk shows with various artists and entertainers.

 

 

Michael McKinnon - Lead/Background Vocals & Bass

Mike has been playing bass for 40 years. He was originally inspired when he heard bassist Rocco Prestia from the band Tower of Power for the first time around 1972. Since then his focus has been on the bass, both electric and upright. Michael played with many popular Southern California bands, but moved to Northern California in the early 80s. While there, Mike played with many great jazz/funk musicians and artists such as Trey Stone, (guitarist and writer for P funk), Daniel Bejarano, (drummer for Gladys Knight, Mavis Staples) and many more. Mike played the jazz festival circuit as the bassist for Tower of Power keyboardist Roger Smith. Mike also did session work with Tower of Power drummer David Garibaldi, Roger Smith, Ray Obiedo (guitarist for Herbie Hancock and Sheila E.) as well as other well-known artists. Since moving back to Southern California, Mike plays bass with SoundHouse, and tours with blues/soul artist Missy Andersen, who was twice nominated for best blues/soul female vocalist in 2015 and 2016 by the American blues awards.

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Irvine, CA 92614

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