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With over 30 gold and platinum records from over 112 albums, Aynsley has proven himself as one of the finest drummers in rock and roll history.

Best known as the original drummer for Journey while recording on a number of their mega-hits such as “Wheel in the Sky,” “Lights” and “Feeling That Way,” Aynsley has also recorded on a number of top ten hits with other major artists including David Bowie’s “Rebel Rebel,” Jefferson Starship’s “Jane,” “Girl with the Hungry Eyes,” and “Find Your Way Back,” and Whitesnake’s commercial breakthrough hits “Is This Love” and “Here I Go Again.”

Vocalist Fran Cosmo was originally featured as lead singer to Barry Groudreau’s self titled solo album, which served as a prelude to the formation of the band Orion the Hunter. Together they released the hit single “So You Ran.” Soon thereafter, Fran joined the super-group Boston as their lead vocalist on the multi-platinum disc, “Walk On.” With his sky-high vocals leading the way, the album soared to #7 on the Billboard Charts.

Several years later, Boston would release their next album, “Corporate America,” which featured Fran on lead vocals on four tracks and marked the return of original singer Brad Delp to the lineup. The band embarked on a national tour that featured both Brad and Fran performing together on stage.

In the words of Carlos Santana, “Greg Walker’s music is a wonderful combination of street and church music, ‘street’ being raw, sexy, warm and naked; ‘church’ being spiritual, inspirational, soulful and sincere.” For more than a decade with Carlos Santana, Greg thrilled audiences worldwide with his dynamic, charismatic style, earning no less than 8 gold and platinum albums with the Santana band.

He shares Santana’s soulful R&B style which is clearly evident on the Santana hits he recorded, including “She’s Not There,” “Stormy,” “Open Invitation,” “Dance Sister Dance” and many more. Greg recorded and co-wrote on several albums, including “Amigos,” “Moonflower,” “Inner Secrets,” “Beyond Appearances,” “Havana Moon” and “Viva Santana.”

His heavy-metal crunch guitar helped capture the spirit of the 1960’s. As Steppenwolf’s original lead guitarist, his work remains a hallmark of the unique mixture of psychedelic and rock.

Michael provided the driving sounds to Steppenwolf’s world-wide chart topping hits “Magic Carpet Ride” and the legendary “Born to Be Wild,” which blasted onto the scene in the film Easy Rider. Later he went on to record with Janis Joplin on her “Kosmic Blues” album.

Born in Germany, raised in Canada, Nick formed the band Sparrow in Toronto during the early ’60’s. A few years later they would crash their way onto the American music scene, changing the name of the band to Steppenwolf and spawning the mega-hits “Born to Be Wild” and “Magic Carpet Ride.”

His bass riffs would add the heavy metal thunder to many of the group’s gold and platinum albums, including “Steppenwolf Live,” “At Your Birthday Party,” “Monster” and “16 Greatest Hits.”

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s fast rising start with classic hits “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Free Bird” and “Gimme Three Steps” appeared cut short when their chartered plane crashed, killing several band members in 1977. However, they regrouped ten years later.

Allen Collins hand-picked Randall to replace him after he was paralyzed in an auto accident. During the next seven years, the band would perform sold out tours throughout the world while recording three hit albums, “Southern by the Grace of God,” “Lynyrd Skynyrd ’91” and “The Last Rebel,” achieving one of the most inspiring comebacks in rock history.

David grew up in Dallas, Pa., and moved to San Francisco in 1979. Currently residing in Ventura, Ca., he brings a wide palette of sounds, styles and refined technique to the table. His versatile and unique playing has earned the respect of audiences and musical peers.

Drawing on years of live and studio experience, he provides the desired flavors while at times adding his own sonic spice. From beautiful melodic textures to quick and playful attack David skillfully serves up the variety performance demanded of an All-Star event.


Juan Del Castillo

Juan is a dynamic showman who captivates audiences with his stage presence. His vocal timbre, range, and fierce control have drawn comparisons to former Journey frontman, Steve Perry.

Currently, Juan is the Lead Vocalist for the nationally touring act DSB, America’s Favorite Tribute to Journey, and a member of the World Classic Rockers where his lead vocals, backed by Journey’s original drummer, Aynsley Dunbar, rock the house on mega-hits such as “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Anyway You Want It” and “Separate Ways.”

Mark Hoyt has become a sought after songwriter, session and live performance musician working with such names as Mike Reno (Loverboy), Mickey Thomas (Starship) and Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple), along with many other various well known recording artists.

His sizzling keyboard licks along with his uncanny ability to recreate vintage synthesizer and keyboard sounds for live application make him a perfect addition to the World Classic Rockers.

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With over 30 gold and platinum records from over 112 albums, Aynsley has proven himself as one of the finest drummers in rock and roll history.

Best known as the original drummer for Journey while recording on a number of their mega-hits such as “Wheel in the Sky,” “Lights” and “Feeling That Way,” Aynsley has also recorded on a number of top ten hits with other major artists including David Bowie’s “Rebel Rebel,” Jefferson Starship’s “Jane,” “Girl with the Hungry Eyes,” and “Find Your Way Back,” and Whitesnake’s commercial breakthrough hits “Is This Love” and “Here I Go Again.”

Vocalist Fran Cosmo was originally featured as lead singer to Barry Groudreau’s self titled solo album, which served as a prelude to the formation of the band Orion the Hunter. Together they released the hit single “So You Ran.” Soon thereafter, Fran joined the super-group Boston as their lead vocalist on the multi-platinum disc, “Walk On.” With his sky-high vocals leading the way, the album soared to #7 on the Billboard Charts.

Several years later, Boston would release their next album, “Corporate America,” which featured Fran on lead vocals on four tracks and marked the return of original singer Brad Delp to the lineup. The band embarked on a national tour that featured both Brad and Fran performing together on stage.

In the words of Carlos Santana, “Greg Walker’s music is a wonderful combination of street and church music, ‘street’ being raw, sexy, warm and naked; ‘church’ being spiritual, inspirational, soulful and sincere.” For more than a decade with Carlos Santana, Greg thrilled audiences worldwide with his dynamic, charismatic style, earning no less than 8 gold and platinum albums with the Santana band.

He shares Santana’s soulful R&B style which is clearly evident on the Santana hits he recorded, including “She’s Not There,” “Stormy,” “Open Invitation,” “Dance Sister Dance” and many more. Greg recorded and co-wrote on several albums, including “Amigos,” “Moonflower,” “Inner Secrets,” “Beyond Appearances,” “Havana Moon” and “Viva Santana.”

His heavy-metal crunch guitar helped capture the spirit of the 1960’s. As Steppenwolf’s original lead guitarist, his work remains a hallmark of the unique mixture of psychedelic and rock.

Michael provided the driving sounds to Steppenwolf’s world-wide chart topping hits “Magic Carpet Ride” and the legendary “Born to Be Wild,” which blasted onto the scene in the film Easy Rider. Later he went on to record with Janis Joplin on her “Kosmic Blues” album.

Born in Germany, raised in Canada, Nick formed the band Sparrow in Toronto during the early ’60’s. A few years later they would crash their way onto the American music scene, changing the name of the band to Steppenwolf and spawning the mega-hits “Born to Be Wild” and “Magic Carpet Ride.”

His bass riffs would add the heavy metal thunder to many of the group’s gold and platinum albums, including “Steppenwolf Live,” “At Your Birthday Party,” “Monster” and “16 Greatest Hits.”

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s fast rising start with classic hits “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Free Bird” and “Gimme Three Steps” appeared cut short when their chartered plane crashed, killing several band members in 1977. However, they regrouped ten years later.

Allen Collins hand-picked Randall to replace him after he was paralyzed in an auto accident. During the next seven years, the band would perform sold out tours throughout the world while recording three hit albums, “Southern by the Grace of God,” “Lynyrd Skynyrd ’91” and “The Last Rebel,” achieving one of the most inspiring comebacks in rock history.

David grew up in Dallas, Pa., and moved to San Francisco in 1979. Currently residing in Ventura, Ca., he brings a wide palette of sounds, styles and refined technique to the table. His versatile and unique playing has earned the respect of audiences and musical peers.

Drawing on years of live and studio experience, he provides the desired flavors while at times adding his own sonic spice. From beautiful melodic textures to quick and playful attack David skillfully serves up the variety performance demanded of an All-Star event.


Juan Del Castillo

Juan is a dynamic showman who captivates audiences with his stage presence. His vocal timbre, range, and fierce control have drawn comparisons to former Journey frontman, Steve Perry.

Currently, Juan is the Lead Vocalist for the nationally touring act DSB, America’s Favorite Tribute to Journey, and a member of the World Classic Rockers where his lead vocals, backed by Journey’s original drummer, Aynsley Dunbar, rock the house on mega-hits such as “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Anyway You Want It” and “Separate Ways.”

Mark Hoyt has become a sought after songwriter, session and live performance musician working with such names as Mike Reno (Loverboy), Mickey Thomas (Starship) and Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple), along with many other various well known recording artists.

His sizzling keyboard licks along with his uncanny ability to recreate vintage synthesizer and keyboard sounds for live application make him a perfect addition to the World Classic Rockers.