Raise Your Glass (RYG) announced today the final lineup for the group. In addition to co-founders Scott Ramsay on guitar and Katrina Danford on lead vocals, RYG has welcomed the following talented musicians to the group:
Stella Petrosyan (Lead Support Vocalist and Choreographer)
Stella who hails from the Ukraine is an excellent vocalist and lead singer in her own right. In RYG Stella is bringing her background in theatre and dance to make RYG not only a great act to listen to but one that is hard to take your eyes off of.
Kathrin Jakob (Lead Support Vocalist and Voice Arranger)
Kathrin is a recent transplant to the U.S. having moved to LA from her home in Wallersdorf, Germany in 2014. She studied voice at the Music Academy in Regensburg and is a graduate of the Los Angeles Collage of Music. In addition to RYG, Kathrin has her own group that performs covers as well as several of her original songs including a minor hit in the U.S. and Germany titled “He Taught Me To Yodel” which showcases Kathrin’s amazing talent at this lost-art. RYG is still trying to figure out a way to incorporate some yodeling into a P!nk tune. When they do, it’s going to be amazing.
Danny Knapp (Bassist and Background Vocals)
If drums are the foundation for any rock/pop group, then bass is the mortar that holds all the instruments together. Furthering this analogy, Danny is a mason extraordinaire. His solid rhythm and impeccable timing brings the beat of RYG to life. A player since he was 16, Danny has an incredible history of music under his hands. From artists like Scottie Johnson (Gin Blossoms) to Katie Garfield, Danny has played with the best and his contribution to RYG is a major part of the foundation upon which this house is built.
Jon Poli (Drums and Percussion)
Every day the time we set our clocks by has to be adjusted because we lose a beat or two due to Earth’s uneven orbit around the sun. But if we kept time according JP Standard, Jon Poli Standard that is, we’d never have to worry about that again. Jon’s reputation for keeping perfect time is highly regarded amongst LA studio and touring musicians alike. Even more admired though is his impeccable feel and taste for putting a groove right where it needs to be and adding that flair to make a turnaround stand out as well as his sense of when to just lay out and let a song breathe. Jon has played and recorded with a long list of groups both nationally and internationally and it is that well-honed artistry that makes RYG a cut above the rest.
Tony TerBorg (Keyboards and Background Vocals)
Tony has been playing keys for over 30 years with artists ranging from folk legend Steve Gillette to Grammy award winner Jackie DeShannon. He has backed and recorded with artists such as Jaimoe Johanson (drummer for the Allman Brothers), Scott Page (saxophonist for Supertramp and Pink Floyd), and Greg Leisz (guitarist for the Eagles, Sheryl Crow and many others). Known for his ability to bring his “heart” to every note he plays, Tony’s reputation for being able to add the perfect color to bring to life an artist’s vision has earned him a highly respected spot amongst his peers. In RYG, Tony also works to help shape the band’s live show productions to bring the feel of a P!nk concert to the more immediate intimacy of a showroom and club venue.
With the lineup set, the group is in pre-production and has plans to do a local preview show within the next couple of months.