Teddy Lee Hooker is a magnificently fabulous guitar talent. He is remarkably innovative and strives to take the blues to new heights.
As a child he was given his first guitar by famed bluesman Johnny Lee Hooker.
Teddy is typically backed by a powerful group of "A List" quality musicians.
The group is reminiscent of: the old school blues you know, the new school blues, fantastic finger snapping toe tapping originals, Santana, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown and many other of your favorite bands.
They are a great group to pump up the fun at your event; very interactive and an audience pleaser.
THE DOWNTOWN RULERS Featuring Teddy Lee Hooker
The band is new, but the parts and pieces have experience! DTR is fresh off of an opening set for the Fabulous Billy Vera and the Beaters. All of the players had different projects going, but when they felt the heat of their combined blues talents, they just had to make this Downtown Rulers project their priority.
Teddy Lee Hooker Guitar & Lead vocals
Teddy Lee Hooker is our magnificently fabulous guitar talent. As a child he was given his first guitar and guitar lessons by legendary bluesman John Lee Hooker. Miles Davis, B.B. King, Albert Collins and Jimi Hendrix have greatly influenced his sound. Teddy has shared the stage with: Albert King, Chris Cain, Ginger Baker, Taj Mahal, War, George Benson, Johnny Winter, Weather Report and many more.
Stephen (Steven) Foster Drums
Stephen has worked or recorded with such artists as: James Ingram, Gerald Albright, Roy Ayers, Ricky Minor (Tonight Show Band & American Idol), Jimmy McGriff, Phil Upchurch, Richard "Groove" Holmes, Dazz Band, Rahmlee Michael Davis and Beloyd Taylor of Earth Wind & Fire, Sonny Stitt and just part of the list.
Henry Gonzales Bass, Background vocals
Studied music business, performance composition and theory at Golden West College & UCLA. He played for Disneyland, Disney Channel, Tony Bennett, Jeff Skunk Baxter, Alan & Marilyn Bergman, and some of the finest studio musicians in LA and on hundreds of recordings.
Laurence Sheldon Keyboards & Lead vocals
Someone always has to have the vision, and that would be Laurence. He fell love in with the Hammond Organ while studying at, The University of Kentucky. He toured with Reggae and funk bands back in the day, but his heart wanted to bring his sound to a contemporary blues band.
THE BRASS BROTHERS Horns! Background vocals
Dexter Thomas Sr. and Michael (Big Mike) Richardson hold down the brass from trumpet to flugelhorn to trombone. They have played for Larry Kimpel of Frankie Beverly and MAZE, GVR recording artist Nico Ross, recording artist Rodney Taylor and appeared on Television as the band for David Tutera's Celebrations.
Ricky Carranza Drums & percussion
20 year old Ricky has been drumming for half his life. He comes to us via the tutelage of recording artist Marcus Coleman. His sounds are fresh, and his beats are solid. His background includes laying the beats for funk, blues, jazz and reggae.