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The Cats


The Aristocats

The West Coast Sound.

Music industry veterans Bobby Pierce, David Marcus and Paul Krebich have joined forces to create The Aristocats.

Soothing, Soulful, Sublime and always Grooving! 

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BOBBY PIERCE, was born in the bustling jazz hub of Columbus, Ohio. A longtime resident of Los Angeles, his journey to the West Coast has taken him through hundreds of cities and dozens of countries becoming a Master of the Hammond B3.  Performing for  years in Chicago and New York and with a career spanning decades, Bobby has toured with Clark Terry, Benny Carter, Tom Scott, The Brecker Brothers, Eddie Daniels, Louie Bellson, Frank Foster, Art Blakey,, The Four Tops, and Paul Robeson.  Bobby traveled the world working as pianist, vocalist, and organist for the James Moody Quartet, as well as doing extended tours with the Sonny Stitt Trio, The Gene Ammons Quartet and The Gene Ammons - Sonny Stitt Quintet. Other tours have included backing Etta James, Benny King, The Four Tops, Joe Williams, Dionne Warwick, and many, many others. As a recording Artist, Bobby has produced a number of iconic albums as leader and is a featured Artist on many classic recordings.

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DAVID MARCUS was born in Chicago, Illinois and moved at an early  age  to  Oakland,  California.  A guitarist since age 6,  David has been a seminal innovator of technologies for visual and sonic media in Hollywood.   As an inventor and architect of systems and methods for creative workflows,  David has been at the forefront of emerging technology and a  conceptual designer of business models for its applications. As a recognized industry leading edge innovator, business maven and audio engineer,  David has decades of  experience in post production sound, re-recording and music mixing.  As founder of the Aristocats, David has reinvented himself as a full time guitarist, mentor and teacher. Performing at legendary venues such as the Village Vanguard, David has worked with Cedar Walton, David Williams, Chuck Manning, Joel Taylor, Nokie Edwards, Sal Marquez, Del Casher, Roger Kellaway, Clarence Johnston, Joe Farnsworth,  Marcel Ivery and Art Hillary among many other music notables.


PAUL KREBICH, a  Los Angeles native showed an interest in drumming at an early age.  At the age of 23 Paul got his first major jazz gig with Carmen McRae. He toured the United States and Japan with her including a concert at Carnegie Hall. Upon his return to Los Angeles, at a friend's coaxing, Paul went to a "cattle call" audition for the Ray Charles Band. Hired on the spot, Paul traveled with the band internationally for four years.  Paul has been a first call drummer for many touring artists including Mose Allison, Red Rodney, The Woody Herman Band, Anita O'Day, Scott Hamilton, Joe Pass, Charles Brown, Rosemary Clooney, Lee Konitz, and others. Paul's recording credits include sessions with Bill Perkins, Dianne Reeves, Bob Cooper, Conte Candoli, Charlie Shoemake, Herb Geller, Cedar Walton, John Hendricks, James Moody, Kenny Burrell, Ray Charles, Gerald Wiggins, Andy Simpkins, Terry Gibbs, Hod O'Brien, Claude Williamson, and Frank Strazerri. In 1995 Paul joined the Gene Harris Quartet. He plays on Harris' last Concord release "Alley Cats" along with Ernie Watts, Red Holloway and Jack McDuff.  Paul continues to record and perform locally as well as touring.  He is now on the music faculty of Cal State Fullerton.

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