Cross Cultural Fusion

Dru Betts – Drums & Percussion

Dru began playing piano at the age of 8 and switched to drums at age 10.  He attended THEE Ohio State University as a jazz studies major before transferring to Berklee College of Music in Boston MA where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in music performance.  After working as a musician on cruise ships for three years he settled in the central Florida area and has become a first call freelance musician playing a wide variety of music.  Some notable musicians he has worked with over the years include saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa, guitarist Larry Coryell, pianist Kenny Drew jr., and most recently guitarist Steve Morse and bassist Dave LaRue. Dru’s musicianship and ability on traditional drum kit as well as ethnic percussion add an incredible depth to the drum and percussion tracks in “Pangaea Projekt”.

Guy Walker – Guitar

Guy was born and raised in Kingston, New York at the base of the Catskill mountains in upstate New York. He has most recently recorded with Marty Balin of Jefferson Airplane / Starship’s on his new CD, along with being the session guitarist on a Golf channel TV show 2K10. Guy has worked as a session and touring guitartist with talents ranging from the Backstreet Boys Millenium world tour and Brian Littrell’s solo Welcome home tour to work with John Secada, Carnie Wilson of Wilson Phillips, Macho Man Randy Savage, Jessica Simpson, Jay Leno, LFO, Boys To Men, David Spade and Bill Clinton. His songwriting has appeared on Mission to Mars, Jerry Maguire and Debra Gibson among others.

Jennifer McGill – Vocals

Jennifer McGill became a professional performer at age 10 when she was cast as a ‘Mousekateer’ on The Disney Channel’s The New Mickey Mouse Club.  After wrapping 7 seasons of MMC and graduating from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Jennifer has continued her career in singing, dancing, acting, songwriting, and vocal/monologue coaching all over the world.  Jennifer has performed with Alanis Morisette, Britney Spears, Boyz II Men, Celine Dion, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, and many others. Jennifer has written and produced with talents including Tony Battaglia, Gary Haase, Jimmy Harry and John Bettis.  Jennifer is currently touring the world with the Michael Jackson tribute show, “The Ultimate Thriller” as a singer and vocal coach.

Christina Carter – Vocals

Adjunct Voice Faculty & Choral Conductor at Rollins College, Winter Park FL

Lead teacher and registrar for Maestro Kindermusik program at Community School of Music at FCC, Winter Park FL

Children & Youth Choral Director, First Congregational Church of Winter Park, FL

Soprano section leader and soloist with the Bach Festival Choir

Choral/Vocal Adjudicator and Private Vocal Instructor

Freelance Vocalist

Michael Crain – Piano, Keyboards, Programming, Flutes, Percussion

Michael is an award winning Composer for Television and Commercials with clients such as Disney, Miller Brewing & Nickelodeon. He has worked as a producer, composer, arranger and programmer with artists such as The Backstreet Boys, Sean Kingston, LFO, Brian Culbertson, The Rippington’s, Eric Darius, Paul Howards and many others.

Michael has developed a reputation for blending creative sound design and unique textural components into a cohesive whole. His current projects include Remixes and Production for major label and independent artists. “Pangaea Projekt” is his first release as an artist and is the realization of an idea to combine musical influences from around the world into a united collection. “Gaia’s Dream” showcases his talents as a writer, producer, arranger and programmer as well as his skills on piano,keyboards and various wind instruments.