The Jamacha Project is the collaboration of four San Diego area musicians, each with many years of professional experience. The group, recently recognized by the Independent Music Channels as Best Emerging Artist, is comprised of Barry Cogdill, Tom Williamson, Mark Phillips and Chris Anderson. The Jamacha Project writes and performs original music that is an eclectic blend of Americana, rock, and blues, that features their distinctive instrumental work and rich vocal harmonies.
Keys and Vocals
Barry: Growing up in a theatre arts family, and being on stage before age 5, Barry Cogdill has been playing keyboards, singing, and writing songs for most of his life. Benefiting from a group of life-long musically inclined friends, he has collaborated with diverse San Diego bands such as Metro, The Lomatones, The Balladmongers (still a member), the Molemen, and now—The Jamacha Project. His musical tastes are varied, with classical, jazz, rock, and R&B influences, and even a little musical theater. The Jamacha Project is a great fit for his appreciation of melody and harmony, and creative original music.
Guitars and Vocals
Mark has gigged up and down the southern California coastline, and sang his way to San Francisco, Tulsa, the Poconos, New Orleans, and back. Rooted in the delicate vocal harmonies, intricate arrangements and beautiful melodies of the folk, blues and jazz genres of music, Mark explores and elaborates musical interpretations of standard tunes and original compositions.
Bass, Guitar and Vocals
Tom has always been strongly encouraged by his family musical roots, and since the age of 10, been driven by a creative spirit and need for musical collaboration. He enjoys in continuing to refine his skills in both guitar and bass guitar, and is influenced by virtually every type and genre of music. A constant performer in showcase and cover bands throughout the San Diego area, he continues to expand his talents and horizons in performance and composition by tapping into the vast network of talent in the San Diego area, most recently with the Jamacha Project.
Guitars, Keys and Vocals
Chris, a multi-instrumentalist who enjoys composing music and playing guitars, keyboards, and drums, has been playing and performing in the San Diego area for most of his life. In his school days he studied percussion and was a member of the San Diego Youth Symphony. He is an alumnus of a number of local rock bands, most notably Headfirst, Blue Wind, Metro, The Balladmongers, and The Kathryn Cloward Band.