Lisa Rav Kossuth
No, you're not witnessing a "typo" this drummer, singer, song writer is
Lisa Rav, very female and very serious. When you see Lisa perform live,
you'll probably find it hard to believe she's a self taught player. But
hey, she has some good genes: no, not Levi's, her Dad. He is a drummer &
her Mom is a singer. Add to that the fact she excelled thru drum and
vocal lessons, sure doesn't hurt either!
Lisa's past accomplishments include drumming for Lotus (an original and
cover band) and creating the band Orfan Anny, which she did her share of
vocals in, as well as drumming. This band played all original music &
released three independent albums and created the soundtrack for a
locally televised movie.
After retiring from Orfan Anny,
Lisa dedicated a whole year to auditioning musicians in hopes to
find that perfect fit for her latest project, Gunner. This she
feels was accomplished, and when they started jamming together,
it was evident that they would have the ability to fill the
niche that was missing from the music scene today. Gunner
eventually made strong impressions that grabbed the attention of
many fans as well as their peers in the area.
As time rolled on, Lisa's goals and expectations began to far
succeed what the guys in the band wanted to do. She felt the
best move for her career would be to resign from the band,
therefore, leaving herself open for opportunity, while focusing
her energies toward trying to obtain her true goal of making the
most happen with the talent she has. "Working with the right
band on a national level, and being able to make a living off of
doing what I enjoy most, would make me very happy", the
aggressive drummer says.
Lisa completed a 46 city U.S. tour with GM, a band based out of
Atlanta GA in 2004 & thereafter toured the Tri-state area with a
NYC band called “The Grand Skeem.” Lisa became a member of a
National band out of LA called “American Anthem”, who’s
musicians not only backed up Bret Michaels during his solo tour,
but also opened up the show for Bret during his 2005/2006 tour.
In late 2006, Lisa joined forces with “NAKED BEGGARS", based out
of Nashville TN, featuring Jeff LaBar and Eric Brittingham of
the band Cinderella. They immediately clicked, & shortly after
began touring together. Lisa’s song writing abilities were soon
acknowledged as the band began writing & recording together. In
Jan 2008 they put out their 3rd CD entitled “XXX”, releasing
their first single, a song written by Lisa, called “I can’t
Lisa lives for playing! Check out the passion when she performs.
Growing up listening to, and being inspired by such super
talents as John Bonham, Tommy Aldridge, Jeff Porcaro, Tommy Lee,
Steve Smith, her most heroic drummer Kenny Aronoff, have given
her a diverse musical menu. Lisa had already taken her natural
born talent to its peak and found the late great Angelo Stella
as the perfect local mentor to extend her abilities. Lisa
credits Angelo with being totally instrumental (no pun intended)
in her quest for a higher musical ability. Angelo's son, Billy
Stella, now continues the drum school tradition.
With such luminaries to follow, Lisa's tempo, perfect foundation
and awesome stage presence more than often leaves 'em beggin'
for more! A solid force behind the whole picture, Lisa is that
"Ace in the Hole" member that most bands only dream of. Put
aside any cynicism or chauvinistic views. This hard hitting,
sticks spinning, not afraid of sweating lady, can rock with the
best of them. Becha' can't keep your eyes off her.
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