Meet the members of The Chuck Taylors

Greg Lee 

Piano | Vocals

Greg Lee DJ Emcee Cincinnati KY The Chuck Taylors Bambino.jpg

Most know me as a professional musician, piano player, singer, songwriter, but that is only a part of who I am.  I am a dad, husband, son, uncle, roller coaster enthusiast, LEGO builder, Star Wars aficionado, and rescuer of dogs who need a second chance.

Entertaining is my full-time job. My livelihood depends on providing the best experience for my clients. I promise you that I will give you every bit of my energy to make your party a once in a lifetime event. I play every event like it's my last. The same can be said for every member of The Chuck Taylors.

I'm living proof that anyone can overcome adversity. I suffered from a debilitating stutter/ stammer when I was young kid and teenager. It's quite ironic that now I make my living talking and singing.

I've played on some big stages for thousands of people, had a record deal in Nashville, and have a dozen songs published in Catholic hymnals, but my greatest musical accomplishment is seeing the joy on the faces of our clients, their families and guests.

Mark Brasington 

Guitar | Vocals

Mark Brasington Guitar The Chuck Taylors

He is co-founder and lead singer for the now defunct original rock trio Odd Man 
Out who opened for national acts including:

  • Kid Rock

  • Cheap Trick

  • Joan Jett

  • Cinderella

  • Sebastian Bach


Mark is also a prolific song writer.  His original CDs have been met with critical 
local acclaim:

  • White is Gray (2004) “It’s a stirring, stunning achievement by a true 
    artist.” Citybeat Magazine

  • Humor Implied (2000) “. . . one of the year’s most rewarding surprises.”  
    Citybeat Magazine


In addition to Mark’s energetic and engaging stage presence, he has written 
and recorded custom music for local, national and international commercials 
and videos including:

  • Award winning Cincinnati Eye Institute video for eye surgery procedures

  • Northgate Chrysler Jeep

  • Kerry Ford

  • Aurora Casket Company


Mark is a diverse musician with theatre experience, too.

  • Performed with Know Theatre Tribe for production of Jonathan Larson’s 
    (Rent) “Tick, Tick . . . Boom”

  • Performed with New Stage Collective’s performance of “The Full Monty.”

  • Regular performer at Taste of Cincinnati, WEBN Spring Break Party, 
    WEBN

Brian Hogg (AKA BOSS)

Saxophone | Vocals 

Brian Hogg Saxophone The Chuck Taylors

William Brian Hogg is an international performer, recording artist and Conn-Selmer and Harry Hartmann Fiberreed Endorsing artist known for his fierce and moving performances.

Hogg boasts over 25 years of playing and teaching experience in the United Kingdom, Canada, Morocco North Africa, France, South Africa, Mexico, and several states across the United States. Hogg’s passionate approach to music touches the lives of thousands of people yearly on the stage and in the classroom.

Hogg has performed with or accompanied a wide array of artists including the Temptations, the Coasters, the Dells, Josh Groban, the Cab Calloway Orchestra, the Drifters, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, the Blue Wisp Big Band, Scott Hamilton, Mahmoud Guinia, Brad Goode, John Von Ohlen, Manhattan Transfer, Lonnie Mack, Steve Turre, the Gypsy Kings, Carl Weathersby, Jeff Coffin, Rick Margitza, and Little Anthony and the Imperials to name a few.

​William Hogg is a noted instrumental composer and arranger​ and is the co-founder of the Voyager Jazz Ensemble, a group that has performed national and internationally at a variety of festivals and venues.

William Hogg is the Associate Professor of Saxophone at Northern KY University. 

Tim Watson

Bass Guitar | Vocals 

Tim Watson is a graduate of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music

He is so humble that he insists on keeping his musical accomplishments to himself (and there are many).

Tim is a dad, a husband and a loyal friend. 

Tim Watson Bass Guitar The Chuck Taylors

John Taylor

Drums | Percussion

John Taylor Playing drums

John Taylor is multi-instrumentalist force of nature. Not only is he an elite drummer, he also plays piano and guitar at a very high level. In addition to performing, John is also an accomplished songwriter.

His list of musical accomplishments place him in a league of professionals that few can match.

  • Berklee College of Music

  • Dayton Symphony Orchestra

  • Northern KY Symphony

 

John currently Teaches drumming at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and can be heard playing with the Phil DeGreg Trio in addition to performing with The Chuck Taylors.

ADDRESS

3174 Taylor Creek Drive

Taylor Mill KY 41015

Contact
513-328-6221 TEXT OR CALL
gregleemusic@gmail.com

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