Jack T. Kelly
Jack was the drummer of the first 43 episodes of Roundhouse. (Don't think me crazy for counting.) He left Roundhouse to tour with Crystal Lewis on her Bride/Greatest Hits tour of late 1994. Jack plays on her video, Crystal Lewis on Film. He's also played on albums for Crystal, including the hit song, "Come Just As You Are." He has also contributed to song writing on Roundhouse. Hosted an MTV Top 20 Countdown.
John was the bass player (with a line or two, here and there) for Roundhouse for 47 episodes. He was interviewed briefly in a commercial for the series and he hosted an MTV Top 20 Countdown with the cast. He has also contributed to the song writing on Roundhouse. John's worked with: Diana Ross, Ricky Martin, Barry Manilow, Christopher Cross, Joe Sample, Larry Carlton, Herb Alpert, Sergio Mendes, Santana, Chaka Khan, The Crusaders, Steve Lukether of Toto, Julio Iglesias, Dave Koz, Engelbert Humperdinck, Eros Ramazzotti, Nina Simone, Tom Scott, Keiko Matsui, Gordon Goodwin, Tania Maria, David Garfield, Nester Torres, and Diego Torres. He has played bass on soundtrack albums: Great Expectations, Swan Princess and The Songs of West Side Story. John tours internationally with his band, "Los Lobotines." We will keep you updated on new developments.
James was the band leader of the Roundhouse band. He was the keyboardist for every one of the 52 episodes. He also wrote all of the dance bumper and segue music for the series. James also co-wrote most of Roundhouse's songs and was often the vocal director. He hosted an MTV Top 20 Countdown with the cast. James has worked with Sovory, Oleta Adams, Take 6, Tom Scott, Everette Harp, The Spice Girls and jazz musicians such as: Kirk Whalum, Ronnie Laws, and Gerald Albright. He provided the music for Barry Lather's instructional video series, Barry Lather's Hip Hop & Funk. James has arranged music for the CBS series, The Client, composed music for the WB pilot, Justice League of America and the CBS series To Have and to Hold. James has also worked with Crystal Lewis on some of her recent albums. In 1995, James discovered the identity of his biological father, David Crosby. James and his father have teamed up to write songs together and have even formed a group with Jeff Pevar called "CPR." "CPR" has four albums released and frequently tours. Check out their website: CPR. For the full story about the relationship between James and David Crosby watch VH1's Behind the Music on David Crosby, which interviews James. Or click here for an interview with James from CBS' 48 Hours at CBS.com. James is currently on an international tour playing keyboards for Crosby, Stills & Nash.
James is married and has a daughter.
Marty was the resident guitar player for the Rebel Entertainment series, Roundhouse. He played all 52 episodes and co-wrote many of the songs featured on the show. He has played guitar, arranged and written songs for top Christian recording artist Benny Hester. In 1992 Marty played for Lisa Vale, on her album, And I Love You. Marty has also played on albums for yet another Roundhouse personality, Crystal Lewis. Marty has toured with: Supertramp on the "Free As A Bird" and "Brother Where You Bound" tours, John Fogerty on the "Eye of the Zombie" tour and Michael Ruff. He's played guitar in numerous films and for numerous artists including: Paul Anka, Christopher Cross, John Denver, Neil Diamond, Sheena Easton, Cory Hart, Julio Iglesias, Eddie Money, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Donna Summer, Air Supply, Tina Turner and Dionne Warwick. He's composed and performed music for the 20th Century Fox film "Sunset Strip" with Brendan Fraser and for the television series, Sister, Sister. Marty hosted an MTV Top 20 Countdown with Roundhouse, and has a profile commercial for Nickelodeon. Along with lines on the show! His song for Roundhouse, "Can't Let Go" won a Youth excellence award for best original song. Check out Marty's albums! Based on a dream about his father, the first is called Lucias Tokas AKA. (Marty also designed the cover for the album!) The second project, The Key(put together with Billy Sherwood from Yes) was just released in the US, and is available at his website, as is Lucias Tokas AKA. Marty has a brand new album with his band Peanut Funker & Jam, which can be ordered from Marty's website! For more of his CD work, check out Benny Hester and Supertramp albums. You can catch Marty's recent work on the new Leann Rimes album! And if you live in the Massachusetts area, try to catch Peanut Funker & Jam's gigs. Marty also produces records out of his recording facility, "The Shed" where he's worked with upcoming artists like Steve Holy and Billy Griffin.
Marty is married and has two sons. Marty often had a camera on the Roundhouse set and filmed a lot of behind-the-scenes footage. He loves RAMS games. Marty started out playing drums... but he comes from a long line of guitarists. Marty truly admired Toto drummer, Jeff Porcaro.
Additional Band Members:
Oskar was the bass player for the last 3 episodes of Roundhouse. He filled in for John Peña. Oskar has worked as a composer, musical director, musical arranger and producer as well as a bassist. He is currently conceiving a solo project. Oskar has attended the Escuela Libre de Musica in Puerto Rico and the Musicians Institute of Technology in LA. He currently performs in the LA area with his urban/Latin groups, "Foreign Accent" and "Enclave." In New York he spent four years with the group "Spyro Gyra." Oskar has worked with: Herb Alpert, Joe Sample, Alex Acuna, Justo Almario, Jorge Dalto, Tito Allen, Willie Colon, Ruben Blades, Celia Cruz, Dave Valentin, Tania Maria, Robbie Robertson, Tito Puente, Steve Winwood, Arturo Sandoval, Angela Bofill, Martika, Marc Anthony, Humberto Ramirez, Dave Samuels, Warren Hill, Danny Lerman, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Johnny Rivera, Eddie Palmier, Deniece Williams, Ricardo Siveiro, Brenda K. Starr, Regina Carter, Roberta Flack, Kirk Whalum, Tito Nieves, and Randy Brecke. This information was complied from Oskar Cartaya's website: www.oscartaya.com
Abe Laboriel, Jr.
Abe is the son of the well known Christian studio bassist, of the same name. Abe took over as the drummer on Roundhouse after the departure of Jack Kelly. He did 9 episodes. Abe has also worked as one of Seal's percussionists, and has performed with him on Saturday Night Live. He's also played on some of Crystal Lewis' albums. Abe's toured with: Abraham Laboriel, Steve Vai, Joe Sample, Dianne Reeves, Scritti Politti, Michele N'dgeocello, Duran Duran, Big Mountain, Juliana Hatfield, k.d. lang, Greg Leisz, Larry Corbett, Luis Conte, Justo Almario, Neil Stubenhaus, Paul Jackson, Jr., Hanson, John Wittenberg, Dean Parks, Wendy Melvoin, Alain Mallet, Jerry Hey, Steve Ferrone, Nathan East, Joel Derouin, Natalie Cole, Melissa Etheridge, and Barry Manilow. Abe has performed on the soundtracks for, Legally Blonde, Reality Bites, The Craft, Rush Hour 2 (score), and Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker. He has contributed to song writing on Roundhouse. Look out for his band: "The Raging Honkies."
Tom Lilly was the bassist on Roundhouse for one fourth season episode.
Will was the bass player on Roundhouse in place of John Peña for one third season episode. John was touring South America with his band at the time. Will was a member of Marty Walsh's band "Lucias Tokas." They've released one album for which he plays bass.