Tris Imboden Yacht Stars Are:

Members Tris Imboden
Members Bruce Boulanger
Members Jeff Gunn
Members Alan Deremo
Members Michael Paulo
Members Carl Herrgesell
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Tris Imboden


Tris Imboden is recognized around the world as a multiple gold and platinum record award and Grammy Award winning drummer. He is best known perhaps as being the drummer for the band Chicago for quite nearly 30 years although his career reaches far beyond that. He was the drummer on almost all of the Kenny Loggins hit records which include such hits as “Whenever I Call You Friend”, “I’m Alright” from the movie “Caddyshack”, the Grammy Award winning “This Is It”, “Heart To Heart”, The Grammy Award winning “Footloose” from the movie of the same name, “Forever”, and “Conviction Of The Heart” named by Al Gore as the unofficial theme song of the environmental movement. He has also played on hit records by Gary Wright, Firefall, Chicago, Richard Marx, Neil Diamond, Steve Vai, David Foster, Howard Hewitt, Julio Iglesias and Stevie Wonder to name a few.

In a career that has spanned nearly five decades he has also recorded and/or performed live with Michael McDonald, Chaka Kahn, Al Jarreau, Jay Ferguson, America, The Doobie Brothers, Donald Fagen, Bill Champlin, Earth Wind and Fire, Anita Baker, REO Speedwagon, Crosby Stills and Nash, Brian Wilson, Michael Jackson, Johnny Clegg and Savuka, Peter Cetera, Roger Daltrey, Don Felder, Fee Waybill, Stevie Nicks, Phil Everly, Cock Robin, Jay Graydon, Steve Perry, Cecilio and Kapono, Kalapana, Honk, and many more.

He has also performed and recorded with many more in the jazz world including Stanley Clarke, David Sanborn, Bob James, Tom Scott, Michael Brecker, Michael Paulo, Jeff Berlin, Herbie Mann, George Duke, Bill Watrous, Los Lobotomys, and Clare Fisher.

Imboden has countless appearances on television shows including; performing with Chicago at their Induction Ceremony to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He also performed multiple times for the Grammy Awards.

Having had the good fortune to have seen the world many times over through playing music he feels he has been blessed and is truly grateful.

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Bruce Boulanger

Lead/Background Vocals & Guitar

Bruce is a Southern California native and has been playing music since the age of 13. Starting originally on the drums, he soon moved to the guitar which quickly became his primary instrument. Bruce is a graduate of the Dick Grove School of Music.

Boulanger’s credits include:
Boz Scaggs – touring internationally and in the U.S. for the “Middle Man” album release.
Michael McDonald – writing and recording for Michaels 1st solo album.
Yamaha Music Corp. – performing at guitar clinics across the U.S
Bruce worked with Yamaha to develop their G10 midi guitar controller.

Over the course of his musical career, he has performed at sold-out shows in major venues across the U.S. from the Los Angeles Universal Amphitheater to Atlantic City’s Caesar’s Palace. At one time or another Bruce has performed in most every state in the U.S. He has also appeared on many television shows including The Tonight Show and other late night talk shows with various artists and entertainers.

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Jeff Gunn

Lead Vocals

Jeff Gunn has been active in the LA session scene for 25 years. His experience includes singing for movies, TV shows, music videos, award shows, albums and live shows. Below is a partial list of some of the projects of which he’s been a part.

Herb Alpert, Barry Manilow, Lou Rawls

Jurassic World, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Oblivion, Despicable Me 2, Godzilla, Happy Feet, A Bug’s Life, Battle: Los Angeles, Keeping The Faith

The Simpsons, Two And A Half Men, Phineas and Ferb, Family Guy, Jimmy Neutron, AFI honors John Williams

Other Media:
Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton “Say Something” live music video, World of Warcraft video games, Academy of Country Music awards

Alan Deremo bio

Alan Deremo

Bass Guitar

Alan Deremo is a Los Angeles native who has had a diverse career in music performing or recording with a wide assortment of artists over the years. Some of those include Belinda Carlisle, Colin Hay (Men at Work), The Captain and Tenille (the original Yacht Rockers), John Oates, Olivia Newton-John, Richie Furay, Vince Gill and Amy Grant, Lee Ann Womack, Kathy Mattea, John Denver, the Mamas and the Papas, Jesse Colin Young, Jules Shear, Rita Rudner, Jack Tempchin, Gary Mule Deer, Dave Alvin, Glenn Branca, Eric Marienthal, and Honk (along with Tris Imboden). As a sideman with various touring groups Alan has been a guest musician with orchestras all over the world, including the Vienna Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony, and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.

From 2003-2007 Alan was musical director for Tony Hawk’s Boom Boom Huck Jam tour, commandeering a band amongst a blitzkrieg of skateboarding, BMX and motocross in arenas all over the US and Canada. Alan has performed on numerous movie, TV and video game soundtracks, and composed music in that realm as well. As a producer, Alan is responsible for turning out a number or albums since 2012, the most recent being offerings from Sean Della Croce and the Murderers of Love. Alan served as a consultant for SiriusXM radio and was also host of his own weekly radio show on KXRN-FM from 2012-2015.

Michael Paulo bio

Michael Paulo

Saxophone and Keyboards

One of the most versatile and cosmopolitan saxophonists in pop, soul and contemporary jazz for 30 years. Paulo has performed with Well-known artists such as Al Jarreau, Jeffrey Osborne, Deniece Williams, Oleta Adams, Paul Jackson Jr., Christopher Cross, Ray Parker Jr , Eric Benet , Patti Austin, James Ingram, Stephen Bishop, David Benoit, Peter White, Jeff Lorber, Paul Jackson Jr., Anita Baker, Bobby Caldwell, George Duke, Brenda Russell, Hiroshima, Dave Koz, and many more have shared the stage with Paulo.
With nine solo releases to his credit and numerous studio sessions Michael has been a mainstay in the jazz world.

As the Producer for the Temecula Wine and Music Festival in California and the Pacific Rim Jazz Festival, Michael is no stranger to the international festival scene. Paulo spent fifteen years as the musical director and host of the Dolphin Days Music Festival in Hawaii is active as a musical coordinator and artist in residence for The Java Jazz Festival, one of the Largest International Music Festivals in the world.

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Carl Herrgesell

Keyboards and Vocals

Carl Herrgesell is recognized as a multi-talented and stylistically diverse singer, songwriter, and keyboard player. He studied music as a jazz piano major at Arizona State University.

Carl toured and recorded with Kenny Loggins for 25 years. Additionally, he recorded with such greats as Elton John, Maurice White, Earth Wind and Fire, and LeAnn Rimes to name a few. During his distinguished career in the music business Carl performed and shared the stage with Hall & Oates, Michael McDonald, Peter Cetera, Amy Grant. Gary Morris and Christopher Cross as well as working with producer Peter Collins and many others. To his credit Carl has numerous solo albums he has recorded.