Laura Noble
Chris Baker
Ryan Peters
"Hollywood" Bridgewater
Mark Connelly
Derrick Redmon

Laura Noble

Lead Vocals


The belle of the band is the beautiful Laura Noble, a talented vocalist hailing from the Dominican Republic. Her talents have taken Laura all over the world, opening for national recording artists like Jon B, Trina and Trick Daddy. Laura's abilities have been recognized by the international community, winning the Harrah's Lucky Break national singing competition not once, but twice! Laura has graced the cover of Caramba magazine, as well as appearing on the popular Dominican late night show, Dos Por Dos.
Locally, you might have seen her front and center at Kaufmann Stadium, singing the national anthem at many Kansas City Royals games, or many other nationally televised sporting events. When enjoying her amazingly smooth and powerful stylings through covering artists like Etta James or Beyonce, audiences get lost in the moment. Laura has time and time again proven that she is a professional vocalist worthy of being added into the context of the artists she covers. Unique and versatile, you will be amazed that this girl is actually killing it right in front of you.

Chris Baker

Saxophone, Lead Vocals


Born and raised right here in the Midwest, Chris Baker has made a name for himself as one of the regions most experienced and versatile sax players and front men. Getting an early start, playing his first professional gig at 13, Chris quickly became a regular in the Kansas City music scene playing blues, country, rock, jazz and classical.

As a sideman or frontman, he has adorned virtually every local stage with many of KC's finest musicians. Even more daunting than switching from a science major to music at KU, in his early 20's Chris moved to LA where he began to shred up and down the coast bringing his brand of KC grooves to the masses.

As a soloist, Chris has traveled across the country playing packed out shows from DC to Memphis, St. Louis, LA and San Francisco, and of course stopping occasionally to lay down the funk in Vegas Baby! You may have seen Chris and the KC Allstars opening up for Brian McKnight at Kemper Arena, headlining at the Sprint Center or just hitting it hard in Denver, Little Rock, Phoenix or, oh name it he's probably played there.

Chris can entertain you with stories from the road, having the pleasure over the years to have played along side musical greats such as Buddy Guy, Jay McShann, Hank Crawford, Abb Locke, and even members of the fusion group Spyro Gyra. What is undeniable is that Chris' professionalism and electrifying performances make him one of the Midwest's most in-demand talents!

Ryan Peters

Trumpet, Auxiliary Keys, Backing Vocals


Ryan has been one of the midwest's first call trumpet players for several years. Originally from Manhattan, KS, Ryan began his career in Wichita, playing with such jazz and commercial heavyweights like Roger Lewis and the Joyride Orchestra, Denis BiBlasio, Vince DiMartino, Jay Daversa, and Donna Tucker among others. After settling into the Kansas City scene, Ryan became a hot call for bands needing a trumpet player, playing with everyone from local greats to Grammy-award winning artists in the biggest venues and arenas in the midwest: the Blue Room, Arrowhead Stadium, Kemper Arena, Bartle Hall, Crossroads, the Midland Theater, and the VooDoo Lounge just to name a few. 
His career has seen him play countless festivals and big time events. You may have seen perform him on Monday Night Football, the world famous KC Auto Show, the American Royal, or any number of other festivals around the nation. Ryan's career has seen him playing all over the nation: Phoenix, Denver, Dallas, Chicago, St. Louis, Little Rock, to name just a very few. You can hear Ryan on several big band albums released over the last decade.

John "Hollywood" Bridgewater

Guitar, Backing Vocals


John "Hollywood" Bridgewater is one of the most accomplished guitarists in the midwest. His electrifying performances have been seen all over the world, from Europe to Asia to North America.

On the national scene he has toured with highly recognizable artists such as: Bloodstone, Marvin Gaye, Keith Sweat, James Brown, Krizz Kaliko, Ronnie Laws, Roy Aires, Dazz Band, Lakeside, Blue Magic, Whispers, Dells, Jeffrey Osborne, Ollie Woodson, and the Dramatics. 

Prior to joining the band, Hollywood played with several local groups including: Unidos, Ice Cold, McLace, Delfia Parker, and Smoke. He's also a staple talent for several gospel groups in the Kansas City area.

His work has been featured on countless recordings.

Mark Connelly

Keyboards, Key Bass


Born in the oldest and most easterly city in North America (St. John’s, Newfoundland), Mark began his music career at age 8 studying classical piano at the Canadian Royal Conservatory of Music. By age 10, he was touring internationally as a solo pianist and drawing accolades from audiences from New York to London.

As a young teen, he arranged and scored pieces for TV and off-Broadway productions and began his foray into the Canadian music scene by establishing “The Raging Hormones,” an original touring progressive metal group and media favorite that performed with a variety of well-known Canadian acts (The Barenaked Ladies, Our Lady Peace, Tragically Hip) and produced a number of hits.

Officially imported into the US in the late 90s to pursue his doctorate, Mark has since played in venues in over 20 states in bands ranging in genres from pop to jazz to southern and classic rock, sharing the stage with such national acts as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kentucky Headhunters, The Marshall Tucker Band, Hootie and the Blowfish, and the Goo Goo Dolls. Since settling in the Kansas City area in 2006, Mark has played keys at several of the best large and small venues in the area, including Arrowhead, Bartle Hall, Starlight, Crossroads, Union Station, The Midland, the VooDoo Lounge, Knuckleheads, the Riot Room, and Jardine’s. Since joining the lineup he has become irreversibly morally corrupted.

Derrick "Pockets" Redmon

Drums, Lead Vocals


Derrick "Pockets" Redmon is one of the most versatile and understated drummers. A former protegé of the world renowned Go-Go Ray, Derrick has honed his abilities to world-class status.

Derrick has played with some of the world's truly elite artists, such as Bobby Blue Band, the Gospel True Tones, ZZ Top, Bloodstone, the 360 Degree Band, Buddy Guy, and the Sons of Jericho. 

A talented multi-instrumentalist, Derrick had stints as a professional bassist and singer prior to joining Musivo Live.

Derrick has performed all over the midwest, playing in venues such as the Grand Emporium, the Beaumont Club, and Bartle Hall just to name a few.