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Bennett & KC

Bennett Chesne writes the music and lyrics for the fantastic Hunters & Gatherers. He also produces and engineers everything at his Culver City studio. Bennett was born in Chicago and moved to California at age 5.

 

He started playing music when he was 8 years old. He was in his first band in Junior High School and has continued to write, play, and produce music. Incredible, Beautiful, Unique Music.

 

Currently, the music director for L.A. based, The Art Collaboratory, his compositions have been used cinematically in Doug Kruse’s, “NOD”, and Arthur Tsu’s, “Another You”. Bennett’s main instrument is the guitar, though he also plays bass, keyboards, and some percussion. His work on major releases include:Michael Penn’s “Free-For-All” and John Stevens’ “His Boy Elroy”.

 

The ethereal woman by Bennett’s side, the wife of 15 years, KC Chesne’s connection to music and love of sound has brought her to understanding a new way to connect with the soul through musical healing. Studied under Julie Anne Cohn to become a Reiki master, as well as learning from the best in vocal heal, Wayne Perry and Silvia Nakkach as a part of the Vox Mundi project. She has now created her combination of Reiki and vocal healing and using it to not only help those around her heal their lives but applies it to her own as well.

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Adi Cohen

Adi Cohen is a talented percussion player that brings a sensitive yet powerful addition to this music. He was born and raised in Israel and came to California when he was 30. He and Bennett started playing music together in 1995.

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Mark Sparling

Mark Sparling is the drummer for Hunters & Gatherers. He began music studies at age 6 with piano and guitar lessons but found a love for drumming at age 8. He started private lessons at that time and continued through to High School Jazz and Concert Band. He followed his passion for drumming – studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston.

 

There he discovered a love for composition as well and graduated Berklee with Honors from their Film Scoring program.

 

He has scored many short films and a TV pilot since moving to Los Angeles. His drumming style emphasizes a melodic sensibility seeking to add color to music in addition to rhythm.