Cosmic Fuse is always ready and willing' to add a little rhythm to your groove!
Cosmic Fuse is a Hammond organ trio with T.J. Ike on M-3 Hammond organ, piano and lead vocals. Tim Ellis on drums and vocals and James Jamar on the bass guitar and vocals.
Cosmic Fuse is not your grandpa's idea of an organ trio – especially with Tim Ellis on drums – Cosmic Fuse leans a little more rock.
Cosmic Fuse material is a fusion of Blues, Rock and Jazz musical styles in their originals, organ standards and keyboard influenced cover songs, especially familiar tunes featuring the Hammond organ.
The reaction Cosmic Fuse has received from shows they have played has been exciting with comments on how organized and tight the powerful trio is, their very melodic instrumentals and entertaining song selection.
Defining Cosmos as the harmonic systematic universe, Cosmic Fuse fuses together their own harmonic systematic universe of music for your enjoyment.
CosmicFuse Live at Moondance Jam 2018Clips from the guys getting funky at the Moondance Jam festival on 7/20
CosmicFuse DemoThis demo includes a variety of original and cover material that include highlights from a sample mix of nine tunes.
T.J. IkeKeysKurzweil SP88 · Kawai K-4 · Hammond OrganIke has over 40 years experience working with bands and in studios. He first came to the Twin Cities in 1977 with a blues band, out of Iowa, known as The Little Red Rooster Band. In 1978 the band relocated to Minneapolis and cut an album in The Studio in St. Paul. The mixing was done by Sound 80. The title of the album was Authorized Bootleg. The band and the album did well, but the band decided to move back to Iowa where they are now known as The Blue Band.
Ike remained in the Twin Cities to further pursue his musical career, playing both with local projects and road bands booked out of the area. In addition to Ike's many musical talents, he also has a degree in Audio Recording from Hennepin Technical College in Eden Prairie, MN.
Tim EllisDrums & PercussionTim Ellis, a drummer from St. Paul, Minnesota, has a long history with drums. He has been playing in bands of all genres for over 35 years, while along the way collecting vintage drums. Way back when they weren't called vintage. Rumor has it, Tim opened a shop because he needed a place to store his ballooning collection.
Tim makes his own line of drums with the Ellis Drum Company line. Production is done right in the shop basement. Tim employs pro drummers in the shop so they know and understand things from a drummer's point of view. Friendly and quality service is a must.
James JamarBassistJames has been playing on stages throughout the Midwest for over 25 years. As a bassist he values every note he plays, but knows when not to play as well. He is self-taught and through regular practice and studying with other accomplished musicians, seeks constantly to hone his skills.
As an entertainer, James is a dynamic, high energy and infectious performer. "I love to watch you play" and "Man, you are really having fun up there!" are frequent compliments give to him.
James has played in original and commercial bands as a member and a hired gun. His love of music is great enough that he hopes to be playing until his last day.