The Joe Cocker Experience

“The Joe Cocker Experience” was born after hearing our singer Larry Brennan, sing on stage one night a few years ago. His voice is not “faked or forced” – Larry was lucky to be born with a singing voice much like Joe Cocker’s – his mannerisms are very similar too - it’s fantastic!

The next step was to build the band around Larry, and after a grinding vetting process, we were rewarded with an incredibly tight band. This band includes; 2 female singers; 2 keyboard players; 2 horn players; a percussionist; bass guitar, lead guitar; drums; and of course Larry.


We have re-created the band that Joe used on his last tour, but more specifically, the band he used in Cologne, Germany on April 22, 2013.


The result is an “all star” band made up of these professional musicians:


  • LARRY BRENNAN: lead vocals (40+ years pro)
  • DARYL MARKLINGER: lead guitar (25 years pro)
  • RON McKEE: bass guitar (33 years pro)
  • KRISTI KELL: lead and backing vocals (28 years pro)
  • CINDY GOEBEL: lead and backing vocals (28 years pro)
  • RICK McDONOUGH: piano/keyboards (40+ years pro)
  • EARLE GIBSON: Hammond organ/keyboards/trombone (40+ years pro)
  • STEVE JONES: sax/acoustic guitar/percussion/vocals (40+ years pro)
  • GERRY POOL: drums (40+ years pro)