Mojo Rizin was formed years ago by life long friends Chris Will and Tim Ramos. Chris’ songwriting for the first two albums caught the attention of seasoned music pro Jim Murphy who joined the lineup along with veteran rockers Randy Von Moll, Dennis Cossens, and Eric Lefebvre to take the show live. The result is a high energy all-star band delivering a kick-ass rock show.
Mojo Rizin was formed with the singular goal of becoming the biggest original Rock band to come out of Cincinnati – period. Our focus is to write the best songs we can with no boundaries on style or genre, and share our love of the music and performing live with a few thousand of our closest friends every show.
Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keybords, Banjo, Mandolin, Drum Programming
Chris started rockin early with the influence of his brother, Grammy nominated Producer/Engineer/Mixer Rick Will. Growing up listening to all flavors of music, Chris became a huge fan Jimmy Page, and Edward Van Halen, which led Chris to teach himself how to play guitar. Having played in various bands including Bad JuJu in Detroit, Chris returned to Cincinnati to form Mojo Rizin' with his life long friend Tim Ramos. Chris got inspired in 2009 to start recording his own music, which led to the release of Mojo Rizin's first two records, Keep On Rizin' and Brass Pole. Chris' guitar playing and songwriting is the driving force behind Mojo Rizin'.
Vocals, Congas, Percussion, Drums, Bass, Acoustic Guitar
Tim too started rockin early with the influence of his brother Dave Ramos, an accomplished graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, who formed Cincinnati's Midnight On Vine, and currently the Bassist for Blessid Union Of Souls. Growing up listening to all flavors of music as well, Tim started by teaching himself guitar, and later tought himself Bass, Drums, and Percussion. Tim's passion for music is enormous, which is evident in the energy of his live performance. Tim puts the Mojo in the Mojo Rizin'.
Jim was born In New York and raised in Cincinnati, Jim has 20 years of live experience playing with bands like The Imaginary Blues Band, Pubdog and Mike Sizemore. Jim comes from the school of John Bonham with hard driving beats and style giving Mojo Rizin the power and groove its known for. A must see live!!!!
Randy Von Moll
Randy has been rockin' the bass for over 30 years playing in numerous bands in the Cincinnati area. Randy's passion for rock and for music is evident in live stage performances. Randy developed his hard driving thunder bass style during his years in the regional touring band Pyramid. Randy’s earliest and continued motivation in bass guitar mastery are Jack Bruce, Chris Squire, and Geddy Lee, among many others.
Eric is the newest addition to the Mojo Rizin’ family, joining the band in May of 2013. After graduating with honors from the Guitar Institute of Technology in Hollywood, CA, Eric returned to Cincinnati where he played professionally in the early-mid 90’s with such bands as The Imaginary Blues Band, Just Us, and Colonel Mustard. After taking a nearly 15-year hiatus from music to start a family, Eric began to get the itch to play again. He was given a copy of Mojo Rizin’s “Hat Trick” CD and quickly decided that Mojo Rizin’ was the perfect excuse to return to the local music scene. Eric’s guitar playing style supplements Chris’ playing to help form the wall of sound Mojo Rizin’ is known for.
Dennis has been rockin' in numerous bands around Cincinnati for more than 25 years. Dennis brings a classic Rock and Roll approach to the keyboards with monster solos, and great stage showmanship.