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2017 (C) Walker Foard

THE Retro Rockets

Allan Bartlett

Drums, Vocals: Allan Bartlett was born in Tucson, AZ and got his first Snare Drum at the age of eight.  After a few drum lessons, he wanted a complete drum set.  Five years later,  he finally got his first set! With more lessons and listening to records, Allan managed to learn to keep a beat...most of the time. Allan has been in multiple bands and is in great demand!  In addition to "keeping the beat most of the time," Allan does a mean Don Henley and loves to perform antics to keep the audience entertained!

Justine Boswell

Justine Boswell, vocalist, originally from St. Paul, MN,  graduated from the University of Arizona with a Master’s of Music in Voice Performance.  She has performed professionally in Minnesota, from where she received her Bachelor’s of Music, Arizona, and North Dakota, both original and cover works.  She has also been involved in professional recording since 2000 and directed both children and adult choirs for over a decade.  Justine currently lives in Tucson, AZ with her husband, Darren, where she performs and records regularly, also teaching private voice and piano lessons on the side.

Darren Boswell

Darren Boswell, guitarist and sound production engineer, has been performing on guitar and electric bass for over 30 years.  He also has degrees in electronics and audio engineering, and, later in life, added keyboard to his list of professionally played instruments.  Born in Brooklyn, NY, Darren has performed with Chuck Berry, the Temptations, the Drifters, and the Platters, and opened for Ronnie Laws, Foreigner, Night Ranger, Quiet Riot, and many more.  Darren resides with his wife, Justine, in Tucson, AZ, where he also regularly performs, produces, records, and teaches private guitar and bass lessons.

Randy Cochran

Randy Cochran – Bass, Vocals

Randy  grew up in north Tulsa, Oklahoma.  As a teen, he played in a popular band and got to know  other musicians around town: Jamie Oldaker, Dwight Twilly, Phil Seymour among others.

After a stint in the Navy, he allied with longtime partner, Ron White, and formed Big Sky which wound up in the Shelter Records stable.  They were part of the second generation of the “Tulsa Sound” headed up by Leon Russell, J. J. Cale, David Teegarden(Bob Seger), Carl Radle, Dick Sims (Clapton Band) and others.  He did many recording sessions and worked with longtime producer and friend at Shelter, Tom Russell.

He began teaching music in 1977 but in 1979 went on the road with a bluegrass comedy show known as A Grain of Salt.  In 1985, he came to Tucson where he has performed with many groups: Leanne McCabe Band, Chuck Wagon and the Wheels, Billy Shears Band, Kelly Bryan Band, Still Cruising among others.  He went back to teaching until his retirement from Nogales High School as the director of bands in May 2012.  He again went back to teaching, this time with Tucson Unified School District where he continues today.

Walker Foard

Guitar, Keyboard, Vocals: Walker Foard is heavily influenced by acoustic guitar players such as Paul Simon, James Taylor and Steven Stills. He's never been a minute without loving to play. Walker was in bands as early as in Junior High school, and earned spending money in college by playing as a duo. He moved to the Washington, D.C. area after college and played for about 6 years in a band called “Tucson.”  After moving to the real Tucson, he became the Creative Director for a group of radio stations.  Currently Walker is lucky enough to be able to write and produce music for a variety of stores, restaurants, banks… you name it!  It’s all about the music!