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Hear The Call Music
Aptos, CA 95003
Phone: (831) 662-2589

    Otis Coen

    With over four decades of music experience, and self-taught on guitar, bass, four string banjo, and mandolin I began taking classical piano lessons at the age of seven and was a four year member of the California Musicians' Guild. Being a musical rebel I moved from one music teacher to another, learning as many diverse styles as quickly as I could. From classical to honky-tonk, I love it all. At the age of eleven I move to Santa Cruz with my grandparents. I was totally inspired and influenced of the diversity of the Bay Area music scene. By the age of seventeen, I began performing at special events and local venues in and around the bay area.

    In the late 70s, I was keyboardist for a local Santa Cruz based progressive rock band Broken Road. Voted "Most Popular Band" by the Good Times, and Metro San Jose in 1981, Broken Road released a record that received strong air play on local stations KOME, KSJO, and KDON.

    In 1982, I started a four piece group that was know for a driving rock sound and their "Tribute to Led Zeppelin", COENcidence was their name and the band and we opened for such name as: Pat Travers, Three Dog Night, Buddy Miles, Caned Heat, Pat Simmons of the Doobie Brothers, Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, Les Dudek, Robin Trower, The Medflys, Hot Tuna, Comedy man Pat Paulsen, The Tubes, and Mahogany Rush.

    In the latter part of the 80s, I found myself working with a Top 40 Band based in Santa Cruz. Golden Flyte worked a three week rotation in local Monterey Bay area venues as well as some of the hottest spots in the San Francisco and South Bay areas. Because road work was a large part of Golden Flyte's booking, I often found myself traveling across the United States. From Eugene Oregon to Hobbs New Mexico I went were ever the music took me.

    As the 90s came around, I was working as the keyboardist and manager for Santa Cruz based Motown band Touch and The Escalators. With the bands funky Motown sound and the three female vocalists, it was no time before these two bands became high demand as local favorites. Later that year along with fellow musicians we recorded a water conservation song. The song was played on rotation with south bay area radio stations KOME and KSJO. I also received a Commendation from the office of the Mayor of San Jose.

    So after all those years of playing music professionally all over the bay area, and across the country, I started Hear the Call Music in 2005. My vision was to be a service based organization willing to help our local community by producing concerts and fundraisers for noble causes. My other passion is to produce struggling musicians and their music.

    I am forever grateful for my clients who have help turn what started as a small recording studio in to a multimedia production company.