About the California Cogs Band

California Cogs band was formed in 2009 by veteran musicians who are members of San Diego area Rotary Clubs. The original mission was to perform at Rotary fund-raising events. Responding to a variety of requests, the band has now expanded to also entertain at community events and private parties, to raise money for Rotary. "Cogs" refers to the famous Rotary International cog wheel emblem.

Dave Davis plays lead guitar and leads the band. He is a real estate appraiser and consultant, has been a guitar player for decades, and has played in rock bands since 1981. Dave is in Rotary Club of La Jolla Golden Triangle. 

John Hawkins plays keyboards. He owns a media company, writes and speaks on business and technology, was a radio and TV personality and executive, and has played in several bands. John is in Rotary Club of Rancho Bernardo, and formerly was in Rotary Club of La Jolla.

Dennis Bucko plays rhythm guitar and harmonica, and sings. He is an MD and plastic surgeon, and has performed with a variety of bands.  Dennis is in Rotary Club of La Jolla Golden Triangle.  

Ron Kohl plays drums. He owns a telecommunications company, has been playing percussion for decades, and also performs in a church praise band. Ron
 is in Rotary Club of La Jolla Golden Triangle.  

Joyce McHugh has been lead singer in many professional bands.

Scott Wood plays rhythm guitar and sings. Scott has been performing music for many years.

Emmett Brown plays bass guitar and sings. Emmett is a versatile musician with extensive professional experience.

Rebecca Newlin sings, and is actor in a variety of productions. Rebecca is in Rotary Club of Camp Pendelton, and had a career with United Airlines.

Former band members include JoJo Ito, Linda Stouffer, and Richard Tilles.