SOURCE: Luck Media & Marketing

August 25, 2010 15:23 ET

Jeff Kossack & theOtherHand -- the Popular L.A. Club Veteran Ditches the Day Job at Last and Digs Into 'Halflife' With a Powerhouse Rock-Soul Band Featuring Top Session Players Bruce Watson (Christina Aguilera, Sara Bareilles) and Mark Schulman (Pink, Cher)

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - August 25, 2010) -  One great thing about having a cool, well-paying day job for 30 years -- when it comes time to get down to business and start pursuing those long-held musical dreams full time, you don't have to scrimp and save to make the recording of your life.

If you are a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jeff Kossack, you'll have built an incredible, fully digital studio -- Otherhand Recording in Canoga Park, California, named after his band, theOtherHand -- to create halflife, an infectious soul and rock influenced collection made the classic "old school" way in the tradition of his favorite artists, including The Beatles, Van Morrison, Marc Cohn and the Scottish group Del Amitri.

A longtime veteran of the Los Angeles club scene, Kossack began gearing up for his full-time dedication to music in the late 90s with regular gigs at the hotspots on every indie musician's radar: The Roxy, The Gig, Largo, Genghis Cohen, Highland Grounds, Iguana Cafe and 8121 Club. While building his own song arsenal, developing his high energy performance chops and learning how to engage crowds of different sizes, Kossack also became the ultimate behind-the-scenes guy, producing and playing on many projects.

Many of his musician friends were happy to return the favor when he formed his own band, a group of rotating members which was originally called OpenHand. One of the band's electric guitarists, Bruce Watson, has played with everyone from Christina Aguilera, Adam Lambert and Jewel to Leonard Cohen, Sara Bareilles, Elton John, Jewel, Rod Stewart and B.B. King. The drums are shared by Kossack's son Chase and Mark Schulman, who has toured with Pink, Cher, Billy Idol and Foreigner.

Kossack quickly followed the official release of halflife with a midtempo, brassy new single called "If I Have You" -- which like many of his songs, was inspired by a casual turn of phrase by his wife. With his catalog growing all the time, he is eager to begin licensing his music for film and TV.

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