Kaylor & The Tin Cans
Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Otwell was born and bred on the country and blues music of the South, and started writing songs and performing as a young child. Growing up in church choirs, she fell in love with multi-voice harmony - something she still incorporates into her music. She began contributing original songs to theatre productions and other community productions.
Otwell attended Jefferson County Academy of Fine Arts and went on to earn a degree in Theatre and Creative Writing from the University of Alabama.
Post-college she formed her band, The Tin Cans, and began performing her own songs regularly. Her first album "The Tin Cans"was recorded live at 2nd Row Studio and released in 2010. "Hell or High Water," her sophomore EP was published in 2016 - the same year she earned her membership in the Actors Equity Association for musical theatre.
Since relocating to New York City, Otwell has recreated her band with new players, and continues to bring her love of Southern music to the stages in the NYC area.
Michael Buckley (guitar) was born and raised in Sydney Australia. He first picked up a guitar at the age 13 and started incorporate a wide variety of styles into his playing, from rock to jazz and everything in between. He was a recording artist at Q studios and SAE in Sydney and studied at the Australian Institute of Music.
Michael has worked with artists such as Paul Kastic (Big Mountain, Maxi Priest, Diana King), Danglin' (formerly of The Wailers), and Chris Brookes (guitar virtuoso). Michael moved to New York in 2016 to be with his now wife and is enjoying making new friends in the music scene.
Robert White (keyboardist) is originally from Atlanta, Georgia and currently calls Brooklyn home. He spent three years as a piano composition and performance major at Georgia State before ultimately graduating in computer science from Georgia Tech. Although solo composition is his first love, he’s thoroughly enjoying contributing to The Tin Cans in his first true band experience. His influences are classical, indie rock and electronica (ranging from Sigur Ros to Daft Punk), and spending a few too many years playing in church praise bands. He once played Metallica at a piano recital.
Born in Santos, Brazil, Marcelo Maccagnan started his music studies at the age of 15 and quickly began performing in local clubs with rock bands. At 18, Marcelo moved to Sao Paulo and enrolled in Souza Lima music conservatory, alter transferring to Berklee College of Music to finish his dual degree in Performance & Contemporary Writing and Production, where he focused on Jazz/Classical performance and music production with an emphasis on scoring for videos/advertisements. Marcelo now lives in New York where he works as a performer, teacher, composer and producer.
Joe Cutrufo is originally from the Boston area, and has more than 20 years of experience performing as a drummer and percussionist throughout the East Coast and Canada. He has played a wide range of genres, from ska and punk to West African and Americana.