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Noah Rosen grew up in the Bernal Heights neighborhood before attending San Francisco's School of the Arts with Cole. He picked up the saxophone at a young age, gigging with several other local acts before finding his true home in Sweet Plot. His sultry leads are devilishly tasty and it only takes one solo to for him to bring the house down.

Tommy Ferdon is the band's lead guitarist. Growing up in San Francisco and jamming with his brother as a younger child, Tommy showed immense guitar talent even at a young age. Tommy's been known to amp up live shows appropriately with liberal use of guitar EFX as well as by shredding solos that are sure to melt the faces of even the most discerning music aficionados.

Sweet Plot is an independent funk rock music group from San Francisco, California. The band's genesis began in 2011 at Don's home studio in the Sunset after a late night jam session turned into an epiphany and everyone in the room realized that there was a greater purpose at stake: to bring funky and danceable party music to the masses. From this humble beginning, the group began to gig relentlessly around the Bay Area music scene while cultivating an evolving cast of dedicated musicians, friends, and artists who have gracefully joined along the way.

With little more than a shoestring budget, Sweet Plot mixed, mastered, and produced their first EP release titled Interstate Plot in 2015. Interstate Plot contains some of the early cornerstones of Sweet Plot's live set, such as the rock anthem, "Fields of Green." The name of the EP came from a notorious Spring Break RV tour that took the band all the way from San Francisco up to British Columbia, Canada.

In 2016, the group independently released its first studio album titled: California Feeling. Some songs, such as "Saturday" and "Jesse James" drew heavily from the group's earlier Rock and Blues influences. In other funk-driven songs, like "Greenbacks," you will also hear that the lyrical content and themes of their music offers an imaginative and refreshing look at 21st-century social issues. In 2017, Sweet Plot followed up California Feeling with their second independently released album aptly titled The Plot ThickensThe Plot Thickens showcases the band's ability to utilize the studio as an instrument to achieve a new type of sound. The second album's experimental nature offered the band a new level of flexibility when adding in layers of  horns, percussion, synthesizers, and audio EFX. Still, the group remained true to their friendly, down to earth and indie roots with the album's closing tune reminding us that that everybody's just gotta' "Tell it Like it Is." 

Sweet Plot's infectious movement energizes and connects with the audience which makes the show bigger than just the band itself. Their emotions, values, and attitude are truly authentic to the city of San Francisco, and they are genuine people who wish to give back to the community. Behind the group's upbeat music and thoughtful lyrics is a dedicated family of musicians and artists working together with the single goal of creating connection in our world through music.

We are Sweet Plot.

Don Nguyen plays synthesizers and is also the group's de facto audio engineer. Don grew up in the Haight-Ashbury in the heyday of late 1960's San Francisco Rock n' Roll. Don's synth tones could be described as atmospheric and interplanetary. In addition to his crazy audio EFX, he also plays a mean synth bass.

Evan obtained a degree in music at UC Berkeley and also plays keys in the band. His licks are reminiscent of old school funk jams a la Herbie Hancock or Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. In addition to keyboards, Evan also has been known to hop off of his rig to slay the cowbell during live sets when the time is just right.

Dan Beckerman, also from San Francisco, is a slick bassist who plays with a funky tone reminiscent of muscle shoals and the golden years soul. His voice is smooth like butter and so he's also known to hop on the mic to sing the Sweet Plot songs that he had a hand in writing when the group plays a live set.

Daniel Plautz, also a San Francisco native, is a lifelong drummer and percussionist with a nonstop inner rhythm. His beats fuse Rock, Funk, Jazz, and Electronic elements together in creative ways to get the crowd moving. Daniel is also a talented singer who provides background vocals while also laying down the drums.

Cole Kromer is the band's lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist. His family hailed from the the swamplands of the South, before he was born out West in San Francisco. Cole's vocal style blends Southern Blues soul with San Francisco style. Audiences will hear similarities between his voice and the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker or Jim Morrison.