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Biography

From early 1997 to mid-1998, Kosmos Express released two critically acclaimed records, Now, featuring the hit song “Beautiful”, co-produced by Craig Nepp (Save Ferris, The Ventures, Sense Field, Jeffries Fan Club) and Simulcast, featuring the smash-hit song “The Force”, produced by Gene Eugene (Aunt Bettys, Starflyer 59) both on Zomba Music Group labels.

Kosmos Express toured an intense live show; enjoyed airplay of its singles and videos around the world; appeared on television and movie soundtracks and various compilations; received favorable press internationally, including book inclusions; but decided to call it quits in 2000, though the group continues to receive airplay and attention to this day, especially overseas.

Frontman Rob Goraieb went on to lead the rock/pop group, The Get Set, and now writes for TV/film, most recently on NBC/Universal. Guitarist Beau Burchell joined L.A. band Open Hand before co-forming the post-hardcore band Saosin. Mark Powell now drums for The Kite-Eating Tree.

Goraieb also released a solo record, Apartment 305 (B/R/M Records and Not Lame Recordings). Guests on the record included bassist Dan Schwartz (Sheryl Crow, Susanna Hoffs, Jon Hassell, Brian Eno), and drummer Mark Powell, who played in both Kosmos Express and The Get Set.

Goraieb got his start with Gleaming Spires, the band for the legendary eccentric duo, Sparks, performing on Gleaming Spires' record, Funk For Children (released on the Posh Boy Records/Vodka Label). Gleaming Spires is best known for their hit song, "Are You Ready for the Sex Girls?"

Band Members

* Rob Goraieb: Lead Vocals, Guitar, Songwriter
* Beau Burchell: Guitar
* G.J. Torres: Bass, Backing Vocals
* Mark Powell: Drums, Piano, Percussion

Additional Musicians

* Ron Alayra: Drums, Percussion
* The Greek: Bass, BGV's
* Debbi Devore: Vocals
* Melissa Hasin: Cello
* Chris Diede: Trombone
* Biff Vincent: Piano
* Gene Eugene: Rhodes, Mellotron
* David Stenske: Viola
* John Acosta: Cello

Discography

* Now (1997, Reviews: The Phantom Tollbooth, crossrhythms.co.uk)
* Simulcast (1998, Reviews: The Phantom Tollbooth, crossrhythms.co.uk, Kevin Baker, Cool Fools)

Compilations:

* The Buzz (1997)
* Statements From The Green Planet (featuring the unreleased song, "I Don't Have A Gun" 1997)
* Apple "Modern Rock For Those With Taste" (1997)
* Express Your Worship Survivor Records Sampler (U.K. 1997)
* 7-Ball Gas Collection 1 (1997)
* The Future CCM (1997)
* Nothing But……..Rock Label: CMC (Canada 1997)
* Various Sampler, Rock - Release 40 (1997)
* Heavenly Hits Zomba Records (Singapore 1997)
* Cornerstone '98 Sampler Disc #1 (1998)
* Razor Cuts (1998)
* Transmitter Sampler CD Vol. 1 (1999)
* Propska One (1999)
* Power: Songs For The Soul (2002)
* Radio Christian Hits/Best Of Madacy Records (2006)

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