The CARTEL Band
The CARTEL Band was formed by Town car D after attending several jam sessions around the
Stockton area. Drew hand-picked what he considered to be the pick of the litter and put together The
CARTEL. Since its inception, The CARTEL has taken Stockton by storm.
Together, the combined talents and experience of these guys has formed the band to beat all bands.
In the short time that it’s been around, The CARTEL is already known for its hard hitting, sho-nuff
funky sound. So if an old school funk band with a new flav is what you’re looking for, look no more.
The following is a biography of The Cartel Band. The members are as follows;
Town Car “D” , drummer, band leader. Drew is well known in the Stockton area for being a
well rounded drummer who knows how to hold the pocket, with impeccable timing and plays strong
grooves. Drew cut his teeth with the Marvin Zeller Band and is currently dedicated full time to the
Old Skool , saxophonist, lead vocalist. Former member of 9th Creation, appearing on
Soul train in 1977 and toured Japan in 1976-77. Steve also performed high profile gigs with El
DeBarge and family. He adds a strong vocal range to the band and is a crucial voice to complete a
T. C. vocalist, is best known for his powerful falsetto reminiscent of Michael
Jackson, Prince, Earth, Wind and Fire and many others from the 70's, 80's and the 90's. T. C. has
eight CDs under his belt already and has been playing the casino circuit for the past four years. To
say the least, he has paid his dues in the music business.
Dave Mayfield, tagged from the beginning of his career as a hard-core funk bass player.
Dave has done extensive touring overseas both military and civilian. Dave adds punch to the funky
sounds of urban and contemporary types of music. Dave began his musical career with Unlimited
Sound and Impulse which mainly played in Guam, Korea, Japan and Hawaii. Also performed high
profile gigs with El DeBarge and family and currently Music Director for the CARTEL band.
Mike Scott, trumpeter and vocalist. Mike toured the world with Betty Wright and KC and
the Sunshine Band through the mid 70s and early 80s. Mike recently recorded with main stream
Gospel artist such as Derrick Hall and Company, The Pentecostal Ambassadors and South Bay
Community Church. Mike has set the standard of good work ethics for the CARTEL band.
Anthony Conlon, Trombone and keyboards. Anthony is a sought after studio musician
displaying skills in almost all genre. Also performed high profile gigs with Sapo Featuring Richard
Bean, Latin Magic, Malo, Latin Essence, Stymie and the Pimp Jones Love Orchestra and many more.
(The boy got skills.)
Floyd Comfort, Guitar. The Blues master is what we call him. Floyd has traveled the world
doing 13 U.S.O. tours back in the 80s and early 90s with a group called “Mo’ Better Blues”. Don’t
think he’s limited to Blues, Floyd can funk up the room with the best of them.
The CARTEL Band