I was born in Burbank CA: William Cosmo Ray Watts (yes a native Californian) I Started playing Uke at 3 (see pic below).
I moved on to Guitar at 5 and lessons at 8. I started playing in bands when I was 15, even having a song listed on Billboard by the age of 19.
I have two great (now adult) kids Solan & Neika.
I started working in Music Stores at a young age, also taught Guitar. Toured with my own bands as well as many other bands.
I have done Sound Design and Keyboard Programming for Ensoniq /Emu/ Symphony/ Yamaha/ Donna Summers/ Atlantic Star/Wayne Newton/ Edgar Winter/ Ringo Star/Randy Jackson/
GooGooDolls/ (Johnathan Cain/ Keith Emerson-Voice Crytal)
I have worked for musical instrument manufacturers Ensoniq-EMU Systems-Alesis-KORG-MARSHALL-VOX-Line 6 and D'Angelico Guitars. I lived in Ventura, Flagstaff, Phoenix Laguna California. I now live in LAS VEGAS
Cosmo uses and endorses the following products:
APPLE / MAC /Logic
Line 6: JTV 69 Gtr, M20D mixer, L2T pwd spkrs,
POD HD Pro, Amplifi 150
Cordoba fusión: Orchestra CE Nylon
Taylor: GS MINI with LR Baggs pic-up systems
D'Angelico, Fender, Gibson, Ibanez, Yamaha Guitars.
KORG Keyboards/Line6 mobile Keys/ Sonic Port VX
TC Helicon Voice Live Play GX
Sennheiser:e935 vocal Mic
Yamaha Flutes and Bass Guitars
My first name is Bill / Billy or Willy on older recordings from 1979 Cosmo
I am a solo Guitarist , I play Keyboards and 8 other instruments. Singer and one man band! I have been working for major music companies for the last 25 years traveling the world, doing guitar and keyboard clinics. I have decided to start performing locally! I play every style of music on a variety of guitars and some keys.
My song list goes from Louie Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Beatles , Eagles, Earl Kluge James Taylor, Van Morrison, Sting, John Meyer to current. I perform with live MIDI tracks that I have hand crafted. Other artist can sit in with me and I can take their instrument part out of my tracks! I also have a vocal harmonizer, my own PA system, multi- guitars, and keyboard that I use.
I can perform R&B /Classical Guitar/ Country/ Jazz/ Rock and standard songs. I have worked with Ringo/ Joe Walsh/ RANDY Jackson/ Edgar Winters.. I toured with and performed on TV with Pat Boone/ Burgundy Street Singers/ The Farm/ Madam Tango ( Las Vegas Hall of fame).
Pics of Friends and Bands I've had thru the years
Pictures of Artists I have worked with.
I can't always guarantee these kind of crowds when I perform. But I love Las Vegas and Las Vegas seems to Loves me.