About Robbie and Seth
Robbie Rist owes much of his (as he calls it) "dubious celebrity" to a six week gig as "Cousin Oliver" on the Brady Bunch that decades later has not only turned him into a cultural icon, but has also given rise to the term "Cousin Oliver Syndrome." Later generations remember Robbie for his work on Kidd Video and as Michelangelo in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film series. Even more impressive is that he was on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, playing Ted Baxter's adopted son. Currently, Robbie is starring as the voice of "Stuffy" in the Disney hit television show, "Doc McStuffins."
What most people don't realize is that Robbie the musician is the TRUE Michelangelo, a renaissance man capable of playing any number of instruments, as well as as singing and writing songs with his bands Wonderboy and The Andersons. Robbie joined The Mockers in 2002, originally as a fill-in on lead guitar for an LA pop festival, and not unlike Lou Gehrig, never relinquished his position. And when Robbie isn't busy filling up on sangria and paella with The Mockers in Spain, he also plays with Jeff Caudill of Orange County punk band Gameface in his newest band Your Favorite Trainwreck and bass with LA troublemakers Nice Guy Eddie.
Seth Gordon formed and has played in the powerpop band The Mockers with childhood pal Tony Leventhal longer than he'd like to admit. He plays guitar and sings, and along with Tony, is the principal songwriter in the band. With Robbie on lead guitar and vocals, The Mockers have toured Spain four times, playing to bigger and more appreciative crowds each time.
All three of the Mockers albums, particularly the Mitch Easter produced Living in the Holland Tunnel, and the most recent "The Lonesome Death of Electric Campfire" (produced by Robbie) have gotten tons of great reviews—including a pick in Billboard's Critics' Choice Poll---the only indie in a list filled with the usual major label product. But Seth's favorite review is from the Phoenix New Times—“As thrilling as seeing Keith Moon kick over his kit, or Ray Davies punch his brother Dave in the mouth. Yeah, it's that good."