introducing Somethin' else band members


is the creative singer/songwriting engine of the group! He is a retired elementary school teacher who has been writing songs since he was 14.  Bob joined together with Fred and Karl to create two albums of original music, the latest being the popular “Bob Gossett’s Kid Songs” but since expanding Three On The Side to include Dan and Theresa, he has enjoyed rescuing almost forgotten oldies from the 50’s and 60’s.  Bob has penned well over 500 songs, including many “one time” originals or parodies for birthdays and other special events.  Bob lives in Sonoma and still enjoys leading school sing-a-longs and talent shows.


is vocal harmony central of the group.  His knowledge of vocal harmony assists the group in achieving some rather engaging  harmonies.  Most of the time Fred is playing keys/synth although he is capable on guitar, harmonica, and bass, cajon, cuica, egg-shaker and, of course, more cowbell!  We were searching for  an instrumental for the song Vegetable Man on the kid's album and Fred's brainstorm was to crunch celery... and, high-five, it worked.  Add celery to his collection of instruments!


has been singing professionally for over 40 years. Her voice has been featured in TV and radio commercials in the Northern California area. She has been the lead vocalist in local pop/rock and blues bands, as well as a background vocalist on local artist albums. One of her claims to fame has been performing the National Anthem for The SF Giants, Sacramento Kings, Sacramento Knights, and professional tennis. She is also a vocal coach and actively performs at local churches.


learned the recording process during our first album.  Much of the training was by trial and error, starts and restarts, and high-fives when it worked.  Many of the lessons learned during the first recording were applied to the Kid's album a couple of years later.  When not behind the recording console, Karl is learning new guitar licks.  To get just the right tone, Karl will switch from acoustic to electric during Three on the Side's concerts.  We often rely on Karl's left-brain analytical skills to keep us focused.  He is a very serious, but lovable straight man!