After a brief stint at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Cosmos moved to New York City and began his tenure as lead guitarist, songwriter and bandleader for the 1990’s juggernauts, Cherokee Sex Workshop and Walkinbird. The latter’s eponymous debut album was produced by the legendary Warren Haynes, who became a mentor to Cosmos, teaching him the ways of songwriting, studio production and guitar wizardry. Those were important lessons, which still serve him today.
Since that time he has been an active solo performer and the front man for Cosmos Sunshine & the Butterfly Effect, Los Lotharios, The Cosmos Sunshine Band and Dan Patch.
In total, he has amassed a discography of five full length albums and four EPs and has played some of the best venues in New York City (Brooklyn Bowl, Irving Plaza, Joe’s Pub, CBGB, The Knitting Factory, (le) Poisson Rouge, The Wetlands Preserve, The Nightingale Bar) and toured nationally (opening for such greats as Gov’t Mule, Blues Traveler, The Spin Doctors, Johnny Winter, Lenny Kravitz and many, many more).
2018 Cosmos Sunshine was inducted in to the Connecticut Blues Hall of Fame and plans to release his fifth full length album, Comes with the Fall at the end of May.
“A beautiful voice and great guitarist evoking something classic and familiar, Cosmos brings a groove that reminds you of the past while moving into the future…” – Dave Drewitz Ween, JRAD
“I’ve been checking Cosmos out since back in the 90’s and he’s always stood out to me. He’s the real deal” – Aaron Comess The Spin Doctors
“Cosmos is not only a great guitar player whose style is both rocking and soulful, but also a killer songwriter. His songs are very well crafted and his melodies and thoughtful guitar parts always blend beautifully for a very unique result, which these days is extremely refreshing.” – Peter Levin Gregg Allman Band, Blind Boys of Alabama