Simply Put

Simply Put


Simply Put? A Hip-Hop Alternative band that has creative originals mixing rap, alternative, jazz, and whatever is good for the moment, Yet This young band is not afraid of covering songs others will not touch! Not your average band. Something different and something new!


Simply put came together like bricks on a house. The foundation was a dream for the world to hear our on personal stories through music and the rest is history. This four piece group consists of a female lead vocalist that plays bass, drummer, guitarist, and D.J.
The style of music interesting enough to captivate any crowd that wants to move and many describe the style as hip-hop alternative. Simply Put does not strive to be like any band out the in the charts. This band simply wants you to hear what they have to say and to feel the groove behind it. Oh yes! There will be groove! Now let’s meet the band.

Kristin “Miss Kriss” Weathers came to the band with plenty of material written. Kriss is a resident of Cookeville, TN and is still trying to figure out why. She has been in the business since birth; her family is heavily involved in the music industry to the day. Kriss started writing songs at the age of 9 and singing on stage with her parents since the age of 15; the same age that she started playing bass guitar. This young lady is highly impressionable and is influenced by everything under the sun! Kriss mixes hip-hop, jazz, blues, and alternative rock in her playing for a great fused sound.

Ron Bowie the Simply Put drummer, “Ron Ron”, a Memphis native and was brought to Cookeville for school. He has been playing since the bright age of 2. Then Ron became his churches full time drummer at 9. Heavily influenced by the many different styles of gospel music, Ron began playing with different groups and has become exposed various styles of music and drumming. We fondly call him “The Beast”. Why the Beast? You must see for yourself!

Mark Anderson, from the Cookeville area, is the guitar guy and he takes his job seriously! Mark has played for 20 plus years in various bands in the Cumberland Plateau area. Mark was a former guitar instructor and has influences that spread across the board, rap to bluegrass. Mark quotes, “I respect People who stand in front of a crowd baring their soul through their music—hiding nothing.”

Shannon Davis “Cross Phase”, was raised in the hills of Tennessee.
Released first rap album in 1991 at the age of 17. Using a wide variety of D.J. equipment Cross Phase adds more than enough to the Simply Put Equation. Any listener will quickly discover that the turntables are just as valid as the lead guitar if not more valuable!

With all of these powers combined, the sound that is heard has been described as: “Hop-a-Soul-Funk-a-Tive.” This is hip-hop, jazz, funk, R&B, alternative and anything else with its own prerogative. It is Simply Put.


We now have our first album Hop a Soul Funk a Tive! we have had radio air play on BRock 93.7

Set List

Our shows are typically 2-3 hours. We do a mix of originals and covers. The genre varies.

Let's Get it Started- Black Eyed Peas
Lost one- Lauryn Hill
Idle Wild Blues- Andre 3000
Ordinary People- John Legend
Glory Box- PortisHead
BasketCase- Green Day
Summertime -Ella Fitzgerald
Dock of the Bay- Otis Redding
Southern Girl- Erykah Badu
Just Friends- Musiq Soul Child
Just Kissed my Baby- The Meters
Sissy Strut- The Meters
Chameleon- Herbie Hancock
Crazy- Gnarles Barkely
Old Love- Eric Clapton
Fever - Ella Fitzgerald
Ruca- Sublime
Superstitious- Stevie Wonder
Back to Black- Amy Winehouse


Love Me
Chop Stixx
First 2
Dance with Me
Move Baby
I have Loved

And many More!