Kasim Sulton

Best known as a member of Todd Rundgren's offshoot prog rock/new wave band Utopia, bassist/singer Kasim Sulton is also one of rock's most in-demand session musicians, as well as a solo artist. Getting his musical start playing in local bands around Staten Island, NY, by the mid-'70s, Sulton was playing piano with performance artist Cherry Vanilla. Shortly thereafter, he was introduced to Todd Rundgren, beginning a long and fruitful working relationship with one of rock's most unpredictable and hard-to-categorize artists. Rundgren had completely overhauled the personnel that made up his prog rock outfit Utopia, and Sulton was soon asked to play bass for the band, joining keyboardist Roger Powell, drummer John "Willie" Wilcox, and Rundgren on guitar (all four members contributed vocals and songwriting).

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