Payback The Thief
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Payback The Thief

Detroit, MI | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

Detroit, MI | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Rock Garage Rock




"Detroit Proud Playlist"

"This three-piece group puts a new spin on roots rock with their recent release Bar Bet. It’s a heavy and soulful blues number with thick and fuzzy guitar and lots of sensual lyricism that’s both sexy and a bit maniacal. The female and male vocals play back and forth as if telling a haunting love story. It’s dark, whimsical and loaded with the perfect amount of distortion that we love so much." - Detroit Proud Playlist 05.16.16 - The CW50 Detroit


Still working on that hot first release.



Spawned from a bar bet and hatched by the sun, Payback the Thief blends elements of heavy roots rock with some kind of gypsy blues and a breadth of modernity. We make music because we have to. We hope you like it as much as we do.

We are: 

Jeni Lee Richey - Vocals & Rhythm Guitar 
(Formerly: The Great Tribulation/ The Blue Rubys/ Bone Orchard Revival/ Lula Found) 

Mike Shellabarger - Lead Guitar & Vocals 
(Formerly: The Tumblers/ Starlight Drifters/ Whisky Charmers)

Logan Lawson - Drums 
(Just Plurals)

Band Members