The Red Roosters

The Red Roosters

 Osijek, Osječko-Baranjska, HRV
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The Red Roosters are the ultimate rock and roll,R&B band that fuses together various influences (from ray charles to the beatles,from howlin' wolf to the rolling stones) into their own brand of live rock and roll excitment!

Biography

The Red Roosters Bio
The Red Roosters are more than just a group-they are a way of life!
Their music is a mixture of various influences and their own compositions sound like classics at first listening.Believe me,althrough I can't be objective because I'm very close to the group,they got Soul!!,something very rare in contemporary music.And their songs are not just a mere tribute to their idols,I would dare to say they are even exceding them at their best!These works (take a listen and you'll understand) have a certain warmth that I miss so much each time I get a chance to listen to the radio or new stuff on Tv.But I'll leave that to you,bring your own verdict while I tell you their story in short........
The Red Roosters are the ultimate R&B/Rock and roll/Blues band from Osijek,Croatia (never heard of it?).
The band was formed in the summer of 2003. as a result of Josip Horvat (guitar and back vocals) and Ljudevit Laušin (lead vocals,guitar,harmonica),two friends from high school,hooking up with Ivan Radoja (bass guitar and vocals)after a long and frustrating search for a proper bass player.
Soon the band had a complete line up when Krešimir Pajtler (piano&keyboards) and Bojan Pšeniænik (drums) joined the following months.
After a few months more they spent on rehearsing and shaping their style the band held their first concert in local rock club on 06.04.2004.
After a change of drummers (Milan Ivaniæ took the job in fall of 2004) the band recorded a promo disc live on one of thier rehersals.It featured 7 tracks of which one was their original,Laušin's boogie rocker "Good evenin' people".
The band gigged constantly during that time and soon earned a name as a live attraction.As a way of payment for a concert held at their hometown's square organised by their local radio station the Roosters got a chance of recording one song in a proffessional studio.They settled on the track named "I was wrong", a beatlesque tune penned by Laušin and after finishing added it to the previously recorded tracks.
The band started to get attention from across the country and during the 2005/2006 season they visited most of the major cities in Croatia.
After one more lineup change (they become a quartet with Pajtler handling the drums) they started recording again in the may of 2006.This time the focus was on thier own compositions.They completed the disc after a four month strecth (they recorded in Laušin's old house) and their new promo cd contained 15 songs of which 10 was their own.Their fast spreading audience greated it with enthusiasm and some fans even bought the cd (althrough it wasn't published by anyone).
Later that year they debuted on national TV with "I was wrong" video made for teenage Tv show.
They changed lineup again at the end of 2006.Darko Šušovæek (bass) and Dino Bandiæ (drums) joined as replacements and that's the lineup that works now.
The band is working on demos for some new songs at the moment (fenomenal stuff I'd say!).Their biggest problem is presenting their music to the larger number of possibly interested listeners and I sincerely hope they shall overcame it!
Elmo Lewis

Lyrics

Don't do your good man wrong

Written By: Ljudevit Laušin

Don't do your good man wrong
by Lj.Laušin

The word is on the street
I bet you've heard about it
How I love you so
And I just can't hide it
My friends don't seem to know me
Where do I belong
I'm begging you now darling
Don't do your good man wrong

I see you late at night
Cold look in your eyes
Crowd is all around you
And you treat them nice
I wish that I could quit you
But I'm not that strong
Promise me now baby
You won't do your good man wrong

Tried to look at others
Some more pretty,some more kind
But they just wouldn't do babe
You stay on my mind

I bet you've heard about it
The word is on the street
Many strange things happened
And they will repeat
I don't know what I'm doin'
Feeling bad too long
All I'm asking baby
Don't do your good man wrong

Where Losers Meet

Written By: Ljudevit Lausin

They don't see me much around town
I stopped being one who gets around
Because it seems to be the same
Nobody even mentions my name
Nobody asks me why
They just walk on by

So if you really looking for me,you wanna meet me or you already know me,you'll find me at the end of the street in one bar where all the losers meet

Nobody's got any time for me
Everyone's too young,too high or too free
But your troubles don't seem so bad when you meet somebody just as sad as you
Someone to share the trouble of no one who cares

So if you're really looking for me,you wanna meet me or you already know me,you'll find me at the end of the street in one bar where all the losers meet

So if you're really looking for me,you wanna meet me or you've tried to call me,you'll find me at the end of the street in one bar where all the losers meet
Yes you'll find me at the end of the street in one bar where all the losers meet

I Broke Her Heart

Written By: Ljudevit Lausin

I Broke Her Heart

I broke her heart,no one knows,please believe me
Just like she told me those lies to decieve me
Don't let it fool you,that look in her eyes
I broke her heart and you should have seen her cry

I lost that feeling of love so I left her
But nobody told it'll be so hard to forget her
Don't let it fool you if she's having fun
She cried for me because I was the one

She told me lies i thought were real,she's got some scars that'll never heal,with too many things inside her head,she won't be happy till she's dead

I broke her heart,no one knows,please believe me
Just like she told me those lies to decieve me
Don't let it fool you,that look in her eyes
I broke her heart and you should have seen her cry

She's doing things nobody should,she lost her dignity for good,with every single guy around,she's latest news all over town

I lost that feeling of love so I left her
But nobody told it'll be so hard to forget her
Don't let it fool you if she's having fun
She cried for me because I was the one

I Was Wrong

Written By: Ljudevit Lausin


I Was Wrong
(Ljudevit Laušin)

You once told me that your love for me was strong
But then I turned you down,now I know that I was wrong
Yeah I was wrong

I've been searching all over the town for you
Just to tell you I'm still in love with you
I've been messing all around your school
To tell you I was stupid and that I was a fool,I was a fool

Yeah I remember,few years ago
You used to like me but I didn't want to know
'Cause you were only a child at the time
But now you're growing up and I'm changing my mind

'Cause all I've got
Are these lonely nights in my bed
Dreams of you running all through my head
All this time I felt like something was missing
Now I know it's you I should be kissing

Yeah I've heard you've got somebody else now
Pretty girls just cannot be alone
But if you could forget about the past now
And let me be the one that's gonna take you home
Because you know

I've been searching all over the town for you
Just to tell how much I do adore you
I've been out,hittin' the street
Guess it was you I was hopin' to meet
Hopin' to meet
Oh yeah
All right now!

Good Evenin' People

Written By: Ljudevit Lausin


Good evenin' people
by Ljudevit Laušin

Good evenin' people and welcome to the show
Good evenin' people and welcome to the show
When this band gets to rocking everybody's gotta go

All you good looking chicks comin' in through the door
Come on over here and rock some more

Good evenin' people and welcome to the show
When this band gets to rocking everybody's gotta go

All you people there sitting,think you're cool but you're not
When this band's playing it sounds real hot

Good evenin' people I hope you'll have some fun
Get your kicks tonight 'cause tomorrow will be gone

Well dance over here,dance on the floor
Dance a little closer than dance some more

Good evenin' people I hope you'll have some fun
Get your kicks tonight 'cause tomorrow will be gone

Can't Believe

Written By: Ljudevit Lausin


Can't believe
by Ljudevit Laušin

Darlin' I tried to do my best lovin' you
But you said I was like all the rest around you
And I haven't gotta clue
Now what to do?

You always thought you were one in a million,
You're so special,you're so mad
But you'll never be as free as me
You're just gonna end up sad

Can't believe what you're saying
Can't believe the games you're playing
Well I'm sorry but I'm walking out the door
'Cause I just can't take it anymore

Always comparing me with other guys
I'm so boring,I'm just not cool
But after all the magic's gone
I see I was a fool

I always did just what you wanted me baby
But it took me a bit too long
Before I found out we were going wrong
So you better listen to the song

Can't believe what you're saying
Can't believe the games you're playing
Well I'm sorry but I'm walking out the door
'Cause I just can't take it anymore

Can't believe what you're doin'
Can't you see I'm feeling blue and low
Well I'm sorry but I'm walking out the door
And I just can't take it anymore

Can't believe what you're thinking
Can't you see that I'm sinking low
I'm splitting and I'm heading for the door
And I just can't take it anymore
No I just can't take it anymore

For a Girl

Written By: Ljudevit Lausin

For a Girl
(Ljudevit Lausin)

For a girl who made me feel so low
For a girl who threw away my love
For a girl pretty as the stars above
For one girl,the only one I'm thinking of

I never planned the way that it's gonna be
But if she's happy this way let her go and be with without me
But I remember every single thing we've done
And it breaks my heart because I know I'm not the one

For a girl,the one I'd like to see
For a girl,I bet she never thinks of me
For a girl,pretty little one night stand
For one girl that shouldn't let go of my hand

I recall when we've met
I've never been so surprised
And when we shook hands you konw I just starred in her eyes
And I remember all the things she wore that day
But how was I to know we're gonna end this way
(Take it away man)

For a girl who seems just like a dream
For a girl,a little teenage queen
For a girl,I think you know who I mean
For one girl the prettiest I've ever seen
Yeah Yeah Yeah
Yeah Yeah Yeah
Ohh Yeah

Discography

The Red Roosters Now!(2006)
For a Girl E.P. (2008)

Set List

Our own swinging stuff plus the cover versions of the following acts:Ray Charles,The Beatles,The Rolling Stones,Chuck Berry,The Faces,Muddy Waters,James Brown,Elvis Presley,Howlin' Wolf,Otis Redding and many others.