The Roger Girke Band

The Roger Girke Band

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The Roger Girke Band is a modern blues powerhouse fronted by Roger Girke, a triple threat singer/guitarist/writer with over 3300 live shows to his credit from 1975 to the present. RGB shows are high-energy events featuring music from their 2001, 2004 and 2008 CD releases.

Biography

The Roger Girke Band's newest Teletone Records CD "Shake It" released August 2008 showcases the band doing what it does best....original contemporary blues performed to perfection by a tight-knit group of veterans, who not only love playing with each other, but give everything to their loyal audiences year in and year out. The bands 2004 CD "My Baby Loves That Stuff" (on Teletone Records) also featured 10 original tracks and was nominated as a "Top 5 Self-produced CD" during the 2005 International Blues Challenge. Based in Wilmington, Delaware, The Roger Girke Band has been thrilling audiences in clubs and festivals in the northeast United States for the past ten years. Their first Teletone CD "Roger Girke and The Funky Twisters - We Got The Funky Blues" received rave reviews in major publications across the country. In their October 2002 issue, Blues Revue Magazine said: "This band deserves national attention".

Band leader, vocalist, and guitarist Roger Girke is a 34 year veteran of the east coast blues scene. His soulful vocals and tight guitar combine for a singular style reminscent of some, but totally free of imitation. The band's chemistry is driven by the powerful Glenn Bickel on keyboards, the super-funky Pat B on bass, the grooves from Dave "the metronome" Rainey on drums and one of the industries most
Check out the band's website (www.rogergirkeband.com) for their show schedule, more details on their CDs, and booking information.

Discography

"Shake It" Teletone 2008
"My Baby Loves That Stuff" Teletone 2004
"We Got The Funky Blues" Teletone 2001

Set List

Concert Shows are a minimum 90 minutes and feature 80% original music. Clubs shows are 2 or 3 - 60 minute shows and are 50/50% original/cover. Covers are eclectic mix, with a generous amount of New Orleans and Memphis based music.