Hope all you Repeat Offenders are doing well.
We are releasing a new live CD in Jan,Feb. and will be having CD Release parties in Ohio, as well as each of out Southeast dates. I hope everyone can come out and party with the band!
All the very Best to you all!
Hi Repeat Offenders Everywhere!
Just a few new things going on.
First we are mixing the live CD from the oregon express. Everything looks good so far.
Also, Im working with a new cigar box guitar and having a blast! Pictures and video to come later. (check out the link on the home page). Thanks Russ!
Also, here is a review from The Court Street Grill
Court Street Grill Offended
A standing room audience at Court Street Grill was repeatedly offended Saturday night, April 30th, and The Right Reverend J.W. Juke has vowed to have the four musicians responsible return for a repeat offense. Michael Locke & The Repeat Offenders is a very talented blues band out of Germantown, Ohio. The four members’ only real offense, it would seem, was adding a few dashes of rock and a spontaneous sprinkling of jazz into some mighty fine blues – repeatedly, of course.
The guilty parties, Michael Locke on guitar and vocals, Darosa Richardson on keys, James Higgins on bass, and Stephen Keith on drums immediately had everyone’s blues baggage under the table or checked at the door. Mid-song applauses and air toasts quickly became common crowd expressions. Their excellent musicianship, manifest in tight dynamic interactions with each other and jaw-dropping individual solos, was hard to ignore.
They performed excellent original compositions, such as “One Night Stan,” a reference to world famous sax player Stan Waldman who has accompanied Michael Locke in the past. The funky “Time Will Tell” had everyone moving some body part. Along with originals, they blended in uniquely expressive cover interpretations of obscure songs, such as “Scratch My Back” by James Moore, aka Slim Harpo. An inventive Santana-esque version of a Willie Dixon tune originally performed by Robert Cray, “Too Many Cooks,” caught the attention and appreciation of a number of blues enthusiasts in the crowd. From the last laughters of April into the first of May, the band maintained a captivating balance of blues-based material, each tune begging for the next.
It only took a few minutes to realize that these were seasoned musicians capable of handling anything with ease and style – blues, rock, jazz, a blend – anything. Throughout the two-set evening, they provided a pace that was space sensitive and crowd conscious. AND, by the end of the break between sets it was agreed that they were four genuinely nice guys…hardly what you’d expect from a bunch of repeat offenders.
First Off, I would like to thank The Repeat Offenders! The Very Best Rhythm Section In The Biz!
Also, I would like to Thank Matt with the Dayton City Paper for a Great article!
We will be at The Oregon Express for the rest of Feb. Hosting the Blues Jam Session on Thursday at 8:30
The first two weeks of March we will be on the road in Florida. Please check out the tour dates and come out and party with us!
The last week in March we will be at The Slippery Noodle in Indianapolis.
Hope to see everyone soon!
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Happy Holidays Repeat Offenders Everywhere!
Here is the latest news.
We started booking another Southeast tour, as well as playing several new venues in OH & KY.
New Years Eve we will be playing at Crossroad at Southland in Lexington, KY. This is a great new club we are going to have a Blast!!!
Starting in Jan 2011 we will be playing once a month in Columbus OH at Hoggy’s. We have already played there once and it was a real treat. The BBQ was Crazy Gooooood. Come out and eat some BBQ with us and enjoy some blues.
We are planning to release two (2) CDs in 2011. A live record, recorded in the Oregon District of Dayton, and a studio disc with the newest Repeat Offenders. Im really digging the way the recording is going.
Finally, I’m hoping to record a Christmas blues to be released just before Christmas.
I hope everyone is doing well & has the very best holidays!
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PS- Below are some pictures sent to us from Ray at Hoggys. Thanks Ray!
Hi Repeat Offenders,
Just a quick up date.
We are still recording for several new CDs, and hosting the Jam at The Oregon Express every Thursday ( This month marks the 6th year ) Come out and listen or bring your ax and sit in.
Also, Saturday at 6PM we will be Playing at The Little Chicago Blues Fest in Hamilton, OH Its been a little while since I’ve played in Hamilton, So I hope all me Cinci friends can come out and party!
Picture above was a younger me and One Night Stan backstage with Del after we backed him up in Coconut Groove FL
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We had a Great turn out at Gilly”s. Thanks to everyone that was there! Unfortunately , the Hollywood, FL crowd beat ya by 50-75 people. Oh well? Lets keep trying.
We will be at The Oregon Express this and every Thursday for our regular Blues Jam.Sat night we will Be at One Eyed Jacks! I hope everyone can make it out. We are doing this the old fashioned way 3 peice electric blues from the heart.
Nothin fancy , just a 61 strat on 10!
Also, New T shirts are available on the site as well as at the gigs. We also have some promo posters from several of our past gigs if anyone is interested?
Thanks again for all the support!
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