RAR (pronounced "rare")
- Member #
- Member since
- 19 Jan 2011
- Last activity record:
- Active within 2 weeks
- R&B, Blues, Classic Rock
- RAR (pronounced "rare")
- Screen name:
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53222
- 24 years old
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 50 to 100
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
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RAR, a classic power trio is: Guitarist -Rik Massey, Andre' Davis and Roy Banks. The members of RAR,(pronounced "rare") have performed in bands in the Wisconsin area for years. They were all performing with local smooth jazz R&B group Collage & Co. in 2010 when vocalist and bassist Andre' presented the idea of forming the trio. The chemistry between the 3 was undeniable and they performed their first official gig as RAR on March 19, 2011.
The name RAR, a combination of the members' first names, is also a description of the groups musical leanings. Their current setlist is indeed a rare combination of genres and artists.
They cover Al Green, Kansas, Prince, John Mayer, Phil Collins, Kem, Usher, The Eagles, Tears for Fears, Gnarls Barkley, The Beatles, Musiq Soulchild, Cameo, Maxwell, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Gary Clark Jr., Steely Dan and more!!
Although they are R&B based, they do not want to be pegged solely an R&B group. They are so much more. They also are performing well written, top notch original music and recently released their first project, The self produced Loud Silence EP!!!
Already, RAR has performed in Chicago and Mississippi, with upcoming gigs in Ft. Wayne, Indiana and other regional cities. In the Milwaukee area they have performed at: G-Daddy's BBC, Chic Lounge, Blackthorn, Paje', ARJ's Panache, Swig, New Entertainer's, The Milwaukee Public Market, The Four Points Sheraton, African World Festival, The Rick Inn, Kim's Lakeside in Pewaukee and ParkSide 23 in Brookfield.
SETLIST: Hotel California-The Eagles Dust in the Wind-Kansas Love & Happiness-Al Green
Say-John Mayer Purple Rain-Prince Crazy-Gnarles Barkley
Rigby-The Beatles U Got it Bad-Usher Black Cow-Steely Dan
Joy & Pain-Maze Stay-Rihanna feat. Milkky Ekko
Bright Lights-Gary Clark Jr. Everybody Wants to Rule the World-Tears for Fears
In the Air-Phil Collins Single-Cameo On the Ocean-K'Jon
Fly Away-Lenny Kravitz Holding Back the Years-Simply Red
Satisfaction-Roy Ayers So Beautiful-Musiq Africa-Toto
Back in My Life-Kem Ascension-Maxwell Shout-Tears for Fears
Vultures-John Mayer Downhome Blues-ZZ Hill Fire & Rain-James Taylor
Just My Imagination-The Temptations It Never Rains-Tony Toni Tone'
original songs by RAR
and the list is growing
Prince,Donny Hathaway, Steely Dan, John Mayer,Brian McKnight, Maze, Marvin Gaye, Kansas, Lenny Kravitz, Maxwell, Kem, Mint Condition, James Taylor, Wes Montgomery, Burt Bachrach, Marcus Miller and many more
any equipment necessary for small or large gigs and recording
Members Of Band
Rick Massey-guitar and vocals
Andre' Davis-bass guitar and vocals
Roy Banks-drums and vocals