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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, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell, 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 Midwest 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, Magellan's on Main, Henry & Wanda's, Sheer Lounge, Arte' Wine & Painting, Taste of Wisconsin, BratFest, Cooler Near the Lake, Studio Lounge, Coop's Den, Arriba Mexican Restaurant,
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'
Drake-Hold On We're Going Home I Can't Tell You Why-The Eagles. Superstition-Stevie Wonder. Happy-Pharrell.
original songs by RAR
and the list is growing
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Jan 19 2011
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Years together:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
- 25 years
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
Members Of Band
Rick Massey-guitar and vocals
Andre' Davis-bass guitar and vocals
Roy Banks-drums and vocals
any equipment necessary for small or large gigs and recording
Come out and see the RARest Band in the Land at a very cool spot
Come out for great food, drinks and music!
RAR + Cooler + The Lake= A good time
Friday Night Live outside on Main Street
One of the best spots in Racine!
Come out and see why we are RAR!! We'll be chillin on the patio
1442 Underwood Avenue
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Come see the RAR in action. All live all the time!
9pm-1am let's get RAR
9pm-1am more RARness happens
Downtown Kenosha Wisconsin on the Lake RARness from 4:30-5:30pm Main Stage
Come see what all the fuss is about, catch RAR from 1pm-3pm
2 bands on the same night!!! RAR closes out the show indoors 9-11pm!!!
Come on out and see what all the fuss is about! These cats are RAR!!!
Come out to Kim's and hang out with RAR!!! 8-11pm
Come see RAR at The Lazy Oaf Lounge
RAR in Racine being rare!! Monument Square downtown Racine 11:30am-1:30pm
Come out for our first outdoor event of the season. It's gonna be RAR!!!!
Come out and see why we are RAR!!!
Great food and great music!!!!
Battle of the Bands contest for Summerfest spot. 3 bands!! RAR goes on LAST!!! 12am-1:15am. COME OUT AND VOTE FOR RAR!!!!!!!!!!!!
First Friday's in Racine just got RARer! Come see why we're RAR
RAR is in Racine!!! I think we'll make ourselves comfortable!!!! Get ready!!!
Come out and see RAR get all rare at Sheer Lounge
Come out and see RAR's first show in Waukesha!!! You haven't seen anything like this, guaranteed!!!
Wine & RAR? YES!!!!!!!!! Lake Geneva
Come out and see us at the coolest spot in Appleton. Great Pizza!!!!
Come out and have some fun with us!!!
Great Mexican cuisine & RAR music, a great mix!!!!
Great food and atmosphere. You'll like this place, plus RAR is there. Win Win
Great food & drinks + Great music = A Great Time!!!!!
The Station on Duplainville Rd in Pewaukee
We return to Kim's in Pewaukee! Better be ready for RAR!!!!!!
Don't be alarmed if you see ice fishing on the lake, lol
Come out and have some great food and see the Rarest band in the land!!!!
Great food & drinks + great music=A great time!
Catch us in Bolingbrook Illinois at Coop's!!
Sheer Lounge Germantown, wear your black attire!!!! Come hang out with the Rarest band in the land!!!!!
Come see the RARest band in the land
8pm-11pm. No cover
Come have some great pizza, a martini and chill in this great lounge!!
Come have some great food, sit back relax and have a RAR evening
Come have some great food and check out something RAR!
Get dressed up in all white and come party with Kid Capri, Doug E. Fresh, RAR & K.I.C.
Summerfest grounds $30 at the gate
Grab your lawn chair, some food and drinks and hangout with RAR
Come see the RAR in action at AWF!
come out and vote for RAR!!!!!!
Main st. in Menomonee Falls 10 mins from EVS
come hang out with the RAR!!! special room rates if you come to see us!!!!
9pm-1am show!!!!! Don't miss it, you never know what you might hear!!!!
come out and have some great Mexican food and check out RAR!!! no cover
4753 N. 124th St. in Butler
Thursday July 11th
Come on. You know u wanna. No cover
Come out have some good food and hear some RAR music
come see RAR open up the Battle of the Bands at AJ's
Come on down early on a Tuesday night and spend some time with RAR!!!
come out and see RAR in rare form
come hear RAR perform and see E. Pearl do makeup as Leslie Witte shoots awesome photos to be used for RAR's new single release. Get in some shots!!!!
Come see us and have a brat
Come on, no cover! 5321 W. Greentree Rd
Come out and have some great food and drink and hear some great music from RAR!! Awesome spot!! Tuesday night
Come out and have some great food and drinks while listening to RAR! No cover!
Come out and see the RAR, no cover!
Come out and have some great food and drinks while listening to great music!!
2213 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive
Come out and see the RAR, no cover
Come out and have some great food, great drink and hear some great music from RAR
Come out and see us and The Charles Walker Band upstairs at BBC for only $10
Come out have some great food and a great beer while listening to great music!!
Come out and see RAR, pick up their new cd, The Loud Silence EP for $10 and get a t-shirt for $15.
Come out and see us at New Entertainer's (no cover)
Come out and sip a Martini to the sounds of RAR!!! Deja Vu Martini Lounge 519 W. College Avenue Appleton,WI
1228 N. Astor St.
Come see RAR at The Racine Theatre Guild. A beautiful venue for live music!!!2519 Northwestern Ave. Racine Wisconsin. Get your RAR t-shirts and pick up the new EP "Loud Silence"
Intimate atmosphere to see RAR!! No cover 7-10:30pm show
Saturday Dec. 15th. 7-10:30pm
No cover. Come out and see us
Catch us at New Entertainer's. 5321 W. Greentree Rd. no cover
Come on out to Kim's Lakeside W303 N2582 Maple Avenue
and see RAR Pewaukee, WI 53072
Lady in Red Party
Wear your Black outfit and come out to see RAR at New Entertainer's. Black Friday!! No cover!! 5321 W. Greentree Rd
Come out have a pizza or some wings and see RAR!!! 5321 W. Greentree Rd.
RAR will be featured in a segment on the show tonite on Channel 10 in Milwaukee
Here's the program schedule:
Black Nouveau airings
Wednesdays at 6:30pm on MPTV 10.1/36.2
Thursdays at 12:30am on MPTV 36.1
Sundays at 4:00pm on MPTV 36.1
Wisconsin Public Television (Madison) Tuesdays at 6:30pm
Come out have some wings and see RAR!! 5321 W. Greentree Rd. 7-10:30pm
Come out have a pizza and see RAR! 5321 W. Greentree Rd. 7-10:30pm
Come out to New Entertainer's (5321 W. Greentree Rd) and see RAR
RAR live at The Racine Theater Guild!!! Don't miss this show! Wear your white outfits and come party with us!!
Tickets on sale now!!! Call 262-633-4218 Advance tickets are $12.
you can also pickup tickets at Spectator's Arena Grill on 80th & Capitol Drive, Milwaukee
Tickets are $15 at the door of the event
RAR will be performing at Black Thorn in Milwaukee, WI on Saturday, September 29th @ 8pm. This event is open to the public and is a free event. Hope to see you there!
Come have some great food and hear some great music at Paje'
2213 N. Martin Luther King Drive. 9pm-12am
Where: Beachside Oasis-Racine
When: Saturday August 18 2-5pm
RAR live at Africal World Festival !! Wear "white" to show your support!!!
Potowatomi Stage 6:45pm-7:30pm
Tickets available, contact us for details
Come check us out with a special guest. Angelo's is on Main St. in Menomonee Falls
Come see Rick (Pretty Ricky) Massey, Andre' (Bassmandre) Davis and Roy (Quiet Storm) Banks It will be a hot show!!!!!!!!!!!!
come see RAR live at Chic Lounge Milwaukee!!!!!!!!!
RAR at Chic Lounge Milw
Come hang out with us at Chic Lounge Milwaukee from 7-10pm Friday Jan. 20th.
Wear your brown outfit and come party with RAR!!! Chocolate Martini specials!!!
Come on down to Chic Lounge and wear your black outfit! Represent for RAR
WHITE PARTY!!! WEAR YOUR WHITE OUTFIT!!!!Live DVD shoot!! Live Sweetoothache video shoot!!! showtime 7:30-9:30pm Tickets $12 in advance and $15 at the door!! Don't miss this one!!!!!!!
Gallery Night at Chic Lounge RAR performing 7-10pm. Who is RAR? Come find out!!
Cocktails and Dinner Deck Party
The members of RAR playing with the group they actually met up in, The Smooth Jazz Group "Collage & Company".
GREAT FOOD & GREAT MUSIC with GREAT PEOPLE!!!!!!! 7926 W. Capitol Drive Milwaukee WI 53222 $5 cover
$5 cover for the gentlemen, LADIES FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GREAT FOOD, GREAT PEOPLE and GREAT MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!
See Milwaukee's newest trio at Little Italy. (7926 W. Capitol Drive)
$5 cover/ 21 & over / 8:30ish-11pm