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Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Harmonica, Acoustic Guitar, Vocalist.

ABOUT

WAS BORN IN 1997 IN A GARAGE WITH 2 GUYS AND A DREAM. WESTON BATLA (LEAD VOX, GIT) AND ROY SPOON (BASS) STARTED WITH A SMALL PA, A ANALOG MULTI TRACKER, AND A KEYBOARD WITH DRUM TRACKS. OUR MISSION, WRITE MUSIC. ONCE WE HAD ABOUT 8 OR 10 SONGS DOWN, NEXT IT WAS TIME TO FIND A DRUMMER AND REHEARSAL SPACE. WE FOUND A OLD BUILDING ON GARLAND ROAD IN GARLAND TX. OUR GOOD FRIEND BOBBY CHATHAM SET IN ON DRUMS UNTIL WE FOUND OUR OTHER FOUNDING MEMBER JOHN (DEER) McCAULEY. WE REFINED OUR MUSIC, AND NEXT IT WAS TIME TO START GETTING READY TO GO TO THE STUDIO. NOW IT WAS 1998. WE RECORDED OUR FIRST 6 SONG CD, LABELED ATOMIC COWBOY WITH SONGS LIKE FADE AWAY AND PANTY RAID WITCH GOT SOME AIRPLAY ON THE OLD 97.1 THE EAGLE. NOW IT WAS TIME TO FIND OUR LEAD GIT. LOT OF TRY OUTS, AND FINALLY CAME JOHN (LIGHTNING) TOPE. SO NOW WE WERE IN PLACE. TIME TO START PLAYING LIVE. AND I MUST SAY, WE MADE OUR FOOTPRINT ON DALLAS, PLAYING JUST ABOUT EVERY ROCK CLUB IN DALLAS, THE MID CITIES, AND A FEW IN FTW AND OUTSIDE DFW. AS TIME MOVED ON WE WROTE MORE MUSIC, AND IT WAS TIME TO RECORD AGAIN WITH FULL BAND IN TACT THIS TIME AND WHAT WE THOUGHT WAS EVEN BETTER MUSIC AND A BETTER STUDIO. (HOTT TRAX) NOW IT WAS ABOUT 2000 AND WE HAD FINISHED OUR 2OND 6 SONG CD, LABELED REDNEK II, WITH THIS CD WE DID GET INTEREST FROM NASHVILLE, BUT FOR CERTAIN REASONS IT DID NOT HAPPEN. STILL PLAYING THE CLUB SCENE, WE WERE STILL WRITING MORE MUSIC. SO AROUND 2002 WE DID THE LAST CD BY REDNEK. WE RECORDED OUR BEST CD, 6 GREAT SONGS THIS ONE LABELED SOUTHERN NIGHTS. WE ALSO GOT NASHVILLE ATTENTION ONCE MORE, BUT IT SEEMS WE HAD THE MUSIC BUT NOT THE FATE. SOON AFTER JOHN TOPE MOVED ON AND WE ADDED MICK O'CONNER AND KEPT PLAYING CLUBS, FESTIVALS, BENEFITS, OUTDOOR CONCERTS, JUST ABOUT ANYWHERE. WELL AFTER ABOUT 8 YEARS IT WAS TIME FOR A BREAK. SO WE BEEN ON VACATION FOR ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF. BUT NOW ME (ROY), WES AND JD ARE BACK WRITING NEW MUSIC, WITCH IS GOING TO BE A CROSS OF SOUTHERN ROCK AND ROCK. STAY TUNED, GOOD THINGS TO COME. PLEASE TAKE THE TIME AND SIGN OUR GUEST BOOK AMD OUR MAILING LIST ON OUR WEB SITE AND TELL US WHAT YOU THINK, OR WHAT YOU WANT TO HERE, OR JUST LEAVE US A COMMENT. THANKS GOES OUT TO ALL OUR FANS WHO HAVE STUCK WITH US OVER THE YEARS. THANKS TO OUR FUTURE FANS.

Screen name:
REDNEK
Member since:
Dec 06 2007
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years together:
10
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Age:
59 years

Influences

TEXAS ROCK
SOUTHERN ROCK
ROCK
GRUNGE

Members Of Band

WESTON BATLA~LEAD SINGER AND
LEAD GIT.
ROY SPOON~BASS AND BU VOX JIM BROWN~DRUM AND BU VOX

EQUIPMENT

MARSHALL,FENDER, MESA BOOGIE,
LES PAUL, IBANEZ

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

IT WOULD BE NICE TO FIND A GIT FOR THIS GIG!
8 TO 10PM THIS IS A AUDITION FOR A WEEKEND SPOT!

DALLAS,TX

DALLAS,TX