Dobro, Fiddle, Mandolin, Other, Background Singer, Piano, Keyboard, Trumpet, Violin, Other Percussion, Drums, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Accordion.



My name is Robby Ravenwood - Please check out my website - There are some song and video samples on there (robbyravenwood).

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME robbyrobbyravenwood or call me (562) 506-3041

I am a singer/songwriter, stand-up comedian/social satirist; I play rhythm guitar and piano/keyboards . My musical style blends elements of Retro, Lounge, Cabaret, Western Swing, Gypsy-Jazz, Klezmer, and Folk with tongue-in-cheek, irreverent, socially critical lyrics.

I am looking to complete a backup band that I am forming.

I have my own songs and routines So I'm not really looking for other songwriters/songwriting collaborators.

Ideally I want to complete my backup band with accomplished, serious, dedicated musicians. Musicians who are willing to do whatever it takes to be in an extraordinary night club band. Anything less doesn't make sense (to me) in the music business.

I would also prefer (not mandatory) to work with musicians who want to be in one outstanding band rather than several mediocre ones that go nowhere and then wonder why.

In addition, given my musical style, theatrical experience (or a willingness to be playful on stage and have a good laugh simultaneously getting the job done) is A+++

Though I do get gigs (some paid and otherwise) - the big $$$ is not here immediately/right now. Therefore I am looking for committed players â?? not â??guns for hire". I've been down that road before. Again - I want/prefer something more organic, committed and evolving - where everyone has something at stake â?? where we all share in the profits worthy of the investment of collective time and energy.

I mention here too that I am gay not as a "good" or "bad" thing just a factual piece of info - so as not to confuse anyone too conservative or (to me) uptight to want to progress with me further. It is 2011 right? I always hope that that is a non-issue. Having said all that; I am looking for gay or "gay friendly" players. I perform in both "gay" and "straight" venues.

You can see me perform live by going to my website: robbyravenwood (for current schedule), and/or I can come and see you/meet for coffee etc. I live in Long Beach but can travel to meet/work as well.

Please let me know if you are interested.

Again -FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME robbyrobbyravenwood
or call me (562) 506-3041


Robby Ravenwood

Screen name:
Robby Ravenwood
Member since:
Dec 12 2009
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
49 years


My Influences:

Dan Hicks, Tom Leher, Randy Newman, Lyle Lovett, Mojo Nixon, The Lucky Stars, BR 5-49, Red Meat, Pink Martini, The Ditty Bops, Asleep at the Wheel, Riders in the Sky, Bob Wills, Tom Waits, Paul McCartney, Scott Joplin, Danny Elfman, David Byrne, Devo, Bare Naked Ladies, Spike Jones and his City Slickers- among others.

Members Of Band

I have myself - on Lead Vocals, Piano/Keyboards and Rhythm Guitar - depending on the song - I currently also have a a mandolin/uke player a keyboardist/rhythm guitar uke player and a drummer -but I am open to pretty much every kind of player that's interested in my music/musical style - Esp. looking for a stand up bass player -multi-instrumentalists ( woodwinds,strings, guitars dobro lead) as well as some more unusual players (accordion, concertina, theramin, drummer/percussionists, musical saw etc...)


5 guitars two keyboards and a partridge in a pear tree (Why is this important to talk about here - doesn't everyone have thier own axe??!)

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME @ or call me @ (562) 506-3041



Past Events

First and Third Thursdays I host an open mic at It's a Grind 247 pine Ave Long Beach Ca 90802 8-10PM I'm always looking to meet new potential band members and networkers! Come on down and strut yer stuff!