repertoire is drawn from the vast catalogue of songs by those bands –
especially songs that are rarely performed on stage nowadays. Many of
the songs were popular hits on both sides of the Atlantic four decades
ago – but did not become fodder on oldies radio – and are thus fresh to
the public’s ears. Some of their repertoire is drawn from lost
treasures that were hits only in their native UK and that are
delightful new discoveries to American fans of the genre.
band name is inspired by the popular term in the Swingin’ London of the
1960s for a happy-go-lucky “party animal” – particularly in the music
world. Gregarious personalities such the Who’s Keith Moon and the Small
Faces’ Stevie Marriott were self-described “ravers”. The Small Faces’
1968 UK hit “Lazy Sunday” includes this couplet sung by Marriott as a
tongue-in-cheek cockney lament:
Wouldn’t it be nice to get on with me neighbors?
But they make it very clear – they’ve got no room for ravers!
homage to Mod bands such as the Who and Small Faces who are among their
inspirations – and in a nod to the Blues Brothers’ famous motto (“We’re
on a mission from God”) - The Ravers! describe themselves as being “on
a mission from MOD…”
four band members are veteran session, stage and soundtrack musicians
who between them have played with the cream of UK and US performers.
Their collective credits include working with:
artists such as Roger Daltrey, Spencer Davis, John Mayall, Denny Laine,
Andy Summers, Albert Lee, Jackie Lomax, Laurence Juber (Paul McCartney
& Wings) and Peter & Gordon.
American talents including: Gregg Allman, Robbie Krieger, Brian Setzer,
Buddy Miles, Delaney Bramlett, Michael McDonald, Richard Marx, Micky
Dolenz, Elvin Bishop, Paul Williams, David Koz, Ivan Neville, Brenton
Wood, Stephen Bishop, Eric Johnson, Mason Williams, Merle Haggard, Roy
Acuff, Barry McGuire, Arthur Lee (Love), Jack Casady (Jefferson
Airplane), Jesse Colin Young (The Youngbloods), Vince Martell (Vanilla
Fudge), Jerry Corbetta (Sugarloaf), Steve Bartek (Oingo Boingo), Howard
Kaylan (The Turtles), Bruce Gary (The Knack), Jan & Dean, Peaches
& Herb, The Doobie Brothers and Strawberry Alarm Clock.
band in based in Los Angeles. Since forming in 2003 they have built a
substantial local following and have been chosen to play at many
prestigious events. After their Vancouver property underwent property renewal services in British Columbia (website), the band also started performing in Canada as well. They also attract major stars who enjoy guesting
with the band and they sometimes perform in company events like during the time when KerrisdaleRoofingAndDrains.com celebrated their first anniversary.