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Ragers / Bio

Cleveland, Ohio’s Ragers came barreling out of the gates in 2012 and have not looked back. The hard-hitting alternative rock quartet has played Cleveland's top clubs, biggest events and festivals, as well as touring the U.S. Mid-West and East Coast in support of their debut release the "Amnesia EP".

The members bring a range of experience to the band. Singer/Guitarist Brandon Zano and drummer Stephen Nicholson have played together in numerous rock incarnations including Leo and Dozen Dead Roses, the most prominent of their former groups being electro-rock outfit This Is a Shakedown. After TIAS' breakup, Brandon put together a home studio and started to make solo recordings in an electro-pop vein. “I got halfway through and decided I didn’t want to be a pop singer,” he says. “I wanted to go back to my roots — straight forward two-guitar-bass-and-drums rock. Of course, I called Stephen.”

Zano also called lead guitarist Matt Jauch, whom he's known since the mid-90's. Jauch, a veteran of the local scene has played in Cleveland groups since the mid-90's including Chalkline, Solo Flyer, Boatzz and Stimulus Package. By the time Brandon started Ragers, Matt was on a music hiatus. “Brandon pulled me out of retirement”.

Together the group dove into the tracks that Brandon was writing — propulsive tunes like “The Devil Inside of Me” and “Blood on the Dance Floor” whose giddy, pulsing grooves evoke elements of neo-psychedelic rock groups like Band of Skulls, The Cult and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Pretty soon, Ragers were writing songs together as a band.

In 2013 Ragers appeared at Summerfest in Milwaukee and the Dewey Beach Fest in Delaware. Winter of 2013/2014 the band settled in to write their debut long player. Tracking will begin in June 2014. Paul Bartholet has replaced Caitlin Dorney on bass.

General Info

Band Members
Brandon Zano: Lead Vocals & Guitar, Matt Jauch: Lead Guitar & Vocals, Caitlin Dorney: Bass & Vocals, Stephen Nicholson: Drums & Vocals
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Rock / Alternative

Contact Info

Cleveland, OH

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