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The Rarely Available Band / Bio

THE RARELY AVAILABLE BAND (RAB) WAS FORMED IN 1979 WITH TIM CALDWELL, WAYNE FULP, AND STEVE VIRTS. IN 1980, DRUMMER DAVE HARTMAN (CURRENT DRUMMER FOR SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS) JOINED THE BAND, THEN DAN ALTIC BROUGHT IN HIS VERY SOLID BASS PLAYING TALENT TO COMPLETE THE GROUP. AFTER A FEW YEARS OF PLAYING LOCAL AND REGIONAL VENUES, DAVE LEFT TO JOIN S.C.O.T.S. AND BECAME AN INTERNATIONAL SENSATION WITH THEIR FOLLOWERS. TIM CALDWELL NEEDED A BREAK AND LEFT THE BAND AFTER DECEMBER OF 2013. STEVE SAMPSON JOINED THE BAND AND PLAYED GUITAR, PERCUSSION AND VOCALS FOR A WHILE AND ALSO APPEARS ON THE LIVE CD. THE BAND KNOWN FOR ADDING THEIR ORIGINAL MUSIC TO THE MIX ALONG WITH GREAT VOCAL HARMONY, ARE BACK "ON" WITH THE NEWEST ADDITIONS TO THE GROUP. AL COFFEY AKA " THE SWISS ARMY MUSICIAN " PLAYS ACOUSTIC AND ELECTRIC GUITAR, AND ADDS MANDOLIN, FIDDLE, SAX, BLUES HARP, FLUTE, VOCALS AND MORE TO THE MIX. DRUMMER BRETT REYNOLDS MOVED HIS FAMILY HERE FROM ROCHESTER NEW YORK, HAS TOURED THE US, CANADA AND EUROPE WITH FORMER BAND THE CHESTERFIELD KINGS AS WELL AS WORKING AND RECORDING WITH ARTISTS SUCH AS MICK TAYLOR (ROLLING STONES), ACE FREHLEY (KISS) AND GILBY CLARKE (GUNS N ROSES). BRETT SAID HE FOUND THE RARELY AVAILABLE BAND TO BE A REFRESHING CHANGE AND ADDS HIS TALENT TO THE ORIGINAL AND SELECTED COVER TUNES THAT IS THE RARELY AVAILABLE BAND. STEVE VIRTS,( WHO WAS REFERRED TO IN A 2008 RADIO INTERVIEW IN CHATTANOOGA TENN. BY COUNTRY MUSIC LEGEND MERLE HAGGARD AS "A GOOD SONGWRITER"), ALONG WITH THE OTHER TWO TALENTED WRITERS IN THE GROUP , AL COFFEY THE SWISS ARMY MUSICIAN AND GUITARIST AND VOCALIST WAYNE FULP, ADD AN ORIGINALITY TO THE ALREADY UNIQUE SOUND OF THE BAND. THE CD, RARELY SEEN "LIVE", WAS A BENEFIT FOR THE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOC. AND FEATURES A RETURN PERFORMANCE BY THEIR ORIGINAL DRUMMER DAVE HARTMAN AND GUESTS KENT MARTIN (A LONG TIME MEMBER AND BASS PLAYER OF THE KINGS), AND BOBBY MOORE, A WELL KNOWN AND TALENTED MUSICIAN IN THE AREA WHO HAS PLAYED WITH SOME OF THE TOP NAMES AROUND, BOBBY HAS PLAYED ON AND OFF WITH THE BAND SINCE THE LATE 1970'S, NOW A FRONT MAN WITH THE BAND. RARELY AVAILABLE IS NOT A DANCE BAND, BUT DON'T MIND IF YOU DO IF THE NOTION HITS YOU. SO SIT BACK, ORDER A COLD BEVERAGE AND ENJOY THE MUSIC! THANK YOU!

General Info

Band Members
Steve Virts - Tim Caldwell- Wayne Fulp- Danny Altic- Al Coffey- Brett Reynolds. The Rarely Available Band (RAB)
Artist Name
The Rarely Available Band
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/therarelyavailableband
Active Since
01/79
Genres
Americana / Acoustic / Southern

Contact Info

Location
Roanoke, VA
Manager
for booking Information Call Brett @540 521-6333

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