Death By Rodeo is not your typical rockabilly band. These guys don’t sing about sock hops or “my baby this and my baby that”. This rock n’ roll trio combines the old roots sounds of outlaw country, instrumental surf, and greasy rockabilly with their own style and young energy. All three members came from numerous punk bands, which was just a warm up for DBR. They started playing together in 2006 and have released two full length albums since. The first album was titled "Girl Haggard", which had a more rockabilly sound. The second album titled "Let the Booze Do the Walkin" had more of a country feel. Let the Booze Do the Walkin' was released in 2010 without a record label.
The band consists of three people, Luke “The Slinger” Ziegelhofer, Matt Copley, and Mark “The Thriller” Miller. Luke takes the lead mic with his vocals influenced by artists such as Dwight Yoakam, Elvis Presley, and Hank Williams. He also breaks strings on an old beat up telecaster as the lead guitarist of the band. Matt pulls the strings for the band playing the doghouse bass. Mark is the backbone, hittin’ the skins, keeping’ it all together on the drums.
Together these three youngin’s make something as hard and time consuming as being in a band, look like they were born to do it. They’ll close bars playing shows all night, or just pop in quick to play an unforgettable set as an opening act.
DBR has played Toledo, Sandusky, Norwalk, Wakeman, Huron, Cleveland, Brunswick, Columbus, Erie pa, Pittsburgh pa, Detroit mi, Port Huron mi, Ferndale mi, Hamtramick mi, Newport ky, Lexington ky, and Nashville tn- with such artists as: The Whiskey Daredevils, The Cowslingers, The Drams, Cult of the Psychic Fetus, Uncle Scratch’s Gospel Revival, The Twistin’ Tarantulas, Hillbilly Casino, The Rockets, The Mercanaries, Sobourban Son, Rocket Ray, Left Lane Cruiser, Madison Crawl, and many more.