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The S.O.B's (The Southern Oregon Blues Band) / Bio

Jeri Johnson,Lead Vocals/ Born and raised in Southern Oregon has a variety of styles, and high energy vocals. She was introduced to classical music during her younger years, but found her heart with the Blues. Her bad ass persona always makes for an exciting show!

Steve Pugh / Drums

Mark S. Pahanish.Lead Guitarist / Vocals
I have toured all over Europe twice and Spain once with Chan Ramero , who wrote the Hippi Hippi Shake (1995-2005) I have recorded in Major recording studios and shared the stage with some incredible Artists Bad Company , Vixon, Patti Loveless, Head Hunters (Palm Springs) My band The Dogz won Battle of the bands (regional ) 1998 for the state of Airzona . I have played in top 40 bands , hard rock bands, southern rock bands , Classic rock , blues .. I am a multi-instrumentalist , song writer and recording artist ...

So here goes: (ahem)
Ajay blames his grandmother for his becoming a musician. At 4 years old, she gave him a transistor radio and he'd lay in bed at night listening to DJ "Cousin Brucie" on WNEW, hearing the latest pop songs. His father used to recall him running around strumming a broom singing "Can't buy me love" while still in kindergarten. But it all hit home when in the 3rd grade, he saw his first live band. They played "Hanky Panky"...and the rest is history. He just knew right then he just HAD to be in a band.
Initially playing drums, AJ switched to guitar because his family "had one laying around" teaching himself how to play by ear he learned songs by Neil Young, ZZ Top, and BTO. He was in his first "band" at 14, butafter getting a job and thus funds for better instruments, by 18 AJ was in an all original band Up for Grabz. In and out of cover bands following UFG, at 26 he formed Doctor Slaughter, a out and out heavy metal original group playing the Sunset Strip in Hollywood all around Southern California. At 30, he moved to Southern Oregon and played in local bands such as Hard Promise, and also Stages. But raising a family took his work life on the road and he had to set music aside. Moving back to Hollywood, he was given a Flying V and the bug bit yet again. Now finally back in OR for good, AJ enjoys playing all types of music, just loving to see people enjoying it and having a good time rockin' out.

Sandra R.D. Lopez / Bassist
Sandra started playing the bass in 1971 and began recording in 1972 with The Aptos High School Jazz Band at the Watsonville Fox Theater. Sandra's musical background started In Sixth grade on clarinet, then on guitar, and found her place on the bass after discovering Noel Redding. Sandra's Grandfather Crespillo (papa) and mother were the major influence on her musical career. Sandra has played with J.D Smith, The Tequila Monsters, Route 66, Ray Bennett, Colin Carter of Flash and Lenny Curley. Sandra has a wide ranging background of Motown, Rock, Blues, Reggae, R& B, Country, and Latin styles. Sandra became the evolutionary moving force in The Southern Oregon Blues Band in 1998 and has returned back to her Southern Oregon Roots on a mission...

General Info

Band Members
Sandra Lopez, Jeri Johnson, Mark Pahanish, AJ Jefferson, Steve Pugh, Brian Risling
Artist Name
The S.O.B's (The Southern Oregon Blues Band)
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Active Since
Rock / Classic Rock / Blues Rock

Contact Info

Medford, OR