Rocket Rached & The Fat City 8 / Bio

“Rocket Rached and Fat City 8” is a 9 piece band consisting of a kick ass horn section, wicked guitar, keyboard, killer rhythm section and a lead Blues man that brings everyone to the dance floor on the first song. This band is comprised of Juno award winners that have played with some of the best blues musicians in the world.

“Rocket Rached and Fat City 8” have been together since 1995 and toured across the country performing at large dance halls to hay barn parties. Numerous nights have seen such famous guests sit in such as: Jeff Healey, Sue Foley, Otis Grand, Chuck Jackson and good pals, Roomful of Blues! Career highlights were opening for Blues legends: Duke Robillard, Junior Wells and Ray Charles.

“Rocket Rached”, the front man for Fat City 8, is described as a classic blues shouter. “Rocket Rached” is color! This dynamic personality has an exuberance that is infectious. With his passion for the Blues, the “Rocket” brings the band to another level when he sets foot on stage, and everyone feels it! This talented group, perform original tunes, blues classics and swing with the heart and soul of the old masters.

Excited to have just finished a live recording of their 2nd CD, “Rocket Rached and Fat City 8” are ready to spread the word! This CD is a second coming for this long-standing band! The recording must have been a pleasure to produce with amazing friends joining them on this recording such as: Monkey Junk, The Mighty Popo, Andrea Karam and Scotty Doubt. With these amazing guests, they have a CD that captured long-time blues musicians and friends bringing down the house at the infamous Elmdale House Tavern.

Check out “Rocket Rached and Fat City 8” for an energetic, blues show that will sooth your need for classic blues with a juke joint feel!

Check out the band at www.fatcity8.ca and on Facebook fan page. This band will not disappoint, people will walk away impressed and wanting more!

General Info

Band Members
Steve Lund, Steve Ridgley, Terry Owen, Rick Rangno, Frank Scanga, Sandy Gordon, George Pendergast and Jed Rached
Artist Name
Rocket Rached & The Fat City 8
Profile Page
Active Since
Blues / swinging blues / rocking blues

Contact Info

Ottawa, ON, CA

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