GOOD CLEAN AMERICAN FUN
Have you witnessed the spectacle of grown men singing, dancing and playing, telling jokes, transforming entire crowds into happy, dancing fun monsters? Well, welcome to the wonderful world of CAPTAIN RAT AND THE BLIND RIVETS!
CAPTAIN RAT AND THE BLIND RIVETS puts on a high energy 50's and 60's rock'n'roll show, bursting with humor and satire. Great American Music, and a festival of fun-fun-fun for everyone! They have been legends since 1980 for their boffo stage show, featuring props, silly hats, funny faces, zany antics, and of course, great rock'n'roll expertly performed.
Specializing in American music of the era: The Monkees, Elvis, Turtles, the Ventures- the band chooses the right song for each moment from a repertoire of over 400 vintage oldies, fast and slow songs from the greatest era in American popular music.
Based in Champaign, Illinois, since 1980, CAPTAIN RAT AND THE BLIND RIVETS is consistently voted best regional band. They have brought their spectacular family-oriented show to more than a million people, in such venues as Wrigley and Soldier Fields, Memorial Stadium, the Chicago Air and Water Show, the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, and Atlantis Paradise Island Resort and Casino in Nassau, Bahamas.
The group features five outstanding musicians: Jeff Evans, a/k/a “Buster B. Dordaun”, drums and vocals; Roger Prillaman, a/k/a “Todd Modern”, keyboards, trumpet and vocals; Tim Vear, a/k/a” Timmy Ray”, vocals and guitar; “Mark B. Rubel” on bass and vocals, and our latest addition Tary Powers, a/k/a “Bart Bartonia” on saxophone and vocals. The playing is tight and always energetic- the excellent singing and harmonies shine on Beach Boys songs and on a capella numbers. The band members move into the crowd using wireless transmitters, and even switch instruments.
But musical talent in this case is just the departure point for the creation of memorable fun, for both audience and act. Drawing from over six sets of material, our guys blend experience, spontaneity and group chemistry to transform every show into a festival, the crowd always participating in the dancing, singing and laughter.
To ensure the best time for everyone, CAPTAIN RAT AND THE BLIND RIVETS provides a professional stage show, full crew, concert lighting and sound, and carries full insurance. Fans are kept informed by tuning into www.captainratandtheblindrivets.com.
Here is a group that pleases audiences of every age, at every type of celebration. We hope that you soon have a chance to enjoy the experience that only such light-hearted, well-presented entertainment can bring...magical, musical CAPTAIN RAT AND THE BLIND RIVETS!
Captain Rat and The Blind Rivets has played over 1,500 action-packed, fun-filled gigs! And here are some places we've played....
CAPTAIN RAT AND THE BLIND RIVETS has released three records and has been featured on a CD compilation and video releases.
SOME PEOPLE WE'VE PERFORMED WITH:
Jason and the Scorchers
Sawyer Brown Band
Tommy James and the Shondells
Carl Wilson (Beach Boys)