The Red Rooster Bio
The Red Roosters are more than just a group-they are a way of life!
Their music is a mixture of various influences amd their own compositions sound like classics at first listening.Believe me,althrough I can't be objective because I'm very close to the group,they got Soul!!,something very rare in contemporary music.And their songs are not just a mere tribute to their idols,I would dare to say they are even exceding them at their best!These works (take a listen and you'll understand) have a certain warmth that I miss so much each time I get a chance to listen to the radio or new stuff on Tv.But I'll leave that to you,bring your own verdict while I tell you their story in short........
The Red Roosters are the ultimate R&B/Rock and roll/Blues band from Osijek,Croatia (never heard of it?).
The band was formed in the summer of 2003. as a result of Josip Horvat (guitar and back vocals) and Ljudevit Lau?in (lead vocals,guitar,harmonica),two friends from high school,hooking up with Ivan Radoja (bass guitar and vocals)after a long and frustrating search for a proper bass player.
Soon the band had a complete line up when Kre?imir Pajtler (piano&keyboards) and Bojan P?enićnik (drums) joined the following months.
After a few months more they spent on rehearsing and shaping their style the band held their first concert in local rock club on 06.04.2004.
After a change of drummers (Milan Ivanić took the job in fall of 2004) the band recorded a promo disc live on one of thier rehersals.It featured 7 tracks of which one was their original,Lau?in's boogie rocker "Good evenin' people".
The band gigged constantly during that time and soon earned a name as a live attraction.As a way of payment for a concert held at thier hometown's square organised by their local radio station the Roosters got a chance of recording one song in a proffessional studio.They settled on the track named "I was wrong", a beatlesque tune penned by Lau?in and after finishing added it to the previously recorded tracks.
The band started to get attention from across the country and during the 2005/2006 season they visited most of the major cities in Croatia.
After one more lineup change (they become a quartet with Pajtler handling the drums) they started recording again in the may of 2006.This time the focus was on thier own compositions.They completed the disc after a four month strecth (they recorded in Lau?in' old house) and their new promo cd contained 15 songs of which 10 was their own.Their fast spreading audience greated it with enthusiasm and some fans even bought the cd (althrough it wasn't published by anyone).
Later that year they debuted on national TV with "I was wrong" video made for teenage Tv show.
They changed lineup again at the end of 2006.Darko ?u?ovćek (bass) and Dino Bandić (drums) joined as replacements and that's the lineup that works now.
The band is working on demos for some new songs at the moment (fenomenal stuff I'd say!).Their biggest problem is presenting their music to the larger number of possibly interested listeners and I sincerely hope they shall overcame it!