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Johnny Roy & The RubTones: Bio

Johnny Roy - Singer/Guitarist

Guitarist & blues and R&B crooner Johnny Roy, with his former band Jumpstreet and Jack O'Diamonds, has over 20 years of blues experience under his belt, fronting and/or backing up artists such as Johnny Copeland, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson, Son Seals, Jimmy Johnson, Bo Diddley, Roy Buchanan, Lonnie Mack, Koko Taylor, etc.. Johnny humbly acknowledges and realizes that he has learned so much about the blues from the experiences of seeing and hearing these legends perform first hand.

Johnny's personal style of singing and stinging blues guitar licks has entertained audiences as far as
The Rum Boogie Cafe on Beale Street in
Memphis and on the stages of such pretigious blues venues as The Slippery Noodle in Indianapolis.

Johnny also holds a Masters Degree in music composition and is an active classical guitarist, renaissance lute player, and college instructor.

Matt Noell - Bass and Vocals

Matt Noell joined The RubTones in the Fall of 2007 after doing extensive tours with Harmonica Red from New Orleans. Matt, who plays a 5-string bass, has also played with Viboflavin, DMT, Patty Butcher Blues Band, and The G-Busy Blues Revue. Matt lays down some excellent bass lines in his own authentic blues style, blends great vocal harmonies with drummer Jim Turner and also sings some lead vocals. We're very happy to have him on board with the RubTones!

Jim Turner - Drums / Backing Vocals

Jim Turner, Rubtones drummer, has been playing blues since about 1990 ...First with Junior Wells guitarist Marty Charters & The Medicine Men, Marty & the Medicine Men also backed up Cincinnati artist H-Bomb Ferguson. Jim has also played with Tom Truly & the Truetones, Jimmy Roberts & The Triple Crown Blues Band, and several years with the Patty Butcher Blues Band along with Johnny Roy.

Sean McLaughlin - Bass / Backing Vocals

RubTones Bassist from early 2003 until Fall of 2007 - Sean McLaughlin has been playing blues, jazz, and roots related music for many years...12 years with Zydeco Bon fronting artists such as, Buckwheat Zydeco, Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas, Jo-El Sonnier, Geno Delafose, The Turtles, and Jefferson Starship. Sean has played the W.C.Handy Blues Festival in 93,94,96 in Henderson, Ky...also the Evansville Riverfront Festival, and The Cincinnati Riverfront Chili Festival. Sean studied jazz bass at Morehead state Univ. w/Rusty White , and has also plays blues with the Patty Butcher Blues Band.

Johnny Roy & The RubTones - Sizzling Blues Band

If you like good blues played the way it should be played you will enjoy hearing Johnny Roy and the Rubtones!! We are a new blues band made up of old friends with many years of quality performance experience -- turning on audiences to all types and styles of down home, unashamed, straight ahead blues!!

Altogether, the Rubtones are a high energy, yet relaxed & seasoned blues ensemble with a deep love and understanding of the blues. A sound that will make audiences stop and take notice! ...and keep those crowds coming back for more great, high intensity soulful sounds from Johnny Roy & The Rubtones!!

For Good Blues Anytime...Just Call Johnny Roy !!! (859) 252-8542

Johnny Roy & The RubTones Official 2006 Playlist:

Johnny Roy & The RubTones Playlist 2006:

Blues: (30 total)
Kansas City Blues ------------ Robert Nighthawk
Blues Take Me Home --------- John Roy Hedger
I'll Go Into Orbit ------------------- Johnny Acey
I'm Gonnna Keep What I've Got -- Slim Harpo
Hey Now Baby ---------------- Professor Longhair
Junior Parker (Medley):
--- Sometimes I feel Like Cryin'
----Someone Somewhere
-----Next Time You See Me
John The Revelator -------- Blind Willie Johnson
The Real Deal ----------------- John Roy Hedger
Little Demons------------------- John Roy Hedger
Cryin' Won't Help You -------------- Tampa Red
Sugar Babe --------------------- Mance Lipscomb
Hold Me Tenderly --Slim Harpo version ---
(old Bobby Blue Bland song)
Give Your Woman What She Wants ----------
---- Taj Mahal
Call Johnny Roy ----------------- John Roy Hedger
Gonna Need Somebody On your Bond
-- Taj Mahal version
Goin To Chicago -------------- B.B. King Version
Cell Phone Baby---------------- John Roy Hedger
Whoa Whoa Baby ------------------ Howlin Wolf
Wee Wee Hours ------------------- Chuck Berry
Take It Easy Baby ----------- Robert Nighthawk
Tore Up Drunk ------------------------ Otis Rush
Matchbox ----------------------------- Ike Turner
Red Meat, Women & Whiskey ----
---------------------- John Roy Hedger
Bite The Dust ------------------- Sugar Ray Norcia
I Wonder Why --------------------- Freddie King
You Was Wrong ----------------- Z Z Hill
Down Home Blues --------------- Z Z Hill
Tore Up Drunk ------------ Otis Rush

R&B/Soul/Memphis Music: (25 total)
Somebody Have Mercy -------- Sam Cooke
Bring It On Home ----------------- Sam Cooke
That's Where It's At ----------------- Sam Cooke
Havin' A Party ----------------------- Sam Cooke
Soothe Me Baby ----------------- Sam Cooke
Finger Popping Time-Hank Ballard & Midnighters
Tore Up Over You -- Hank Ballard & Midnighters
Ninety Nine And A Half ----------- Wilson Pickett
Mustang Sally------------------- Wilson Pickett
Otis Redding (Medley):---These Arms Of Mine
----Happy Song
-----That's How Strong My Love Is
Little Willie John (Medley):
Leave My Kitten Alone
Person To Person
All Around The World
Take My Love
I Wanna Shout About It -------- Ronnie Earl
Broke Down Piece Of Man-Blues Magoos version
-----(a Steve Cropper tune)
Big Fine Hunk O' Woman ------ Rufus Thomas
Walkin' The Dog --------------- Rufus Thomas
My Pledge Of Love ----------------- Joe Jeffrey
You Got Me Chained ----------------- Z Z Hill
Buster Browne ---- Willie Mitchell Band
Secret Home ------ Willie Mitchell Band
30-60-90 ----------- Willie Mitchell Band

Rock n' Roll/Rock Blues: (7 total)
Ring Dang Doo - Sam The Sham & The Pharoahs
It's My Own Business -------------- Chuck Berry
Theme from "Wild Angels" -- biker instrumental
Sleazy Safari ------------ surf guitar instrumental
Follow your Heart ----------------- Ronnie Earl
Wish You Could See Me Now ------- Ronnie Earl
Brains & Eggs -------------- Los Straightjackets

Jump, Jazz & Swing Standards: (7 total)
Violent Love -------------- Otis Rush(Willie Dixon)
It Never Seems To Happen That Way ---
-------------------- John Roy Hedger
I Love My Baby's Puddin'------- Wynonie Harris
Goodbye Porkpie Hat --------- Charles Mingus
Jack You're Dead ------------------ Louis Jordan
Rhapsody In Blue (interlude)-- George Gershwin
Beyond The Sea -------------- Bobby Darin
Christmas Blues: (4 total)
Merry Christmas Baby --------- Charles Brown
Please Come Home For Christmas ------------------------- Charles Brown
Run Run Rudolph-------------------- Chuck Berry
Christmas Comes But Once Year- Lowell Fulson


A Sample Opening Set:

RubSet I-sat (10:00- 11:15)
Big Blue Martini 4/15/06

Hey Now Baby -- C
30-60-90 --- C
Bring It On Home ---- Ab
Somebody Have Mercy ---- Bb
Buster Browne ---
Finger Poppin' Time --- C
My Own Business---F
Sleazy Safari-E >>>Keep What I Got --- C
I've Been Your Good Thing --- E
Hold Me Tenderly --- A
Secret Home --- C
Beyond The Sea --- F