Road Trip

Booking

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920.231.6118
dan@roadtripband.com

About Road Trip

Road Trip was formed in April of 1991 in Kingston, WI. Cousins Richie Plath and DJ Doty started the band with friends from the area just to cause some trouble. They both were very interested in music at a young age and it led them in competing in air band competitions back in the 80�s. Eventually they decided to learn how to play for real, and they were soon playing for the town events in a band called Bad Attitude. Eventually they decided to get more serious and they changed the name and recruited some serious musicians and started Road Trip.


Road Trip was and instant hit due to their energy and outstanding song selection. Lucky for them a couple of booking agents saw their show and these guys loved them instantly. They immediately started booking them all over state of Wisconsin in any place that would have them. While on this crazy tour they were in Oshkosh playing at a bar called the B&B Tap where they met their now co-lead singer Amy Jo Doty (Johnson). The band became more focused and started working on production, musicianship, showmanship and branching out further throughout the Mid-West. They started writing and eventually recorded their first album that consisted of covers and originals. Soon after that album they recorded a live album with all originals. It was a fun time for the band, but emotionally difficult. They felt like they wanted more, and wanted to be a better band in every way. What started out as playing for fun, was turning into a real business.


The band lost and gained many members during these growing times. The line up stabilized with some excellent musicians and Road Trip went back into the studio and recorded two more albums. These two albums gained the band a lot of attention with the media. The band was getting great opportunities to open for bigger bands including Sheryl Crowe, ZZ Top, Collective Soul, Ted Nugent, Jefferson Starship, REO Speedwagon, 38 special, Three Dog Night and Night Ranger. The band and the fans loved the music, and the band sold a lot of CDs in the process. Eventually the line up changed and the band�s focus changed as well.


Road Trip today is all about capturing their audiences, reaching out to the world and showing them how to relax and have a wonderful time regardless of how difficult life can be. They love playing other artists music as well as their own. They added 10 large video screens to their show, with all original videos playing on stage with the videos during the show. Each video was created by Road Trip to move with each song. The band now takes their audiences on an all night journey with their eyes, ears, mind and emotions.


Road Trip now has 2 lead singers, Amy Jo Doty and Richie Plath, lead guitarist Jason Busse, rhythm guitarist DJ Doty, bass player Flap Welsch and drummer, Andy Welsch.


The band is continually recreating itself. They are always looking for the next best thing they can do to enhance the live performances. This year Road Trip is focusing on recording a live DVD that includes interviews with the members of Road Trip, and live performances of their favorite cover songs. It will be a documentary of what the band has been through and accomplished over the many exciting years together, mixed with high energy, live rock and roll!

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April 2018
BOWL-A-VARD LANES
MADISON, WI
Fri Apr 20
9:00 PM
PADWAYS
HARTFORD, WI
Sat Apr 21
9:00 PM
STONE TOAD
MENASHA, WI
Sat Apr 28
9:00 PM
FREE!
May 2018
FISH AND FUN FEST
MONTELLO, WI
Sat May 5
7:30 PM
NORTH SHORE BAR
BARABOO, WI
Sat May 12
9:00 PM
BACKSTAGE BAR AND GRILL
FOND DU LAC, WI
Sat May 19
9:30 PM
June 2018
ST PIUS PICNIC
APPLETON, WI
Fri Jun 1
7:00 PM
500 W Marquette St Appleton, Wisconsin 54911
JUNE DAIRY DAYS
MARKESAN, WI
Sat Jun 9
8:30 PM
CHEESE DERBY
HILBERT, WI
Thu Jun 14
7:30 PM
PORT EDWARDS FIREMAN'S DANCE
PORT EDWARDS, WI
Fri Jun 15
7:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
MANITOWOC, WI
Sat Jun 16
8:30 PM
CHEESE DERBY
HILBERT, WI
Thu Jun 21
7:30 PM
AUBRUNDALE MUSIC FEST
AUBURNDALE, WI
Fri Jun 22
9:00 PM
COLOMA LIONS CHICKEN CHEW
COLOMA, WI
Sat Jun 23
8:00 PM
HOUDINI PLAZA MUSIC SERIES
APPLETON, WI
Thu Jun 28
5:30 PM
INDIAN CROSSING CASINO
WAUPACA, WI
Sat Jun 30
9:00 PM
July 2018
CAPTAIN'S COVE CAMPGROUND
GRESHAM, WI
Wed Jul 4
7:30 PM
SAWDUST DAYS
OSHKOSH, WI
Thu Jul 5
6:30 PM
NEW HOLSTEIN FIREMAN'S PICNIC
NEW HOLSTEIN, WI
Sat Jul 7
8:00 PM
SILVER DOLLAR DAYS
HOWARDS GROVE, WI
Sat Jul 14
8:30 PM
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
RIPON, WI
Fri Jul 20
7:00 PM
SUNSET BAR & GRILL
FORT ATKINSON, WI
Sat Jul 21
TBA
LIVE AT THE TRIANGLE BAR
SAUKVILLE, WI
Wed Jul 25
7:00 PM
BIKE NIGHT AT BOWL A VARD LANES
MADISON, WI
Thu Jul 26
6:30 PM
UNION THRESHEREE
SYMCO, WI
Fri Jul 27
5:00 PM
TRIPLE PLAY BAR & GRILL
WISCONSIN DELLS, WI
Sat Jul 28
7:00 PM