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!

SchedulePrintable Version
June 2017
Aurora Centinnial
Aurora, WI
Fri Jun 30
6:00 PM
opening for Ricochet
July 2017
Celebrate Waupun
Waupun, WI
Sat Jul 1
8:00 PM
FREE SHOW!
Captain's Cove Campground
Gresham, WI
Sun Jul 2
7:00 PM
FREE SHOW!
Riverwalk
Kaukauna, WI
Mon Jul 3
4:00 pm
Sawdust Days
Oshkosh, WI
Tue Jul 4
8:15 pm
FREE SHOW!
Fireman's Picnic
New Holstein, WI
Sat Jul 8
8:00 PM
FREE SHOW!
Heid Summer Concert Series
Appleton, WI
Thu Jul 13
5:30 PM
At Houdini Plaza
Dominic Days
Brookfield, WI
Fri Jul 14
7:00 PM
Silver Dollar Days
Howards Grove, WI
Sat Jul 15
8:30 PM
Paperfest
Kimberly, WI
Fri Jul 21
8:30 pm
Indian Crossing Casino
Waupaca, WI
Sat Jul 22
9:00 PM
Sunset Bar
Fort Atkinson, WI
Sun Jul 23
2:00 PM
FREE SHOW!
Bike Night
Madison, WI
Thu Jul 27
6:30 PM
Summer Concert Series
Ripon, WI
Fri Jul 28
7:00 PM
FREE SHOW!
Symco Thresheree 50th Annual
Symco, WI
Sat Jul 29
8:00 PM
August 2017
Door County Fair
Sturgeon Bay, WI
Wed Aug 2
7:30 PM
Riverfest
Mishicot, WI
Thu Aug 3
8:00 PM
Flambeau Rama
Park Falls, WI
Fri Aug 4
7:00 PM
15th Annual Corn on the Curb
Stevens Point, WI
Sat Aug 5
7:30 PM
Wisconsin State Fair
West Allis, WI
Wed Aug 9
6:30 PM
Tavern at the Park Stage
Wisconsin State Fair
West Allis, WI
Thu Aug 10
6:30 PM
Tavern at the Park Stage
Waupun Truck n Show
Waupun, WI
Fri Aug 11
9:00 PM
St. Cloud Fireman's Picnic
St.Cloud, WI
Sat Aug 12
9:00 PM
Midwestern Shooters Supply
Lomira, WI
Fri Aug 18
8:30 PM
Quincy Fireman's Dance
Friendship, WI
Sat Aug 19
7:00 PM
Gala in the Park
Grafton, WI
Thu Aug 24
6:30 PM
Manitowoc County Fair
Manitowoc, WI
Fri Aug 25
7:00 PM
The Dump Run
Cambria, WI
Sat Aug 26
7:30 PM
Sunset Bar
Fort Atkinson, WI
Sun Aug 27
2:00 PM
FREE SHOW!
Kroll's West Green Bay Packer Game
Green Bay, WI
Thu Aug 31
3:00 PM
September 2017
World Championship Off Road Races
Crandon, WI
Fri Sep 1
8:00 PM
Labor Day Festival
Red Granite, WI
Sat Sep 2
7:00 PM
FREE SHOW!
Wisconsin's Best Rib Fest
Oshkosh, WI
Sun Sep 3
4:00 PM-7:30 PM
Playing before Hairball
Foxy's Bar Street Dance
Briggsville, WI
Sat Sep 9
7:00 PM
Private Party
Milwaukee, WI
Tue Sep 12
9:00 PM
Silver Springs Campground
Rio, WI
Sat Sep 16
7:30 PM
Capitol Civic Centre Opening for Denns DeYoung
Manitowoc, WI
Fri Sep 29
7:30 PM
Octoberfest Appleton
Appleton, WI
Sat Sep 30
4:15 PM