Road Trip Bio

ROAD TRIP IS A LOT MORE THAN YOUR AVERAGE COVER BAND!  This band puts on a real life concert with 10 huge video screens, one of the best light shows, state of the art sound system and 6 dedicated musicians who love what they do and it shows.  Lights, video, sounds, smoke, dancing and screaming fans create one of the greatest shows in the Midwest!

Vocalists Richie Plath and Amy Jo Doty lead the band through a 3+-hour show filled with songs from everyone’s favorite artists.  Pink, U2, Chris Stapleton, The Romantics, Katy Perry, Kid Rock, Michael Jackson, Ozzy,  KC and The Sunshine Band and Guns and Roses are just a few of the bands Road Trip brings to life.

The music behind the vocals includes Jason Busse on lead guitar, DJ Doty on rhythm guitar, Robert George Welsch Jr. on bass and Matt Gieseke on drums.  These musicians take playing their instruments and performing very seriously. They not only learn the songs but they create new sounds and segues to keep the audience moving, surprised and wanting more. Every show they give 100% of themselves to their fans and to the music. They want every person to experience the party that the band is throwing; loud, wild, exciting, surprising, real and up-close!

Road Trip loves their music and they love their audience just as much.  Their audiences are from all over and range from 5 years old to 85 years old.  They aim to please all of them while enjoying some of the best music in the world.  At a Road Trip show you will see a lot of dancing, smiling, laughing and letting loose.  Weddings, festivals, company parties, bars, dance clubs and other private parties are where you will find the band bringing people together one song at a time.

Road Trip has won many awards throughout the years for Cover Band, Female Vocalist and Album Design.  Both the drummer and lead guitarist have won music teacher of the year by Heid Music and Wisconsin Area Music Industry Awards (WAMI)..  Not to mention Road Trip has been nominated in at least one category every year for the Wisconsin Area Music Industry Awards (WAMI).

2018 is a huge year for Road Trip!  They introduced their new light show and sound system in late 2017 and they are also creating new videos and adding new music to their set lists on a consistent basis to keep their shows fresh and current.

Road Trip is a band that brings people together, to help them forget about their daily lives, and to get caught up in the moment.  The band members are some of the most dedicated, approachable, serious, creative, real people in the music business today.  Their band is not just a hobby to them, it is their life, their passion, their craft and they don’t plan on stopping in this lifetime!

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