The band have always been based in Worcestershire and mainly played the West Midlands and Warwickshire however they also play a bit further South in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Somerset.
Everyone loves to dance to good old rock and roll.Lee Rogers and the Rock and Roll Jukebox are the Midlands finest Rock and Roll tribute act who deliver a fast moving authentic 1950s show featuring numbers by Elvis, Eddie Cochran, Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Big Bopper, Ray Charles, the Everlys, the Coasters and more.
The line up of the band is Lead vocals/Rhythm guitar, Lead guitar/Second vocals/Keyboards, Keyboards/Backing vocals/Trumpet, Tenor sax/Backing vocals, Bass guitar and Drums. The band is fronted by a great singer who communicates with the audience and generates audience participation.
Traditional brightly coloured drape jackets and American Bowling shirts add to the authenticity of the show which delivers a true Rock and Roll Party atmosphere with Jive, Twist and even a best dressed dancer competition.
The band was started by bass player Pete Kay. Pete started his musical career playing skiffle on a tea chest bass before getting his first electric bass guitar at the grand old age of 15. As none of the local groups were looking for a bass player, Pete started his own in 1961 and before long was playing at all the clubs around his home city of Manchester. Pete's band played alongside many big names of the time including the Beatles and some that are still around today like the Stones, The Who, Van Morrison and The Hollies, in fact Pete was approached to join the Hollies when they first started up, but with the arrogance of a 16 year old he told their manager that his own band was better than the Hollies (big mistake?). Having since played all sorts of music from 1960s pop and blues to soul and even jazz, Peter decided to go back to his roots which were in the music of his childhood, 1950s rock and roll. He searched hard to find other experienced musicians who shared his love of rock and roll and the fist to join was Mike Joyce on lead guitar and vocals. Mike’s big brother became the lead singer in a local pop group during the ‘beat-boom’ of the early sixties and when a neighbour cleared out her attic and found an old guitar at the back of it, she instantly thought that Mike should be the recipient so that he could join his brother, however, that was not to be. Mike’s first band was actually formed with his art teacher whilst he was still at school. Nowadays, Mike is happy to take life at a bit more leisurely pace, but a guitar is never far from reach, and there are still great musicians and upcoming bands who continue to inspire him today, including the guys in this band! Making music is still the greatest buzz in his life (apart from the wife and kids of course!). Other band members are
Dave Coughlin – Lead vocals and rhythm guitar.Born in Liverpool David was weaned to the sound of Rock and roll. A fully trained professional in many disciplines Davids first love is Rock and Roll. Starting out as a Drummer/lead vocalist with an original playing four peice in Ireland while riding racehorses to pay the rent David soon moved on to guitar and sax and bass while still taking lead vocals. David has toured with the Pete Best Band in Europe and is a keen singer songwriter but he loves to Rock and Roll.
Big B Mortimer – Tenor sax - Big B is the musical director of the band. He claims that he was born playing the saxophone. and that he sold his soul to the devil in return for the ability to play a mean blues in E & A (and often by the end of night, in A&E). He has honked and screamed his rapturous solos up and down the country causing fans to faint and feign a "like".
Scott Woolfenden Keyboards and Trumpet - Scott is a northern lad having been born and raised in Lancashire, the land of dark satanic mills, flat caps and whippets and where Brass Bands are as popular as the Beatles. He learned to play piano but as there was not much call for pianists in the local brass band, Scott learned to play the trumpet but always had a hankering to pound out those driving riffs just like Jerry Lee Lewis. He moved to sunny Worcestershire for the love of a good woman and it was here that he met up with Steve Barnes (the band's original drummer) through a shared involvement in the local Salvation Army band and choir. Steve suggested to Scott that he should try out for the new rock and roll band that was being formed and the rest as they say is history. In addition to his great keyboard playing, Scott's trumpet features in several numbers to deliver a sound that is true to the original recording.
Ron Lee – Drums
Ron was born in Birmingham and started playing drums at around 17yéars old with a couple of club bands playing all the well known clubs and pubs in the region for a few years before packing his drum kit due to impending nuptials. However, it was not long before he couldn't say no when an old pals drummer let him down and he turned to Ron for help and before he knew it he was back doing pubs and clubs again. and buying a new drum kit. He claims to have never looked back since with too many bands and names to mention till he was asked to join Rock and Roll Jukebox and the rest as they say - is history.
Here is what others say about Lee Rogers Rock and Roll Jukebox .
Everyone loved the evening and your music - as you could tell! Many thanks to you and all the band for creating such a great atmosphere.
Cheers for now, and thanks again
Toby Gee - Walcott Hall - Shropshire - April 2017
Rock and Roll Jukebox were professional , talented and fun. Perfect for my 1950's Rock n roll party Rating: 10/10
Lou Wallis - Wolverley - Worcestershire - December 2016
Can you relay to your boss how much we enjoyed Rock and Roll Juke Box, we would certainly recommend them. Very reliable and professional. Thanks
George & Joyce Beasley - Bedworth - Coventry - October 2016 (sent to booking agent)
Rock Around The Clock – Bill Haley and his Comets
I’m Walking – Fats Domino
That’s Alright Mama - Elvis
Teenager In Love – Dion and the Belmonts
Teddy Bear/Hound Dog/All Shook Up - Elvis
Move It – Cliff Richard
Chantilly Lace – The Big Bopper
Runaround Sue – Dion and the Belmonts
Diana – Paul Anka
Bony Moronie – Larry Williams
Bebop A Lula – The Everly Brothers
Whole Lotta Shakin’- Jerry Lee Lewis
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis
Nutrocker – Bee Bumble and the Stingers
Three Steps to Heaven – Eddie Cochran
Ain’t That A Shame – Fats Domino
Shake Rattle and Roll – Bill Hayley
Blue Suede Shoes – Carl Perkins
The Mess Around – Ray Charles
Reet Petite – Jackie Wilson
Tequila – The Champs
Lets Twist Again- Chubby Checker
Twenty Flight Rock – Eddie Cochran
Sleepwalk – Santo and Johnnie
Great Balls of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis
Rip It Up – Little Richard
Yakety Yak – The Coasters