Red River Live
The Shreveport-Bossier area is jam-packed full of bands. Some specialize in Rock n Roll, others Contemporary Country, and still many more that play their own favorite genre of music. The "Red River Live" band specializes in.... well, we specialize in variety!
Whether you prefer to dance to Today's New Country, Classic Country, Rock-n-Roll, Cajun, Line Dance, Blues, or past Hit Instrumentals, you are sure to enjoy the music of "Red River Live". Once the show begins, you'll find it hard to resist the urge to hit the dance floor.
Although all five members of our band are quite talented, we played it safe and kept our day jobs. The one reason we play is for our love of music. Our goal during every show is to have a great time and to do our best to make sure that you do to.
"Old Habits Are Hard To Break". Mickey Roge' has performed in the local area for over thirty years providing live dance music at various establishments. After his previous band of ten years disbanded in 2008, Mickey set out on a journey to find members for a new band that shared the same love for music as he had. In April 2009 he accomplished his goal and founded "Red River Live".
Sammy Charchio, also known in certain circles as "The Godfather", is a talented musician. Hailing from Shreveport, Sammy fills the air with melodious sounds from his electric accordion and saxophone. It's amazing how he can press chords and notes from one instrument that echoes the sounds of a piano, violin, organ, harmonica, or horn.
Wayne Grimes is the celebrity of the band. If you listen to the radio there's no doubt his voice will sound familiar to you. He is a favored local disc jockey and has been in the radio industry for over twenty years.
Originally a Georgian native, Wayne started playing bass guitar as a teenager and traveled abroad performing with various bands. Eventually, the winding roads led him home to Bossier City.
To watch Wayne play his bass is entertainment all by itself.
Calvin, "Chief" is our drummer. Also a Shreveport native, he was raised on the banks of the red river. Calvin joined the military during the Vietnam War Era and is now a retired Chief Master Sergeant. He has traveled the world during his air force career and gained experience while playing abroad. Calvin is "dedicated personified". Mickey said: "out of all the people I've played with over the years, I've never met a more dependable and dedicated person than Calvin".
Dale is our lead vocalist/song writer. He comes from a very talented family in rural Red River Parish. He has been singing and writing songs in church since the age of eight. Dale is somewhat of an "old heart" and enjoys singing older songs than most people his age. Dale is gifted with a very unique voice he controls as good as a sharpshooter, providing the band with that special something that brings it all together. He has the ability of pinpointing each and every note he sings, not to mention the amazing range he has in his voice. He really puts his heart and soul into every note he sings, and it shows.