Cincinnati Enquirer November, 2003-
a Saturday night at Rudder's Sports Grille & Pub in Harrison,
the crowd has come for 12-ounce longnecks and the high-energy music of
Randy Peak. He starts playing after 9 and go non-stop
for almost five hours. (It's the
don't-take-a-break-and-the-audience-won't-leave philosophy) His
repertoire includes the likes of Jim Croce, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Rolling
Stones and Stray Cats, as well as original music.
Singer/guitarist Randy Peak is a Ted Nugent
look-alike... He seems
to be enjoying thimself, bantering with the bar patrons between songs.
...Randy, who likes to have fun on stage,
invited John to
perform with him at the Farm in Ross Township on a winter night two
years ago. "Conga John", as he calls him, fit right in. He found some
goofy hats back stage and passed them out.
Afterward, John told him, "If I'm in one little way getting in the way
of what you're doing, let me know, and I won't come back."
He's been back often.
...Randy, who live in Cleves, performs three to six nights a
week, mostly on the west side. "Conga John", a painting contractor by
almost always joins him for weekend shows...
The WestSider Magazine June, 2001-
been countless Male/Female Duets throughout musical history. Sony &
Cher, Ike & Tina Turner, George & Tammy, Donny & Marie just
to name a few. In Cincinnati, on the West Side of town, we have Randy
& Miss *******. Randy began playing
guitar at the age of 12 and played
in various bands throughour his life. Most notably, the D*****s M***e
Prior to that, Randy was with D****s when the band was formerly called
Whiskey. His first real band was called Helen Highwater. They played
Butler County club scene when he was in his early 20's. Randy is self
on the guitar and...after graduating from Taylor High School...started
out. One of the original band members of Helen Highwater was former
Skynyrd guitarists, Mike Estes. This relationship landed Randy an
to play for Skynyrd. Unfortunatly, MCA had other plans..."Looking back,
was probably better for all of us," says Randy. I went on to tour the
circuit with a band called Drivin' Sideways which provided me with the
opportunity of playing in front of thousands of people." Randy
has played with the likes of 38 Speacial, The Marshall Tucker Band,
Merle Haggard, David
Alan Coe...and many others. He even had a performance on the former
Now Network and interviewed with host Gary Chapman. Upon Returning
Randy hooked up with D****s and played on almost every stage in the
can find him playing all over the West Side. He tends to lean a
little more toward "Biker Friendly" establishments, as he likes
ride...He is always looking to play new places. If you are a club
in need of a really good acoustic act...he can relate to just
WestSider Magazine April, 2002 ("Best of the West" Issue)
Best Acoustic Solo/Duo/Trio:
We were happy to see that most of the votes for this category were
honest. Most musicians didn't toot their own horns and get their
to vote in mass which was kind of cool. We know that there are a lot of
talented acoustic performers out there. That was one of the reasons for
the Acoustic Round Table. But here, you have been voted on by the
of the West Side. Out of all of the acoustic acts out there, Randy Peak
received the most votes...
& H****** are a Dynamic DUO! Playing everything from Meatloaf to
Patsy Cline, this duet is the most entertaining couple you'll ever see
or hear. Check 'em out at WestFest.
Press September, 2001 (Hamilton County Park District)-
...Randy is one of the best guitar players in
Cincinnati; (Squeezebox) Scott isn't bad on the guitar himself and he
has an excellent singing voice. The group can be heard most any weekend
at a local establishment on the west side of town. (Scott) sure can
make a lot of music come out of one little accordian.