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Meet Rob Randlett and The EXP Band

Rob’s time in the army likely taught him discipline, and perseverence. This singer/songwriter has certainly soldiered through musical ups and downs, genres and towns. First, inspired by hip-hop and rock, eventually Randlett found his sweet spot in the country music genre. But there’s no denying those early influences when you listen to his latest release, “Whiskey Makes Me.” It’s a guitar driven rocker that could drive you to the dance floor.

The bar band vibe is of this band is clear. And the message is; Have a good time! There’s a chemistry in their camraderie, like brothers in arms. Their weapons in battle, guitars, vocals, and drums. Together, this band of brothers has peformed all  over New England, opening for some big names like LoCash, Toby Keith, Tyler Farr and Michael Ray. Rob has also performed the National Anthem for the Boston Bruins, Professional Bull Riders and the Manchester Monarchs.

  • Cue The Band

     

    “Whiskey Makes Me” -The EXP Band wrote and recorded their latest single at Greenhouse Studios in Gilford, NH.

    According to Rob, this song just came together organically. He says, “As soon as we started writing we knew it was gonna be fun! “Whiskey Makes Me” is a song that’s just fun!”

     

    Rob Randlett and The EXP Band

  • Rob Gets Real

    • From: Wilmington, MA and Raymond, NH
    • Latest single : WHISKEY MAKES ME
    • How did you get your name: THE EXP BAND was born , because I wanted experience players and the experience band was to long of a name ,so we abbreviated
    • Band is from: Manchester NH
    • How did you come together and when: It all began 2014, But the Exp Band really developed early 2020
    • Taking the leap: I spent my youth in Wilmington Massachusetts. I rode my bike everywhere, fished and swam in the river and listened to all genres of music. I moved and attended high school in Raymond New Hampshire. I was listening to rock and hip hop at that time. After high school I joined the Army as a Fuel Specialist. I served from 1995-2003. When I returned home, I found myself going to see bands at local venues. I really enjoyed watching live music and I decided that was something I’d like to do. I was 30 years old and I wanted to have a great story to tell my grandkids. I hung around those bands and asked questions all about how they got started and their experiences. I soon joined a rock band and we practiced every Friday night. After a while, the band split up and I went in a different direction. It was at this point I started playing country music.
    • Band members and instruments played:  John Andrews plays Lead guitar/ vocals, Erik Thomas Bassist/vocals , Pj Donahue Drummer, Rob Randlett rhythm guitar/ Lead vocals
    • Describe your sound: Our sound is clean and enjoyable
    • Biggest influences: My biggest influence is my Band: Erik Thomas ,John Andrews,Pj Donahue , the communication and dedication is amazing .
    • All time favorite country song: Make me wanna (Thomas Rhett)AND of Course WHISKEY MAKES ME!!
    • Current favorites on Country 1025: You Should Probably Leave- Chris Stapleton, Beer Can’t Fix- Thomas Rhett with Jon Pardi,  Famous Friends- Chris Young and Kane Brown
    • Day job: Electrician
    • Most proud moment: Winning NACMAI New Country Male Vocalist,& Entertainer of the year
    • Other interests: John Andrews, our lead guitarist enjoys hiking ,Game night with friends and is also a master carpenter. Erik Thomas our Bassist is a Captain Firefighter for Bedford NH. He enjoys riding his motorcycle and spending time with friends and family. PJ Donahue is a Drum Teacher and enjoys running marathons and his goal is to run a marathon in every state !He also enjoys spending time with his friends , and his family
    • Crazy thing that happened in your career: A memorable moment playing guitar and singing with Michael Ray , after we opened for him at Granite State Music Hall ,Laconia NH
  • Experience The EXP Band

    See Rob and his band performing live

    • Saturday 4/9: The Bar, 2b Burnham Rd in Hudson NH 8-11pm
    •  Friday 4/29: A-Brews Tap and Grill in Dracut, MA 8pm-midnite
    • Saturday 4/30: Iron Trails in Acton, ME, 7pm-11pm
    Rob Randlett EXP Band live
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