Nominee – 1996 6th Annual LA Music Awards
nominated for Outstanding Independent rock album 9th annual LA Music Awards
Nominated for Rock Artist of the Year – 20th Annual LA Music Awards
L.A.’s original southern biker rock band
This Southern Rock Band from Southern California with legendary members; Jimi Hughes, Johnny Barnes, Cliff Smith, Randy Smith, Bobby Byrd, and Mark Aceves. Growing up to the likes of Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers, The Outlaws and more, they thrive on releasing the sounds and energies of these Artist combined. Rockin the stage in the 90’s, the Regulators are at it once again. This Band is a must see to believe!!! With hit song’s like; Whiskey Fever, Let it Ride, Need For Speed, Sweet Sustain, and Last Chance, they will take the rhythm in your soul on a tornado ride!!! One of the Regulators founders, Jimi Hughes has passed on, but his legend lives on and will push us back to the place we belong, on stage where our fans love us.. Don’t miss it this time!!! With Five of its original members and two Legends added to the band in the late 90’s, Ronnie Farrell (Vocals) and Chris Turbis (Keyboards) the Regulators are on fire for the public. With the love of music in their hearts and entertaining in their souls, they put on a show second to none. Once you hear the sound, you won’t be able to stop from dancing and partying up!!! They have toured with the likes of; Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, Gregg Allman, Joe Walsh, Mick Fleetwood’s The Zoo, Foghat, Black Oak Arkansas, Confederate Railroad, Savoy Brown, Molly Hatchet, just to name a few. They also have soundtrack parts in major motion pictures such as; “Under Siege” starring Steven Seagal called “Whiskey Fever” and “Kuffs” starring Christian Slater called “Need For Speed”. They are action packed and ready to go!!!! The years of combined experience and their talented writing ability, puts them right on top with the best!!
The Regulators are the real deal. These wild eyed southern boys from Southern California play honky tonk, blues-infused, good-time boogie tunes kick started by harmonic layers of gut-bustin’ guitars.
This Sextet delivers a unique blend of downhome American music as exemplified on their new Southbound Records CD entitled “Regulators Bar & Grill”. Easy Rider Magazine called The Regulators “the best hard ridin’ band since ZZ Top . . .” Songs from their newly completed second album like the kickin “Breakin’ Out” and the socially observant “Money Pride & Greed” deliver powerhouse wallops that would have made Billy the Kid proud.
This is a new breed of rock & roll outlaws. They are recognized nationwide for their ability to rock the house, whether sharing a stage with Marshall Tucker or Motley Crue. The Regulators have also been seen in the company of Foghat, Black Oak Arkansas, Delbert McClinton, Buddah Heads, Pat Travers, Ted Nugent, Guess Who, and Great White.
They’ve been voted “Best South Bay Band” two years in a row by Rock City News and given the key to the City of Hawthorne. They also work with the Pediatric AIDS foundation and help to fight diabetes.
The Regulators are more than the pure power that fills dance floors from the sea to the heartland. The chief example of The Regulators’ softer side is the melancholy “Sweet Sustain” homage to former member and brother Jimi Hughes who passed away in March of 1993.
The band has weathered much in the past 17 years. They’ve lived through the punk scene and various incarnations of rard rock and heavy metal, all the while remaining true to their unique musical identity. The Regulators use their common background and close relationship to form a rock solid bond with their fans.
The band’s persistence has paid off well, making them one of the country’s best-known biker favorites and an unforgettable addition to any show or soundtrack. Their song “Need for Speed”, taken from their eponymous Polydor debut, was featured in the Christian Slater movie “Kuffs” and “Whiskey Fever” was featured in Steven Segal’s film “Under Siege.” Soundtrack work continues for the popular band with “Last Chance” taken from the Regulators title album, finding it’s way onto the soundtrack of “The Girls of Rock Video 3″
The Regulators remain a favorite of crowds across the country, a position that will only expand with the release of “Regulators Bar & Grill.” The Regulators are definitely here to stay.
INFO . . . The Regulators . . . Southbound Records – 12841 Hawthorne Blvd #62, Hawthorne, CA 90250
Phone: 310-366-7526, Ray/fax: 310-366-7432, or, Randy: 310-834-0872
Publicity: Tom Kidd: 310-532-9448, fax: 310-544-2627
The Regulators 12841 Hawthorne Blvd #62 Hawthorne 90250 310-366-7432 Playing honky tonk, blues-infused, good-time boogie tunes kickstarted by lotsa kickin’ guitars, The Regulators have a southern sound in the ZZ Top/Lynyrd Skynyrd/.38 Special vein. To hear for yourself, send check/m.o. for $10 payable to T.R.C., 12841 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 62, Hawthorne, CA 90250.