you won't want to bring these boys home to meet your mother...
Behind the scenes:
Donnie Miles, sound tech
Ken's music career started in 1986 in Arthur, IL with the Amber Starr band. In 1988, he moved to the Sunshine State and worked on and off with a few bands in central Florida. Upon returning to IL in late 1990, he hooked with a local band in Champaign, North Forty, and moved on to form the first lineup of Renegade.
Ken sez: Although it has seen many members come and go, Renegade has always and will always stay true to entertaining our fans with our southern / classic rock and country. A very special thanks to my wife Peg and my kids for putting up with all the shit over the years.
Sam started his musical career in 1981 in a power rock trio named Armada. Then made the" natural" transition to a 10 piece horn group out of Decatur named Alive Again. They did a wide variety of music like Earth Wind and Fire, Chicago as well as stuff from the sixties like Sam and Dave and the Blues Brothers. Sam learned a lot of playing styles along the way. He kicked around in a lot of bands for a few years. Then played in a top 40 band named Obsession for over 5 years. They played on the "edge" of the top 40 music scene. He lost his way for a few years by not playing at all, until one fateful day when he met up with Brian Ball. Brian knew that Sam played and asked him to join Renegade (for the first go round). They regretted it for next 6 years until Sam moved out of the area.( for over 10 years) Well, as luck would have it, he moved back to central Illinois. And fate brought him back into this misfit set of boys known to all as.......... Renegade..........Again!!!!!!
Jeremy Harper plays lead guitar and vocals.
Brian "BB" Ball
Brian might be a nice
guy...but don't let that fool you.
His drumming will kick you in the butt!!
Donnie Miles has been in the music business for a really long time. Currently he plays bass with Greely Wit and when he's not doing that he's behind the scenes turning knobs to bring you the sound we have all known to love from Renegade.