|Darrin DeMott - Rhythm Guitar & Vocals
|Scott Ratell - Lead Guitar & Vocals
|Lowell 'Mort' Horneber - Keys & Vocals
|The Juice Roosters are a group of well-respected musicians, each with impressive
resumes, based in Lower Michigan Area. Three of the five members all work for the
same local company, which is where the band first got together. These 3 guys
happened to be on the same company committee whose responsibility was organizing
fun employee activities. What they discovered is that they all had the same common
interests...........being a bit crazy, having lots of fun, and the key ingredient.....music.
A product of hard work and well-seasoned musicianship (recipe available on request),
the Roosters have that knack of getting the audience up and out of their seats
instantly. Whether you want to rock-out to your favorite rock songs, or kick up your
heels to some high energy country, the boys’ main objective is keeping the audience
moving. They top it off with a little R&B and Funk to round out what they like to call a
‘wild’ variety of music. The band is completely at home belting out an old Merle
Haggard song, or shifting gears and cranking out some 3 Doors Down. Bottom line,
The Juice Roosters put on a great show and keeps their audience rocking and
dancin’ all night long. They are definitely a power house unit and a ‘must see’. You
won’t be disappointed!!
|Individually and collectively the members of The Juice Roosters have opened for such
acts as: Diamond Rio, The Kentucky Headhunters, Drop Kick Murphys, Eddie Money,
Foghat, and Blue Oyster Cult.
Various Members of the band have done extensive national tours that covered many
states and cities from the east coast to west coast.
During the late 80’s while playing with Clockwork and then D’Vice, Lowell and the bands
built themselves a huge established following in the Tri-Cities. They quickly became the
areas number one top 40 band and racked up numerous accolades including numerous
awards and articles in the Bay Area Review magazine.
The members past bands include Jimmy & The Growlers, D’Vice, The Go Daddys,
Clockwork, Mirage, Overtime, Fullgainer, GT Jam,Nick Danger and countless others.
|Mort had been absent from the Tri-City music scene for a few years, but the
Roosters are glad to have coaxed him out of retirement. While the market is
flooded with the traditional 2 guitar line-ups, Mort’s keyboard ability adds a flavor
to the band that other area bands lack. In the early 80’s Mort did a 10 state tour
with the band Clockwork playing to sold out venues in Chicago, Ft. Wayne,
Cleveland, Dallas and many more. As the keyboard player in the band D’Vice, it
was one of the most popular Top 40’s bands in the 80's and was an icon of the
Tri-City music scene, piling up quite a following and tons of accolades from
various clubs, festivals, and media including several front page articles,
nominations, and awards in the Bay Area Review Magazine. Mort’s exceptional
attention to detail and stage presence has made him a staple in the Roosters’
|Scott is no stranger to the Tri-City music scene and has been playing in various
bands in the area for over 20 years. Scott’s major influences are Stevie Ray
Vaughn and Buck Dharma. If you ask Scott what his greatest love is he will
answer you with, “Hollow body guitars and tube amps baby!! That’s where it’s at!”
Yes rockabilly is in the boy’s blood. His playing style is likened to ‘rockabilly meets
Godzilla’ and his licks are both musical and emotional. Scott prides himself on being
a very tasty guitar player, playing only what seems to fit the song rather than how
many licks he can get into one song. Top that off with great vocals and Scott
becomes another important ingredient to the overall sound that the band is looking
for. Scott’s past projects include, The Go Daddys, Mirage, Nick Danger, and
|Darrin cut his teeth in music at the tender age of nine singing gospel music at
church with his family and playing guitar with his Dad and brothers. He grew up
on a steady diet of old standard country songs, Southern rock, and some good ol'
gospel music. Some of his early influences were Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings,
and Jerry Lee Lewis. "Some of the most enjoyable moments I've had playing was
in front of a campfire with friends and family." "Hanging out with the JuiceRoosters
has given me a great opportunity to show the rest of the world what my family
has known all along, my love for making music." Currently his influence / playing
style is guided by the newer sounds of Brooks & Dunn, Toby Keith, Eric Church
and Jason Aldeen. Darrin prides himself on being a versatile vocalist from lead to
backup and even though he has no problem belting out those classic rock tunes
we all love to hear, he prefers to sing country with the style and conviction of a
veteran. He is a welcome addition to the bands current line up of singers and his
rock solid vocals and acoustic guitar work add to the bands sound and versatility,
which make The Juice Roosters an extremely successful working band.