The LeRoi Brothers

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The LeRoi Brothers are an American rock band from Austin, Texas.

The group was founded in 1981 by Mike Buck (also of The Fabulous Thunderbirds), Don Leady, Steve Doerr, and Alex Napier. The group was a long-running Austin bar band, but achieved national success with the album Open All Night, which reached #181 on the Billboard 200 in 1987.[1]

Former member Alex Napier died on February 3, 2011, in Desoto, Texas from liver cancer, aged 59.[2]

On March 12, 2014, The LeRoi Brothers were inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame.[3]

Former member Evan Johns died from complications of liver disease on March 11, 2017, at the age of 60 in Austin, Texas.[4]

Members[edit]

  • Mike Buck - drums
  • Don Leady - guitar
  • Steve Doerr - guitar, vocals
  • Alex Napier - bass
  • Joe Doerr - vocals
  • Jackie Newhouse - bass
  • Sarah Brown - bass
  • Evan Johns - guitar
  • Rick Rawls - guitar
  • Pat Collins - bass
  • Speedy Sparks - bass

Discography[edit]

  • Amazing EP (1981)
  • Check This Action (1983)
  • Forget About the Danger (1984)
  • Lucky Lucky Me (1985)
  • The LeRoi Brothers (1985)[5]
  • Open All Night (1986)
  • Crown Royale (1992)
  • Kings of the Catnap (2000)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cub Koda. "The LeRoi Brothers | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-03-12. 
  2. ^ Doc Rock. "2011 January to June". The Dead Rock Stars Club. Retrieved 2017-03-12. 
  3. ^ "Austin Music Awards: 2013-2014 Hall of Fame." The Austin Chronicle 33.29 March 14, 2014. Web. June 2, 2014.
  4. ^ "Evan Johns, 60, left his mark on Austin music as a firebrand guitarist". Music.blog.austin360.com. Retrieved 2017-03-12. 
  5. ^ "The LeRoi Brothers". Discogs. Discogs. Retrieved 19 July 2014.