RON KEEL BAND is fronted by million-selling singer/musician/songwriter/performer Ron Keel, who has toured with and/or opened for icons like Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Van Halen, Aerosmith and many more. His extensive body of work includes three albums which charted in Billboard’s Hot 100, Keel’s legendary major label debut “The Right To Rock”( produced by KISS’ Gene Simmons) and the acclaimed 2019 RON KEEL BAND release “Fight Like A Band.”
2018-2019 appearances in 12 states included the Sturgis Rally, Hot Harley Nights, support dates with Night Ranger and Tesla, casinos, fairs, festivals, and club dates. NATIONAL ROCK REVIEW calls it “a dynamic show with Keel’s voice holding strong;” the concert experience combines Keel’s hits (“The Right To Rock, “Tears Of Fire,” “Because The Night,” “Rock N Roll Outlaw”) with the new music and the iconic classics featured on their upcoming “South X South Dakota” covers album on the HighVolMusic label. Touring plans this year include the band’s first-ever headline tour of Eastern Canada; Ron Keel also has solo shows across Australia (including a slot at Melodic Rock Fest) and on the 10th Annual Monsters Of Rock Cruise.
In addition to Keel, RKB features lead guitarist Dave “DC” Cothern, bassist El Diablo (aka Geno Arce, also a longtime member of Keel and other Ron Keel projects), Jeff “The Rev” Koller on drums and keyboardist Dakota Scott (the latter two are both members of the South Dakota Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame) and second guitarists Jason Haven and Steve “Doc” Purcell on select dates.. They have been together for five years – starting out as the House Band for Sioux Falls entertainment complex Badlands Pawn. During that era, they toured heavily on their own and with Midwest legends Hairball, and backed up other singers like Paul Stanley, Jack Blades, Kip Winger, Mark Slaughter, Don Dokken, and Stephen Pearcy.
Those experiences bonded Ron Keel Band into a brotherhood, and that brotherhood spawned their album “Fight Like A Band.” Jim Barber (Music Life Magazine) calls it “a bold statement about friendship, perseverance and empowerment.” Now signed by HighVolMusic and HVM Entertainment, these Rock N Roll Outlaws are committed to enjoying this ride and whatever lies around the next bend.
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Ron Keel was recently #1 rated DJ (source: Neilson Ratings) non KBAD 94.5 FM, the #1 rock station in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Host of the “Streets of Rock & Roll” radio show currently on Sunny Radio 93.3 FM Sioux Falls and multiple online affiliates
Autobiography “EVEN KEEL: Life On The Streets Of Rock N Roll” was published in 2014
1.7 million YouTube views
Music producer and creative consultant for the acclaimed documentary film “Hair I Go Again” released in 2016 (Ron both starred in the film and produced the soundtrack)
Music featured in motion pictures & television include: “Men In Black II,” “Lucifer,” “Dolphin Tale,” “The Messengers,” “Chill Factor,” “A Thousand Acres,” “Desperate Housewives,” “X-Files,” “Supernatural,” “Raising Hope,” “The Simpsons”
1996 Winner: “Album Of The Year” (Western Country) & “Lifetime Achievement Award” from Country Music Clubs of America
1985 KEEL awarded as “Best New Band” – Metal Edge, Hit Parader Magazine, and Circus Magazine
Ron Keel endorses, uses, and promotes quality instruments and products such as Vintage guitars, Dean guitars, GoGo Tuners, Rock-N-Roll Gangstar Apparel, RSVP Rockstar Clothing, Sintervention Threads, Ultimate Ears in-ear monitors, In-Tune guitar picks, Kyser musical products, Brunner’s Metal Wear, Enki Cases, and Pic Stik pick holders.
Featured in books such as “Tales From The Stage Volume 1” (author: Michael Toney), “Pro Secrets Of Heavy Rock Singing” (author: Bill Martin), “Black Sabbath: Never Say Die” (author: Garry Sharpe-Young), and many reference books related to metal and hard rock
Ron Keel Band
South X South Dakota (2020)
Fight Like a Band (2019)
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