Our band is comprised of six very gifted & experienced members originating from all points of the U.S. but longtime residents of Arizona now. Below is a detailed bio of the background of our talented, fun crew.
A.) Brad Bish originates from the state of Washington. Brad plays 12 string & 6 string guitar and sings many lead vocals (especially in the Eagles and classic 60's and Doo-wop era) as well as harmonies. Brad is a retired elevator mechanic and enjoys his home with his wife Mary in the Palo Verde addition in Sun Lakes. He is as dedicated to playing great golf as he is playing and singing great music with the band as well as booking many of our gigs. Brad has played with Riff Raff for many years now & his energy, enthusiasm and focus on perfection and attention to maintaining the "show" aspects of our performance is an integral part of Riff Raff's polished performances. One notable accomplishment that Brad enjoys is his making of his cover tune album in the 70's playing all the instruments himself including drums, bass, keyboards, lead & rhythm guitar and all the vocals including backup. With the limited technology available then... he completed the daunting task in five years and still takes pride in the finished cut. Also Brad is a U.S. Army Signal Corps "boots on the ground" Vietnam war veteran.
B.) Leigh Enda moved to the valley from "The Windy City" better known as Chicago and the home of the blues in 2008 making Sun Lakes his home. Leigh is a perfect reflection of that great culture playing some of the best harmonica (harp) blues in the valley. Lee has played blues harp for 36 years and guitar for 29 years and is lead singer and front man for Riff Raff. Leigh's past experience with numerous blues bands performing at the famous "Kingston Mines" in Illinois as well as numerous concerts, open mikes and blues revues gives him the philosophy that "there's nothing better than seeing people enjoy themselves when we are playing". Leigh's energy and love of the music is the heart of Riff Raff's success. Leigh loves playing "duffer golf" in his spare time but performing music live will always be a major joy for him. In the romance department Leigh became happily married to one of our lady fans June 22nd, 2016 Miss Kim O'Donnell Fahey now Mrs.Kim Enda.
C.) Paul Plovick originates from Indiana moving to the valley in Feb.1984 to work for Motorola. Paul plays bass guitar & sings both backup and lead vocals. He started playing guitar in high school where our rock band "The Fugitives" won the 1965 city [Anderson, Indiana (pop. 72,000] talent contest our senior year where we were broadcast and recorded on the local radio station (Dad was so proud !). I completed a 3 year enlistment in the Army in 1969 & dropped out of music in 1971 for 2 years getting an associate degree in electronic engineering technology and then picked up bass over another year. In 1974 I formed the rock cover band "Keystone Crossing" outside of Indianapolis playing the Ramada Inn circuit. After re-locating to Arizona I played with "R.B. Davis & the Outsiders" country band of Chandler, "The KC Blues band" out of Chandler, "The Zach's Dad" rock band of Chandler, "Urban Country" of Mesa, The Elvis Presley "Legacy" band w/ Gene Styles of Peoria, The "Night Groove" 8 piece R&B band of Chandler, the 5 piece Latin/rock Santana band "Southern Fly" & the 5 piece electric party band "Faded Jeans" of Glendale (winners of Kool FM battle of the bands 2016) as well as playing praise team bass with "Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Church" in Chandler for 8 years. Additionally as a salaried bass player for the "Zonamusic" recording studios in Phoenix I recorded on the "On the road" album of owner Alan Kovin evenings & weekends. One of the biggest kicks I got was playing a number of years ago with "Faded Jeans" at the Venetian Resort & Casino in Las Vegas but Riff Raff is permanently the band I call "home" now. Paul has played bass & sung with Riff Raff since April of 2011 and is the website designer / manager & frequent booking agent for the band (although Brad & Chuck also do a lot of bookings as well.) Paul retired as a full time electronic Aerospace technician Aug 1st of 2014 but continues to work part time electronic contract work through Kelly Engineering Temp. agency. He plans on rock'n 'till he can't hold a bass any longer with his "brothers" in the Riff Raff band. The band loves to kid him that he just doesn't understand the concept of "retirement". Paul is a U.S. Army Signal Corps veteran from the Vietnam war era having served in Europe and Turkey teaching electronics and repairing radar systems.