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The Randys are a 5-piece band from Columbus Ohio. Since 1998 they’ve been establishing a unique sound using a mixture of styles from the 1940s to the present.


Everything old is new again with the Randys. Covering artists such as Tennesse Ernie Ford, Louis Prima, Elvis Presley, Joe Tex, Dean Martin, Perez Prado, Mills Brothers, Lawrence Welk, The Beatles and more. Their state side influences can be described as Americana, while their imported "world music", includes Cuban, French, Latin & Italian numbers.


The bands’ musical focus is on upbeat, danceable, melodic songs that all ages can enjoy, but might not recognize. Often introducing listeners to music that has otherwise been forgotten, their eclectic tastes define the band.


Whether it’s a pulp surf sounding guitar, tropical lap steel, soothing accordion, or a peppy piano accompanying five crooning voices with fabulous harmonies, the Randys are devoted to getting the toes tapping and the feet shuffling.


The Randys are:

David Vaubel – Vocals, Guitar, Lapsteel Guitar

Canaan Faulkner – Bass Guitar, Vocals

Matt Newman – Guitar, Baritone Guitar, Banjo, Vocals

Jon Beard – Piano, Accordion, Ukelele, Vocals

Brian Jones – Drums, Percussion, Vocals


Some of the Genres Covered: Rockabilly, R&B / Soul, Country, Zydeco, Latin, Polka, Skiffle, Hawaiian, World Music


What has been said:

"The Columbus 5-piece outfit plays an eclectic mix of 50s and 60s-style rock, pop, country, and blue-eyed soul; all performed with style, grace, and dead-on two and three-part harmonies. You'll have a great time."

-- Circleville Pumpkin Show


"The Randys play songs you didn't even know you liked with such conviction that you have no choice but to smile along."

-- Columbus Dispatch


"The Randys should have just played the entire festival, they are that delightfully good."

-- Columbus Monthly


"What makes the Randys so appealing: They honor songs rather than artists, and that distinction allows them to show their own personality along the way."

-- The Other Paper