Robert Bush 5 p.m., March 22
Lee Knight: Bass guitar | Mark Spriggs: Drums | Mike Peters: Keyboards | Paul Nichols: Drums | Paul Shaffer: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals | Keith Loveland: Keyboards | Jack Butler: Guitar (electric) | John Lusitana : Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric)
RIYL: The Sweet, Private Domain
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Inception: San Diego, 1977
Influences: The Knack, the Cars, the Goodrats, NRBQ, Head East, the Sweet
Bratz were a late 1970s/1980s/early 1990s pop band featuring singer Paul Shaffer and guitarist Jack Butler that opened for many major touring acts. the Bacchanal, the Rodeo and the Halcyon.
The 1981 lineup included bassist Lee Knight, along with drummer Paul Nichols (Jo Baker and the Boys, Neon Vanilla), Paul Shaffer (vocals, guitar), Jack Butler (lead guitar), and Keith Loveland (keyboards). After Mike Jacobs became their manager, the group replaced Nichols with Mark Spriggs on drums, and other latterday members included John Lusitana (guitar) and Mike Peters (keyboards). The band split in 1982.
Shaffer and Butler later cofounded Private Domain and recorded with reggae star Pato Banton.
Mark Spriggs later passed away from cancer at the age of 52. Mike Peters has also passed away.