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Leaders In the Clubhouse

RIYL

Paul Simon, Tom Waits, Randy Newman, John Hiatt, Warren Zevon, Steve Earle, Frank Zappa, Bigfellas, Cash'd Out, Jesse LaMonaca, Electric Light Orchestra, Cheap Trick, 10cc, Weezer, Queen

Inception

San Diego , 2014

Influences

Paul Simon, Tom Waits, Johnny Cash, Randy Newman, John Hiatt, Warren Zevon, Steve Earle, Frank Zappa

Discography

Won
2015

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Leaders In the Clubhouse is a retro-'70s band with a modern sheen. “Our sound is like the stupid man’s Randy Newman,” says drummer Spud Davenport (Messy Necessities, Shamey Jays), one half of comedic power-pop-rockers Leaders in the Clubhouse.

“Or what if Warren Zevon joined Weezer,” offers pianist Charlie Recksieck (Bigfellas, LITC). “Although a reviewer was trying to take a shot at us with Rage Against the Millennials, and I might stand by that one.”

Regarding their debut album Won, Davenport says "We’ve got some anthems here, lamenting crappy electronics, slackers, and moms who give their kids trophies for doing nothing."

"We’ve been told it's kinda like Randy Newman writing songs for Queen." By summer 2015, Davenport told the Reader "We've clawed our way into airplay on broadcast 50 radio stations in the U.S. that we know of." A video was released for the song "She Gets Loud."

In late 2015, they landed two songs in the movie Last Call At Murray's, starring Michael Gross and John Savage.

Recksieck released a solo project in 2020 under the name Chuck Charles. His Hiya album features a cover of The Killers’ “Read My Mind” and 14 new Chuck Charles songs, including “My TV Friends” (“I think five of the best ten people in my life are actually just TV characters”), “Key To a Door” (“a Bigfellas staple for years, but never recorded”), “Ugly Butterfly” (“a trippy jam to Ludwig Wittgenstein philosophy”), and 11 verses about the nuances of Bob Dylan’s career called “Like a Maggie’s Positively Leopard-Skin Homesick Blues.

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