Fred Russotto, Chip Mills, Nikki Rae, Steve Couch, Harry Hafferkamp
The Rodeo Clowns are a modern country/rock band whose unique sound comes from their ability to mix new popular country songs, traditional country, favorite oldies and a few classic rock tunes with powerful harmonies and unique arrangements. Their performance is a collection of enjoyable songs designed to entertain both dancers and listeners alike.
With their home base in Ft. Lauderdale, the band features, Nikki Rae, one of the hottest female vocalist in South Florida. Her voice, stage confidence and personality captures the audience all night long, from first song to the last. Mixed with a group of proven veteran performers with over 40 years on the music circuit, Nikki's strong enticing voice creates a perfect blend to the smooth and vibrant sound coming from the vocals and harmony combinations of The Rodeo Clowns.
The group was founded in 2006 when Nikki Rae and Steve Couch, Nikki’s dad, started singing together for fun about 8 years ago. The more they sang, the more Steve realized Nikki should be on stage performing. Steve, veteran of the South Florida music scene since the late 1960’s, had played in numerous bands over the years, many known for their strong vocal harmonies. Nikki and Steve’s natural family vocal blend was just the foundation needed to start the band
The Rodeo Clowns have gone through a few member changes over the years, but have settled into a very strong line-up that Currently consist of :
Nikki Rae – Lead Vocals
Steve Couch- Rhythm Guitar and Lead/Backing Vocals
Fred Russotto – Drums and Lead vocals
Harry Hafferkamp- Lead Guitar and Lead/Backing vocals
Chip Mills – Bass Guitar and Lead/Backing vocals
The Rodeo Clowns are always well received, and have gained local support by building a large, dedicated following. Don’t miss this band on your next night out. Keep checking the Calendar, at this site, to see where they are performing next!
If you are planning any type of party or event, you can't go wrong with The Rodeo Clowns!