Randy Knaps Randy Knaps

Randy Knaps was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1957, and his mom knew that from a very young age he had the special gift of natural musical talent. Randy grew up singing with his mom and dad at parties, and throughout junior high, high school, and college, he played drums in school bands and sang in school choirs.

It wasn't until 1979 that he actually joined a real traveling, paying band. From then on he blossomed rapidly! Working in as many as three bands at a time, and doing tons of studio work including writing - playing and singing countless jingles on the local, regional, and national level - he was approached by Leon Medica, the leader of the then-dormant band LeRoux. They clicked right off the bat and pursued recording deals from Los Angeles to Atlanta. Since then, Randy has done every reunion tour and date with LeRoux, including traveling around the world with the First Airborne Rock & Roll Division, entertaining American soldiers with the likes of The Doobie Brothers, Kansas, Pablo Cruise, Steve Morse, and others. In 1988, Randy received a gold and platinum album for his vocal work on the soundtrack for the movie "Dirty Dancing".

For the last ten years, Randy has owned his own recording studio and business called Media Scope Concept and Production, specializing in automotive advertising and post production. In addition, he has fronted The Issue, a regional dance band based in Baton Rouge. "I stay ready to keep from having to get there," says Randy, and when you see him perform you'll know what he means!

Music Credits
ARTIST / GROUP GROUP LABEL
Doobie Brother Tom Johnston Dirty Dancing RCA (6408-1-R)
Doobie Brother Tom Johnston Dirty Dancing Collector's Edition RCA (67780-2)
Doobie Brother Tom Johnston Dirty Dancing Ultimate Edition LIONSGATE (NYSE:LGF)
LeRoux Ain't Nothing But A Gris Gris JAC (1948)
Tours
YEAR GROUP / ARTIST COUNTRIES
1985-present Louisiana's LeRoux USA
1985 First Airborne Rock & Roll Band - Phil Ehart, Rich Williams, Steve Morse, Steve Walsh, Billy Greer (Kansas), Tom Johnston (The Doobie Brothers), Leon Medica, Randy Knaps (LeRoux), David Jenkins (Pablo Cruise), Michael Becker, Gene Stashuk, Paul Revelli (Red 7) Singapore, Diego Garcia, Sicily, Spain, Azores
Songwriting
TITLE ARTIST / GROUP ALBUM
My Heaven Can't Wait Louisiana's LeRoux Ain't Nothing But A Gris Gris
Television
SHOW NETWORK ARTIST / GROUP YEAR
National Sports Festival ESPN First Airborne 1986
Rockin' The Nottoway PBS LeRoux 1997
Crescent City Juke Box Cox Cable LeRoux 2003
Write On H-TV Randy Knaps 2005
Write On H-TV Randy Knaps 2006
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