Press Kit

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Band Bio

Random Detour is a band of veteran rockers blending classic rock roots, soulful vocals, and heartfelt lyrics. Its members all came together through Random Acts of Fate and a Passion for Music – Barb's haunting and magical vocals, Dave's amazing guitar riffs, Warren's genius keys, and Allan’s driving rhythms.

After years of supporting local bands, the members had taken a break from performing, only to find themselves jamming together to release some pent up musical energy.  These jam sessions manifested in a passionate new album titled “It’s About Time!”, released in April 2016.

The span of the band’s musical backgrounds is expressed in these original songs:

  • the intensity of rockers Water's Edge, Rock Star and White Noise
  • the blues drive of So Long
  • the introspective soul of Coyote Moon, Stay and Limbo Land
  • the dance rhythms of Higher

Each member brought something unique to the process, and it all came together in a powerful way.

In concert, the band mixes these originals with covers of their favorite influences, including Eric Clapton, Carol King, Steve Winwood, U2, and others.

Member Bios

Barb Doyle - Vocals, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Random Giggles and Happy Thoughts

Barb grew up immersed in the harmonies and rhythms of rock and roll.  She cut her lyrical chops on folk and blues, while taking a Detour and landing in music school, in between playing small solo and duo gigs.  Another Detour finds her currently rocking in Random Detour as the main vocalist and lyricist, adding bass and rhythm guitar.  And giggles.

Warren Ryd - Piano, Organ, Keyboards, Vocals, Drum Programming, Recording and Production, Margaritas, Chicken Wings, Random Puns

Warren grew up in a classically trained environment, but quickly grew restless.  His Detours took him through pathways inspired by his keyboard icons Jonathan Cain (Journey), Steve Winwood, Billy Preston, among others.  He loves Loud Rock and Roll, and has been referred to as "a lead guitar player in a keyboard player's body".

Dave "Riffman" Richards - Lead Guitar, Electric and Acoustic Rhythm Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Random Riffs and Ideas

Dave was heavily influenced by one of the blues rock masters, Eric Clapton. He infuses a modern energy into his hard rock roots as he wields an uncanny knack for creating magical riffs for new songs.  He's often Randomly Distracted by squirrels and other small furry creatures.

Allan Chase - Drum-meister, Stunt Pilot

At a young age, Allan had a penchant for tapping on things and counting to 4 over and over again.  This, of course, would manifest itself into being a drummer.  To Allan, drumming is kind of like ventriloquism - one can truly express information with their hands to a listening audience, all while not moving their mouth.  Allan brings over 20 years of playing experience into Random Detour.  Initially he had to Yield and Stop band activities due to work; eventually, a Green light was given only to find a Detour on Craigslist...namely a Random Detour...seems quite fitting.

James Finn - Bass Guitar, International Man of Mystery

We're not really sure where he came from. He just showed up Randomly on our doorstep with a long black case and a badge that read "Agent FN23873". He said "You can call me James". When he struck those low notes, the earth trembled, the clouds parted, and we knew...

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