Wednesday, May 19, 2010



A little over a week ago, our friends from Smart Choice Music across the pond in the UK held an auction on ebay to raise money for the flood ravaged residents of Nashville. One of the items up for grabs was surprise package from Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers.

Smart Choice is happy to announce the RCPM package raised 66 pounds!

Muchas Gracias to Kevin Eby of Oralando, FL. You will be receiving some RCPM goodies including CD's and t-shirts and posters from RCPM's first ever tour of the UK in February. And a big thank you to everyone who participated in the auction!


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Mile High and on TV

RCPM will be mile high and risin' next week, and gaining Altitude as they go!

Roger, PH, Nick and Jim are touring Colorado before heading down to Rocky Point for Circus Mexicus 2010.

During their performance on Sat. May 29 at the Denver Day of Rock festival, fans who come to the show will not only get another outstanding performance by the band, but they may even bee seen on TV from coast-to-coast!

RCPM have been selected by the folks at the Altitude Sports and Entertainment network to be part of their "On Stage" music series. The band's performance in Denver on May 29 will be recorded and played back on Altitude TV (available on both DirecTV and Dish) starting July 6 and replayed many times throughout the year.

The band is encouraging all their Colorado friends and anyone else who wants to be part of this experience, to show up with your singing voices warmed up and ready to go. If you know when to yell, "Right Now!," "Yeah, Let's Go!" and "Americano!" the band encourages you to come out for a great day of music and do what you all do best, which is be Peacemakers! Then, starting July 6, you can watch highlights from that day's performance on TV in addition to interviews with the band, which will be taped at a different time.

The Denver Day of Rock with Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, May 29, to be played back on Altitude TV. Don't miss it!!


RCPM Tour of Colorado

5/26 - Fort Collins
5/27 - Steamboat Springs
5/28 - Evergreen
5/29 - Denver Day of Rock w/Altitude TV taping
5/30 - Colorado Springs

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Circus Mexicus List of Things to Do

Fiesta is number one. Siesta is number two. Attention all you pirates, banditos, beach bums, fat-native-skinny-dippin-semi-professional tourists, borracheros y cancioneros, it is time once again to reconvene at the little town south of the border nestled against the Sea of Cortez where high tides and high spirits flow under the glow of the stars and the Mexican Moonshine. It's time for Circus Mexicus 2010, and this year promises to be our best yet! Circus Mexicus weekend is officially three days of events in Rocky Point, Mexico, and some of our friends in Arizona are helping us stretch it into four days. So rest up, pace yourselves, and get ready for the biggest RCPM fiesta of the year! To help everyone keep track of all the events going on, we've put together a timeline of some of the big events during the weekend, leaving plenty of room, of course, for you to make some of your own plans and get out to the beach, the shops and many of the fine restaurants Puerto Peñasco has to offer.


Thurs. June 10

Circus Mexicus pre-party at the Four Peaks Brewery, 1340 East 8th Street, Tempe, AZ. Drink specials from 4-6pm. RCPM music on the PA system. The club will be giving away band merch all night. The band is not scheduled to make an appearance here. But this will be a great place to meet up with old amigos you may have not seen since last year, make new friends, arrange car pools and plan out your Rocky Point weekend with other fans.


Fri. June 11

6 p.m. - Back by popular demand, PH's "A Hot Dog & A Smile" Charity BBQ at JJ's Cantina. The popularity of this event has grown each year. Last year's show was widely considered by fans as one of the best Circus Mexicus Friday nights ever! Because you requested it, The Railbenders will be returning for an encore performance. Also returning by popular demand, Jason Boots and Random Karma. Donations for hot dogs and soda appreciated. All proceeds go to benefit the children at Esperanza Para Los Niños Orphanage. You can find more information at

PLEASE NOTE: The Esparanza Para Los Niños Orphanage needs household items such as toilet paper, cleaning supplies, paper towels, brushes, shampoo, soap, etc. Your donations are always appreciated.

- 7:00 p.m. - Random Karma

- 8:00 p.m. - Jason Boots

- 9:00 p.m. - The Railbenders


Sat. June 12

9:30 a.m. - Rock and Soccer. Mandatory check-in time for players in the first annual Rock and Soccer Tournament. Check-in will be on Sandy Beach in front of the Sonoran Spa and Sea.

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Soccer tournament! We're on a tight schedule, so we need players in place and ready to play at their assigned times. Failure to do so may result in your team forfeiting. We understand you'll be at JJ's the night before. But last minute hangovers or players claiming they canceled their wake-up calls won't excuse you from being late. At stake is a certain soccer-playing lead singer who could miss sound check! All proceeds from the event benefit the Larry Large Foundation (childrens charities). Spectators are encouraged to show up and cheer on the teams. A few additional team shirts will be available for sale for spectators.

¡Viva La Circus Mexicus!

6 p.m. - Doors to Circus Mexicus, right next to Chango's Bar and Grill, open! Plus strolling mariachis.

7 p.m. - Eddie Spaghetti of the Supersuckers takes the stage with Tyson, Tony and Graham of The Railbenders.

8 p.m. - Main event, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers in concert!


Sun. June 13

11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Mañanathon at JJ's. Specials all day on Bloody Mary's and Roger's Mexican Moonshine. All band members, including openers, will make appearances throughout the afternoon. On stage that afternoon: The Railbenders, Eddie Spaghetti, Jason Boots and Random Karma.


Advance tickets can be purchased between now and June 4 at for $30.

Tickets purchased between now and May 31 will be MAILED directly to you. We do not mail wristbands outside of the U.S. All non-U.S. purchases will be held at Will Call in Rocky Point.

Tickets purchased between May 31 and June 4 can be picked up at Will Call. Tickets will also be available at the gate the day of the show for $35.

Children 12 and under are free!

Will Call on Friday will be at JJ's from 6 p.m,. - 10 p.m.
On Saturday, Will Call will be at Chango's from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and again at 5:45 p.m.

General admission wristbands allow access to the RCPM venue only for the Saturday concert.

Yeah. That oughtta do.


Monday, May 10, 2010

Circus Mexicus pre-pre-party!

If you're like us, you can't wait for Circus Mexicus! And neither can the guys in Random Karma.

Random Karma will be playing a pre-Circus Mexicus gig at a new venue in north Phoenix called The Compound (www.the on Saturday, June 5. Jason Boots ad Brad Perry will be there too for good measure.

The band will raffle off some RCPM goodies, with all proceeds going to Esperanza para Los Ninos. Random Karma and Boots will be back on stage at JJ's Cantina in Rocky Point, Mex., on June 11, along with The Railbenders, for PH Naffah's annual Hot Dog & A Smile charity BBQ, again benefiting the local orphanage.

Don't miss Random Karma June 5. And don't forget Circus Mexicus June 12 with Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers in Rocky Point!


Hola Señor Norrell!


As most of you know, Roger, PH, Nick and Jim had visions of traveling to Nashville to record their next album. Unfortunately, due to the floods that have devastated the area, RCPM will be unable to accomplish that goal at this time. Everyone in the band wishes the residents of Nashville a speedy recovery and we look forward to working with those fine people in the future.

In the meantime, there are a couple of credos in the rock-n-roll community. One is the show must go on. Another is rock-n-roll is all about spontaneity and works best when it's not scripted. That's why Roger and crew are going to go with the flow, head down to Rocky Point, take their good friend, producer/mixer/engineer/trumpet player extraordinaire Clif Norrell ("Fizzy, Fuzzy, Big & Buzzy," "No More Beautiful World," "Turbo Ocho") along for good measure, and cut an album.

The band is very excited to work with Clif again as well as getting their new songs recorded and out to the fans! The day after Roger and PH wrap up their current acoustic tour of California and get back to Arizona, they will hop in their cars and drive down to Mexico with the others. In other words, they're headed down to Mexico one week from today!

If you'd like to help our friends in Nashville, you can made donations at Our friends from Smart Choice Music are also still auctioning some items on ebay, including some RCPM goodies, at with all proceeds going to Nashville.

Thanks everyone. The band is looking forward to getting new music to you soon!'s not just a job, it's an adventure!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Rock and Soccer - Quickly Approaching!

Hola amigos y amigas,

With just over a month to go until the first annual beach soccer tournament at Circus Mexicus, we thought we'd kick things off with some tips, suggestions and misc info.

Please make sure your entire team is on Sandy Beach in front of the Sonoran Spa and Sea by 9:30 AM Saturday June 12 for check in. Matches start at 10, all teams will be playing at 10 or 10:30. Also, please make sure you leave your counterclockwise watch at home. We've got to keep this tournament on time or else the band will be without their singer for sound check. Not good.

Each team needs to bring their own equipment to warm up with, match balls will be supplied. Consider bringing some type of socks (no soled shoes) so you don't blister. Assume it's going to be hot although Poseidon normally blows a cool breeze from the southwest all weekend. If you have pop up tent(s) bring them along with beach chairs and your own water.

All of our team slots are currently full. But everyone is invited to come down to the beach and cheer everyone on. A limited supply of extra soccer jerseys will be available on a first come first served basis with proceeds from all things soccer going to the Larry D. Large Foundation benefitting several local charities.

Our Circus Mexicus partner Chango's Bar and Grill will be providing suds for sale and we'll have the requisite Mexican street meat taco stand. Please support them all weekend, gracias.

Circus Mexicus weekend starts with a pre-party at Four Peaks in Tempe on Thursday June 10th starting at 4... a great way to meet up and plan everything from caravans to contraband.

Don't forget the FREE Hot Dog and a Smile show at JJ's Friday night. Three bands (Railbenders, Jason Boots, Random Karma), no cover, just bring an appetite for weiners and household goods for La Esperanza children's home. The Mañanathon is Sunday afternoon for those who still haven't had enough.

Get your family, friends and enemies down to Rocky Point June 12 to watch you play during the day and party all night with the best band on the planet. Tickets for the concert are on sale at for $30. Tickets will be also be available the day of the show at the gate for $35. Children are free with paying adult.

Lastly and most important... prepare yourself and friends for a killer night of rock n roll. Mariachis @6, Eddie Spaghetti with the Railbenders @7, and RCPM starting a long night @8. Come one, come all. Looking forward to meeting you all.

Hasta luego,
Rock and Soccer peeps

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Nashville Flood Relief


RCPM and Smart Choice Music, our friends who helped us put together our tour of the UK in February, want to extend a helping hand to those affected by the flooding in Tennessee. Smart Choice has put several items up for auction to raise money for the relief effort, including a package of RCPM goodies. The following is a message from Smart Choice on how you can help.


Everyone will by now be aware of the devastating floods that have hit Nashville and the surrounding areas. As country music fans with many friends and extended family in Music Cityour thoughts are with everyone affected.

For the latest information, please visit the website of the local newspaper The Tennessean ( for all thedetails and updates.

Living several thousand miles away we are left feelinghelpless in being not able to offer any practicalhelp. So, the best we can do at this point is try to raise awareness and help with fundraising.

We have set up some charity auctions on eBay of a fewrare items, and all of the proceeds of these sales will go to the relief fund. Please take a look at our auctions (, and give generously to help the community that is suffering so badly.

Alternatively, you can donate to the flood relief directly by visiting the Community Foundation website (

If anyone has any interestingitems that we could auction to raise additional funds, then please contact us by replying to this message.
Carol and Ian @ Smart Choice Music