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The band is fronted by the charismatic Kevin Patey who provides lead vocals and plays rhythm guitar. Kevin is a veteran of the Boston music scene whose prior projects include co-fronting a rockabilly band with Jack Hanlon of The Amazing Royal Crowns. The strong rhythm section features Matt Murphy slapping the upright bass and Keith Schubert driving the beat on drums. The main attraction of The Raging Teens, however, is the lovely Miss Amy Griffin: rockabilly's premier female lead guitarist. Miss Amy displayed her many talents this past year, playing keyboards, guitar, and the Theremin for Mary Lou Lord's touring band (with whom she appeared on the Late Night with Conan O'Brien show) in addition to playing sweet solos and breaking young men's hearts in The Raging Teens. The Raging Teens have emerged as one of the definitive bands in the burgeoning rockabilly revival and have performed at every important rockabilly show in New England including the first annual Rockabilly Ball, the highest attended event of the 1997 LOUD Music Festival. They have played with local and national rockabilly acts such as Ronnie Dawson, HiFi and the Roadburners, The Frantic Flattops, The Speed Devils, The Racketeers, and the Cranktones. The Raging Teens' appeal, however, does not just extend to the rockabilly crowd. They have converted listeners to their brand of high energy music across the nation and Canada, playing shows such as the Halifax on Music festival, and sharing the stage with such diverse national acts as Mojo Nixon, indie-rock heroes The Bevis Frond, ex-Replacements Slim Dunlap and Tommy Stinson (with his new band Perfect), and Mary Lou Lord. The Raging Teens ability to excite crossover audiences is such that even Oscar-nominee Elliot Smith was caught dancing at a recent show in New York City.

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