A little bit about Lester

Lester Bangs is made up of four unique individuals who simply put enjoy what we do. I could write alot of hype. "high energy" "in your face" " etc... etc... etc... But what we really want you to know is that we love to perform. Love to see the crowd enjoying our music and the dance floor full. We play covers from the 60's through today and are not limited to only rock or only country. We love the variety and so do the people who come to see us. You will be pleasantly surprised to hear our lead vocalist Heather Reetz go from a gritty classic rock song to a soft  ballad then back into country, top 40, blues, current rock, and pop, all while putting her own spin on a diverse setlist. Our ability to stay so current and diverse is elevated with Lead guitar and vocalist Todd Walter who has mastered many styles to keep this group so wide ranged. Bassist and support vocalist Chris Jankowski is as wide ranged as the rest. Solid backbone bass playing and a perfect blend with resident bad boy Chad Knight(Fido) on drums. Fido comes to us from former bands Bullhonky Deluxe and original project Great Lakes Myth Society. He is the newbie joining us but no stranger to the stage. Watching him play is as entertaining as hearing the element he brings to the band!!!  What else is there to say except that Lester Bangs, aside from the music has prided themselves on maintaining honesty and integrity in a steadily more difficult industry. If you are looking for talented musicians with an amazingly diverse setlist and work ethics as well. We are your choice for entertainment. Fairs, festivals, bars, night clubs and private parties all welcome to contact us for bookings at lesterbangsband@yahoo.com.

A LITTLE BIT O LESTER'S VERSION OF VARIETY

SET LIST A 'LA LESTER

867-5309...TOMMY TUTONE

99 RED BALLOONS...GOLDFINGER VERSION

AIN'T TALKIN BOUT LOVE...VAN HALEN

ALL SUMMER LONG...KID ROCK

AMERICAN GIRL...TOM PETTY

BEAT IT...MICHAEL JACKSON

BETTE DAVIS EYES...KIM CARNES

BIG FOOT...CHICKENFOOT

BOBBY MCGEE...JANIS JOPLIN

BREAKUP SONG...GREG KIHN BAND

BROWN EYED GIRL...VAN MORRISON

BLISTER IN THE SUN...VIOLENT FEMMES

DAY TRIPPER...BEATLES

DONE...THE BAND PERRY

EDGE OF 17...STEVIE NICKS

FAR BEHIND...CANDLEBOX

FAST AS YOU...DWIGHT YOAKAM

FIRE WOMAN...CULT

GEL...COLLECTIVE SOUL

GET LUCKY...DAFT PUNK

GUNPOWDER & LEAD...MIRANDA LAMBERT

GOT YOU WHERE I WANT YOU...THE FLYS

HARD TO HANDLE...BLACK CROWS

HURT SO GOOD...MELLENCAMP

HARDER TO BREATHE...MAROON 5

HONKY TONK WOMAN...ROLLING STONES

HOT CHILD IN THE CITY...NICK GILDER

I LOVE ROCK N ROLL...JOAN JETT

JUST WHAT I NEEDED...THE CARS

KEEP YOUR HANDS TO YOURSELF...GEORGIA SATELLITES

KNOCKIN ON HEAVENS DOOR...GUNS N ROSES

KRYPTONITE...3 DOORS DOWN

LA GRANGE...ZZ TOP

LIKE THE WAY I DO...MELISSA ETHERIDGE

LOCKED OUT OF HEAVEN...BRUNO MARS

LIVIN ON A PRAYER...BON JOVI

LIMELIGHT...RUSH

MRS. ROBINSON...LEMONHEADS VERSION

NEW GIRL NOW...HONEYMOON SUITE

OH WELL...THE ROCKETS

PONTOON...LITTLE BIG TOWN

PUMPED UP KICKS...FOSTER THE PEOPLE

PRIDE & JOY...STEVIE RAY VAUGHN

PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC...WILD CHERRY

ROCK IN THE USA...MELLENCAMP

SLITHER...VELVET REVOLVER

SMOOTH UP IN YA...BULLET BOYS

STAND BACK...STEVIE NICKS

SWINGTOWN...STEVE MILLER BAND

SWEET HOME ALABAMA...LYNNYRD SKYNNYRD

SUPERSTITION...STEVIE WONDER

SWEET CHILD OF MINE...GUNS & ROSES

THE OCEAN...LED ZEPPELIN

TALK DIRTY TO ME...POISON

WAGON WHEEL...DARIUS RUCKER

WE GOT THE BEAT...GO GO'S

WHAT I AM...EDIE BRICKELL & NEW BOHEMIANS

WHAT I GOT...SUBLIME

WORD UP...KORN VERSION OF CAMEO

WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU...THE ROMANTICS

YOUR LOVE...THE OUTFIELD

YELLOW LEDBETTER...PEARL JAM