Stagger Lee was formed in April of 1981 when band founder Bobby Joe Mueller named the group after the 1958 hit song made famous by Lloyd Price. For many years they have performed, and still do quality music for thousands of loyal fans, from the clubs and concerts of the tri-state area to the recording studios of Nashville. They are very thankful for their success in the music business and pride themselves on being consistent, hard-working, professional musicians. Check their Calendar to see where and when they'll be in your area. Come see for yourself why they've been voted the Cammy Award's "Best Band in Cincinnati" for two consecutive years! THANKS to all the friends and family who continue to support us after all these years! After all, it's all about good times and great friends! "Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and leaves the memory with difficulty." ---Sir Thomas Beecham
BOBBY JOE MUELLER - Bobby plays acoustic guitar, harmonica, and helps out on percussion when called for. Bobby is also the frontman and lead singer for the band. He's the reason why so many people keep comin' back for more. He started Stagger Lee in 1981 and has been the heart and soul of the group for 33 years...and still going. If you enjoy country, you'll love Bobby's smooth, soulful style. Don't be fooled though; he can also belt out a rocker when he wants. Bobby is a marvelous entertainer so don't expect to just sit in your chair. He likes to include everybody!
STEVE FALEAROS - Steve joined Stagger Lee June 2013. Steve was an original member of Middletown band Straight Up from '82 to '86. He toured New England as FOH engineer r touring cover band from '85 - '86. From '86 to '93 he was the guitartist for the Vandells. In '97 he played bass for Midnight Highway and in that same year opened Babblefish Studios. As an engineer he has recorded over one thousand projects and produced over 100 records including Stagger Lee's new release "Brotherhood". From 2001-2009 Steve was the guitarist for local cover band "theo"and acoustic duo Yellow Sky. He's busy with tons of work as studio musician on guitar, bass and various other instruments. Also recently began performing solo acoustic shows around town.
MIKE TAPOGNA - Pro Drummer. With over 30 years of continuous playing, performing and studing. He has shared arena stages with big name artists and played dives with friends for the love of music and the love of playing drums... From his time in Los Angeles he was fortunate to be invited to play in several. He has drumming credits on several gold and platinum recordings as well as countless local-original releases and demos that he is equally proud of. Mike has lots of experience over dubbing "live" drums to pre-recorded music as well as playing live to sequences and click tracks. His background includes rock, funk, blues, country and jazz performances and recording sessions. While in Seattle, Mike appeared on drums in a video for Bob Rivers' twisted tunes that featured an appearance by none other than Ozzy Osborne! It's recieved extensive play on MTV and VH1.
KEITH CORNETT - Keith's first professional gig was was with Suzanne Marie & Prairie Fire at the age of 17 in front of thousands of people. They opened shows for national recording acts such as Charlie Daniels, Tom Wopat, Del Reeves, Dave & Sugar, along with many others. In 1991-1994, Keith joined John Cambell & Midnight Highway Band. During this time he was writing songs and wanting to continue that avenue in Nashville. In June of '94, he decided to make the move and pursue his dream. He became the member of the NSAI (National Songwriter Association International) and the Local 257 Musician Union and performed with some of the biggest names in the business. In 1996, he teamed up with Rose Drake at Pete Drake Publishing for a year where he wrote songs during the day and performed at Writers Night all over town. Keith was hired by Gordon Dillingham & Associates and Don Light Talent Agency from 1996-1999 where he traveled extensively throughout the country until he decided to move back to his roots in Ohio. He immediately started working for Gene Bowshier & Stonehart Band. In 2014, Keith Cornett became the staff guitarist at the Lebanon Opry House in Lebanon, Ohio before joining up with the Stagger Lee Band.