Pirate Radio is a Eugene cover band built on the remains of Redneck Mother – a cover band that played the local area for 7 years. The band comes with many combined years of performing and plays classic rock, with some old school country, and a mix of radio hits from the 80s and 90s.
Jason Johnson (vocals, guitar) and Joel McCombs (guitar, vocals) had started a modern rock band in the late 90’s that secured an independent record deal and radio play across the country.
Joined by David Vargas on bass and Brian Middleton on drums, the group has played local clubs and private events with a growing following and a solid fan base of music lovers.
Jason has been singing and writing songs since childhood and has performed professionally since the 90’s with several band and solo albums to his credit. His dynamic vocals give the fans an authentic experience of their favorite songs.
The band’s solid rhythm section is made up of David and Brian. David holds down the bass and has played in several groups in Seattle and Sacramento.
Brian Middleton has performed in several Willamette Valley bands over the past 30 years. He uses both acoustic and digital kits depending on the sonic requirements of the gig and is known for his infectious grooves.