Drama Queen Bio
DRAMA QUEEN is an all-original commercial Hard Rock band out of Rockford, IL. Drama Queen's songs are very marketable COMMERCIAL HARD ROCK - “very catchy”, sell-able and appealing to the 80's Hard Rock fan base. With over 20 million plays on SoundCloud and currently in rotation on multiple radio stations throughout the world, Drama Queen's music is being heard everywhere.
Drama Queen is:
Rand David - Lead Vocals
Matt Vogt - Guitarist
Jim Michelsen - Lead Guitarist and Keyboard
Rob Pace – Drums
J-Ro Rostamo - Bass
Rand David has been singing since the age of 10 and started guitar lessons around that same time. Learning stuff like Rhinestone Cowboy and I Will Survive. At that time, he decided that was something he did not want to do. Fast forward to his early 20’s, he found a teacher that gave him stuff like Bon Jovi, Warrant, etc. to learn. He was then hooked. Soon after, he was in and out of a few bands. He started singing with Stronghold out of Rockford, IL as well as Random Axxess. After being in those bands, he took a break for several years. After being out of the scene for a bit, he joined a band called Droptop 66 and was with them for a while. Then he joined a band called Sonic Vortex. Over time they changed the name to Flight Risk. In March 2022 a friend reached out to him about a Rockford, IL band called Drama Queen. After listening to the music he loved it immediately. He auditioned and proved he could do it. Now he is part of the legend that is: DRAMA QUEEN!
Matt Vogt has been writing, producing and recording commercially appealing hit Rock Songs for the past 30 years. His melodic guitar hooks and vocal arrangements have been performed before Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell of the X-Factor, on the Milwaukee Harley Davidson’s stage, and featured on multiple radio stations and TV. Matt’s music has been auditioned by video game executives for the XBOX, WII, PLAYSTATION and PC. Matt has lead bands like JAGER, Caddis Fly, and Relatively Speaking to new levels. Combine the vision of a great writer and producer with big guitar-layered sounds of the 80’s and DRAMA QUEEN will no doubt Rock Your World!
Rob Pace has played drums with many bands throughout the 80's in both Chicago and LA. Bands like Shotgun Sally, Wicked Ryhme, and short stints with Energy Vampires, Diamond Rexx and No Romeo. Rob has been part of many live and studio projects throughout the years and has rubbed elbows in the 80’s with bands like Winger, Warrant and Ratt to name a few. In Drama Queen, Rob has opened for bands like Jack Russell's Great White, Jackyl, Enuff Z'Nuff, Lynch Mob, LA Guns and Winger. Rob brings his 80’s style of drumming to the table to give DRAMA QUEEN that big 80’s drum sound that is needed.
Jim Michelsen has been playing the guitar for over 40 years and studied music composition & performance in college. He has been playing in bands around the Rockford area for many years including Dirty Sheetz, Rock5ive and Mob Zero. In 2018 Jim joined Drama Queen “Live” and brings his complementary style to the two-guitar format.
J-Ro Rostamo has been playing bass for several bands throughout the Rockford area which include Mob Zero, Suite Oblivion and Rive. In 2018 Joel joined DRAMA QUEEN “LIVE” and brings his low-end thunder that rounds out the DRAMA QUEEN sound.
If you like:
Bon Jovi, Dokken, Whitesnake, Great White, Ratt, Winger, Warrant, Kiss, Areosmith, Van Halen, Cinderella, Skid Row, AC/DC, Night Ranger, Guns N Roses, Cheap Trick, Def Leppard, Foreigner, LA Guns, Britney Fox, Metal, Lynch Mob, Bang Tango, Quiet Riot, Scorpions, Sammy Hagar, Enuff Z’Nuff, Firehouse, White Lion, Dangerous Toys, Damn Yankees, Stryper, Poison, Kix, Motley Crue, Danger Danger, Helix, Saigon Kick, Alice In Chains and Faster Pussycat