The Band

Richard is the CoverJunkies New Male Lead Vocalist with an amazing and versatile Tenor Voice that will "Blast Your Favorite Rock Tunes" into "Another Dimension".


Bob is the CoverJunkies Famously Bass-Tastic Bass Player who holds the solid foundation "Fueled by Alcohol and Talent".


Michael is the Bands solid Drummer that "Slams The Skins" with magical authority and keeps the solid back beat for this High Performance Rock Band.


Lyubo is the Bands Lead Guitarist & Vocalist who's masterful licks will remind you why The CoverJunkies are the "Best Cover Band In Las Vegas".


Danny is our Second Lead Guitarist & Lead Vocalist that will Rock Your World with more MOJO than you can possibly handle.

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Band Bio's:

 

 

Richard

 

Richard Lomeli
Lead Vocals/Frontman

 

Richard is the CoverJunkies Lead Vocalist that has an unmatched amazing and versatile tenor voice that is really untouchable. Covering songs from Queen to Nirvana and everything in between, he blasts his talent to front this Las Vegas Cover Band - The CoverJunkies!

He was born in Los Angeles California and moved to Arizona at the age of 6. His first time singing in front of an audience was when he was 4 years old.

He began writing music during his time at high school and was also involved in numerous theatrical and musical productions during that time. After graduating he relocated back to California where he became a movie and tv extra. He then relocated to Las Vegas and was cast in "Evil Dead - The Musical" at Planet Hollywood. He continues to be inspired and is always writing new music.

Richard is also currently learning to play the piano and guitar to add to his repertoire.

 

 

Danny

 

Danny Ortiz
Lead Guitar/Lead Vocals

 

Danny has been playing the guitar for more than 40 years. Born in Southern California and exported to New Zealand, He began playing the guitar at the age of around 10. He found a guitar in the coat closet of his childhood home and began to learn how to play it by listening to Chuck Berry Albums. He grew up listening to a vast variety of music genre's, but it was the rock sounds of the 70s that Danny enjoyed playing the most. Bands and artists such as The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter, The Doors, The Allman Brothers, Humble Pie, The Rolling Stones, Traffic, Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Beach Boys, Aerosmith, B.B. King and AC/DC are just some of Dannys’ major influences, and because of this huge variety of styles - is the reason why Danny is such a versatile guitarist.

Danny plays acoustic and electric guitars as well as playing in many different open keys and alternate tunings like his Guitar Hero, "Keith Richards" from the Rolling Stones. Danny's extremely solid rhythm playing sets him apart from many other players. His solo playing resembles whatever song he may be covering because he believes that people want to hear the songs the way they heard them on the radio, and that's exactly what he delivers.

Danny Played throughout New Zealand with his original band "Human Eyes" which did extremely well during the early 90's then Danny Played for a signed act in New Zealand with a small record label "One Foot/Brubeck Records" for the Band, "Monkey Puzzle" in 1997. During that time Danny played under the stage name of "Gnat The Brat" and was the featured person on the cover of the "Cigarettes And Sourbears" CD. Danny now continues his music playing with the Band that he established here in Las Vegas, "The CoverJunkies".

Danny uses Fender and Hot-Rodded Epiphone Vintage Les Paul's and Hughes & Kettner / Victory Amplifiers.

 

 

Lyubo

 

Lyubomir Radkov ( Lyubo)
Lead Guitar / Vocals


Lyubo has over thirty years of experience playing guitar for bands in small bars and night clubs to the big stage; from solo entertainer to twelve piece bands. He is an experienced musician with wide-ranging styles in the music industry. He brings passion for the industry and a positive attitude. He will entertain and engage the audience with his masterful playing skills.

Lyubo has collaborated with Sherry Gordy Vol.1 Christmas Songs (recording guitar), European touring with Valentina (Norwegian pop/country/rock singer with a golden record).He has vast Cruise Ship Experience - Norway-Denmark, Sweden-Finland, Belgium-England, Holland-England. He has also Performed all over Europe - Spain, Norway, Denmark, England, Belgium and Holland.

Lyubo played, Touring Europe for 15 years before moving to the United States in 2010. He performed with the: ‘YOU AND I’ BAND - Las Vegas, Nevada. He has also previously performed for A musical salute to Rick James and Teena Marie - Performed at Hotel & Casino Showrooms, Zaina Juliette feat. The Z-Funk Tribe- Las Vegas, Nevada and also has Performed original music at Hotel & Casino Showrooms, Black Music Awards Las Vegas, Solo Acts - Bars, Restaurants, Art Galleries and a Weddings , Private Events and Duo Acts for Lounge Bars and Casinos.

Lyubo plays Fender Guitars and Hughes & Kettner Amplifiers.

 

 

Bob

 

Bob Kneesel
Bass / Vocals


Bob is a native Chicagoan and has been making music for over fifty years. Starting on keyboards as a child, he moved to bass guitar and then guitar in his early teens. His experience in the Chicago area included working with several rock bands prior to moving to Las Vegas

While Bob has been established in Las Vegas he has played with multiple Classic Rock Bands and has forayed into Country Music for a period of two years. His style is to emulate the original music that we all know and love and he admires John Entwistle, John Bonham and Stanley Clarke. His major influences include The Who, The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd and AC/DC. Bob has performed at various venues with many bands throughout the Vegas Valley. He has held down the low end for the The Cover Junkies for the past two years.

Bob plays Fender Bass's and Ampeg Amplification systems.

 

 

Mike

 

Mike Svitak
Drums / Vocals


From the very start Michael has been Dad's Favorite Drummer. Seeing his father tip-tapping helped Michael find his own beat to follow. That passion started at the age of 6 and led him to follow in his old man's footsteps forming his own band at 13. In his hometown Cleveland, OH, Mikey was a plug and play drummer for a variety of bands that exposed him to a plethora of musical genres.

During 2002-2007 he took a brief hiatus focusing on school and work; however, that changed when he moved to Las Vegas. Dusting off his drums from his musty closet, he left his mark all over Sin City, bouncing from bars to casinos, and restaruants to charity events. As a gun for hire, he filled in for numerous bands, even at an hours notice.

Everywhere he goes Michael's insane energy, goofy enthusiasm, and engaging personality can be felt in the room. His style of playing is heavily influenced by his playful persona and taste in music like: Metallica, Pixies, Led Zepplin, Nirvana, ACDC, and other genres spanning across the music world.

Because of his wide taste in music he's had the experience of being a solid drummer for a few diverse bands before CoverJunkies, Sancho Johnny, Rowdy Band, and Vegas Fog. Taking a closer look at one of these bands, Rowdy Band, gives an insight into Michael's successful influence. Building this group from ground zero it became a hit and the singer Rowdy McCarren became a recording artist in Nashville thanks to this.

Now the rocking drummer of CoverJunkies and fired up after their recent music video feature, Michael's ready to take the stage and entertain any and all.