Thursday, January 20, 2011
I'm jazzed that the bass player is my brother-in-law! Cool.
The Royal Cavaliers were a 60's rock group from Kutztown, Pennsylvania. The band featured Kevin Snyder on guitar, Steve Haring on keyboard, Randy Hoffman on bass, Richard Gaugler on drums and Randy Schlegel on lead guitar. They cut two demo tracks of original tunes, "Was It Love?" and "I'll Try Again", both produced by engineer/entrepreneur Clay Barclay in 1966. Barclay recorded many Eastern PA bands in a recording studio based in his parents' Orwigsburg, PA home and later relocating to Reading, PA. His facilities captured the top regional acts, producing over two dozen highly-coveted 7-inch singles.
Also check out their other song I'LL TRY AGAIN.
Both songs appeared on a CD compilation, "Eastern PA Rock, Part Two" released and is still available on ARF! ARF! RECORDS. Check out their site, it's filled with a lot of cool and rare stuff, if you like it, buy a CD or two and support the small labels!