Grand Ledge – Sound of the Sceen (Teenage Nightclub)
Gary “Tonto” Richey (Bass, vocals) Terry Slocum (Lead guitar, vocals) Tom Kirby (Drums) (RIP), Bill Ford (Rhythm, vocals) Jeff Keast (Keyboard, vocals)
Tonto & the Renegades – “Little Boy Blue” – (LANSING ’60s Garage Rock)
Tonto & the Renegades – “Anytime You Want Some Lovin'” – (Lansing ’60s Garage Rock)
Tonto & the Renegades – “The Easy Way Out” – (LANSING ’60s Garage Rock)
Tonto & the Renegades – Interview on WMMQ-FM
This is a rare shot of the inside of the Sparta Great Lakes recording studio form 1966.Tonto and the Renegades with David Kalmbach, the engineer at Great Lakes.
Gary is holding our first record with the yellow label. Pictured left to right: Terry, Tom Kirby, Dave Kalmbach, Gary (front), Bill Ford (back) and Jeff Keast.
‘Tonto and the Renegades’ among Michigan’s Rock and Roll Legends – Story in Lansing State Journal
Recollections of the Sceen courtesy of Tom Kirby of Tonto and the Renegades:
“We were fortunate, we saw or played with the Bossmen, The Ones, The Woolies and the Beaux Jens all the time. In fact we all would follow each other around the State on tour. There was a lot of great music there. Our agent would arrange the tours. Each of our tours started at The Sceen. Don Trefry was our agent and he also owned The Sceen. On occasion, all of us would play a set on the same night. The hardest part of that was there were 5 bands and The Sceen had 4 stages. But, that wasn’t that bad. Usually at least one of the bands couldn’t hang around after their set. But, what a night of music at The Sceen.”
Revolvy Story on Tonto and the Renegades: