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Call: Gary - 606-324-1439
Mike - 606-324-5545
 
 
The Return is actively adding new Country Songs to our list.


Would like to Welcome Jonathon Hoffman to our
List of Sound Engineers. He fills in for Tyler Kesling
and Dave Knipp when either of them
Have other obligations.
We would like to thank Jonathon for doing such
a Great Job.

New Show Dates at Mel's Place Bar and Grill,
Port City Pub
The Barboursville American Legion,
The Shawnee Boat Club
And
Pullman Square Hot Dog Fest
Gary Kesling is lead vocalist on most songs, Plays some drums and Keyboards.

Dave Copley is on bass Sings some vocals and plays Keyboards.

Dave Knipp is on Drums and Backup vocals.
 
Tyler Kesling has assumed the position of Sound and Lighting Engineer for the band.
The guys have been playing music together longer then needs to be in print. But we'll admit this, The Return was formed in 1986 and have worked solidly ever since. Their live show is a potent mixture of real classic rock, from The Beatles to Zeppelin, to Pink Floyd to Tom Petty. And sometimes their original music gets thrown into the mix.

With their original music, their approach is album oriented pop rock; their songs are layered, melodic and sometimes experimental. Their lyrics tell a story or have a point of view. With their musicianship and vocal abilities they can easily rock in the tradition of Cream or Led Zeppelin, with a touch of The Foo Fighters thrown in for good measure, and still retain a Beatle's pop sensibility.

Over the last 20 years they've played nearly every rock club or venue using rock music, in the tri-state. They're veterans of private and corporate parties, New Years Eve Parties and large outdoor stage shows These include openings for Kansas, The Little River Band, B.T.O., 38 Special, Jefferson Starship, Steppenwolf, Blessed Union of Souls, Richard Marx, War, The Box Tops and Loverboy.
They play the corridor from Portsmouth, OH to Charleston, WV. At some point in time you have either seen them or will see them. It's just real, live Rock.
Show Dates
 
2017  The 50th  Anniversary Year!!!
 
April   1st - New Boston Eagles Full Band
April   8th - New Boston Eagles Full Band
April   15th  - New Boston Eagles Full Band
April   22nd  - New Boston Eagles Full Band  
April   29th  - New Boston Eagles Full Band
 
May 5th - Bobby G's - Full Band
May 6th - The Barboursville American Legion Full Band
May 12th - Shooters - Cannonsburg, KY Full Band
May 13th - Shooters - Cannonsburg, KY Full Band
May 20th -  Portsmouth American Legion Post 471 Full Band
May 27th - Portsmouth American Legion Post 471 Full Band
May 29th - Providing Sound for the Ashland Memorial Day Show
Central Park with Tim Holmes and Larry Pancake!
 
June  3rd - Portsmouth American Legion Post 471 Full Band
June 10th - Portsmouth American Legion Post 471 Full Band
June 17th  - The Barboursville American Legion Full Band
June 24th - Bobby G's - Full Band
 
July 15th - The Barboursville American Legion Full Band
July 22nd - Russell High Class of  77  Reunion -   Bellefonte Country   Club
July 29th -  The Hot Dog Fest  at Pullman Square, Huntington, WV
                    Full Band
 
Aug. 5th - The Barboursville American Legion - Full Band
Aug. 18th - The Barboursville Moose - Full Band
 
 
Sept. 2nd - The Annual Shawnee Boat Club Cookout and Party
Portsmouth, Ohio
 
Oct.  28th - Halloween Party - The Barboursville American Legion   Full   Band
 
Dec. 31st  New Years Eve  - The Barboursville American Legion Full Band
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Port City Pub
Bobby G's Past Time
Callihan's
Murphy's Bar
Updated 3/23/2017
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Mike Fitzpatrick is on Guitar. Plays some Keyboards and sings both Lead and backup on several songs.

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