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Formed by Brian Roark and Ryan Rickman in October 2010, Local Remedy started with a 12 song set, a hired drummer, and a bass player from Ryan's former band, Lighter Thieves. After a great first show at the Sandpiper, in Laguna Beach, we were asked to come play there again a few weeks later. Playing with local Laguna Beach musicians Captain Dano, and dance/hip-hop group Chili Davis, we quickly expanded our set, were offered a residency at the Sandpiper, and began playing gigs throughout Southern California. 

We began several months of playing gigs at Sandbar (Santa Barbara), Westside Bar and Grill (Costa Mesa), and the Sandpiper as the Lighter Thieves, or, simply, Roarkstar and Rickman. In November 2010, we added Josh Kaufman as our permanent drummer, followed by Sasha Chegini on bass a few months later, and formally declared ourselves, Local Remedy. Sasha has subsequently left us to pursue a Law degree in New York, however, we brought in Peter Freeman to fill his shoes. Pete is an accomplished bassist with years of live experience playing with "The Greatest Cover Band Ever", as well as releasing his own album with theacclaimed band, Jet Set Go.. Pete joined us in August 2012.

In the subsequent 5+ years, we have played over 800 shows throughout Southern California! Anniversary's, birthdays, fund-raisers, house parties, bars, restaurants, and everything in-between. You name it. Working with several local charities, we have dedicated ourselves to using the musical tools we have been blessed with to positively affect our surrounding community. We have raised money for several local recovery homes, and made a $1000 donation through show proceeds to, which provides aid and tsunami relief in Japan. We remain committed to giving back and helping those in need.

After starting with a 12 song cover set, we now have a set that includes several original rock/reggae/blues songs, plus over 100 of your favorite classic rock, modern rock, R&B and reggae tunes including The Rolling Stones, Bob Marley, Sublime, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Franz Ferdinand, 311, Incubus, The Grateful Dead, Tom Petty, CCR, Billy Idol, The Black Crows, The Ramones, Bob Segar, Van Morrison, the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding and many more! We constantly seek to provide a fun set to compliment your evening regardless of what genre of music you like. 

We continue to improve as musicians and as a band. In January 2012, we were asked to play at the world famous Sawdust Festival, in Laguna Beach! The Sawdust showcases some of the best local music, art, and culture in Southern California and we are excited and humbled to be a part of it this summer.

Who knows what will come next? Local Remedy began as a make-shift band hired to play one gig. Over two years later, we continue to grow as a band, and see our efforts starting to generate a great fan base of supportive friends, family, and regulars that make our motivation simple: Provide rocking' tunes that people love to dance to! 

We thank everyone for your continued support. Without you we are just a bunch of guys playing an empty room. We look forward to making new friends/fans and rockin' dance floors for many years to come!


Earlier Event: August 18
Later Event: August 25