Reluctant Beating, Inc
RBi was started in 1994 as Reluctant Beating, a comedy duo comprised of Matt Blanchard on bass and Mitch Bennett on guitar. Among their numerous awards, Reluctant Beating won honorable mention at the UNC-Chapel Hill Student Union Talent Show.
In 1996, with the addition of another bastard guitar player (Kevin Jenkins) and a strangely dressed freelance drummer (John Metcalf), the band incorporated. Through a drunken haze, Reluctant Beating Inc somehow recorded its first album Respect and Teamwork in a Mr. Store-It shed outside Cary. The disc sold nearly 17 copies in the United States alone.
Since then the group has gone on to release 5 albums, had two drummers, fired their bass player without telling him, hired their bass player back without telling him, added "Jersey" Steve Ferrera on guitar and vocals, added lyricist and vocalist John "Donkey" Godehn and toured with many festivals and yard sales throughout the south. Their latest album, The Amherst Ghost, released 2007, is a highly acclaimed piece of musical genius. Check it out along with the 2004 opus, Family Planning, and please, enjoy your Reluctant Beating.
The group consist of:
Matt Blanchard/Kevin Jenkins/Mitch Bennett/Frank Peveler/Steve Ferrera/John Godehn
Reluctant Beating Presents "The Amherst Ghost"
by Reluctant Beating, Inc
Rbi release number 5 from 2007 featuring the hits "Arrid Xtra Dry", "Beer Club", "The Getaway" and "Party In My Pants"!!!
AT THE MOMENT, RBI HAPPENS TO BE:
* Matt Blanchard - bass, guitar, keyboards, vocals, programming, gritty determination * Kevin Jenkins - guitar, vocals, mixing, mastering, the patience of a saint * Frank Peveler - drums, guitar, vocals, piss poor cowbell, zen-like concentration * Mitch Bennett - guitar, vocals, a childish inner beauty * Steven Ferrara - guitar, vocals, wild yankee charisma * John Godehn - vocals, poetry, prancing, flowery inspiration
WITH THE RELUCTANT ALL-STARS:
* Sarah Rapadopolus Peveler as The Vixen * Greg Kaliss as The Shuffler * Jay Ballenger as The Viper * Chris Roberts as The Stranger * and introducing Aninda X Valentini as Lil' Pookie
Reluctant Beating Presents Family Planning
by Reluctant Beating, Inc
Recorded in Chapel Hill, NC by Reluctant Beating, Inc. but mostly Kevin Jenkins with all his stuff
The players: Matt Blanchard: bass, programming, rattlesnake heart, vocals, copyright infringement®/ Baby Frank Peveler: drums, guitars, uncontrollable drooling, dinglebopper, vocals/ Mitch Bennett: guitars, scissors, vocals/ Kevin Jenkins: guitars, broken humidifier, vocals
With the Reluctant All-Stars: John Godehn: vocals, donkey noises Mary K. Elkins: cello Brooke Beede: violin Jay J Fadd: trombone Todd Poret: harmonica