Rick (Rikki) Soga - Guitars, Vocals

Currently playing Guitar in Shucking Bubba Deluxe, Columbus, OH
http://www.shuckingbubba.com/index.htm
http://www.myspace.com/shuckingbubba

Lose your ‘Rik Say Pipe’ guitar pick?
Get one here!! - look at all those colors:

http://www.wynnco.com/products.asp?SearchText=shock+tu

 
  Jimmy Miller - Bass, Vocals
Currently a Pilot in Florida and happy family man. (Not playing live, yet.)
[Editors Note : Prepare yourself, you ain't gonna believe this picture!]
http://www.myspace.com/_jim_miller
 
 
Ken Koudelka - Drums
Currently the drummer for Lillian Axe.
http://www.lillianaxe.com

http://www.myspace.com/kenonthedrums
 
  Les Farrington - Keyboards, Vocals
Currently a Solo Singer / Songwriter, Dallas, TX
Former Singer / Keyboards for Sugarbomb (~1999-2003)
 
  Benny Crabtree - Crew, Bass Tech  
  Eddie Stokes - Crew, Guitar Tech  
       
 
Shock Tu YouTube Videos
Thanks to Curtis Wray for the videos!

 
       
 

Shock Tu - Walk Away - Columbus, OH 1987



Shock Tu - Bang - Columbus, OH 1987
 
 

Shock Tu - The Rain - Houston TX 1989



Shock Tu - Suzi - Houston, TX 1989
 
 

Shock Tu - Radio Lover - Houston, TX 1989



Shock Tu - Hide & Seek - Houston, TX 1989
 
 
 
Shock Tu - Summer Song - Houston, TX 1989



Shock Tu - Late Last Evening - Houston, TX 1989

 
 

Shock Tu - Deja Vu - Houston, TX 1989


 
 

Shock Tu - Thinkin' About Ya - Columbus, OH 1990



Shock Tu (& Friends) - Rock n Roll - Columbus, OH 1990
 
 

Shock Tu - Losing You - Columbus, OH 1992



Shock Tu - Trixx - Columbus, OH 1994
 
 
Shock Tu : Original Line-Up & Basic Chronology
 
 
Thanks to Curtis Wray, Randy Keith and Merv Roland for the info!
Visit their site at:
http://www.sumthinfierce.com/ & http://www.myspace.com/shocktu
An excellent, complete Shock Tu History at:  http://sumthinfierce.com/ShockTu.html

From Columbus, OH to Dallas, TX and back to Columbus, OH.
 
 

 

Original Shock Tu Lineup (1985-1987)

Tommy Johns (real name Tommy Gianikos) - Vocals
Rick Soga - Guitar
Steve Mitchell - Guitar
Ty Tyler (real name Todd Berry) - Bass
Danny Boyd - Drums

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Shock Tu Chronology
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(198?) - Todd Berry was replaced by by Jimmy Miller

(~1987-1988?) - Rick and Danny joined The Godz
Both are mentioned and pictured here:
http://www.thegodz.net/history2.htm

(~1988?) - The next lineup was Rikki Soga, Jim Miller, Joey C. Jones and Danny Boyd

(~1989?) - Danny leaves and is replaced by Ken Koudelka

(~1990-~1992?) - Shock Tu relocates to Dallas, TX with the lineup featured above:
Joey C. Jones, Rikki Soga, Jim Miller, Ken Koudelka, Les Farrington

(~1992-~1994?) - The final lineup of Shock Tu was Rikki Soga, Jim Miller, Tim Owings and Rick Martielino, back in Columbus, OH.

(Info provided by: Merv Roland)

- Can anyone confirm years above? - email me with any info or clarifications, the dates are not exact, but are close, so any help in confirming question marks or ‘about’s (? or ~) is appreciated - Thanks - dave.

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Other Shock Tu members (Early and Late incarnations)
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Tommy Gianikos - Vocals (Mad Moxie)
Tommy passed away in 2005 and is mentioned here:
http://www.thefabulousmartinibrothers.com/

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Steve Mitchell - Guitar (Early Shock Tu)

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Danny Boyd - Drums (Early Shock Tu)
Original Shock Tu Drummer in Columbus, OH, later replaced by Ken Koudelka

Shock Tu is mentioned in his website bio here:
http://www.designvortex.com/remedy/bio_danny.htm

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Todd Berry - Bass (Early Shock Tu)
Todd’s new band:
http://richmeatytaste.tripod.com/rmt.html

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Shane Hunter - Guitar (Pre Shock Tu w/ Joey)
(Pal Joey Guitarist w/ Joey - Pre Shock Tu - co-wrote Comin’ On & Summer Song)

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Tim Owings - Vocals (Late Shock Tu)
Vocalist in the later lineup of Shock Tu, based in Columbus, OH

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Ric Martielino - Drums (Late Shock Tu)
Drummer in the later version of Shock Tu, based in Columbus, OH

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Road Crew
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Benny Crabtree
Joey’s brother, Jimmy's Bass Tech, Van Driver, consummate stagehand and ultimate right hand man.

Benny was always a favorite of mine, always a smile on his face and always a blast to run into … I believe Benny returned to OH
after The Shock Tu days in Dallas and I think he got a chance to do some sprint car racing (a favorite sport of his) before he
passed away in 2003, due to ALS (Lou Gehrigs Disease). Benny will be sorely missed … a great guy.

Benny is mentioned on Joey’s MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/joeycjones

Eddie Stokes
Rick’s Guitar Tech and all-round good guy, another one that was just happy to be part of the action.

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