RPM Band


Please welcome Keyboardist / Vocalist Nicky Jordan to RPM!

April 12, 2019

Nicky Jordan to join RPM

Breaking News…

With big change comes great opportunity and Joe, Mark, Shane and Dave are excited to announce that Nicky Jordan will officially be joining RPM. Nicky is an accomplished musician, who you can currently catch all over the Midwest playing Dueling Piano shows; including this evening at Greene’s Pour House in Neenah.

Nicky and Dave were the lead vocalists for Boogie & the Yoyo’z for nearly 8 years together and they are eager to share the stage once again. RPM "version 3.0" (as we affectionately call it) has been working hard to bring a unique and different show to our fans. A show full of new material, four part harmonies and the continued production quality of a national touring act.

Please welcome Nicky Jordan with open arms as she makes the bold move to hang out and make music with Joe, Shane, Mark and Dave. Nicky will be performing with us on Saturday, April 20th at Stone Toad bar in Menasha and will make her official debut on Sunday, May 26th at Gameday Sports Bar in Appleton on their awesome outdoor stage to kick summer off right.

We hope to see you all soon!


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Longtime RPM band member John Groff to retire

April 11, 2019

RPM Fans,

First of all, thank you for all of your support! You all rock!

We have some big and exciting news to share with you today.

Our long time Keyboard/Trumpet player John Groff (or as we lovingly refer to him, "Johnny 5 / J5") is ready to take a break from touring and focus on family and will be retiring from RPM. John has been an integral part of RPM for over 20 years and has allowed the band to cover a wide range of material with his ability to play keys, organ, trumpet, bass, guitar and toss in some vocals too. Along with his amazing musicianship, John is a great friend and we feel he is like a big brother to all of us. John is going to really be missed by all of us in the band and the fans who have supported RPM for so many years.

We wish John the best of luck in the next part of his journey and we want to thank his wife Rebecca and his entire family for allowing us the privilege of having John be a member of this band for so long. J5 will play his official last public show on April 27th at Anduzzi’s in Kimberly, but he will be filling in now and again over the summer. Please come out on the 27th to show J5 the love!

Thank you John for all the wonderful memories!!

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RPM nominated for People's Choice - Band of the Year at 2019 WAMI Awards

April 8, 2019

RPM has again been nominated for People's Choice - Band of the Year in Northeast WI at the 2019 WAMI Awards (Wisconsin Area Music Industry). The Awards show will be held on Sunday April 14th in Milwaukee. The band would like to thank all of our fans and friends for voting for us for this prestigious award!

A special shout out to our drummer, Mark Budwit, for being nominated for his 5th People's Choice - Teacher of the Year (Northeast, WI) Award! Mark is a drum instructor at Heid Music in Oshkosh. 

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Check out RPM's cover of Matchbox 20 on Rock & Roll Revamp CD compilation album!

May 22, 2017

RPM was honored to be a part of the Rock and Roll Revamp CD produced by Tony Anders at Studio H. 10 of the areas most popular cover bands are on this disc sponsored by Bud Light, WI Distributors, Studio H, and Bananas Entertainment. Check out RPM covering Matchbox 20's "Bright Lights" here on our reverbnation site.

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RPM nominated for People Choice Award - Band of the year!

April 14, 2017

RPM has been nominated for People's Choice Band of the year for the northeast quadrant of WI!! Thank you to all who voted! Winners will be named at the Wisconsin Area Music Industry awards show on April 23rd.

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RPM named Finalist for Best Local Band - Post Crescent

November 1, 2016


Thank you to all who voted for RPM in the Post Crescent "Best of the Valley" readers choice poll!! We are excited to announce that we were a finalist for the Best Local Band category! Thank you to all who continually support us and what we do!!

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2016 WAMI Nominees!

March 6, 2016

RPM has been nominated in the 2016 WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) awards! We are up for Cover Artist of the Year! Up for Drummer of the Year is our very own Mark Budwit and up for Live Sound Engineer is our sound guru Todd Dorschner! The awards will be presented at the WAMI awards on Sunday April 17th.

You can also help us win the People's Choice award for Artist of the year! Go to www.wamimusic.com/voting and select the yellow northeast quadrant of WI and then enter in "RPM" for artist of the year. If you wondering who to enter for Teacher of the Year, feel free to enter our drummer Mark Budwit, who teaches drums at Heid Music in Oshkosh, WI. Voting goes until Wednesday March 9th.

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All New RPM Music Television

December 1, 2015


New at select live shows... our all new "RPM Music Television"!

Introducing a total mulitmedia adventure set to live music! Watch music videos of the tunes we cover while we play them live! Re-live all the great music video moments from the past and the present as we tour the genres of pop, rock, country, rap, disco and so much more! Truly a must see event! Brought to you by Orange Production Services.

Check out the next opportunity to see this amazing technology in action at Sluggers Sports Bar in Appleton this New Years Eve!

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Greene's Pour House in Neenah!

February 10, 2015


Exciting News!

Our lead singer Dave Richter and his wife Gina recently partnered with their long time friends Bob and Mary Greene as the proud new owners of Greene’s Pour House in Neenah, WI.  Greene’s Pour House is a sports bar and restaurant that has established itself as a “go to” spot in Neenah and has been awarded the Fox Cities Magazine “Golden Fork” award the past two years.

Please go check out Greene’s Pour House the next time you are going out for lunch or dinner or need a break from the Green Bay and Appleton bar scene.  Dave recommends the fish tacos!

We are looking at a couple RPM acoustic show possibilities at Greene’s in their beautiful upstairs bar  -stay tuned for that! 

Check out Greene’s website and facebook links below.



Your friends at RPM.

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RPM named Finalist in Post Crescent Best of the Valley Awards

November 11, 2014

RPM has been named as a finalist in the post-Crescent best of the valley awards for 2014! Congratulations to all the bands that were nominated and to Boogie and the Yo-yos who took home top prize. Thank you to all who voted! we couldn't do this without you!! 

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