Randy and his band are all at least 50 years old, hence the name "Retreads" as in tire retreads.
Randy idolized Buddy Holly and started composing and singing rock and pop songs in High School in Niagara Falls,
and he played trombone in the school symphony, but then he got distracted by other things for many years.
After a career as a social scientist and then a lawyer, and a couple of divorces, he has returned to his "first love" music.
He has been called the "singing sociologist" and the "lyrical lawyer".
Doing family (divorce) law has inspired some of his country song lyrics,
and his classic motorcycle riding and restoration hobby has inspired his "Biker Music" .
www.IndianChiefMotorcycles.com is a site he designed to honor the American Indian brand of motorcycles.
He divides his time between East of Toronto where he still practices law part-time, and his residence in rural Western New York, East of Buffalo.