The Southern Outlaws Band
The Southern Outlaws Band came together in October 2020
The Southern Outlaws Band is made up of 5 dedicated musicians. Each member has their own unique style.
Each member has many years of experience and being in other bands for many years, we have formed a bond that makes us family not just a band.
We have won several awards for our original songs and have been nominated for some of greatest awards. We feel honored just to be nominated for the Josie Awards for Southern Group of the Year
We are looking forward to touring in a town near you very soon.
Family hails from the backwoods of WV, Arlis is a retired Sheriff that was injured in the line of duty. Arlis has played music in the Warren Oh area years with a Bluegrass upbringing, a true southern gentleman. Arlis has sung on the Grand Olé Opry stage in Nashville TN, and now the proud lead singer and front man of the The Southern Outlaws Band that is truly a big family.
Bob spent his formative years playing the gritty Trenton, NJ bar scene with bands like the White City Blues Band, Accelerator, just to name a couple, Bob has been playing since 1975, with his first show at the age of 11. After many years as a staple of the scene he decided to pack up and move to Ohio, joining The Southern Outlaws Band after only a few weeks in the area where the chemistry was clear right away. Bob's electric and soaring leads always shine.
Dave started playing at the age of 7, playing his first paying gig at the age of 8.
Lead / Guitarist
High Energy Performer, Singer - Songwriter, Producer.
Dave has collaborated with many musicians over the years.
"Know The Key, Play From The Heart"
Mike has been playing drums since he was twelve years of age. Mike is also a backup and lead vocalist. He is influenced by Ginger Baker, Neil Peart, & John Bonhnem just to name a few. Mike's motto is "Do What Makes You Happy" hence why Mike loves drumming and fishing. He owns his own business "Late for Supper Guide Service"
Ray joined us in August of 2022. We are honored to have him as part of our family.
Ray has played in several local bands in NE Ohio.
"Kool Ray" brings passion and experience to create a solid rhythm foundation.
We would like to thank WSA for this award. It is such an honor to be presented such an amazing award. We were nominated for a song for spring of 2021 , We won the Summer of 2021 Outlaw Song of the year with
" Good For The Soul "
Thank you to our families, friends & fans , without the support from all of you we could not have made it this far in our journey.