"Southern Exposure" is now "SHANYTOWN." The Drummer and lead vocals/guitar are brothers and nephews of the late Ronnie Van Zant, Johnny and Donnie Van Zant. (Lynyrd Skynyrd, 38 Special.) Robbie played drums for Johnny Van Zant in the Johnny Van Zant Band national act for over 16 years, with six albums and multiple MTV videos. Ronnie (lead vocals/guitar) was named after his Uncle Ronnie and is commonly referred to as "'Lil Ronnie", bringing the same charisma his Uncle Ronnie brought to the stage. The band is signed with Garage Door Records. CD and MP3 Album available at all internet vendors, including Best buy.
"Van Zants" are in the house...are you ready to rock?!! Will travel.
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Typical Gig: 45 - 240 minutes
Fee: $2,000 (firm) and up
The audience finds it hard to sit still... they have to get up and dance! There is something for everyone, from ballads to Jimi Hendricks, ZZ Top, Led Zepplin, to Lynyrd Skynyrd and 38 Special.
Additional Booking Notes
We bring our own lighting and sound system. If the gig is out of town --too far to travel after the show, the venue will arrange and pay for lodging.
ShanyTown--"The legacy Continues". The legacy is the Van Zant family: "Lynyrd Skynyrd", "38 Special", and the "Johnny Van Zant Band." Three sons, 3 bands, and now the nephews are continuing the legacy with their band ShanyTown, which is already known worldwide and whose album is selling exceeding well worldwide.
Audiences love ShanyTown but not only for their music; they truly engage and interact with the audience which is is extremely important. By the end of the show the audience feels they have "participated" in the experience and not merely observed the band.
Ronnie Morris (Van Zant nephew) was named after his uncle the late Ronnie Van Zant (founder and front man for Lynyrd Skynyrd"), and inside the industry he is referred to as "Lil Ronnie". Lil Ronnie brings the same talent, voice, and charisma to the stage as his uncle Ronnie once did.
Robbie Morris played drums for his Uncle Johnny (Van Zant) for 16 years. They made 6 albums and multiple videos together. He is well known for his drumming and was named one of the best drummers in the US. Ted Nugent nicknamed him "Woodcutter" and asked him to join his band, but Robbie remained loyal and stayed with the "Johnny Van Zant Band".
This is not a "weekend" or "garage band". Rather, ShanyTown is "Concert" band. This is every member's love and job. It's all we do.
Videos of band available online under SHANYTOWN. All members are highly experienced musicians and can anticipate audience demands. Audio and video upon request. Will travel the globe.
Influences & Inspiration
Our Uncles: the late Ronnie Van Zant (Lynyrd Skynyrd), Johnny Van Zant (JVZ Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd)and Donnie Van Zant (38 Special), and all great rock/southern Rock groups.
From a simple chair to full-blown stage and lighting, there are certain configurations and needs that many performers and service providers require in order to provide the best possible experience at your event. Get a free quote request to check with Southern Exposure Band to find out what their setup requirements are.