This Ride's A Blast!

Cliff Cliff Payne

Born and raised in Lexington, MO. 1964 WAS A TURNING POINT.
STARTED GUITAR LESSONS AT AGE 12
MR. RADD 92 WAS MY TEACHER,
AND MENTOR HE HAD A GREAT OUTLOOK,
"IF YOU CAN FEEL IT YOU CAN PLAY IT"
AN OLD MISSISSIPPI BLUESMAN.
HE ALSO WAS A BAND LEADER IN THE '20s.

TEEN YEARS\HIGH SCHOOL. LEXINGTON MO.
HAD MORE BANDS PER CAPITA
IN THE STATE OF MO. AT THAT TIME.
1965-1970..VERY FEW BASSIST IN AREA..
I SWITCHED TO BASS IN 1967 KNOWING,
THE SHORTAGE OF BASSIST IN OUR AREA..
A GREAT BAND OF THE DAY IN LEXINGTON,
WAS "THE RISING SUNS" THAT EVERYONE,
STRIVED TO BE LIKE INCLUDING MYSELF..
BANDS I WAS A PART OF THAT ERA,
THE HY-RYDERS, THE SHADOWS, THE MACHINE...
PLAYED ALL WHB TOP 40 SONGS OF THE DAY..

THE 70'S WAS VERY INTRESTING..ROCK, COUNTRY ROCK,
COUNTRY, BLUES , SOUL, FUNK, DISCO ALL MIXED TOGETHER..
BANDS: LELAND JONES OPRY, GRAND PASS, FIRE CREEK,
CIMARRON ROSE BAND, DAVE MIQUITTY BANDS, IT WAS
A LEARNING EXPERIENCE FOR ALL OF US.

1977-1979 NIKI SULLIVAN BUDDY HOLLYS ORGINAL CRICKETS,
ORGINAL CRICKETS... I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO MEET,
AND PLAY THE BUDDY HOLLY ERA MUSIC WITH NIKI..
INCLUDING THE YEARLY CLEARLAKE IOWA,
BUDDY HOLLY MEMORIAL CONCERT AT THE,
SURF BALLROOM... WITH NIKI SULLIVAN GUESTS INCLUDED:
DEL SHANNON, DION, BOBBY VEE, DON McLEAN, RICK NELSON
THE EVERLY BROTHERS, FATS DOMINO, THE PLATTERS,
M.C. BY WOLFMAN JACK...1979 THE FIRST BEATLES,
TRUBUTE BAND IN THE AREA "RUBBER SOUL"..

80'S-90'S ROLLIN' JONES, SHOWDOWN,
CLASSIC ROCK REVIEW, AND KC BRASS & ELECTRIC
PLAYING THE WESTPORT AREA, K.C. SPIRITFESTS,
GRAND EMPORIUM, MANY OTHER VENUES IN KC.
KC BRASS & ELECTRIC WON THE 1995,
KC BLUES SOCIETY'S BEST BLUES BAND IN KC.
WE WENT TO THE NATIONAL CONTEST IN MEMPHIS.

2000 AND BEYOND.. GRAND PASS BAND..
AND WAS FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE BUCKET BAND..
VERY SUCCESSFUL 60'S-70'S BAND STILL GOING.
LAST LEX. BAND WAS "THAT 60'S BAND", THEN
STEAMBOAT ALLEY OUT OF MALTA BEND MO.
TAKES US UP TO NOW SO PROUD TO BE BASSIST,
FOR PLATINUM EXPRESS...
SUCH TALENT AND SHOWMANSHIP.
BE READY TO TAKE THE RIDE ITS A BLAST!!!