The History of Rodeo Revival. The group was founded by players and vocalists that had proven
themselves in previous projects 
(Norco's Favorite Band in the 80/90's)
Performing on Television and winning numerous recognition awards along the way.
   Our youngest member, Lead Singer Chelsea Oren is the exception, Chelsea made her way to Nashville
not long after attending College, Her talents were quickly sought after 
for live shows at
Nashvilles famous Tootsies and Honkey Tonk Central.

LARGE SHOW VENUES not a problem for this band! - 5 Star show!
Rodeo Revival brings such a positive & powerful energy to each performance
that you can't help but celebrate!!
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Jesse Oren

Lead Male Vocals & Acoustic Guitar, Jesse first shared his singing talents with his step-father's country western band in 1976. At a young age, Jesse's love for western swing, writing songs and playing them for others quickly became his passion as he later went on to produce his original songs to sell at local shows. Jesse was a founding member of the City Limits Band (1986-1993). City Limits performed at fairs, rodeos and dance halls around LA, OC and Riverside County. Jesse was a favorite in Norco, Ca, performing at many events for the Norco Mounted Posse, bringing his style of performing songs from old to new with the emphasis on keeping the dance floor full and the beer lines long. Jesse also appeared on "Be a Star" in Nashville, TN in 1993. Jesse holds a degree in Television Production which led him to direct & produce a television pilot for Knott's Berry Farm called "Doing it Country Style" along with shooting a five series line-dance video. The video included Jesse's original song, "Baby I Wanna Whirl You Around," which sold a whopping 577,000 copies! Click on Jesse's picture to visit his YouTube Channel!

Chelsea Carrington

Lead Female Vocals Chelsea Carrington has been a singer/songwriter since age 10. She starred in multiple talent shows & musicals throughout her childhood then pursued music throughout college, singing with prestigious vocal groups. She has been asked to perform for multiple occasions including graduations, memorials & weddings. She has also had the pleasure of singing the National Anthem for major events including sporting events, rodeos, & city functions. Chelsea spent the year 2012 in Nashville, performing six nights a week in Downtown Nashville at clubs including Tootsie's Orchid LoungeHonky Tonk Central, Rippy's & Legends. She now lives in Southern California, performing with Rodeo Revival! Click on Chelsea's picture to check out her FB page!

Lindsey Leonette

Lindsey Leonette joined Rodeo Revival in the summer of 2014 as the bands Female Back up Singer. Lindsey and Chelsea have known one another and grew up together from age 3. They both have sang throughout the years in their Church Worship team and when the opportunity came up for Lindsey to join the team it was a perfect fit.

Jim Emerson

 Drums and Vocals
 James Emerson entered the Southern California rock music scene in the late 1970’s.  During that time, he performed with Inland Empire power bands including Tease, The Source, Rockz, and Teddy & The Razors.  Jim has performed with and/or opened shows for major recording artists including Pat Travers, Rick Derringer, Three Dog Night, Jan & Dean, and America.  In the late 1980’s, he crossed-over into the Southern California country music scene and performed with local bands including Nightlife, Kickback, Whitewater Station, The Richard Rausch Band, and Ricochet.

Daniel Newell

   Lead Guitar / Acoustic / Banjo / Mandolin

Lead Guitar / Acoustic / Banjo / Mandolin

Daniel got introduced to the Guitar by his dad at a young age and he hasn't put it down since that first strum of the strings. 


Daniel has won many awards, played numerous shows and festivals and holds a residency at the Merc in Old Town Temecula, CA. He has a deep passion for music, a strong work ethic and a never ending thirst to grow in music. He enjoys playing many genres and playing in many types of bands. His goals are to keep excelling in guitar and to build his career upon it, Performing with Rodeo Revival Band is a step in that direction. 


Daniel plays every genre, but specializes in Country, Blues, Jazz and Rock. 


Daniel was a finalist in the 2012 Guitar Center - Battle of the Blues national competition.

Scott Johnson

Bass Guitar & Vocals

Scott J began his musical career as a horn player, studying with veterans of the Fillmore jazz scene in San Francisco, his home town, where he additionally learned the art of the upright bass. Acting on a recommendation from Carlos Santana, a local acquaintance at the time, he readily transitioned to the electric bass. 
As a young professional, Scott played with many popular Bay Area Top 40 dance bands, and became active in the San Francisco New Wave scene, backing numerous headline performers, and receiving significant radio airplay. 
Relocating to SoCal, Scott played with the House Band at the Buckhorn Lodge on Mt. Baldy for many years, and has since performed with Sammy Hagar, Pat Travers, and several premier Funk, Rock, and Country bands. 
Scott brings a solid, punchy, in-the-pocket bass playing style to Rodeo Revival, and is a key member of the dynamic rhythm section on which the band is built.


Justin Hize

Lead Guitar
Justin was given his first guitar at age 16...and hasn't put it down since. Raised a preacher's son, he was taught the love of music at an early age. Justin has played with such artists as, Hayley Stayner, The Brewer Boys, and with the house band at "Country at the Merc" The Ranch Rockers. His love of country music shows in his playing style as well as stage presence. There are a few songs he doesn't know but quite a few he does. He is a veritable Ken Jennings of country music. Justin has opened for and shared the stage with Country artists such as : Lee Ann Womack, Dierks Bentley, Jimmy Wayne, Emerson Drive, Jada Dryer, and Hunter Hayes. Click on Justin's picture to visit his Reverb Nation page!

Chad Stanner

Chad Stanner - Key Board Player for Rodeo Revival. Chad studied music at Fullerton Collage and when he is not performing in a country show or on a Jazz venue, Chad utilizes his talents at Disneyland on their team supporting music and park show venues.