Randy and the Special Agents play the blues in Northern California.

Blues at its best—raw, powerful and just plain fun. Sonoma and Marin Counties don't know what's hit 'em!

THE STORY

In 2009, Randy Benefield asked Sal Moreno to sit in on a jam/rehearsal at his house. Three months later, the newly formed band, with 4 songs to their repertoire, performed at an open mic show in Tomales, CA. Two months later, the band had their first hour-long gig at the Tomales Pig Roast. They haven’t looked back since.

Playing mainly in Sonoma County (but willing to travel!), Randy & the Special Agents played at the 2010 pre-fireworks show at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, at various fundraisers and at private parties. “We can play large-venue-loud or suburban-quiet,” Sal has said. “It’s the drive and passion in the music that makes it work.”

THE MEMBERS


Randy Benefield, founder of Randy and the Special Agents Randy Benefield, the founder of the band, decided to learn to play the drums in 2007, which was a life-long dream. His dedication to his craft as a drummer is inspiring, while his sense of humor keeps us laughing.

Nick Bondoc, guitar and vocals for Randy and the Special Agents Nick Bondoc is passionate about expressing himself through his guitar. He is a songwriter and a vocalist with a warm, smoky voice, which balances with his fiery solos.

Burjor Dastur, Guitarist in Randy and the Special Agents

Burjor Dastur writes songs in his spare time. His solos are intricate and always spot-on, incorporating jazz, rock, blues and whatever other genre fits the bill.

Ann Moreno, vocals for Randy and the Special AgentsAnn Moreno is a classically trained vocalist, who brings her love of performing and her love of music to every gig. She sings everything from soulful ballads to upbeat songs, with a few torch songs thrown in for good measure.

Sal Moreno, harmonica and vocals for Randy and the Special AgentsSal Moreno has been playing blues harmonica since he was 16, which was when he discovered the blues listening to Lightening Hopkins play live. His blues heros include Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, James Cotton, Charlie Musselwhite, and Otis Spann, to name only a few.

Steve Roraus, bass and vocals for Randy and the Special AgentsSteve Roraus comes to us from performing in the punk-rock scene. He has played every kind of music there is, and is also a songwriter. His powerful delivery and driving bass makes every song memorable.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

January 28, 2017
4:00 - 7:00 pm
Ernie's Tin Bar
Petaluma, CA

March 27, 2017 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Blues & Brews - MS Fundraiser
Lagunitas Brewing Company

May 13, 2017
Private Party


TO BOOK THE BAND:
Randy 707. 478. 8697
Email Randy-click here

Sal 707. 688. 4587
Get a hold of Sal-click here


PAST EVENTS:

October 25, 2016
5:00 - 7:30 pm
Operation Access Fundraiser
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Petaluma, CA

September 4, 2016
3:00 - 5:30 pm
Tomales Founders Day Festival
Tomales, CA

June 9, 2016
5:00 - 7:30 pm
Dinner In The Garden – BOOST Camp Fundraiser
Santa Rosa, CA

May 22, 2016
2:30 - 5:00 pm
Sonoma County Backroads Challenge
Private Party
Penngrove, CA

March 21, 2015
Blues & Brews - MS Fundraiser
Lagunitas Brewing Company

April 18, 2015
Double Bill with Good Question 9-10 pm
10 pm - 1 am
Penngrove Pub, Penngrove

April 6, 2015
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Butter & Egg Days Parade Fundraiser;
Lagunitas Brewing Co., Petaluma

March 30, 2015
Time TBA
MS Fundraiser; $10 includes dinner
Lagunitas Brewing Company

January 14, 2015
7:00 - 7:30 pm
Petaluma Music Festival Showcase
Zodiacs, Petaluma

December 20, 2014
8:30 - 11:30 pm
Redwood Cafe in Cotati, CA

October 22, 2014
7:00 - 8:00 pm - FEATURED BAND
Sonoma County Blues Society
Tradewinds Bar in Cotati, CA

September 13, 2014
1:30 - 4:30 pm
Petaluma River Craft Beer Festival
Petaluma, CA

August 31, 2014
3:00 - 5:00 pm
Tomales Founders Day
Tomales, CA

May 17, 2014
Noon - 6:00 pm
Sonoma County Backroads Challenge
Private Party
Penngrove, CA

April 14, 2014
Music Starts at 6:00 pm
Lagunitas Brewing Co., Petaluma

March 15, 2014
9:00 pm-1:00 am
Whiskey Tip
Santa Rosa, CA

March 12, 2014
8:30-9:30 pm
Sonoma County Blues Society
Heritage Public House, Santa Rosa, CA

March 1, 2014
9:00 pm-1:00 am
Penngrove Pub Penngrove, CA

February 15, 2014
9:00 pm-1:00 am
Penngrove Pub, Penngrove, CA

January 30, 2014
5:30-7:30 pm
Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at the Petaluma Hotel
Petaluma, CA

January 24, 2014
9:00 pm-1:00 am
Whiskey Tip, Santa Rosa, CA

December 28, 2013
9:00 pm-1:00 am
Penngrove Pub, Penngrove, CA

December 13, 2013
9:00 pm-1:00 am
Quincy's Pub and Café, Rohnert Park, CA

December 6, 2013
9:00 pm-1:00 am
Penngrove Pub, Penngrove, CA

October 11, 2013
9:00 pm-12:00 am
Penngrove Pub, Penngrove, CA

September 1, 2013
4:00-5:00 pm
Tomales Founders Day Celebration
Tomales, CA

August 18, 2013
6:00-9:30pm
Aubergine in Sebastopol

August 17, 2013
3:30-5:00pm
Novato Rotary Bike4Vets Fundraiser
Tomales High School, Tomales

April 6, 2013
Private Party

March 25, 2013
6:00 pm music starts
Benefit for the Butter & Egg Days Parade
Lagunitas Brewing Co., Petaluma

March 17, 2013
4:00pm - 7:00am
Viking Cocktail Lounge

March 9, 2013
9:00pm - 1:00am
Penngrove Pub, Penngrove

September 25, 2012
6:00-8:00pm
Leadership Petaluma Benefit
Lagunitas Brewing Co., Petaluma

September 2, 2012
2:00-4:00pm
Tomales Founder's Day Celebration, Tomales

August 22, 2012
6:00 - 8:30pm
Wednesday Night Social
Petaluma Elks Lodge 901

August 4, 2012
2:00-5:00pm
Petaluma Farmer's Market

June 10, 2012
5:00-9:00 pm, after the Novato Art & Wine Festival
The Viking Cocktail Lounge, Novato

June 8, 2012
6:45 - 8:00 pm
Movies in the Park - Lucchesi Park, Petaluma

May 26, 2012
Private Party

May 19, 2012
Backroads Challenge Cycling Event
4:00-6:00 pm
Lagunitas Brewing Co., Petaluma

April 2, 2012
Benefit for the Butter & Egg Days Parade
5:00-9:00pm
With the Smokehouse Gamblers
Lagunitas Brewing Co., Petaluma

December 17, 2011
9:00pm - 1:00am
The Viking Cocktail Lounge, Novato

October 1, 2011
8:30 - 10:30 pm
The Viking Cocktail Lounge, Novato

September 4, 2011
2:30 pm
Tomales Founders Day Celebration

September 10, 2011
Private Party

August 6, 2011
Private Party

July 16, 2011
Private Party

July 15, 2011
6:45 - 8:00 pm
Petaluma Movies in the Park - Lucchesi Park, Petaluma

June 12, 2011
5:00-9:00pm
The Viking Cocktail Lounge, Novato

April 7, 2011
8:30-11:30pm
Ghiringelli's, Novato

For the Love of Art
February 12, 2011
9 - 11pm
Pelican Art Gallery, Petaluma

November 13, 2010
9pm - Midnight
The Viking Cocktail Lounge, Novato

October 2, 2010
6:30 - 9:00 pm
Pasta Moto, Novato

August 27, 2010
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Petaluma Movies in the Park - Lucchesi Park, Petaluma

July 31, 2010
7:30 - 9:30pm
The Viking Cocktail Lounge, Novato

July 24, 2010
Private Party

July 11, 2010
11:00 - 11:50 am
Petaluma Art & Garden Festival

July 4, 2010
6:45 - 7:45 pm
Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds

July 3, 2010
Private Party

June 11, 2010
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Petaluma Movies in the Park -
Lucchesi Park, Petaluma

February 27, 2010
7:30pm - 12am
Butter & Egg Days Parade Benefit
Taps Restaurant & Tasting Room, Petaluma

January 30, 2010
8:30-11:30pm
The Viking, Novato

December 11, 2009
8-11pm
The Viking, Novato

October 24, 2009
1-5pm
olar Festival, Rohnert Park

September 12, 2009
5:30-7:30pm
Private Party

July 12, 2009
6-9pm
The Viking, Novato

July 18, 2009
6-7:30pm
Merrill Gardens, Sonoma

June 20, 2009
4-7pm
Cotati Jazz Festival

May 24, 2009
10am-2pm
Tomales Social

April 19, 2009
6-9pm
The Viking, Novato

March 7, 2009
1-2pm
Tomales Pig Roast

January 18, 2009
6-6:30pm
Opening Act, Tomales First Open Mic