Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers

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Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers
Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers at Saint Rocke in 2015
Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers at Saint Rocke in 2015
Background information
Origin Tempe, Arizona
Genres Americana, Southern rock, pop, reggae, singer/songwriter, classic rock
Years active1998–present
LabelsEmmaJava Recordings
Associated acts The Refreshments, Dead Hot Workshop, Cracker, Railbenders, Gloritone, The Mortals, The Jons
Members Roger Clyne
Paul "P.H." Naffah
Nick Scropos
Jim Dalton
Past membersScott "Scotty" Johnson
Danny White
Steve Larson

Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers is an American rock band from Tempe, Arizona.


Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers formed after a lineup shift of The Refreshments, a rock band active in the 1990s known for their top radio hit, " Banditos." After The Refreshments disbanded, members Roger Clyne and drummer Paul "P.H." Naffah continued to produce music as Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers.

Clyne and Naffah were originally joined by former Gin Blossoms member Scott Johnson, who left to rejoin his former band in 2002. James Swafford and Daryl Icard also appeared in the new lineup, but were unable to stay. Steve Larson, former guitarist for Dead Hot Workshop, also joined the band. In January 2009, it was announced that Larson would be departing and would be replaced by Railbenders frontman Jim Dalton on lead guitar.

In early 2004, shortly after the release of ¡Americano!, Bassist, Danny White left the band to start his own recording studio in Nashville, Tennessee. He was replaced by Nick Scropos, who had been the bassist for another Tempe band, Gloritone. Scropos recorded the bass track "Green and Dumb", on the band's debut CD, Honky Tonk Union.

Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers frequently tour the United States and host their own seaside music festival in Puerto Peñasco. In June of 2019, they celebrated the 20th year of their official Circus Mexicus festival. [1]

On July 2, 2019 Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers was inducted into the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame. The event was held at the Tempe Center for the Arts. [2] [3]

Band members



  1. ^ "Circus Mexicus - A Four Day Musical Escape in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico". Circus Mexicus. Retrieved September 7, 2019.
  2. ^ "Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame 2019: Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, Pistoleros". Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  3. ^ "Arizona Music Hall Of Fame Spotlights The 'Tempe Sound' With Roger Clyne, Pistoleros". KJZZ. July 2, 2019. Retrieved September 8, 2019.

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