Biography Overview

Gulf Coast based – Indie/Rock band and recording group with four albums published to date. The fourth project, a Tri-EP titled “Trismegistus“ featuring the single “Living On Easy Street“. The single video is posted on our YouTube Channel.

A brief biography. Red Moon Travelers are all seasoned professionals with many years experience between the members. Robbie is known throughout the Florida Panhandle and has performed with names like “Johnny Rivers“, “The Platters“, “The Coasters“, “Bobby Purify“, “Jeff Cook“ and many others. Rich has worked his way through the D.C Area, then to Tampa Fl. In the Florida Panhandle Ed has been known as a “hired gun”. Performing with many local bands over the years. Bob Berteau, the newest member, Born and raised in New Orleans. Raised on Rock and Jazz. Started playing drums at age 13. Main influences and fave drummers have been Neil Peart, John Bonham, Buddy Rich and Dave Weckyl.
We are a party going, drink selling, crowd holding band. Every bartender I have ever met agrees!

Projects feature the distinctive composition and vocals of Rob Royer with production influences and dynamic blend of Americana with Classic Rock and Blues creating market separation. Visit band website for more information at redmoontravelers.com.

Red Moon Travelers features;

Robbie Royer – composer/music director/lead vocals/guitar/keys
Ed Campbell – vocals/percussion
Rich Lansberry – vocals/bass
Bob Berteau – drums
Steve Landress - Guitar/Vocals/Drums

The Band

Bob Berteau - Drums
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Bob was born and raised in the music-rich culture of New Orleans. He spent a lot of his time being exposed to different kinds of live music. He recalls, "I remember always being fascinated by the drummers! I would just stare at them till my parents pulled me away." Fortunately for Bob's parents, they lived in a house with a detached garage, so the pounding that began when he was 12 or 13 years old was at least bearable. Bob's short list of passions in life, include Cajun food, dry humor, Saints football and good music. He's been in and out of the music scene along the Gulf Coast over the years but has always had a strong interest in drumming and recording. He approaches music with a flair for detail while appreciating simplicity and humor. His basic philosophy is "Don't take life too seriously. It's a marathon, not a sprint." Bob's having the most fun of his musical life with the Red Moon Travelers!
Richard Lansberry - Bass/Vocals
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Rich aquired his love of music from family & friends, taught Saxaphone by his neighbor/elementary school music teacher he performed with his school & community bands. He picked up the bass guitar when a local rock band had an opening. Since then Rich has performed with rock, folk, country, blue grass, jazz & big band projects throughout the Northeast combining this vast experience into his current melodic style.
Ed Campbell - Percussion/Vocals
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Ed started his musical journey in 1964 in Blytheville, Arkansas. He was in the 6th grade at the time. As time passed, his interest in music grew more and more. Ed leaned more towards lights and sound part of the industry, along with singing whenever he got the opportunity. He has worked stage, sound and lights for many bands on the Florida panhandle over the years as well as being a club D.J. Ed now is an active member and performing with the Red Moon Travelers as percussion and vocals. And the journey continues.
Robbie Royer - Guitar/Vocals
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Robbie has been writing and creating music since he could first hold an instrument. Starting as a drummer in elementary school and high school. He was taught the disciplines of rhythm. Performing with every school band program he could. When he reached his teen years, he moved on to guitar and keyboard as well as other instruments.  In the years that followed, he joined several bands. Playing in his local area of North West Florida as well as many others. Performing with known acts like; Bobby Purify (1964 "I'm Your Puppet"), Jeff Cook (Alabama), Charles Grant (Singer; The Platters). Also, Sharing a stage with names like Ricochet (Popular Country Band), Johnny Rivers, The Coasters, The Drifters, The Platters not to mention many other talented performers of all levels. He found his greatest success performing as a solo act for many years. Finally, in 2011 he formed the Red Moon Travelers. Taking the many songs that he has written over the years and bringing them to the band as well as continuously writing and recording. Rob now has four albums to his credit and has no plans of stopping there. 
Steve Landress - Drums/Guitar/Vocals
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Coming from a family of music lovers, Steve began piano lessons at the age of four continuing on to master ukulele, guitar & drums. Early influences from the Kingston Trio, country & western and the British invasion whetted Steve's appetite for the raw edge of rock n roll while performing with High School rock bands. Steve continued to develop his improvisation skills & serve worldwide with the US Air Force while his guitar mentors honed his soloing chops. Steve explains, "One day before practice, I had picked up Mark's Guitar. I had been playing guitar for years, but, it was all acoustic and not amplified. I had no idea how sloppy my playing was. (Laughing) That was an important lesson in cleaning up my playing". Steve is currently the newest member of Red Moon Travelers.