Orange County District Attorney Press Release
For Immediate Release: October 21, 2014
“THE BOW STREET RUNNERS” BAND FORMED BY MULTI-PLATINUM ARTISTS IN ORANGE COUNTY TO END MODERN-DAY SLAVERY
*DONATING ARTISTS INCLUDE STAN FRAZIER AND MURPHY KARGES OF SUGAR RAY, RYAN SHUCK AND AMIR DERAKH OF JULIEN-K (FORMERLY ORGY), AND LEWIS RICHARDS (PRODUCER OF DIRTY HEADS AND SLIGHTLY STOOPID)
SANTA ANA – “The Bow Street Runners” featuring Stan Frazier and Murphy Karges of Sugar Ray, Ryan Shuck and Amir Derakh of Julien-K (formerly Orgy), Lewis Richards (producer of Dirty Heads and Slightly Stoopid), Quinn Archer and the Outriders, Griffith Clawson, Foster, Sabrina Hong, Tony Howell (Parkaimoon), and Damon Tucker (Parkaimoon) will perform live on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at Chapman University at 5:30 p.m. The concert is free for everyone to attend at Chapman University’s Attallah Piazza. Free concert shirts will be handed out to the first 700 guests.
The name for the band is derived from the first police force established in Bow Street, London in the early eighteenth century. In 1753, upon the recommendation of the magistrate and novelist Henry Fielding, more forces were created in London. The Bow Street Runners served writs and arrested offenders on the authority of the magistrates, traveling nationwide to apprehend criminals.
“It is an honor to have world-renowned recording artists so generously donate their time and talent to bring awareness to the abuse inflicted by these modern-day slave owners,” stated District Attorney Tony Rackauckas. “This is a perfect example of how each one of us can utilize our unique talents to end modern-day slavery.”
“As a father of a 9-year-old daughter, I cannot fathom that this type of abuse is happening right in our backyard. We must do all we can to stop the exploitation of children and young women,” stated Frazier. “I am looking forward to joining law enforcement, community organizations, and elected officials to raise awareness of this problem and to end modern-day slavery.”
For more information on the concert and on the day-long symposium, please visit: http://bit.ly/BeatHEAT.
Frazier is the co-founder, songwriter, and drummer for Sugar Ray. Frazier continues to create new music with his partner musician Steve Fox. Together they have songwriting and producing credits with acts such as Ashlee Simpson (5 million sold) and The Dirty Heads (500,000 sold). Frazier was a key member for artist development for Dirty Heads, one of the most prominent new reggae groups. Frazier is also the winner of BBC America’s “Chef Race: U.K. vs. U.S.” during the November “Sweeps” in 2012, winning the top prize of $100,000. In this reality TV cooking show challenge, Frazier was one of only two non-trained chefs on the show. He successfully defended America against Britain’s culinary heavy hitters in a cross-country trek. The show was also produced by mega-chef Jamie Oliver and viewed by audiences in several different countries around the globe. Frazier is a successful restaurateur and is co-owner of Sgt. Pepperoni’s in Newport Beach.
Songwriter and bassist Karges co-founded Sugar Ray. For 24 years, Karges toured, wrote, recorded, appeared in TV and films, and performed for fans all over the globe. He is the president of Suspended Sunrise Recordings with Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers. Karges is also a writer, directing many music videos and commercial spots through his company Karges Media. Some of his clients include Universal Music Group, Quiksilver Performance, Roush, The National Academies, the City of Newport Beach, and numerous non-profit organizations like the John Wayne Cancer Foundation and Children’s Hospital of Orange County.
Shuck is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, composer, and producer. He is a founding member of the successful industrial rock band Orgy. He previously wrote songs for Korn. Currently, he is the leader of an electronic rock band called Julien-K and is the backing vocalist of Dead By Sunrise, an alternative rock side project of Chester Bennington of Linkin Park. Shuck is also a co-owner of popular Orange County restaurants including three Gypsy Den Restaurants, Lola Gaspar, and PBLC/TRDE.
Derakh is a guitar and synthesizer player, composer, and world-renowned producer. He is a founding member and guitarist in the multiplatinum group Orgy. Derakh was also a guitarist for Rough Cutt & Jailhouse. Currently, he is the guitarist for the bands Julien-K and Dead by Sunrise (the latter featuring Chester Bennington of Linkin Park on lead vocals). He also co-owns the popular Orange County restaurants Lola Gaspar and PBLC/TRDE.
Richards is the co-writer/producer of the #1 rock song “Lay Me Down,” which enjoyed the longest stint atop of the Billboard Rock Songs chart for an independently released title in history. Richards has worked with artists such as Sublime, Slightly Stoopid, The Dirty Heads, Micah Brown, and music legends, The Police, Sting, and R&B diva Mary J. Blige. Richards owns 17th Street Recording Studio and plays in and produces for many bands including Micah Brown and Quinn Archer and the Outriders.
QUINN ARCHER AND THE OUTRIDERS
Archer is a musician heralded by Vanity Fair magazine as “Britain’s next great soul singer” and made her debut solo performance joining Jon Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift, and James Blunt at Prince William’s Winter Whites Gala at Kensington Palace. Archer’s EP “Dark Places” debuted in July 2014.
Griffith Clawson is a 17-year-old University of California, Los Angeles student and a local Orange County musician who performs in various venues in Orange County and has donated proceeds from concerts to 44 Women for Children, an auxiliary of Orangewood Children’s Foundation.
After completing his tour of duty in the US Army, DeFalco used his GI Bill to go to college. He graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences and a minor in Chemistry. He moved to Belize one week after graduation and, after a short time, he started playing music at the biggest clubs and resorts in Belize (including Fido’s) for nine years before moving to Sunset Beach, California, and playing regularly around Orange County.
Foster is an American rock musician and star on the Discovery Channel show, Bering Sea Gold. His music has been described as, “With a pop-centric sound as infectious as Coldplay, Foster ties in elements of southern rock and soul through mellow guitar work closer to John Mayer’s later sound, tying it nicely together with upbeat tempos reminiscent of a Train hit backed by retro bass lines that break the mold of today’s repetitious radio ear worms.” Foster has played in various worldwide and has produced two albums.
Hong is a 21-year-old singer, songwriter, and a classically trained pianist who has performed in various venues in Southern California. Hong is a senior on the competition cheerleading squad at the University of Southern California, preparing to attend law school. Hong was formerly an intern at the OCDA Public Affairs Unit and for the Office of U.S. Representative Ed Royce.
Howell is a guitarist, singer, and founding member of Parkaimoon with Damon Tucker. Parkaimoon has released two EPs and three full albums and plays approximately 100 shows a year. Howell also performs at various venues as an acoustic act and is a member of the U2 tribute band One.
Tucker is a guitarist, bassist, singer, and founding member of Parkaimoon with guitarist Tony Howell. Tucker is also bassist for Gino DeFalco and is a member of the U2 tribute band One. He currently serves as OCDA Supervising Investigator.
Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff