About Richie Hodge               
  Richie has a very rich musical heritage, His father, Bobby Hodge was a featured singer on the Grand Ole Opry. His brother, Bob Jr. is an accomplished drummer. Richie started out playing bass guitar with his father's band on weekends at the Maverick Lounge in Oldsmar Fla. back in 1978. After playing there a year, Richie joined another band playing full time at other clubs. Since that time, Richie has performed with numerous bands at countless clubs & venues. Richie has had the opportunity to work with bands who opened for major acts such as Steve Wariner, Johnny Paycheck, Kitty Wells, Charly McClain, David Frizzell, Lynyrd Skynyrd, David Lee Roth, Daryl Singletary, Mark Collie,  and others. He has also performed with national acts such as Nashville Recording Artist Melba Montgomery, RFD Television's Penny Gilley from the Penny Gilley Show, Reba's youngest sister Susie McEntire and also Dennis Lee who tours the US and Canada performing at major fairs and festivals.
  Richie's parents owned several night clubs in the bay area over the years. Namely, The Longhorn Saloon in Tampa. It was there that Richie and his father, Bobby bought a karaoke system where Richie along with his mother would host karaoke nights at the club. This went on for about a year until the club was re-located to a new location.  Karaoke continued for about another year. The shows were always a popular event at the club and Richie was able to meet alot of singers and Karaoke fans. Between performing with different bands, (including his own), and hosting karaoke shows, He was able to develop a mailing list of people willing to follow him to other shows that he hosts. Today, that list continues to grow. Richie has since invested in more equipment  and a substantial library of songs. He has been doing Karaoke full time since September of 2002. He has the experience to help make your event a success!
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Here are some of the bands that Richie has performed with over the past 25+ years
Bobby Hodge Band                                                              Kathy Kelly & The High Caliber Band Ramblin' Fever (Joyland House Band)                                 Dallas Bull House Band
Robert Wayne, Linda Lee & The Country Caravan Band     Terry Brown Band
Billy Troy Band                                                                    Texas Border Band
Paul Heisler  & Company Band                                            Delmar Dean Band
Herb Duncan Band                                                               Billy Bagwell Band
Melba Montgomery Show                                                    Penny Gilley Show
Sounds of Time Band                                                           Hot Country Band
Longshot Band                                                                     Troy Duncan Band
Hayden Creek Band                                                             Captain Lewis & Gatortail Band
Dennis Lee Show                                                                 Susie McEntire (Reba's sister)
Partial list of night clubs & venues where Richie has performed.
Wisconsin State Fair (Milwaukee Wi.)                       Iowa State Fair (Des Moines Iowa)
Florida State Fair (Tampa FL)                                   Strawberry Festival (Plant City FL)
Town Pump (Verona Wisconsin)                               Crystal River Festival (Crystal River FL)
Largo Fairgrounds Festival (Largo FL)                        Stillwater Saloon (Ocala FL)
Painted Horse (Ocala Fla.)                                       Desperado's Night Club (Ft. Lauderdale FL)
Frankie's Silverado (Marathon Key FL)                      Maverick Lounge (Oldsmar FL)
B.T. Bones Steakhouse (Palm Harbor FL)                 Rusty Oreily's Night Club (Tampa)
Country Juntion Lounge (Tampa FL)                          Joyland (Clearwater FL)
Dallas Bull (Tampa FL)                                            Missouri State Fair (Sedalia Missouri)
Monroe County Fair (Monroe Michigan)                     Patio Lounge (Tampa)
Big JR's (Oldsmar FL)                                              Carlie's Lounge (Largo FL)
South Carolina State Fair (Columbia SC)                   Greensboro Colisium (Greensboro NC)
Bearcreek Farms Resort (Bryant Indiana)                   Dallas Bull North (Tampa)
Golden Nugget (Holiday FL)                                      Classics Lounge (Holiday FL)
Silver Spur (Port Richey FL)                                      Player'z Club (New Port Richey FL)
Gatlinburg Craftman's Fair (Gatlinburg Tenn.)              Manatee County Fair (Manatee FL)
Ronceverte River Festival (Ronceverte WV)                Pasco Co Fairgrounds (Dade City FL)
Jackson County Fair (Jackson Michigan)                   South Florida Fair (West Palm Beach FL)
Ribfest Festival (St. Petersburg FL)                           Crawfish Festival (Port Richey FL)
Peanut Festival (Dothan Alabama)                             Crown Lounge (Largo FL)
Manny's Restaurant & Lounge (Plant City FL)            Cheval Golf & Country Club (North Tampa)
Punta Gorda Block Party (Punta Gorda FL)               Oldsmar Flea Market (Oldsmar FL)
NCO Club (Macdill AFB- Tampa)                               Officer's Club (Macdill AFB- Tampa)
Texas Longhorn (Tampa)                                          Spinnaker's Lounge (Tampa)
Steve's Fountainview (Land O' Lakes FL)                    Mr B's Lounge (Land' O' Lakes FL)
Lakeside Restaraunt/Lounge (Land' O' Lakes FL)        Duke's Lounge (Land 'O' Lakes FL)
J.R.'s 92 Showcase  (Auburndale FL)                         Barry's Lounge (Auburndale FL)
The Fountain Club (Ruskin FL)                                  The Rocking Horse (Stewart FL)
Davie Juntion (Davie FL.)                                           Karrigan's Lounge (Lions Georgia)
Eastside Country Club (Albany Georgia)                    Stan's Lounge (Valdosta Georgia)
The Panhandle (Savanaah Georgia)                           Beachwood Steak House (Vicksburg Miss.)
The Bank Lounge (Virginia)                                       The Watering Hole (Sebring FL)
The Ranch (Kissimmee FL)                                       Honky Tonks (Kendall FL)
KC's Lounge (Auburndale FL)                                    Odessa Rodeo & Festival (Odessa FL)
Miss Kitty's Hilltop (Brooksville FL)                            Bullfrog Creek Lounge (Gibsonton FL)
Mr. D's Fish Camp (Gibsonton FL)                             Silver Dollar Saloon / Rodeway Inn (Tampa)
Swannee River Lounge (Swannee FL)                         Black Angus (Okeechobee FL)
Calder Race Course Picnic (Miami FL)                       Shriner's Hall (Tampa)
Bayfront Center (St. Petersburg FL)                           USF Sundome (Tampa)
Tampa Bay Downs Race Track (Tampa)                     Florida Opry (Plant City FL)
Clay County Fair (Green Cove Springs FL)                 Sarasota County Fair (Sarasota FL)
Featured on WRFA Radio (Largo FL)                         Featured on"Spotlight" TV Show (Oregon) Appeared on Channel 13 TV Show "Good Day Tampa Bay" with Russell Rhodes
Numerous Moose Lodges, Elks Clubs, American Legion Posts.
Numerous Private Partys, Weddings, Special Events & Recording Studios.
Various other venues and shows throughout the Southeast United States.
(Keep in mind, This list spans over the last 25+ years, Some of the bands and venues mentioned no longer exist.)








As you can see, Richie has the experience it takes to help make your event a success!  Try his karaoke show for your club or party !
Should you prefer a Complete Live Band, He can provide that too!
Contact Richie at: (813) 920-8540  OR  (813) 417-6506.
You can also email him at: longhornrichie@aol.com
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