"New Orleans' only rock band with soul" 

About RNS

ROCK 'N SOUL @ VooDoo Festival in New Orleans

RNS Bio:

The ROCK ‘N SOUL band was formed in the summer of 2008. The members of our band have many years of experience playing a wide variety of music. We are not a typical cover band! We appeal to a large demographic of fans and are turning heads everywhere we play. Our set list contains a variety of: Classic Rock! Classic Soul! 80’s Hits! New Orleans Music! ROCK ‘N SOUL Originals! and more… However, you won’t find make-up and wigs here! We take pride in providing our fans with “music that will rock your soul”. So, come and hear what you’ve been missing from other cover bands and experience “New Orleans' only rock band with soul”. Check out one of the upcoming shows and hear for yourself what everyone is talking about.

Meet RNS:



(Brother Mike) Michael Tujague - is originally from New Orleans and is an exceptional vocalist. His soulful stage presence, high energy level, and large vocal range have been captivating audiences throughout the metro New Orleans area. Mike is known for singing many genres of music including: Classic Soul, Classic Rock, Alternative, Country, and Ballads. He studied voice and music theory at Southeastern Louisiana University. The name “Brother Mike” was given to him at a vocal competition by a representative from Cash Money Records. Mike worked with New Orleans recording artist Jimmy Jules in the band Southern Cookin’ as the lead singer performing Classic Soul on Bourbon Street at Sing-Sing and The Blues Club. He has also played local festivals as the lead singer of the BCSN Band.


Guitar – RICHARD:

Richard Gaspard - has been playing guitar for over 40 years! He’s been rockin’ the New Orleans area in local cover bands for over 30 years. Richard is one of the original members of The Buck Town All-stars. His experience really shows, from the moment he touches his guitar, as heads always turn in the crowd during his solos. He’s played Bourbon Street, local festivals, and clubs/bars.


Bass – ANDY:

Andy Helgason - has been playing bass for almost 40 years! He has played professionally in the New Orleans area for over 30 years. During that time he has played on Bourbon Street and the French Quarter, casinos in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, fairs, festivals, weddings, private parties, and countless clubs and bars including Tipitina's and the Superdome. He has known Richard and CJ for over 20 years. Andy adds the soulful bass lines to compliment Brother Mike on lead vocals. We like to call Andy the professional of our group because of his serious demeanor while playing.


Drums - C.J.:

C.J. Britze - has been playing drums for over 40 years! He’s been beatin’ out the tunes in cover bands in the New Orleans area for over 30 years. C.J. and Richard have known each other since they were teenagers and have been in some of the same bands together over the years. If Mike and Andy are the “Soul” in the band, then Richard and C.J. are the “Rock“. He’s played Bourbon Street, local festivals, and clubs/bars.

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