Based in South Florida, REPPAS has been playing for seven years and has released two studio albums, “11” © 2016 and “And Another Thing” © 2018 and 2020.
At the helm is Michael Reppas, a true renaissance man. He owns his own law practice, Reppas Law, and has been a trial attorney for more than two decades. He has also published historical fiction novels and numerous academic articles.
Growing up in the late 70’s in a heavily dominated Rock & Roll town, I was surrounded by heavy drums, bass and guitar sounds – which I came to love.
Around this same time I also became consumed by the lyrics of my favorite songs and strove to understand the structure, rhyming schemes, alliteration, and storytelling mastery in each one. I studied writing and poetry and worked diligently to make myself a better writer.
I began to write books, poems and plays and, fortunately, found some success in publishing academic articles and ultimately historical fiction. And then darkness fell upon me.... my career as a trial lawyer took off and, consequently, my time to pursue the arts took off in the other direction.
Fortunately, however, that was temporary and I have returned to my first love, that siren called music, and I am both happy and proud to share my songs with you. I hope you find meaning and inspiration in each one of them.
My first album, “11,” was recorded at two different studios in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale over a period of several months. I was fortunate to have two accomplished producers overseeing my first baby, and over a dozen studio musicians helping me tell my stories. Read the lyrics and liner notes for all the details. Then read the lyrics again. Then listen to the music again. Then repeat a hundred times. Then tell all your friends. Then force all your friends to buy copies of the album. Then force all those friends to read the lyrics and liner notes. Then force them to listen to the album again, read the lyrics again, and then listen to the album a hundred more times. Then force all them to force all of their friends to buy copies of the album and repeat the cycle. This is serious. This is the only sure way we can avoid the zombie apocalypse. The message is simple: buy the album and save humanity. On behalf of the non-zombie children of tomorrow, I thank you.
If you want a cheat sheet for the final, here you go: READ THE LYRICS. There is a test at the end of the semester, you have no excuse not to be prepared.