RACKETT emerged during the summer and fall of 2004. Paul Muldoon (lyrics, guitar, percussion) and Nigel Smith (bass, vocals) began writing and recording songs. They invited Stephen Allen (keyboards, vocals), Bobby Lewis (drums), and Lee Matthew (lead vocals, guitar) to join them. When Irving Berlin meets blues and boogie-woogie, or Cole Porter meets prog and punk, Paul Muldoon says, or Ira Gershwin glam and grunge, you\'re looking at what can be described only as 3-car garage rock. The band is currently at work on a third CD. Soundclips of studio and live recordings are available on this website. News of upcoming live performances will be posted on this website. Photographs by Pieter M. van Hattem.