payback band

Ryan Rolando: lead vocals / guitar

Paul Rauker: drums / percussion

Kris Schaeffer: bass guitar / vocals


Payback was formed in march 2000 by band leader Ryan. 


Ryan has played in the bands Tinted Image, The Rolando Bros, Ryan Rolando Project and the Blues Cruisers. Ryan has his own solo CD entitled Dues are paid and is available via iTunes. He currently owns his own production studio and is in the process of writing his second solo effort. He has toured and played at major motorcycle events and concerts around the country for over the last 20 years. 


Paul started playing the drums when he was 10. My parents gave me a nice black 5-piece Remo pts (pre-tuned system) drum set for Christmas.  


Since than, he's had the privilege of playing with: 


Thanks, Bad Harvest, Mellowdrama, Slapshot, Linus, Exit, Jud Hailey and The New Harmony, B-Line, The Black Market Bishops and of course the Ryan Rolando Project and Payback. 


Honorable mentions: Virginia High School Concert, Pep and Marching Band, Mesabi College Orchestra and Concert Band, Virginia City Band, Augsburg College Chamber Orchestra, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Gospel Praise Big Band and Percussion Ensemble, Saint Paul Civic Orchestra, Masterworks Chorale, Minneapolis Community College Choir and Cantus. 


Wife, 3 Kids, solid rock band = Happy, Lucky man. 


Kris has played in the bands Linus, The Six Nines and toured with Ultimate Ozzy for a brief period. He has played various shows with Ryan on and off over the years in the Ryan Rolando Project and filled in for Payback. 


The bands live set consists of rock, classic rock, and modern rock. On tour features a state of the art sound and light system. Definitely a must see show. 


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Song List



3 Doors Down – Kryptonite

Accept – Balls to the Wall

Aerosmith – Sweet Emotion

Audioslave – I Am Highway

Bad Co – Feel Like Makin Love

Beatles – 8 Days a Week

Beatles/Aerosmith – Come Together

Bee Gee’s – 2 Love Somebody

Big Head Todd – Bittersweet

Billy Idol – Rebel Yell

Black Crows – Hard to Handle

Black Sabbath – War Pigs

Bon Jovi – Dead or Alive

Bryan Adams – Cuts Like Knife

Bush – Comedown

Candlebox – Far Behind

Collective Soul – December

Creed – Arms Wide Open

Creedance – Bayou, Susie Q Medley

Deep Purple – Smoke on the Water

Disturbed – Sickness

Dobie Gray – Drift Away

Doors – Roadhouse Blues

Eminem – Lose Yourself

Free – All Right Now

Froghat – Wanna Make Love

Fuel – Hemorrhage

Georgia Satellites – Hands 2 Self

Godsmack – Awake

Golden Earring – Radar Love

Goo Goo Dolls – Broadway

Grand Funk – American Band

Green Day – When I Come Around

Greg Kin – The Breakup Song

Hendrix – Crossroads

Joe Satriani – Summer Song

Joe Walsh – Rocky Mountain

Jonny Lang – Lie 2 Me

Kenny Wayne – Blue on Black

Kiss – Coming Home

Lynyrd Skynyrd – 3 Steps

Marley – Redemption Song

Marshall Tucker – Can’t You See

Marshall Tucker – Dreams

Matchbox 20 – 3AM

Megadeth – Peace Sells

Metallica – Bells

Metallica – Crash Course

Motley Crue – Smokin in the Boys Room

Neil Young – Rocking in Free

Nickelback – Figured You Out

Nickelback – How You Remind Me

Norman Green – Spirit in Sky

Poison – Every Rose

Prince – Purple Rain

Puddle of Mudd – Control

Rolling Stones – Sympathy for the Devil

Rush – Limelight

Seether – Rise Above This

Sevendust – Black

SRV – Cold Shot

SRV/Hendrix – Manic Depression

Steve Miller – Jet Airliner

Stones – All Over Now

T Rex – Band a Gong

The Cult – King Contrary Man

Thin Lizzy – Jailbreak

Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl

Vertical Horizon – You’re a God

Volbeat – Heaven and Hell

Volbeat – Lola Montez

Wild Cherry – Funky Music

Wilson Pickett – Mustang Sally

ZZ Top – Beer Drinkers


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