Skinny & Small: The Ultimate Government Cheese Tribute
Type of Music: Barren River Delta Blues
Law Firm Affiliation: UofL Brandeis School of Law
Members: Reggie Las Vegas - lead vocals
*Tim Hall - guitar, vocals
Viva Las Vegas - guitar
Donnie Bott - bass, vocals
*Jaime Las Vegas - drums * indicates an attorney or law student.
Bio: Skinny and Small: The Ultimate Government Cheese Tribute brings the classic alt-Southern-Country-Punk Rock sounds of mid-1980s Bowling Green, Kentucky (“the Athens, GA of South-Central Kentucky”) to this year’s Lawlapalooza.
Riding a resurgence of interest in the Bowling Green sound among now-middle-aged, minivan-driving professionals looking to recreate the magic of legendary nightclubs such as Picasso’s and Tewligan’s, and the gritty punk glamour of CBGB’s, Skinny and Small has quickly developed a reputation as the hardest-working band on the Government Cheese tribute band circuit, taking top honors at festivals such as “Lost River on the Ohio River” and “Picasso’s at the Lapin Agile.”
Skinny and Small unites brothers Viva Las Vegas on guitar, Reggie Las Vegas on vocals and Jaime Las Vegas on drums with guitarist (and sometimes law professor) Tim Hall and longtime family friend Donnie Bott on bass for a six-song, 100-decibel tribute to the best damn rock band you’ve never heard of.
Lawlapalooza Participation: 2005 - Sonic Death Monkey (a.k.a. Litigious D)
2008 - Elvis Cardozo and the Attractive Nuisances
2010 - The Subconscionables