- Member #
- Member since
- 29 Dec 2011
- Last activity record:
- Active within 1 month
- Instruments played:
- Background Singer, Other Percussion, Drums
- Cover/Tribute, Classic Rock, Blues
- Screen name:
- Woodstock, Georgia, 30189
- 53 years old
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
There are more music samples at myspace.com/rickboyddrums
Contact Rick through Bandmix or email p47_dude at yahoo dot com.
Rick is a seasoned professional drummer with over 3 decades of experience, including over 1000 live performances in 24 states, 9 foreign countries, and aboard 10 ships. He studied music theory and percussion performance at Asbury University. He has toured with the Asbury Stage Band (Jazz and Big Band), Daybreak (Contemporary Christian), and The Fellowship Band (playing Rock and Variety for American military personnel around the world). For over four years Rick played fulltime with a show/dance band, playing corporate events, averaging over 50 shows per year. Rick has worked as a studio musician recording drum set, percussion, background vocals, and programming digital drum tracks.
Rick has played many different genres including rock, blues, country, pop, R&B, Funk, jazz, big band, beach, disco, praise and worship, and even polka.
Main Influences: Steve Smith (Journey), John Bonham (Led Zep), Alan White (Yes)
Others: Ginger Baker (Cream), Barriemore Barlow (Jethro Tull), Bill Bruford (Yes, King Crimson, Bruford), Phil Collins (Genesis), Stewart Copeland (The Police), Mickey Curry (Bryan Adams), Michael DeRosier (Heart), Phil Ehart (Kansas), Joe English (Wings), Joe Franco (The Good Rats), Bill Gibson (Huey Lewis), Dave Grohl (Nivana, Foo Fighters), Kenney Jones (Faces, The Who), Mike Mangini (Annihilator), Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix), Keith Moon (The Who), Larry Mullen (U2), Neil Peart (Rush), Guy Petraglia, Jeff Porcaro (Toto), Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), Cozy Powell (Rainbow), Danny Seraphine (Chicago), Chester Thompson (Genesis), Lenny White (Return to Forever, Al Di Meola), et al.
Drums - Pearl Reference Series
Cymbals - Paiste
Hardware - Yamaha and Tama
Pedals - Yamaha and DW
Electronic - Roland V-Session V-Drums