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Band to Join, Piano, Keyboard, Drums, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar.

ABOUT

BIO
Ricardo has been steadily recording and performing the New York City music scene since 2005 and has performed and appeared on national TV on several networks with artist such as Legend Chubby Checker, Talk show host Wanda Sykes, Hollywood Actress Singer Songwriter Alicia Witt, International smooth jazz lounge recording artist The Jamhunters, Multi Emmy Award Winning Disney Music Producer Martin Erskine, Bravo's Hitmaker Johnny Marnell, MTV Logo's Josh Zuckerman, FOX's Fearless Music TV Dan Torres, Primo Casper Gomez of Sootyz Groove among many others.

Ricardo maintains a busy schedule of rehearsals, recording sessions and live events and is not only professional but loyal to everyone he has the opportunity to perform and work with. Over the last several years Ricardo has been featured on over a dozen recordings from various up and coming singer-songwriters and loves to work with artist of all genre's.

Over the last 18 months Ricardo’s bass playing can be heard in the opening to The Wanda Sykes talk show on FOX, has been featured on a inspirational biography series “In Pursuit of Passion” by Tracey Rosensteel on ipoptelevison, recorded tracks for a new Disney series with Martin Erskine featuring Anne-Marie Milazzo of the East Village Opera Company on vocals, performed off Broadway with David Levinson, has completed a boat load of tracks for 5 new releases soon to hit the digital markets by Aiden James, Justin Utley, EvGenia Lesov, Zach Adam and Jeff Fiorello and is producing three releases of his own due out in 2012. The first will be titled "Three Sides To Every Story" and will feature original compositions recorded at his "Earth Quake House Studios". The second and third releases will be a studio CD and a live DVD compilation containing selections from various artist Ricardo has worked with.

Ricardo is active in the circuit and has performed at many venue's in the area, Mercury Lounge, Rockwood Music Hall, Highline Ballroom, Joes Pub, Metropolitan room , Le Poisson Rouge, Bitter End, Sullivan Hall, Arlene's Grocery, Living Room, Kenny's Castaways, Piano's, Cafe Vivaldi, National Underground, Don Hills to name a few.

Ricardo prides himself in being a versatile, punctual, reliable easy to work with professional. He has his own transportation and private rehearsal and recording studio and prefers to be involved with integrity projects with studio CD release aspirations.

Ricardo has international travel, stage and recording studio experience and owns about 20 Basses in 4 and 5 string electric and 5 string electric upright configurations by Sadowsky, Fender, Music Man, G&L, NSD, Dingwall and Yamaha to cover any sound you might be looking for and has bass amps and speaker cabinets by Eden, Ampeg, SWR, Aguilar, Hartke and JBL to support venues of all sizes.

In his spare time Ricardo enjoys staying physically fit, international and domestic travel, biking, sailing and sky diving.

More info at
://./ricardobassplayer

Screen name:
NYBASS30
Member since:
Dec 08 2010
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
13
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Radiohead, Muse, Keane, Brandi Carlile, Sara Bareilles, Jason Mraz, Bruno Mars, Joss Stone, Kings of Leon, John Mayer, Fleetwood Mac, Aimee Mann, Pete Yorn, Peter Gabriel.

LINKS TO PAST WORKS
Singer Songwriter, Pop, Rock, Blues
://./video/vid/107879336
://./ricardobass/videos/alicia-witt-live-at-rockwood-music-hall/51556201
://./ricardobass/videos/in-the-woozyfly-studio-with-broken-carousel/41267276

Blue Eyed Soul and Funk
://./ricardobassist/videos/johnny-marnell-live-rockwood-music/107611425
://./ricardobass/videos/funk-soul-master-fl-jones-at-the-baggott-inn/650197
://./ricardobass/videos/abby-ahmad-live-at-the-knitting-factory/4678549

Raggae
://./ricardobass/videos/video/55652032

Jazz
://./ricardobass/videos/rubber-skunk-live-jazz-at-fat-baby/103327082
://./ricardobass/videos/jamhunters-live-jazz-at-smalls-in-nyc/46357199
://./ricardobass/videos/rubber-skunk-live-jazz-at-sullivan-hall/104811954

Hard Rock
://./ricardobass/videos/dan-torres-live-at-the-mercury-lounge/4369988
://./ricardobass/videos/the-underscore-with-phil-common/41790729

Disney Audio Sample Demo Reel for tv cartoon network, work featuring Anne-Marie Milazzo - Vocals from East Village Opera Company along with TV theme I played bass for Wanda Sykes TV show and more.
://./ricardobassist/music/songs/tv-demo-reel-77120602

Fox LOGO and CBS TV airings
://./ricardobass/videos/dan-torres-on-fox-fearless-music-tv/31047128
://./ricardobass/videos/chubby-checker-on-the-cbs-early-morning-show/38937988
://./ricardobass/videos/josh-zuckerman-logo-video-ricardo-rodriguez-bass/769729

A friend described these sessions like this, "If Danny Elfman scored a broadway show and got Florence & the machine or Tori Amos or Regina Spector or Bjork to sing, it might sound like this"
Live rehearsal MP3's recorded at my rehearsal studio. (Trio- Bass, Drums, Singer plays piano)
:///ricardobass/pisces-act-one-live-studio
:///ricardobass/pisces-act-two-live-studio
:///rrodrig458/pisces-act-three-live-studio

More info at
://./ricardobassplayer

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Melodic bass players always get my attention. Pino Palladino, Will Lee, Paul McCartney, John Deacon, Ricky Minor, Rich Bona. As for genre's Alternative, Indie, Pop, Rock, Folk, R&B, Gospel, Blues, Jazz, Trip-Hop, Adult Contemporary is all good for me.

More info at
http://www.facebook.com/ricardobassplayer

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

Will Duvall live at Rockwood Music Hall