Rich Palmer


Rich is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He plays bass for the band Counting Skeletons. He is NOT seeking any new projects at this time.

Rich has played for many projects in Ohio, including Dayton Undercover, MidLife Crisis (Springfield), Smarty Pantz (Springfield) and The Fries Band (Dayton). Rich was a guitarist for the long-running police/fire band called Knight Blaze. Prior to moving to Ohio he played for the band Twin Coast in Indianapolis.

Reach him at safesongs [at] richpalmer {dot} com.

Screen name:
Rich Palmer
Member since:
Apr 27 2014
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week


Beatles; Jeff Lynne; Greg Lake; John Entwistle; Toad the Wet Sprocket; Umphrey's McGee; Phish (Mike Gordon & Trey Anastasio); Collective Soul; Tom Petty; John Taylor (DD); Benjamin Orr; et. al.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Vocalist - Baritone:
Vocalist - Tenor:
Rhythm Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar:
Lead Guitar:
Upright bass:


Sire V7 (2nd Gen) Marcus Miller; Sire M3 Marcus Miller; Fender 60th Anniversary Standard P-Bass; 1983 Yamaha BB400S; Line 6 Variax Bass; Warwick Corvette Rock Bass; NS Design NXT4a Cello; TC Electronic BH250 amp; Trace Elliott ELF 1x10; Tech 21 Bass SansAmp; Fender BXR 200 amp; 2x10 and 1x15 cabinets; Ashdown Electric Blue 130 15" combo bass amp; EBS Billy Sheehan Signature Drive; MXR Bass Octave Deluxe; EHX Canyon; EHX Freeze; TC Helicon Mini Corona; TC Helicon SpectraComp; Electro Harmonix Nano BassBalls; TC Helicon Harmony Singer, TC Helicon Ditto Looper; Takamine auditorium acoustic/electric; Conn F27 acoustic; Carlo Robelli 335 model; Electro Voice N/D767a mics; etc.



It’s always a great time at Heather’s Cafe. Join the skellies on the fantastic covered patio. Enjoy great drinks, a full menu, and a rockin’ fun Saturday night with Heather and her crew. C’mon out and shake your bones!

Past Events

Up-to-date show calendar is always found at

Enjoy early autumn with Counting Skeletons at a great club that features live music in the Dayton area. It’s a great room for socializing, with amazing cocktails and beer selections. Join the fun! It’s hidden behind the building in back of the Submarine House.

Up-to-date show calendar is always found at

The band is pleased and excited to play at this annual parish festival event. Join us for great music, great fun, and of course one of the area's best festivals!

Our calendar is up-to-date at This is rarely updated.

It doesn't get much better than this! Great local brews, some of the finest pizza to be found, and a full menu of other great foods, as well. And... Counting Skeletons! Join us for fun and fellowship at LMBCo.

The Little Miami Brewing Company is in Downtown Old Milford right on the edge of the Little Miami River and Bike Trail. Dan, Joe, and Jim, all Loyal Cincinnatians with deep local roots, wanted to create a brewery bringing together the nearby communities and families with excellent small-batch craft beer and great food. The result is a Family-friendly taproom that is warm & inviting with a beautiful view of the river.

1925 S Alex Rd Dayton, OH 45449
We're back at one of Dayton's long-time running live music and party venues! Bojangles has long been known as a place for bands and great social events. Come on out and have a great time -- we're gonna party our skulls off!

7837 Old 3C Highway Maineville, OH 45039
Join us on the Patio for drinks, food, fun and of course music! Overlooking the Little Miami River, the Monkey Bar & Grille is an old traditional space that is undergoing some fantastic renovations. Dedicated to fun times and great service, The Monkey Bar & Grille is a place you'll come back to again and again. We'll be on stage from 2 to 5 pm!

208 Mill Street Milford, OH 45150
We are at it again! Show time is 8pm to 11 pm. Join us for Music, Pizza, chili, great pretzels, and of course the fine craft beer at this wonderful establishment! The skellies are proud to be back at Little Miami Brewing Company.

Performing with Counting Skeletons

Performing with Counting Skeletons