rick524422
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ABOUT

I'm a veteran/professional musician from the Fort Lauderdale area (now in North Port) with many years of performing experience. At different times I've been the 1st and 2nd Lead/Rhythm Guitar/Keyboards/Sequencing/Harmonica/Percussionist. Or Bass/Keyboards/Sequencing. Also Drummer/Percussionist. All of the above positions including Backing Vocals (a specialty). Able to play along with a click track as needed. In recent years I've been in the drummer/vocalist spot with SWFL working bands - (fill-in Percussion's/Vocals with Yesterdaze, Drums/Vocals with Ardens Rule, 3-Deep, Adrenalin Junkies, Renegade, The As Is Band). More recently, Guitar/Midi/Vocals with Spare Parts and FoRum duo. Also continuing (yearly) first-call, fill-in drummer at Church of Saint Patrick in Sarasota.

I'm also a graphic/computer/video artist designing promotional copy for bands such as business cards, banners, website development (and hosting) as well as FB (social network) administrating. "Web presence".

I have a home Digital Audio project studio in which I've produced a few singles and CD's with other artists/songwriters as well as performing/co-writing all of the instrumentation for the tracks.

I've uploaded rough early mixes of two of my most recent solo-produced/performed audio projects just for examples of my studio skills.

Disclaimer: This notice is to inform you that Iâ??m not another delusional individual like so many that have come and gone in our lives as performers. The information in my bio is true and correct, and can be corroborated by many former band members/colleagues/peers for whom I have great respect and admiration and am also â??friendedâ?? with on FB. All are ready and willing to back me up and give good references if requested. It can't get any simpler than that.

Screen name:
rick524422
Member since:
Apr 05 2013
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
55
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

Steely Dan, Yes, Genesis/Phil Collins, Journey, Kansas, Toto, Queensryche, Chicago, Heart, Eagles, Little River Band, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Toad The Wet Sprocket, Gino Vannelli, Starcastle, The Allman Brothers, Crosby-Stills-Nash & Young, etc., etc. The list is just too long and varied to post it all here, but you get the idea!

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Drums:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Other:
Advanced
Keyboard:
Moderate
Harmonica:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Line 6 JTV-69 Variax guitar and integrated Line 6 HD500X Floor Pedal system. Fishman TriplePlay and FC-1 wireless midi system controlling a Roland JV-1010 synth module along with an Edirol PCR-500 Keyboard/Controller. Bugera 333-212 amp. Yamaha FGX730SC Acoustic. 1996 Fender/Squire Precision Bass. Nady UB-4 Wireless Headset Mic system and (modded) Shure SM57. TC Helicon VoiceTone Harmony G‑XT harmonizer. Expanded Roland TD-9SX V-Tour Electronic Drums. Alesis SamplePad. Behringer Eurolive B115 for drums â??stageâ?? amplification. Behringer Eurolive B205D vocal monitor.

MUSIC