Rick is a 32 year old drummer, vocalist, songwriter, guitarist, living in Everett, Washington. He grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan, coming up playing in school band, choir and show bands, taking his first lessons from Norm Walker, who was a graduate of North Texas State. While At Western Michigan University Rick was able to spend two years in the rhythm section of Gold Company, a top college vocal jazz ensemble. After college Rick played in various rock and blues bands until he landed in Soul Syndicate, a blues/rock outfit who won the chance to open for Bad Company after taking first in WLAV’s “Baddest” band competition.Soul Syndicate went on to open for The Storm and Common Ground, and do club tours of the Midwest and east coast.
Moving to the Northwest eight years ago, Rick soon found the Seattle group Two A.M., a pop/rock group featuring a powerful vocal duo. This group enjoyed cruising the clubs of the NW and releasing a self produced CD in 1997. Since leaving TWO A.M Rick has landed gigs and sessions with many diverse northwest artists: singer/songwriter types Mellani Fernandi , Mary Lydia Ryan, and Chris Stanley; show bands Moxie and Hettel Street Blues; the avant jazz with spoken word ensemble Liquid Voodoo, and as auxiliary percussionist for fusion band The Combustion Collective. Always playing for the song and striving to be the backbone of the rhythm section has allowed Rick to flex his chops in a variety of genres. Rick is now the sticks man for Northwest sensation HI_WATT and STONEBENDER.
RECORDING CREDITSRick can be e-mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ghostdance - - Ghostdance 1992
Soul Syndicate - - Strange Fascination 1993
TWO.A.M. - - Dogged 1997
George Schreck - - GS 1997
Mary Lydia Ryan - - self titled 1996
Hettel Street Blues - - self titled 2001
Liquid Voodoo -- self titled 2001
The Combustion Collective – don’t play with fire 2001