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I am looking for a working band currently gigging within the National Capital and Eastern Ontario Regions. I am free at any time to travel and cross borders. I can devote a great deal of time to preparing, rehearsing, recording and playing live, as I have recently retired.
Experience, wheels, pro gear and attitude, combined with an understanding life-partner, make me a reliable band-mate. I can supply musical references upon request.
I have played with touring show groups and rock bands, Top 40 bands, western swing bands, wedding bands... I have done it all, usually holding down the pocket and contributing background vocals, but sometimes up front growling out Springsteen and Thorogood tunes.
I have gigged and recorded within almost every genre with some great musicians over 40 years. From high school groups Ostrich Party and Metallus Cimba, to touring show bands such as Frendz and Syren. In Sault Ste. Marie, Rick played with La Band, Bob Yeomans (Jackson Hawk), Jimi Scali (Sasquatch, Kensington Market) and many other huge talents.
In Southwestern Ontario, I most recently played bass with Sarnia's Lit'l CHICAGO, and has gigged with Blues greats Sam Hurrie, Tim Woodcock, Robbie Antone and many others.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Mar 12 2019
- 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:
- 2-3 nights a week
James Jamerson, Bootsy Collins, Carol Kaye, Duff McKagen,Tina Weymouth, Michael Anthony, Timothy B. Schmit, Jaco...
- Bass Guitar:
- Background Singer:
Basses: 1974 Fender P-Bass, modified and upgraded Fender Jazz, Fender Cabronita, Reverend Mercalli IV, Duesenberg Starplayer, Ibanez ATK 800 Series.
Amp Rigs: Fender Bassman head and matching 4-10" cab, TC Electronic Rebelhead 450, Bergantino shallow stack cabs: 1-12" and 2-10", 1979 Traynor Mono Block II, Kroth 1-15" cab w/Gauss driver. Eden 1-10" cab for the coffee house!
My Boy Robot
My Boy Robot Track number: 1 Year: 1981 Album: Desperate Gamble Genre: Pop
This track is a little hissy and screechy, as this copy was ripped from an old chrome cassette of the era. Recorded at Studio 306, Toronto. This is an original tune written by Tom Duffin when I was paying with The Heat in that city. Tom asked me to "go nuts" when I created the bass track for this tune. I tried to sound "robotic" and musical at the same time...
This Time Track number: 4 Year: 1981 Album: Desperate Gamble Genre: Pop
Another hissy copy from an old chrome cassette. I think this bass part demonstrates my ability to lock my bass parts up with a solid kick drum.
Love Shack - Yet Another Cover
Love Shack - Yet Another Cover Track number: 2 Year: 2011 Album: Demo Track Genre: Pop
A basement studio recording. A fun tune to play. Attempting to show I can improvise and funk it up.
Every Day I have The Blues
Every Day I have The Blues Track number: 3 Year: 2012 Album: Live Recording - Dorchester, Ontario Genre: Blues
Fairly loose live trio recording in a large, echo chamber of a linoleum-tiled bar. Josh Lopez of Toronto on vocals and guitar.
I Feel Good
I Feel Good Track number: 5 Year: 2014 Album: Live Perfromance Genre: R&B
Another live track, grabbed from a portable recorder. I love playing any James Brown tunes.
Fast As You
Fast As You Track number: 6 Year: 2011 Album: Demo Genre: Country
I love this Dwight Yokum Tune. Need to keep the bass in the pocket for this one as well.
Just A Little
Just A Little Track number: 7 Year: 2014 Album: Live Perfromance Genre: R&B
Live at a small upstairs hall in Sarnia, Ontario. Love the groove on this cover.