I am a studio musician as well as a live player. I play rock, blues, funk, jazz, classical,hard to heavy rock, and alternative. I have opened up for national acts such as April Wine, Cheap Trick and many others. I have been hired to write and record music for plays, documentaries, other band's albums, jingles... you name it! I have a recording studio myself and I own many types of guitars (electric and acoustic) and have VERY professional gear for both recording and playing live.
I am currently the Lead Vocalist and Lead Guitarist of the Rikk Beatty Band. We do all orginal vocal and instrumental tunes in the styles of Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Stevie Ray Vaugn, Bryan Adams, John Cougar Mellancamp, The Goo Goo Dolls..... but can also custom taylor full 'background music' sets of acoustic music (blues, Jazz, New Age acoustic...) and do acoustic unplugged shows of our normal original material. We have a FULL light system and PA system that includes at 15' truss system with 8 PAR 56 cans, 2 lazers, a special effect light, a fog machine, 4 15' and horn mains with stands, 3 stage monitors, a 32 channel mixer, lots of outboard effects, proffesional drum mics and vocal mics...
We also do weddings where we can do the acoustic duet material for nice background music and then DJ the rest of the night away with our professional DJ system and music tailored to your liking. Why have JUST a live band or JUST a DJ for your event when you can have BOTH?!?!?