Rick has the solid R&B/roots background expected of musicians from Kansas City. He started his musical career there playing drums at age 14. He quickly learned to play guitar and played professionally in Kansas City from 16-25. Then Rick discovered his passion for playing bass.
Rick has toured extensively with Motown and soul greats Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, Ike Turner, Mary Wells, Oleta Adams, and Charles Brown to name a few. In the ’80s he signed with Warner Brother’s Combonation and recorded several albums for producer Ted Templeman.
Rick has performed with Doors guitarist Robby Krieger, English Beat founder Dave Wakeling, Word of Mouth, and past greats Frankie Laine and Sonny Bono. His credits include featured performances with many famed session artists including James Gadson, Dean Parks, Alex Acuna, Tiki Pasillas, Luis Conte, Bill Lynch, Juke Logan and Mike Finnigan
Since moving to Los Angeles in 1977, Rick has been performing with several bands including The Bonedaddys, Conjunto Jardin, Unkle Monkey, Bill Lynch and the Midwestern Icons, Alfred Johnson, Quetzalcoatl, and of course, the Urban Dread Reggae Band. As a long-time bass player for the Bonedaddys, he was playing World Beat music even before it even had a name!
Rick has an intuitive sense of rhythm and style, and understands how to interpret diverse genres just right. He plays bass with the now Los Angeles based latin band Conjunto Jardín. Originaly from Veracruz, Mexico this band was nominated for Best Latin/Salsa Artist in the 2003 L.A. Weekly Music Awards.
I'm enjoying being a lucky guy who can make a living doing what I consider to be fun. I really had no choice since I never learned how to tie a windsor knot properly. - Rick Moors