Originals / rock / jazz / classics from Victoria BC
Instruments: Guitar, Piano/Keyboards, Composition/Songwriting details
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Richie Woodland: An Island Original
Crave a raunchy high-energy guitar boost to get your mojo working? How about following that with a quieter, mellower post-rock-out cool down? Rocker Richie Woodland’s unique style and original compositions will take you to both extremes and make you glad you took the trip.
inspired rock melodies with violin orchestration
Inspired to write music from the moment he got his hands on an axe, Richie isn’t your typical guitar-strumming singer-songwriter. He paid his dues on the road in the 1970s, composing music for and blowing a large-bore trumpet while traveling all over Ontario with a five-piece cover band. Behind the scenes he’s done sound engineering for numerous rock bands. But when Richie takes the stage, his characteristic inverted chords and gritty rock melodies with violin orchestration will let you know you are hearing an aural original.
Now back in his Victoria birthplace, this native islander continues his prolific music writing for both guitar and keyboard. Richie will treat you to audience favorites like "Mermaid Magic" from his Sticky CD and "Tell Me" from the upcoming Saturn 2nd Return CD. Many performances include new material ranging from heavy-breathing rhythmic vibes and get-down boogie-out dance themes to the quieter and jazzier tone poems and sound landscapes inspired by affairs of the heart and the natural settings of Vancouver Island.
So, it doesn’t matter if you’re young and wild — or older and wiser — you’ll enjoy hearing the unique sounds that flow from the river of music that is Richie Woodland.
by Monica Rix Paxson of http://relentlesslycreative.com
|Richie Woodland Band||Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard||2013-present|
Available for casual jamming