Tommy Rickard

Band: Studio, Indpendent

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Tommy Rickard is a musician born and raised in Northern California. He is a singer/songwriter, drummer and guitarist, currently rooted in both San Francisco and Los Angeles. He started playing drums young and spent his early days in local punk bands, opening shows for the likes of Black FlagDead KennedysSea HagsVictim’s Family and Agent Or-ange. A restless search for new challenges, combined with a knack for playing just what songs need, eventually landed Rickard on the road and in the studio with VainLinda PerryEric MartinRonnie MontroseBrian Jonestown Massacre, and many others, as well as a long list of independent singers, songwriters and pro-ducers. All the while he kept at his studies with Bay Area teaching legend Chuck Brown. While working with Perry, Tommy recorded her Grammy winning song “Beautiful,”which became a #1 single for Christina Aguilera. Tommy has several production projects, a television project in development, teaching, playing live and a new album in production. His previous release Dream CA is available here “Dream California.” He recently completed a successful tour of Europe with his bandmates from Vain. As well as playing on the critically acclaimed, 2011 Vain release, Enough Rope. Tommy also toured the US with former Stone Temple Pilots frontman, Scott Weiland.

Drumheads Preferences

Snare Batter:

Coated Response 2 or Triple Threat

Snare Resonant:

Classic Clear Snare Bottom

Tom Batter

Coated Response 2

Tom Resonant

Classic Clear

Kick Drum Batter

Coated Force 1

Kick Drum Resonant



Lindsay Bruce – Drive of My Life

Todd Herfindal – Right Here Now

Todd Herfindal – Collective

Todd Herfindal – Shine, Shine

Courtney Love – Nobody’s Daughter

Delany – Blaze and Ashes

Rich McCulley – The Grand Design

Rich McCulley – Starting All Over Again

Rich McCulley – Cerro Gordo

Linda Perry

Christina Aquilera

Tommy Rickard – Dream California

Single – Welcome Nada

Blue Sky Roadster – Rollercoaster Goodbye

The Clarke Nova – More Than Go

The Clarke Nova – Supernaught

BloodRoses – Demonstrations from the House of Faith

BloodRoses – From St Paul to San Francisco

Vain – Enough Rope

Vain – Fade

Vain – No Respect

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