friday, April 20th, 2018
with genitor and wagner 3000
Center for the Arts
8 PM • $5
72 S Main St
Homer, New York
Some of New York's finest musicians, Kurt Riley's diverse band includes veterans of the live scene as well as newcomers. Each member brings consummate professionalism and an incredible degree of talent to the group, and Kurt is fortunate to be working with them, both in the studio and on stage.
Rick Kline - bass guitar, vocals
Rick Kline is a veteran of the central New York music scene, having been the original bass player for The New York Rock (for 5.5 years) and Cat's Elbow (1.5 years). He currently performs with The Darts and Immortal Jellyfish, in addition to working with Kurt Riley. Rick attended the legendary Victor Wooten's Bass Nature Camps in Tennessee, and works with vocal coach Marci Lynn Solomon. His warmth, humor, and exceptional bass skills are an invaluable part of Kurt Riley's band; the veteran member, Rick is both the sonic and spiritual heart of the group.
CHARLIe JONES - SYNTHESIZER, KEYBOARDS, keytar
Charlie Jones is a magnificent synthesizer wizard, whose command of the digital ivories has laced Kurt's compositions with sweeping synth pads and pulsating arpeggiations. In a blink of an eye, Charlie is equally adept when switching over to blues piano or jazz-influenced lead lines. Diligent, gifted, and always wearing a smile, Charlie is equally as nerdy as Kurt, and earned serious points for watching Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan with Mr. Riley.
CECIL HOLLIEN - GUITAR
Mr. Cecil Hollien provides blazing lead guitar and endless good humor to the band, utilizing an array of lush effects and years' worth of experience as a guitarist to elevate the band's live performances to new emotional heights. Always prepared with a warm smile and a cavalcade of riffs up his sleeve, Cecil is the newest addition to Kurt Riley's group, bringing enthusiasm and energy to an already formidable assembly.