THE BAND


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, BASS SYNTHESIZER, 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 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.

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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.


kurt riley is indebted to these stellar artists and friends:


Alan Williams
All Poets & Heroes
Anna Coogan
Asanté
Ithaca Bakery
Peter Bakija
Chris Bell
Earl Bennett
Taylor Berryman
Maddy Walsh & The Blind Spots
BOOTS
Philip Bradley
Gladys Brangman
Jamison Brewer
Lisa Brewer
Mark Brown
Natalie Brown
Kristina Camille
Alex Caminiti
John Carter
Joad Coleman
Sesu Coleman
The Fatality Complex
Steve Cruz
The Cruz Family
Olivia Dawd
Michaela Delasanta
David Dillon
Jason Dzamba
The Ellameno Beat
Sophia Faller
tHe FEAST
Harrison Fisher
Rose Fleurant
Tyler Flewelling
Charlie Fraioli
Ryan Frank
Christy French
Michelle Fried
Genitor
Ryah Giles
Kristi Gogos
Noah Gokey
Tyran Grillo
Erik Herman
Cecil Hollien
Brian Hurley
John Hurt
Marwa Jabouri
George Johann
Orange Julians
Justin Knaperek
Timb Krueller
Chris LaVancha
Leo
Limebike
Tungsten Lungs
Suthe Mani
John Mason
Madeline Mathers
Mike McCoy
Thomas Henry Mitchell
Modafferi
The Molice
Cartoon Moon
Jacob Mroczek
Mykel Quince Myrick
Brad Nathanson
Allison Needham
Neglected Foot
Rudy Nunez
Sam Packer
Barroom Philosophers
Michelle Plunkett
Pia Rizzo-Wittlin
Nicholas Roach
Lana Romano
Rob Romano
Jeff Rose
Amir Sultan Roth
Will Russell
Dave Salce
Nikki Sayward
Robin Schwartz
Lady D & the Shadow Spirits
Church Key Social
Michaela Solorzano
Rebecca & The Soul Shakers
Helen Stride
Teencat
Wait For Tomorrow
Johnny Unheimlich
Brandon Vaccaro
Damaris Vasquez
Vee Da Bee
View Finder
¡Viva Mayhem!
Vinegar Williams
Wagner3000
Paige Washington
Maggie Welch
Crunk Witch
Ruth Xing