Multi-award winning keyboardist Rick Melick has been travelling hard these past years.
And been working hard as well! Six years, and in excess of 1,200 gigs with US Blues Rock artist Joe Bonamassa gave him the thrill of seven US and European #1 CD’s and two #1 DVD’s including several Gold and Platinum Awards for “Live At The Royal Albert Hall” and “Live From The Beacon Theater.”
It also gave him the opportunity to work with the world’s best. He has filmed and/or recorded with Eric Clapton, John Denver, B.B.King, John Hiatt, Paul Rogers and Beth Hart. He has played live with Larry Carlton, Kenny Loggins, Ian Anderson, Steve Lukather, Ricky Medlocke (Lynard Skynard), Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake), the late blues greats Hubert Sumlin and Bobby Parker, Brad Whitford (Aerosmith) and Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter, (Steely Dan & Doobie Bros.)
In a career that spans 4 decades, iconic Australian acts such as the late Andy Gibb, Glenn Shorrock, Dragon, Jon Stevens, Stevie Wright, Brian Cadd, Doug Parkinson and Jimmy Little have all used Rick’s services on keyboards.
He has played every major festival in the world from The North Sea Jazz and Montreaux Jazz Festivals to W.O.M.A.D. and The East Coast Blues and Roots, in addition to the world’s great and historic theatre and arena stages.
Rick Melick & The Self MAde Men have two solo CD's for sale:
"Sister Be Good"
"When Your Room Is Ready"
“Perfect Nicky Hopkins blues piano stylings.” John Hardaker liveguide.com.au
“Rick Melick provides the colour with his subtle yet essential keyboard lines.” Phil Birgingham Gig Review