Rich has been playing guitar for over 20 years. He formed his first band at the age of twelve and immediately began writing songs. Starting with three chord, AC/DC type rock tunes, he quickly developed into a hard rock madman. By High School, Rich's band Tantrum was the best known young metal band in his hometown in New York. After ten years of playing the Tri-state circuit, Tantrum split ways and Rich moved to San francisco in 1994. Since then, The SleepyHouse, the house where he lives in the Haight/Ashbury District, has been a place for many to jam and form musical bonds with other great players. Rich formed the collective The SleepyHouse Records, and it's web site, as a way to promote the projects and artists involved. The SleepyHouse continues to branch out and grow.
Eric plays bass, but has played guitar in bands since he was a youngster, playing in punk and metal bands throughout the 1990's. He recorded a solo record, Stone Figures, and did a solo acoustic tour up and down the West Coast with other artists on The SleepyHouse Records in 2001.Â Eric is following in the footsteps of his father, Richard Kermode,Â who played keyboard for some of the great groups of the 1960's, including Santana and Janis Joplin.
With twenty-five years drumming experience, Scott has played many, many club dates as well as several large venue gigs with many different bands. He's been on northwest coast club tours sharing the stage at times with: The Chambers Bros, Norton Buffalo, Marty Balin, Jack Casady (w/ SVT), Firefall, Hank Ballard, Pato Banton, David Lindley (w/El Rayo X), Eric Burdon, among others and back-up for Lydia Pense of Cold Blood. Played w/ ex-members of The Outlaws and Tommy Tutone. Scott plays with an infectious enthusiasm for the song and the beat, keeping REK in the groove and beyond.
Get more about REK, including tour dates and mp3's, at www.thesleepyhouse.com/rek.html .
Check out the artist's website:
1. Starry Night
6. Sorry For Yourself
7. (hank's theme)
10. Cast Iron Mullet