Billy Riker Solo project
A few cassette 2-recordings with cassette overdubs exist
TNT Worship Band
Drums: Josh Peni, Mark Holsiple; Bass: Matt Mason; Acoustic guitar: Tim Baldwin, Joe Earles; Keys: Dave Hawkins, Geri Baldwin, Joe Earles; E. Guitar: Teri Brandenburg, Billy Riker; Vocals: Lou Cancell, Joe Earles, Nicole Mason, Tim Baldwin
Several Cassette recordings exist from this era
Guitar: Billy Riker; Drums: Josh Peni; Bass: Matt Mason; Keys: Dave Hawkins; Vocals: Steve Addams
3 or 4 songs exist from this era recorded on cassette direct to boombox, A later 4track version as well as a live version also exist
H.I.M. (Heaven in Metal)
Guitar: Billy Riker, Scott Perry; Bass: Matt Mason; Drums: Mike Hanley; Vocals: Mike Hanley
A few cassette recordings exist from rehearsal
Guitar: Billy Riker; Guitar/Vocals: Joey Eppard; Drums:Josh Eppard; Bass: Jesse Kinbarovsky; Triangle (on 1 recording): Katrina Ryan
Many recordings exist of rehearsals and 4-track recordings.
A lot of the elements of 3 were developed in this band
Guitar: Billy Riker; Bass: Jesse Kinbarovsky; Drums: Evan Santoro; Vocals: Billy Riker, Jesse Kinbarovsy, John Hanley
Many Recordings exist of rehearsals and 4-track recordings, as well as a live video of the 1993 Earth Day Fest opening for 3.
KHS Orchestra, All County, Area All-State
Upright Bass: Billy Riker (1st Chair)
A live recording exists from 920 WGHQ AM Radio with a smaller version of the Orchestra featuring Joey Eppard joining in on Acoustic 12-string Guitar
Guitar: Billy Riker; Drums: Dave Sahloff; Bass: Beth Lonergan
There may be a recording of the only show, opening for 3 at the Pink Palace
Guitar/Vocals: Billy Riker; Bass/Baritone Trombone: Jane Parrot; Keyboard: Diamond Dave Slotnik; Drums: Mike Ostrander
A rehearsal recording and a live recording exist
Guitar/Vocals:Billy Riker;Drums:Josh Peni;Bass:Jesse Kinbarovsky
Cassette Recording exist as well as “lost” 4 track tape and “lost” video of our live show.
We played several times at a bowling alley with a Rush cover band opening for us.
Drums: Ed Cercone; Bass: Joey Eppard; Guitar: Billy Riker; Vocals:All.
Several rehearsal recordings exist as well as a live board mix done by Chris Bittner in 1995
Vocals: Max Oleson; Drums: Dave Bodie; Bass/Acoustic guitar/Vocals: Joey Eppard; Organ and Fender Rhodes: Michael Schirmer; Guitar: Billy Riker
We got together in the sudio, never having played together and documented it on the Album InsertYourNameHere(2007).
Drums/Vocals: Billy Riker; Guitar/Vocals: Julia Nichols; Bass: Gabor Funk
Some 8track recordings exist of this project
Vocals/Guitar: Ben Vita Sebastion; Bass/Vocals: Paul Winkler; Drums: Pete Caigan; Live Guitar: Billy Riker
There are a few live recordings of me playing with this band as well as several studio recordings that I am not on
Too much to list
Born November 12th 1976 in Kingston, NY
First inspired to play guitar upon listening to Led Zeppelin II at age 6
First instrument: Guitar
Musical mentors: Jimmy Eppard. Joey and I share the same first guitar teacher, Lee North. She was awesome. I was also influenced by her son Sean North as well as Contender guitarists Paul Grimsland and Steve Atwood. It was more about listening to music than formal training.
Personal influences: Classic Rock, Classic Progressive Rock, African Rhythms, Indian Melodies, Dance Music, Pop, Rock, Soft Rock
Sponsored by: Analogman Effect Pedals, B.C Rich guitars, Kustom Amps, Marshall Amps
B.C.Rich 10string Bich, Warlock, and Ironbird models.
Mashall JVM410H Amplifier (Live and Recording)
Kustom Coupe Hardtop Cab
Kustom ’72 Coupe Head (recording)
AnalogMan Pedals: Bi-Chorus, DOD OD250 Mojo, Peppermint Fuzz, Beano Boost, Small Stone w/mod, TR-2 Tremolo w/mod, Custom Switch Box, Modded Memory Man
Korg Blackout Tuner
Damage Control Timeline Delay
Decimator Noise Reduction