1986-1993: Played Bass Guitar and sang with Charlottesville, VA local bands: Serious Business, TR3(Tim Reynolds trio), Burning Core, Triple Feature. Have opened up for Lavert, Phish, Dave Mattews Band, Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
1993-1996: Bassist and singer for Brooklyn, New York cover band "Just Us"
1996: Auditioned for and joined international percussion show "STOMP". Started in New York and then on tour until 1998. Toured with the European Company of STOMP until 2009. Rehearsal Director from 1998-2004.
From 2004 until now I have played with Andy Zingsam, Fun Andern, Sunmerge, Black Heat, Peaches & Mushrooms, Fandago, Craggy Island, Kris Pohlmann Band, Die Batterie, Blue Moon,Marriane Rosenberg (TV Promo band), All Saints (TV), played drums for volunteer project "Fighting Spirits", No-Vegyzz.
Currently Playing Bass Guitar and Singing with NO-VEGYZZ: www.no-vegyzz.de and substitute bassist for various bands in NRW Germany. In addition to that, I am singing at conferences, hospitals, special events, and weddings.
Warren Richardson's Biography
Name: Warren Lorenzo Richardson Phone/Fax: 49-211-308-3709
Birthplace: Charlottesville, VA Cellular: 49-176-6226-1954 email@example.com
History: Started performing since the age of 12 playing bass guitar and singing with lots of Charlottesvile based band's for a solid musical base.
Professional History: Played Bass Guitar, Guitar, Drums, Keyboards for SERIOUS BUSINESS (Funk, R&B, Rock, Show Band). Over 12 years together. Toured the East Coast during this period.
1985: Released a single ( KEEP YOUR LOVE ALIVE ) with an independent label.
1991: Released a 12 song CD ( SERIOUS BUSINESS ) with a different independent label.
1985: Winner's of Philly's Best; Battle of the Bands Contest. 800 recordings were entered and 10 were chosen for the contest. (Live Performances)
1985: Afram Festival in Baltimore,MD; Opened up for LEVERT and RAY, GOODMAN & BROWN
1987-1993: Played Bass Guitar and sang for TR3 (Jazz, Fusion, Funk, Rock, Reggae all
1991: Released a 9 song CD titled SHIFTING CURRENTS with TR3.
1991: TR3 Opened for PHISH and THE RADIATORS in Woodsville, NY (Near Woodstock).
1991: Opened for DAVE MATTHEW'S BAND with THE AQUARIUM RESCUE UNIT with
TR3 in Richmond, VA.
1986-1993: Played "Djembe" and Danced in the African Dance Troupe CHIHAMBA.
Studied and performed traditional West African Drum and Dance.
1990: CHIHAMBA opened for LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO at Charlottesville
Performing Arts Center.
1992: Sang and Rapped for BURNING CORE (Original Rap, Funk, Rock, Vocal band).
1992: Recorded a single (ONE KINGDOM with BURNING CORE) for a promotional
compelation CD for MBI (Music Business Industries) Magazine.
1993-1996: Lived in Jersey City, NJ and played Bass Guitar and Sang for an established and working New York based band JUST US. Performed in the New York area and Atlantic City alot.
1996: Auditioned and joined STOMP for a U.S tour for a 2 year period and then went to Europe to perform with STOMP and have traveled Europe and other continents.
2001: Recorded special music for a dance performance (4 ENEMIES) which was
performed at Folkswang Houchshule in Essen-Werden, Germany.
2004: Auditioned for and joined Düsseldorf, Germany based Alternative/Rock band SUNMERGE.
2004: Appeared on various television programs playing bass guitar with well know German artist MARIANNE ROSENBERG and also appeared on television with SHAZNEY LEWIS from the girl group ALL SAINTS.
2005: Joined KPB "Kris Pohlmann Band" playing bass guitar and singing: Recorded 8 song original blues/rock EP called "Heavy Pain". Won 1st prize from being nominated for a song entry for Best Blues Band 2006 and 2009 by Deutsch Pop and Musiker Magazine. Most recent CD release in 2009 is "New Resolution".
2006 & 2008: Wrote music and choreography for 2 scenes of the theater piece "Sigfried" performed at the "Nibelungen Festival" in Worms, Germany by 40 teenagers (12-19).
Currently performing (bass and singing) with Kris Pohlmann Band and Randall Taylor & Revelation.
Future Aspirations: I would like to perform (Bass and sing), record and release my CD,
write for and collaborate with other artist (produce).
Hobbies/Spare time Activities: Hanging with family and friends, Rock Climbing, Sky Diving, Swimming, Bicycle Riding, Basketball, Scuba Diving, Ping Pong, Chess, Pool, Card Games, Reading, Watching Films (Action, Drama, Suspense, Martial Arts) and just plain chillin!