About Richie Isaacs
Porirua, New Zealand
First off, thanks to Stephen aka 9ine for sending me here, much appreciated! I won't be on here much as I have lots to do In The Real World but will try to keep my songs topped up :)
Richie first started playing guitar at age of 14 as a way to deal with loss in his family,not really taking the guitar too seriously he was one day floored by a guitar solo from Eddie Van Halen guesting in Michael Jacksons hit 'Beat It' and decided to take it seriously,handing back his sisters much(and overly)used acoustic he traded his beloved BMX bike in for a cheap but serviceable Hondo Stratocaster copy and an often blown-up Alron amp and never looked back. He started with the traditional school bands before being drawn into pub cover bands at the age of 18,often being smuggled in through back windows as he was too young to be in the establishment in question! A self taught guitar player of 23 odd years he enrolled at Whitireia polytechnic early 2008 to further sculpt his craft and is already adding to his road taught chops under the expert eye of some of the countries top players(and damn nice people) Richie has spent the bulk of his career playing in cover bands as well as the occasional original acts and occasional session work,Richie is available for most work and all sorts of genres are considered. As well as studting music full time at Whititreia Polytechnic Richie has just joined a working band with the emphasis on original music...more news as that unfolds... Richie also has a side-project going in progress with his girlfriend Lynda Land (aka Pauline Trouble) which will soon feature original penned songs..watch this space...,
"Found with the air are a million million songs,all you have to do is reach out and grab one,record it,give it wings and then set it free again...."