June 22, 2023
What an AMAZING gig at Len's Birthday party! Love playing outside. The crowd loved us and we had a great time.
June 7, 2023
The Hiatus explained... Or why it took so long to come back.
It's a long story, and it's been quite a journey. Not gonna lie. For a while there I didn't
think I was ever going to be able to put the band back together, but
here we are with the best version ever.
The original Ricochet Rabbit (okay, not THE original I was a member of in the late 80's, but version 2.0) came together in
around 2007 with my good buddy, Mike
on drums, whom I've known since grade three, and Jay on guitar. We found an inexperienced karaoke queen on
Craiglist named Helen, who blew us away. Before we could get our first
gig, Mike the drummer decided it wasn't for him, so we found another
former 80's road warrior, Rick, to fill the drum spot. That version
lasted a full seven years.
After Helen, we tried to continue with Sandi, but it wasn't the same and when she left,
Jay decided to move on. Rick and I found a guitarist, Steve, and we
went through a few singers, none of whom were a great fit. We found one guy and were just getting started and about to
do our first gig when Steve went in for hip replacement surgery. We
waited for five whole months for him to heal up and THEN he decided not to return.
What a waste of time. Rick and I perservered and finally found an incredible guitarist, David, a composer and sometimes
actor who was a perfect fit. David, Rick and I were starting to rebuild
when along came our current, AMAZING lead singer Rosie. They say history
repeats itself, and so it did. Just before what was to be our first
gig, David had a heart attack. I was beginning to think this band was
So, another six months go by waiting for David to heal up. He was (is)
such a great guy we didn't want to carry on without him. He gets better
and, again, we start rehearsing getting ready to play. Then COVID hit.
Now I know we were cursed. I had been keeping busy playing in other
projects, such as MIB, Rev'd, Skookum, Total Rewind, etc. but Ricochet
Rabbit was special. It was my own passion project. Anyway, after what
felt like an eternity of no gigs, masks and sanitizer, plastic curtain
practices, and noodling by myself, Covid finally went away with a
whimper. Time to finally get this band going. It was Rosie who made the
first call. Then I called David who couldn't wait to get back to it. Then I called Rick. Talk about disappointment when he told me he was
retiring from music altogether. Something about wanting to spend more
time with his grandson... bastard.
David, Rosie and I started to audition drummers. It took six long
months to find the perfect guy in Phil. We rehearsed hard for a few
months and were ready to play when fate struck another harsh blow. They
say never two without a third (or fourth by now). David informs us that
to Nova Scotia. (insert curse word here). I wish him all the best, but
honestly I thought we were done, yet again.
Phil, the new guy, pipes up and says "I gotta guy!" At first I was
skeptical. No long, drawn out audition process, mired in flakes and
disappointment? How can that be? Along comes Tim. It was like a beam of
light shone down from the heavens and a chorus of angels sang. He fit
in perfectly. Meticulous when learning the songs, knowledgeable, and an
all around great guy. That was February of '23.
Now, after reinventing, rehearsing, rebuilding, here it is June and
we're gearing up for our second gig this Saturday and I'm
thoroughly STOKED! The band has never sounded better, new songs are
coming fast and furious, and what else can I say? We're back baby!