Meet the Band

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Rickae Robbins - Lead Vocals

RICKAE ROBBINS  has been performing professionally virtually her entire life. Singing, dancing, and modeling have placed her on stages, in magazines, and on television the world over. Some of her credits include, the USO Tour, Adobe, USANA, Microsoft, the BSA and GSA, Schick, and Holland America and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Rickae is a true triple threat. She is a top-notch vocalist with dance moves to match, and an almost supernatural gift to captivate a crowd. Her ability to “do it all” makes her one of the industry’s most sought after performers.

Jordan Robbins - Lead Vocals, Band Manager

JORDAN ROBBINS has built an extensive resume as a studio vocalist, performer, model, and actor.  Some notable credits include work with Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, ICON Health & Fitness, Gold’s Gym, Hewlett Packard, and the LDS Church. As a musician, vocal strength and versatility of style make him truly special and have taken him all over the world. He has an ability to jump from pop and country, to rap and Motown, then to crooning and rock n' roll, all in one show, that one has to experience to understand.



Joel Stevenett - Drums

JOEL STEVENETT credits cover the recording of Sony Playstation, X-BOX and Nintendo Wii video game soundtracks, including popular titles like Twisted Metal Head On, Dance Dance Revolution, the World Cup Soccer theme, and Disney’s Ultimate Band. From rock to jazz, techno to country, Joel’s chameleon-like ability to naturally adapt his playing style to any musical genre is awe-inspiring. Visit his website at

Michael Dowdle - Guitar

MICHEAL DOWDLE has released nine CD’s internationally, which have been reviewed in such national publications as “JAZZIZ” and “Guitar Player”. He is featured on thousands of commercials, movie soundtracks and CD’s, playing every imaginable musical style. Some of the artists include Marie Osmond, The Osmond Brothers and the Jets. You’ll hear his guitar on movie scores and movie trailers, such as “Cool Runnings”, “I Love Trouble”, “The Three Musketeers”, “Multiplicity”, “The Cable Guy”“The Stand, “The Yearling”, “Antz” and “Born to Be Wild”. You may hear him in the background on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show (NBC), Good Morning America (ABC), ABC Sports main theme or ABC Monday Night Football. In a review of Michael’s work on CD, Johnathan Widran from has said, “His fluid electric guitar lines pop and crackle and run easily into edgy blues territory, while his graceful acoustic melodies are as lilting as smooth jazz gets.” Visit Michael’s website at 



Dave Despain - Keyboard

 DAVE DESPAIN has been a performing keyboard player for over 30 years and has performed in thousands of shows across the US, Europe and Asia.  You will hear his work on radio and television, Sony PlayStation games, and numerous albums. He has toured with and played concerts with world-class acts including country artists Collin Raye and Juice Newton, classic rockers Kenny Loggins, Eddie Money and Tommy Shaw, and blues legend Bo Diddly. This experience makes him the perfect fit for a genre-spanning band like The Salamanders.


Mike Rytting - Bass

MIKE RYTTING has for years performed with national artists as Kenny Loggins, Belinda Carlisle, Eddie Money, Collin Raye, Tommy Shaw, Tanya Tucker, the Coasters, Drifters, Platters and the Cherelles. He is a founding member of the Salamanders, and with them has entertained countless thousands internationally. His studio recordings include local and national ad campaigns.