Meet the Band
Rickae Robbins - Lead Vocals
Rickae began her professional career at age eight. 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, Melaleuca, Young Living, The Jackson Hole Playhouse, the BSA and GSA, Lagoon Amusement Park, Schick, Voodoo Productions, Holland America and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Rickae is the 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 has built an extensive resume as a vocalist, model, and actor. Some notable credits include work with Warner Brothers, ICON Health & Fitness, Gold’s Gym, The GYM, Hewlett Packard, Steven’s Henager College, USANA, Melaleuca, Young Living, Belasco Theatre Company, The LDS Church, Lagoon Amusement Park, and Voodoo Productions. As a vocalist, versatility of style is one of the things that makes him truly special. He has an ability to jump from crooning to pop and country, then to rap, motown, and rock all in one show that one has to experience to believe.
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 joelstevenett.com
Michael Dowdle - Guitar
Michael 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 JAZZIZ.com 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 atmichaeldowdle.com
Dave Despain - Keyboard
DAVE DESPAIN, a founding member of the Salamanders, has been playing keyboards in a variety of bands since he was in junior high and has had the opportunity to travel all over the US and Europe playing for conventions and concerts. He does occasional session work and arranging for local songwriters and artists as well as local businesses and national corporations. You can hear his work on radio spots, Sony PlayStation games, and numerous CDs. Over the years he has been the keyboard player for numerous local acts including The Saliva Sisters, The Osmonds 2nd Generation, Joshua Creek, Thurl Bailey and has recently played shows with Juice Newton, Collin Raye, Lucy Lawless, Debbie Reynolds and Bo Diddly.
Mike Rytting - Bass
MIKE RYTTING has performed locally for years, and also backed up such national artists as Tanya Tucker, Jim Stafford, the Coasters, Drifters, Platters and the Cherelles. He has also performed in concert or recorded with local artists Michael McClean, Thurl Bailey, Osmond Second Generation and Nancy Hanson. He has also recorded on local and national ad campaigns for television, “The Christmas Tree Festival”, “Extreme Clothing” and “Home Front” spots for the LDS church