|Artists Genre: Dance|
“Bondi Chill”, Rick.e.dee’s debut release, is best
described as blissed-out Beach Bar grooves, hypnotic
beats, mysterious World Music sounds and that
hauntingly beautiful Bulgarian flute. The album has
been enthusiastically received by industry and the
public alike – check out the comments on My Space.
Rick Drummond (aka rick.e.dee) is a pianist,
guitarist, singer, drummer, composer and producer of
fine Chill Out music. He grew up on the North Coast
of New South Wales, Australia. Learning classical
piano and violin from the age of 5, his diverse
musical taste in the first instance came from his
classically trained parents who played piano, cello
and also jazz clarinet.
Moving to Sydney to study Architecture and a number of
years working in that field, guitar and drums were
added to his musical skills. Apart from the occasional
foray into live bands as guitarist or drummer
(including the Undercover Police) rick.e.dee’s
interest lay mainly in composing and learning as much
musical theory as possible.
Ever since as a child he first heard the Sarod player,
Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, rick.e.dee has always loved
“World Music”. His travels took him through Asia and
the Middle East and his music reflects the sounds of
the exciting and fascinating urban and rural
landscapes he found there.
Add to this a natural sense of justice and astute
political awareness, you have a musician & composer
with a conscience, determined to work for change.
His restless creativity and rebellious nature
continually urge him to push the musical envelope.
Rick.e.dee is an illustrious, energetic multi-media
artist and his debut album, Bondi Chill, is dynamic,
entertaining and has touched music lovers worldwide
garnering high praise from many critics.
Rickedee’s debut solo Bondi Chill is a child of the
surf and party vibe of Bondi. Bondi Chill – the true
heart of Bondi Beach, Australia. You get gorgeous
sunshine, white sand and the ocean. The eternal
beauty of a perfect wave. The drama and tranquility of
surfing. The cool cafes and bars…
You could stop right there – and miss the real
Bondi Chill takes you to a community of myriad
nations, their languages, culture, politics and, yes,
music, always and again the music. It lets you listen
to the famous African Drums of the Pavilion. It
invites you to watch Brazilians doing Capoeira and
join the South American Festival. You’ll meet a Polish
poet and Australian Indigenous activists, then become
entranced by the otherworldly sounds of a flute in the
Sufi tradition. You will find love stories and stories
that tell of the love for freedom, in so many places,
by so many people, unified by the cool beats of
summer. The feel of Bondi Chill is Buddha Bar meets
Hotel Costes meets Thievery Corporation with a hint of
Kruder & Dorfmeister and more than a dash of World
Currently working on follow up tracks leading to the
planned release early next year of “Bondi Chill 02”,
rick.e.dee has invited a number of Australia’s
foremost World Music Artists to contribute material
and performances. This will further extend the musical
boundaries to encompass more of a live, World Music
dynamic and thereby enhance the tapestry of emotion
and sensuality that is exhibited by the current Bondi
Chill release…. and expect some great live gigs next
Meanwhile, Bondi Chill is now available on iTunes &
many other digital outlets
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