The Buddy Rich Big Band
BUDDY RICH, "The Drummer's Drummer, the Greatest Drummer Ever, One of a Kind," Now that's an intro!
THE BUDDY RICH BAND features EMMY Award winning drummer GREGG POTTER, who not only brings his power and charismatic drumming style to the music, but also possesses a stage presence and technique that would make BUDDY proud. CATHY RICH, Buddy's daughter, hosting the evening and singing - is as close as one could get to having BUDDY there. With tales from home and the road, growing up with this "one of a kind" music legend - makes this MULTI-MEDIA presentation a guaranteed hit.
31 Year-old male vocalist, DAKOTA HORVATH. is the newest member of the Band - In keeping with BUDDY'S musical vision to appeal to the YOUTH who will keep this music alive - DAKOTA sings the songs that the singers who sang with BUDDY sang - from Sinatra to Bennett; Ella to Mel Torme. Plus duets and fun banter between DAKOTA and CATHY!
THE BUDDY RICH BAND has all of the excitement, drive and showmanship that BUDDY brought throughout his career. NOT a tribute, NOT The Next Buddy Rich, but a full blown sixteen piece big band charging through BUDDY'S original charts - playing CLASSICS like "Mercy, Mercy," "Love For Sale," "Nutville," and "Birdland," along with NEW CHARTS just as BR would have played them.
An incredible mix of talented musicians - comprised of Young Lions and Seasoned Pros - bring BUDDY'S music into the present day. This is NOT your grandparents' music! NOT your requisite nostalgia!
THIS IS A CONTEMPORARY TAKE ON A CLASSIC STYLE!!! BUDDY never looked back. He always looked forward - he was a musical visionary who was always ahead of the curve.
THE BUDDY RICH BAND has toured from New York to London, Hollywood to Tokyo.