With the Rich Johnson Band it's all about the song and nothing but the song. With full team cooperation, we work tirelessly to sound as close to the original recording as possible. All band members work hard together to find the right and exact part of the song and play it and more importantly sing it the way it was intended to be done.
RICH JOHNSON: Lead vocals, harmony vocals, rhythm and lead electric guitar, acoustic guitar and bass. I didn't start playing till I was 21 and living in the mid-west, Emporia KS., to be exact, so I do have a country "twang" to my style. My musical influences stem from the Beatles, Dave Clark Five, Rod Stewart & the Faces, Paul McCartney along with Moody Blues, ELP and others. I was always a huge Beatles fanatic and collector and was a Beatles over the Stones fan for a long time, but my appreciation for the Stones and what they were then and now grew as I aged. My American influences included Beach Boys and their harmonies, CCR, Seager, REO, Jackson Browne, Eagles, the Band and Kansas with my country influences being early Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams and Waylon Jennings. Turn Off's: Loud playing, never ending lead solos & guitar players that don't know how to play or hold a good rhythm.
SCOTT PROSEUS: First picking up the guitar at age 11, it was an addiction and passion for music from that point forward! Early influences include; Allman Brothers, where Scott was introduced to slide guitar and instantly fell in love with it. Jeff Beck, Queen’s Brian May, where the use of studio tracking, guitar harmonies, and overall sound opened up a whole new world on guitar. David Bowie, the early days with Mick Ronson and of course Boston’s Tom Scholz’ multi tracking creating lush guitar and vocal harmonies. With extensive national touring experience, Scott has played CBGB's in N.Y.C. the Whiskey A Go-Go in Hollywood and most venues in between! Sharing the stage with many national touring acts such as Asia, Steppenwolf, and Cheap Trick, Scott is also a songwriter and recording artist.