Richard Santos is a songwriter /musician living in Tampa, Florida. Richard first became interested in music after watching the Beatles perform on the Ed Sullivan Show on his 10th birthday, February 9th, 1964. Richard got his first guitar at 12 from the local Sears store and got together with other elementary school mates to form a band called “The Catbirds”.
Richard’s music is inspired by The Beatles and other 60’s & 70’s groups such as The Beach Boys, Bread, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Who, The Rolling Stones, and the great Motown artists such as The Supremes, The Temptations, etc. Richard then became interested in guitar hero’s such as Johnny Winter, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, and other guitar greats and Blues artists of that era – too many to list. You can clearly hear the Beatles influence in Richard’s music. The songs seem to have a John Lennon /Beatles style. Richard says “They seem to automatically come out that way probably because of my love and admiration for their music”.
Fellows ‘n Rock
Fellows ‘n Rock the former name Richard uses to market his music on iTunes, Amazon, and ReverbNation originated as a metaphor Richard uses to describe the connection we all have to one another through the love of rock ‘n roll music.
Richard sings and performs all instrumentation himself and is accompanied by Mark Santos on guitar on several tracks.
Richard recorded all tracks at his home studio and produces and arranges all the material himself.
The Beatles, The Beach Boys, David Gates and Bread, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Badfinger, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Moody Blues, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Led Zeppelin, Johnny Winter, Jimi Hendrix, Alvin Lee, Bad Company, Steve Winwood, Savoy Brown, Crosby Stills & Nash, Neil Young, Simon & Garfunkel, Carol King, Fleetwood Mac, ELO, Elton John, Queen, Billy Joel, Styx, Peter Frampton, Steve Miller, Three Dog Night, Heart, Foreigner, Stevie Ray Vaughn, U2, Curt Cobain, and many more.
John Lennon, The Beatles, Pink Floyd
Richard Santos won Best Song awards from AKADEMIA for Best Pop /Acoustic Rock Song “Don’t Let Me Down” in October 2015 and Best Rock /Electronica Song “Off The Ground” in November 2015.
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