(Tom Petty… Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar)
Eager to be an all around entertainer (and with some coaxing from friends who asserted that he looked and sounded like Tom Petty), Rich started Damn the Torpedoes as a tribute to this great American icon. The daunting task was made even more challenging as Rich’s attention to detail could not be compromised. Surrounding himself with only the top musicians in the business, Rich is proud to present what he likes to call the “awe” factor in every performance.
Rich has been playing guitar and singing for 35 years. He has been writing music since his teens and released his first album Echo Lake in 2005. Shortly after Echo Lake’s release, Rich co-founded the E-zine Lets Rock America and brought dozens of American Indie Bands into the spotlight on the World Wide Web with articles and podcasts.
(Mike Campbell… Lead Guitar)
Jimi has been playing guitar professionally for over 30 years in cover band and original music projects. With experience in various styles of music including Funk, Rock, Blues, and R&B, Jimi has mastered the techniques to play note for note renditions of some of the greatest lead guitarists and can create identical guitar sounds.
Jimi is also an experienced sound technician and recording engineer. He owns his own recording studio, Rockslide Studios in Andover, New Jersey.