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Past Shows

Sun. July 18th 2010
Funky Winker Beans (No Minors)
Underlion, Death Match Union, MONIKOR
Thu. August 20th 2009
Pub 340 (No Minors)
Hey Metal Fans in Vancouver Death Match Union, Oral Compensation, My New Enemy, Limoses
Sat. August 8th 2009
Envy Nightclub (fka Cheers) Delta BC (No Minors)
The House of Rock GENTLE PERFER BLONDES, FreeBase, Chris Thomas, Death Match Union
Sat. August 8th 2009
Envy Nightclub (fka Cheers) Delta BC (No Minors)
Death Match Union, Chris Thomas, FreeBase, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
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MACHINE

MACHINE

Confirmed: Oct. 21, 2008 (Awaiting Update)

METAL from Vancouver BC
Instruments: Guitar details

Contact Details

Machine
machine07@shaw.ca

Past Shows (30)

Age: 35
Born in Madrid SPAIN, Steve “MACHINE” Ricardo has been playing guitar since the age of 12. Inspired by his Flamenco playing Grandmother, who in her youth was a guitarist that attended school with Andre Segovia in Spain, and convinced him that he to had musical fingers…”dedos de musica”.

In 1990 he joined “MESSIA”. The move started his journey that took him through the 90’s on a roller coaster ride of a lifetime of memories & tours across the planet, until the untimely death of their singer.

The result that followed “MESSIA’s” demise was the birth of “CORNUCOPIA” Machine’s 1st band formed in 1995. Cornucopia recorded 4 albums and embarked on 3 US Tours with such acts as Death Angel, Prong, 36 Crazy Fists and many more. Cornucopia disbanded in 2004 due to irreconcilable differences.

In 2000, Machine met Zakk Wylde (OZZY, BLS) while he was in Vancouver and over a few cases of Brew, guitar pointers were given and that’s where Zakk’s wisdom stuck with him.

“Strength, Determination, Merciless Forever” Zakk Wylde

In early 2005, Machine became lead guitarist for local Vancouver band “Wreckin Crew”, opening up for Skid Row, Noise Therapy, LA Gunns…etc. Machine took the band on 2 US West Coast Tours, performing at the world famous WHISKEY A GO GO and CAT CLUB. Machine recorded a full-length album with WC in 2007.

Machine has acquired multiple styles of eclecticism due to being in several different styles of bands, that have broadened his playing capabilities.


In early 2008, Machine has also released 3 solo albums in the span of 6 months. In these albums, Machine takes a step into the Instrumental genre, following his long time Guitar heroes like Satriani, Vai, John5 and of course Zakk Wylde.

BANDS MACHINE RECORDED / PLAYED LIVE WITH:
Messia....recorded/live
Valhalla....recorded/live
Cornucopia....recorded/live
Another Circle....recorded/live
Live She Cries....recorded/live
Wreckin Crew....recorded/live
Machine (solo Project)....recorded

BANDS MACHINE TOURED / DONE SHOWS WITH:
SYL/Severed Serenity/Prong/Brujeria
Death Angel/Kill Rythm/Nick Menza/Nevermore
Crystal Pistol/Dragon Lord/Dark Angel
Drawn & Quartered/Exhumed/Apocalyptica
Dreams of Damnation/Forced Entry/Drain STH
Skinlab/Drown Mary/COC/Red Ant Army.......

THE KIK ASS COMPANIES THAT ENDORSE ME:
Coffin Case
Gibson Guitars
Marshall Amps
Joe Bud Clothing
ProTone Pedals
Polletts Apparel

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Current Projects

GroupRoleDates
JAKKARTAGuitar2008-present
Death Match UnionLead Vocals / Guitarist2008-present

Past Projects

GroupRoleDates
Wreckin CrewGuitar2005-2007
CornucopiaGuitar / Vix1996-2004
MessiaGuitar1990-1994
Available for paid gigs
Available for casual jamming
Available for serious projects
Listing last updated/confirmed Oct. 21, 2008

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