The Salamanders

The SalamandersStart with two superstar caliber vocalists with true genre-jumping ability. This married couple wastes no time on watered down, “that will do”, cover version vocals. They bring an authentically charged, intensely energetic performance with the rare and unique vocal ability to smoothly transition from one song and style to the next, making each one hit harder than the last. A natural feel and engaging stage presence, nothing is forced. They are highly talented team that will settle for nothing less than perfection, and that have an obvious natural chemistry on stage, not to mention the added benefit of being very easy on the eyes. They are unique and without competition or duplication. They are the industry’s hottest couple.
Now add a rhythm section made up of world class studio musicians, boasting resumes that would rival any party band on the planet. They have worked with major music labels, motion picture companies, television studios, and have toured with householdThe Salamanders names. They have played all over the nation for some of the worlds largest corporations, and have backed artists the likes of Collin Raye and Kenny Loggins. As the most talented and decorated group of guys the industry has to offer, they are literally second to none.
Together The Salamanders make up a dream team of sorts. Unique talent, musicianship, professionalism, and class have quickly make them on of the nations most sought-after acts. They have the ability to boldly rock any genre with an in your face intensity and energy that will not stop. They provide an experience both captivating and extraordinary. With the unmatched combined look, sound, and energy of the front line, and the truly exceptional quality of the music offered by the rhythm section, there is none other that compares. They are the standard for excellence in the event band industry.
The SalamandersRickae Robbins
(Lead Vocals)
Rickae Robbins has been performing professionally virtually her entire life. Singing, dancing, and modeling have placed her on stages, in magazines, and on television the world over. Some of her credits include, the USO Tour, Adobe, USANA, Microsoft, the BSA and GSA, Schick, and Holland America and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Rickae is a true triple threat. She is a top-notch vocalist with dance moves to match, and an almost supernatural gift to captivate a crowd. Her ability to “do it all” makes her one of the industry’s most sought after performers.
Jordan Robbins
(Lead Vocals, Band Manager)
Jordan Robbins has built an extensive resume as a studio vocalist, performer, model, and actor. Some notable credits include work with Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, ICON Health & Fitness, Gold’s Gym, Hewlett Packard, and the LDS Church. As a musician, vocal strength and versatility of style make him truly special and have taken him all over the world. He has an ability to jump from pop and country, to rap and Motown, then to crooning and rock n’ roll, all in one show, that one has to experience to understand.
Joel StevenettThe Salamanders
(Drums)
Joel Stevenett credits cover the recording of Sony Playstation, X-BOX and Nintendo Wii video game soundtracks, including popular titles like Twisted Metal Head On, Dance Dance Revolution, the World Cup Soccer theme, and Disney’s Ultimate Band. From rock to jazz, techno to country, Joel’s chameleon-like ability to naturally adapt his playing style to any musical genre is awe-inspiring.
Michael Dowdle
(Guitar)
Michael Dowdle has released nine CD’s internationally, which have been reviewed in such national publications as “JAZZIZ” and “Guitar Player”. He is featured on thousands of commercials, movie soundtracks and CD’s, playing every imaginable musical style. Some of the artists include Marie Osmond, The Osmond Brothers and the Jets. You’ll hear his guitar on movie scores and movie trailers, such as “Cool Runnings”, “I Love Trouble”, “The Three Musketeers”, “Multiplicity”, “The Cable Guy”“The Stand, “The The SalamandersYearling”, “Antz” and “Born to Be Wild”.
You may hear him in the background on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show (NBC), Good Morning America (ABC), ABC Sports main theme or ABC Monday Night Football. In a review of Michael’s work on CD, Johnathan Widran from JAZZIZ.com has said, “His fluid electric guitar lines pop and crackle and run easily into edgy blues territory, while his graceful acoustic melodies are as lilting as smooth jazz gets.”
Dave Despain
(Keyboard)
Dave Despain has been a performing keyboard player for over 30 years and has performed in thousands of shows across the US, Europe and Asia. You will hear his work on radio and television, Sony PlayStation games, and numerous albums. He has toured with and played concerts with world-class acts including country artists Collin Raye and Juice Newton, classic rockers Kenny Loggins, Eddie Money and Tommy Shaw, and bluesThe Salamanders legend Bo Diddly. This experience makes him the perfect fit for a genre-spanning band like The Salamanders.
Mike Rytting
(Bass)
Mike Rytting has for years performed with national artists as Kenny Loggins, Belinda Carlisle, Eddie Money, Collin Raye, Tommy Shaw, Tanya Tucker, the Coasters, Drifters, Platters and the Cherelles. He is a founding member of the Salamanders, and with them has entertained countless thousands internationally. His studio recordings include local and national ad campaigns.

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