Lead Vocals/Lead Guitar/Keyboards
Founder of the band Deception, Rick has played a variety of rock music for decades all around Nevada, California and surrounding areas. He's formed many musical groups such as Bad Intent and Fast Forward, as well as recording projects. With a five octave vocal range and ability to play guitar, keys and sing at the same time, the band Deception is more like a four piece group rather then a trio.
Playing with some famous and not so famous players throughout his life has rounded his abilities immensely. Rick has been with groups that have also appeared on local Television and Radio shows.
Offered the opportunity of touring he decided to stay in the area and continue to play the local venues. Able to play various instruments he's become a very rounded musician with 40 years of stage experience and performance.
Together with such equipment as
Kurzweil K1000: For true to life Piano as well as other layered sounds.
Korg T3: For many horns and strings and complicated layered sounds.
Juno 106: For older FM generated sounds such as in the 80's music.
Fender Strat: For most songs and drop "D" tuning.
Jackson with Floyd Rose: In case Screaming Harmonics and Dives are on the Menu.
Deception, is better able to perform their music.
Steve Shaw: Lead Vocals/Bass Guitar
Growing up in Carson City Steve has toured all over the United States and Abroad, New York and all the way down to Florida, and now here on the west coast in many projects as well. He's played with famous and not so famous musicians in all types of venues and opened for such players on Live Stages.
Steve has been in the studio many times recording originals and lending his bass skills to many other musicians. He's appeared on the radio as well as TV.
Steve's able to sing Lead as well as great high and low harmonies that add to the bands great vocal range.
His Bass playing skills are extra Ordinary. He has no problem taking great bass solo's as well as blending in and supporting the band with plucked bass chords to fatten up the sound during guitar solos.
Playing a four string bass as he prefers, he could easily pick up a Five String and tear it up. Truly an Amazing Bassist.
And running through a Mark Bass Amp: He's able to reproduce great bass tones that truly compliment his style, And the band.
Steve's Bass playing, lead vocals and harmonies' brings the music together and lays down a solid foundation for the drums, and the rest of the band to follow. He's been a great showman all his music career. 40 Years and counting.
David Dineen: Lead Vocals/Drums and Percussion
AKA - "Doctor Evil" and "The Professor"
David Dineen, has come to Deception with musical experiences from Chicago, Las Vegas, and Boise.
Dave got his music degree from DePaul University in Chicago, and was a music teacher for 26 years. He had played different instruments in Blues, Jazz, Rock, Doo Whop and Country projects over his 40 years in music, but now is happily performing Rock again and doing it well!
With a Sure Beta microphone for great lead vocals and an ear for harmonies, his vocals help keep the band versatile and sounding full. A must have for a trio. All this while playing a Roland TD-9, 5 Piece Electronic drum kit at the same time! Dave drives the beat as the drummer in Deception, and together with band mate Steve Shaw, keeps the show thumping and alive so folks can dance, drink and enjoy the show!