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Randy Tico

FOCUS: Music (bass guitar, composing, sound design)

Tico is a renowned bassist, composer and sound designer. He has written original scores for theater, studio work, and his own ambitious multi-media pieces. His involvement with the band MATRIX in the '70's included national tours, recordings (Warner Bros, Pablo). He has performed and recorded with musicians including Kenny Loggins, Strunz and Farah, John McEuen, Joe Farrell, Scott Cossu, Sadao Wantanabe, and recently on tour with Jeff Bridges.

His involvement with the music of Brazil has led to collaborations with Airto Moreira and Flora Purim, Ivan Lins, Rique Pantoja, and Teka. His original music and sound design for APOLLO - PART 1: LEBENSRAUM at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, directed by Nancy Keystone, received the Garland Award and an Ovation nomination. Other collaborations with Keystone have included ANTIGONE at Portland Center Stage for which he won the Drammy Award, the critically acclaimed THE AKHMATOVA PROJECT, Marlowe's DR. FAUSTUS‚ THE ROVER and MEASURE FOR MEASURE.

Randy graciously became the AWoL mentor for our emerging artist Jackson Gillies and has been aiding the successful future of Jackson as the young artist makes a name in the local Santa Barbara music scene.