Rick's Road Adventures

Welcome to Rick's Road Adventures!

When it came to it, and we considered how we could interact with you on a new level, we wanted to do something that give's people an insight into what we do - outside the realms of social media. Communicating with people that enjoy our music means a lot to us. We wanted to touch base with everyone on a more profound level. Sure I could tell you what I ate for breakfast each day, or what underwear I have on, but being on the road, and with little access to washing machines, I generally find it most practical to stay in the one pair. And in regards to breakfast, you'd get sick of seeing photos of my bacon and eggs.

We want these interactions to have substance and purpose. Troy and I spoke in depth for quite sometime and the harder we tried to come up with something, the less ideas we had. It was clear that it had to be something that wouldn't distract or take us away from what we do. It had to be something that would in turn, work in cohesion with our every day antics. Troy made the point and I strongly agree, that it can't be something we won't follow up as we get busier on the road. 

Gradually, the vision faded and was slipping away. That is until we were heading to a gig near Mt Alford and came across a Carpet Python sun-baking on the bitumen. After screeching to a halt and jumping out to re-enact a scene from one of Steve Irwin's TV shows, taking a few nice photos, and then returning on our journey, it occurred to us that this was the answer. We've both got personal interests and we take them with us wherever we go. 

And so it began.

Rick's Road Adventures

Basically the page will include a compilation of photos, videos, and write-ups documenting our time on the road. (Click the images for the stories)

I do hope you enjoy sharing in the adventure of being on the road, and the things we do to maintain our sanity or prove our insanity.

For now, much love.

Rick & Troy

 When we arrived in Tasmania - for me, my second time and Troy's first - the air was fresh, we had no shows booked, very little money, and only a van to sleep in. Having now been and returned from our first tour we wouldn't have wanted it any other way.  When we arrived however, it would have brought a  little  bit of ease knowing we had at least one show booked... but we didn't. Here began our first priority.  Click the image above for more.

When we arrived in Tasmania - for me, my second time and Troy's first - the air was fresh, we had no shows booked, very little money, and only a van to sleep in. Having now been and returned from our first tour we wouldn't have wanted it any other way.  When we arrived however, it would have brought a little bit of ease knowing we had at least one show booked... but we didn't. Here began our first priority. Click the image above for more.

 It was wonderful! A special time of the year in the tropics where the air is crisp, and the temperature is pleasantly bearable. Troy and I were lucky enough to spend most of our time playing music in Airlie Beach. When we weren't being treated to the wonderful Airlie crowds, we were sight-seeing. Once again gifted by serendipity, Troy and I found ourselves spending a night on the water, before we left, with a very kind fellow, who we were fortunate enough to meet at our first gig in Airlie. From here we got to get nice and close with the beautiful Humpback Whales which venture in and around the Whitsunday Islands. Troy and I took a few photos which capture parts of the journey from the cold corner of South-East QLD to the cane-covered tropics of North QLD.  Click the image above for more.

It was wonderful! A special time of the year in the tropics where the air is crisp, and the temperature is pleasantly bearable. Troy and I were lucky enough to spend most of our time playing music in Airlie Beach. When we weren't being treated to the wonderful Airlie crowds, we were sight-seeing. Once again gifted by serendipity, Troy and I found ourselves spending a night on the water, before we left, with a very kind fellow, who we were fortunate enough to meet at our first gig in Airlie. From here we got to get nice and close with the beautiful Humpback Whales which venture in and around the Whitsunday Islands. Troy and I took a few photos which capture parts of the journey from the cold corner of South-East QLD to the cane-covered tropics of North QLD. Click the image above for more.