Recker was formed as a solo project in 2009 with the intent of releasing songs independently via the internet. Beginning in August of 2008 Rich collaborated with his long time drummer Scott Smallwood on the 6 tracks that eventually became "Vita-Amore-Destino" (Italian for "Life-Love-Destiny"). The CD was released through online distributor CD Baby and instantly resonated with listeners, eventually becoming a CD Baby "top seller".
After releasing Vita-Amore-Destino, recording and production began for a follow-up CD. Eventually titled, "Tragedy or Triumph" the CD was a return to roots, with heavier riffs and darker themes. Upon it's release in 2010, Tragedy or Triumph also instantly became a CD Baby top seller and received critical praise for it's "old school" hard rock sound.
2012 saw the release of the "Believe" EP which pulled elements from the first two CD's for a combination of heavy hitting riffs with commercial accessibility.
2012 was also the live debut of Recker. A handful of gigs in the Vancouver, WA area proved that the recorded material translated well to a live environment and earned Recker a reputation in the local scene as a live force to be reckoned with.
Fresh from the live shows, Recker recorded "Let It Rock": available right here on CD Baby! The cover features the Recker logo and song titles in a classic Marshall amplifier look. The cover fits in well with the balls out rock on the CD itself. Catchy riffs and sing along choruses will have you rocking out in no time!