Dan Tomlinson (creator of Rhythm Religion) is a Phoenix-based drummer/teacher who has toured and recorded with many world-renowned musicians, most notably Acoustic Alchemy and Lyle Lovett.
Dan has performed on numerous television shows such as The Tonight Show (17 times), David Letterman, The Grammy Awards, Austin City Limits, Good Morning America, and Regis and Kathy Lee.
Dan has also played at the White House twice along with all the major venues in the United States and Europe. With Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, Dan played with guest artists Sting, Bonnie Raitt, Rickie Lee Jones, Bela Fleck, Jackson Browne, Jimmy Buffett, George Duke, Leo Kottke, Alison Krauss, k.d. lang, Willie Nelson, and many more.
Ray Riendeau is a bassist most known for his work with singer Rob Halford (Judas Priest). As a member of the band Halford, Ray recorded two studio CDs, a double live CD, and toured around the world, playing to a sold out crowd at Madison Square Garden, NYC and co-headlining Brazil’s Rock in Rio festival with Iron Maiden playing to a crowd of over 250,000.
Ray was also a recording/touring artist for Machines of Loving Grace, a band who was featured on the movie soundtrack “The Crow” which sold over 1,000,000 copies. His credits with the band include “Gilt” and the soundtrack for the movie “Hackers.”
Todd Chuba’s career is a rare thirty-year success story that is a true testament to a musician’s approach to drums and percussion. A success story whose credits include recordings, performances, and national and international tours with the likes of: Nils Lofgren (“Old School 2012”), Paul Rogers (“Abandon Love ~ Amnesty International Tribute To Bob Dylan 2012”), Eric Burden, Glen Campbell, Joey DeFrancesco, David Griesman, David Garfield, Eric Marienthal, Neil Stubenhaus, Lenny Castro, Steve Gadd, Steve Ferrone, Ray Herndon, Tom Booth, Al Casey, Alice Tatum, Annie Sellick, Khani Cole, Bob Friedman and Stevie Nicks, among others.
Ioannis Goudelis, composer and pianist, has performed on Jimmy Kimmel “Live” and he has collaborated with artists such as James Newton Howard, World Party, Ray Price, Mike Stern, Bobby Broom, Nicholas Payton, Azar Lawrence, Howard Alden, Pantelis Thalassinos, Alexia Vassiliou, and many more.
His original music has appeared on Fox (House), NBC (NCIS), HBO shows, a FIAT 2011 commercial, and more.
Joe Garcia, with a professional career spanning over 30 years, has performed many different styles of music from jazz and Brazilian, to country and rock, and records on numerous projects, both live and in-studio.
Joe was inspired by iconic musicians Mongo Santamaria, Giovanni Hidalgo, Luis Conte, Roy Haynes, and Joe Morello, to name a few.
Joe’s professionalism and engaging personality have earned him a stellar reputation in the music business and he is “first-call” with many bands and recording artists.
*additional videos by Dan Tomlinson
The early formation of Rhythm Religion is Ray Riendeau , Duke Gadd and Dan Tomlinson.