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Scarlet Bridge

Scarlet Bridge is a band consisting of lifelong musicians and songwriters. After years of successful cover and tribute bands, we are now fully focused on creating and sharing the music in our hearts. We believe our music can draw you in the first 30 seconds of our songs. Our songs speak to all music lovers with their great lyrics, hooks, and high-energy music!

Rick Drevet grew up in Mt. Juliet Tennessee. Playing guitar since age 10 when his mother bought his 1st guitar off the discount rack for $10. “Pretty sure that guitar neck was converted to an ax handle.

Rick lists Hendrix, Vinnie Moore, Gary Moore, Vito Brata, John Sykes, Michael Schenker, Alvin Lee, Allman Brothers, Rush, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Judas Priest as some of his main influences. Having shared the stage with EZO, Enuff Z Nuff, Badlands, Jake E Lee, Dokken, Cinderella, and Sebastian Bach, Rick has gained a great appreciation for putting feeling into notes.

Ronnie Stoops is a long-time music lover, guitarist, songwriter, and active live performance player. Ronnie hails from Northeast Missouri from a small community of 3000. Not your big music scene town but just enough musicians to inspire Ronnie to start his journey learning guitar and become a musician.

James B Stone: As with many Music lovers. Name a song within my lifespan and I can likely give you the year it was released. Music has been my constant companion. I've been singing my entire life. My parents put me to sleep every night at the local oldies station. The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Mo-town were among the early soundtrack of my childhood. I continued my love affair with the classic his on K-She 95 and Alternative songs from 105.7 the point. To this day, I refuse to shower without my tunes blasting out. I started playing in bars around 21 and I have learned from and collaborated with, some very talented people. After years away from the stage. I got the urge and luckily I found this group! My bandmates are extremely passionate and talented. We have fun together. Ego's get checked at the door and together we have a distinct sound, and a certain unique energy. I hope we get to share it with you soon. Rock on good people! James B. Stone.

James "jimmy" Dellamano. Started classical piano lessons at the age of 7. Studied under a graduate of the St. Louis Conservatory of Music for 14 years. Also entered the same St. Louis Conservatory of Music (which sadly doesn't exist anymore) for a piano performance degree. Started writing music in his early teens and also writes and plays the "King of Instruments", the Pipe Organ, and still plays every Sunday morning for a local Lutheran Church. After High School graduation at age 17 started playing in local bands in the St Louis Metro area. Hooked up with Mike Safron from "Pavlov's Dog" who formed an original band called "Children" from 1976-1979. Played the keys for "Pavlov's Dog" St Louis reunion tour circa the '80s. Also played keys for Cheryl Dilcher for her St Louis tour circa the '80s. Stopped playing in bands to raise a family but remained a music director at a Presbyterian church for 20 years. Got the itch to play in a band again and hooked up with Rick and Ronnie of Scarlet Bridge working on originals.

For fans who have never heard your music, can you pick three words to describe it?! If three words just aren't enough then tell us more!!

Raw Emotional Powerful

What is your favorite part about being an artist? Is it songwriting, performing, recording, something else?) Tell us why.

Writing clears the thoughts stuck in my mind. Performing feeds the need in my heart.

Can you tell us what being in the recording studio is like for you?

Creation is the life blood of any musician. I grow each time I create something new.

Okay, this a fun question. When you are not doing music, what else do you enjoy doing?

Family time and travel.

Who do you admire most in the music scene today and why?

Joe Baonamassa, paying years of dues to become an overnight sensation and still be balanced. Pete Thorn, master guitar and so creative.

Can you tell us what song you've written that is the most emotional and describe the meaning behind it?

Cold Steel Blues. Its about a 15 year old girl that was shot in the streets of St. Louis. It was a drive by shooting. She was not the target. They got the guys but nothing changes and she is forgotten.

Are you working on any new material right now or what's in the works for the upcoming year?

Yes. we will have a EP or full CD late this year. Blues/Southern Rock. Several guests in the works!

Tell us where fans can access your music.

Listen on Soundcloud!


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