An in-depth chat over the phone with Richard Morris - aka Rikki Morris. He's a singer, songwriter, producer, engineer and former roadie to Th' Dudes and The Crocodiles. He's best known for his runaway hit single Nobody Else recorded and performed with his brother Ian under his solo moniker Tex Pistol. Rikki had been a member of The Crocodiles and would go on to pay tribute to his brother in the reunited line-up of Th' Dudes. He has provided live sound mixing and studio engineering for countless names in the NZ music industry and also had a stint as a TV host - including as co-host of after-school classic, 3.45 Live. He is about to release his first new song in 25 years
Episode #98 is now available! Our guest is Rikki Morris. Rikki is a highly respected, multitalented singer, songwriter, musician, producer & live sound engineer. He joined Th’ Dudes as a roadie back in 1979 and went on to have a huge hit as a solo artist with the song Nobody Else. He appeared on TV shows like 3.45 Live, Alive and Kicking, Get Your Act Together and Super City and he ran his recording studio The Bus (Depot) for many years. His brother was the legendary musician and producer Ian Morris and later this year Rikki will honour his brother by stepping into his shoes, performing a finale tour with Th’ Dudes. Rikki’s been sober for many years now and has remained open and candid about his recovery. He’s one of the best live engineers out there and in addition to all of this, he’s also a really nice guy to hang out with. Much of Rikki’s extensive career has already been covered, so we took a different approach and just had a conversation. It’s what we do best. Pull up a seat, order a Virgin Mary and get into it!