Born and raised in the cattle, coal, and rail town of Rockhampton, in Queensland, Australia, Richie Scholl started playing bars and clubs, literally a few months after first picking up a guitar at age 13. Richie’s live shows, are a testament to the years spent “paying his dues” in front of a live crowd. Although it wasn’t long before he was writing his own music, and eventually released his first album “Zeke's Wheel”. A record influenced by his early Rock influences by artists such as AC/DC and The Black Crowes.
It wasn’t until meeting with well respected Australian producer Michael Flanders in early 2006 however, that things started happening for Richie. Work was scheduled to begin on a second album, “The Blacktop Junkie’s Guide To Richie Scholl” almost immediately. This album resulted in #1, and #5 singles on Country radio, and a #35 video on CMC Australia.
During the recording of the album, the decision was made to introduce Richie Scholl and his music to the U.S market. After a brief trip to Nashville in 2006 to meet with labels and industry people, Richie relocated to Nashville, TN in early 2007.
Brian Powell is a Nashville touring and session bassist. In 2016 he moved to Nashville and has been touring worldwide with multiple artists and bands sharing the stage with many great acts, like Clint Black, Ashley McBryde, Zakk Wylde, Joe Diffie, and Lee Brice. He has also been on sessions in some of Nashville and Muscle Shoals’ most prestigious studios.
Born and raised in Washington State, Brian was introduced to music at a very early age. His great grandfather was a gifted pianist and he grew up surrounded by an extensive record collection. This is where he fell in love with music of many styles. Brian says, “My Dad wasn’t a musician, but gave me one of the best pieces of musical advice I’ve ever had. He said that if you want to be a professional musician you should listen to all styles of music.” As soon as Brian was able to walk, he learned how to use the record player and discovered Chuck Berry and Pink Floyd. It was pretty much decided what the future held for Brian after that.
After a tour brought him to Music City, Brian was living in Nashville playing for a major label artist within two months. “It just all fell in place for me and Nashville,” he says.
Growing up in the Western Suburbs of Chicago, in Oswego, IL. Derek came from a long line of drummers.
In 2007, Derek left his home state of Illinois, for Hollywood, CA to pursue a career in music. He studied at the Musician’s Institute from 2007 - 2008. Derek cut his teeth in some world's most famous venues such as the Whisky A Go Go, and the Lighthouse Cafe in Hermosa Beach. While in Hollywood he played in various bands, opening for rock legends such as Gilby Clarke.
In the fall of 2008 however, Derek decided to leave California for Nashville, TN. In Nashville, he quickly established himself as one of Nashville's "go to" drummers, playing for artists such as Morgan Frazier, Brittnie Sloan, Megan Ruger, Kinsey Rose, all who have performed on the Voice, as well as with Bridgette Tatum, opening for Train. It wasn't too long after moving to Music City, that Derek met his future band mate, Richie Scholl. Derek has toured extensively with Richie in the years since.
Derek is one of the hardest working musicians in Nashville, playing 6 days a week. He is also no stranger to the recording studio, having played on various albums.