Rick Elias Bio, Wiki, Age, Married, Net Worth, Twitter, Instagram, Known Facts, Death Cause

Rick Elias Bio

Richard Robert “Rick” Elias was a Nashville-based singer and songwriter. Elias moved to L.A. in 1984 and within a few years was recording with producer Niko Bolas (Neil Young). In 1990, Elias signed to Alarma Records, which released his Christian rock album as Rick Elias and the Confessions, a band which also included Intravaia and Sale. Their single “Confession of Love” peaked at number four on the national Christian Top 40 chart as published in Contemporary Christian Music magazine.

From 1993 to 2002, Elias was a founding member of Rich Mullins’ A Ragamuffin Band. Singer/guitarist/keyboardist once hit number four on the national Christian Top 40 chart.

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Furthermore, Elias wrote and produced music in Nashville, Tennessee, while performing solo throughout the U.S. and internationally. His music was included in the 1996 movie That Thing You Do!Dawsons CreekMy Big Fat Greek Wedding, as well as other albums, independent films, and TV shows. Elias also produced artists such as Rich Mullins, Amy Grant, Aaron Neville, Michael W. Smith. He released four solo projects.

In fact, in 2018 it was revealed that he had cancer. A benefit concert was held by members of A Ragamuffin Band and performers from the Jesus Record on February 2, 2019 to raise money for his medical bills. Elias died on April 2, 2019.

Singer/guitarist/keyboardist Rick Elias attended Azusa Pacific University, a local Christian college, and first earned local notice with Harlequin, a keyboard-heavy mid-1970s progressive rock band in the same vein as Yes, Genesis, Starcastle, and local Andy Robinson’s group Horsefeathers.

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Elias made several solo records with the Rick Elias Band, which included drummer Bobby Sale and guitarist Marc Intravaia. They released one 45, “I Break Down” b/w “Man Alone” and reportedly also did a popular version of “Walk Away Renee” which never made it to vinyl. In addition, Elias briefly played with local one-hit wonders the Monroes(“What Do All the People Know”), fronted by Bob Davis aka Bob Monroe.

Discography Rick Elias

  • Moreover, Rick Elias & The Confessions (1990, Alarma)
  • Meanwhile, Ten Stories (1991, Frontline)
  • Furthermore, Blink (1998, Pamplin)
  • Confessions of a Ragamuffin (2000, KMG) (compilation album)
  • Bootleg (2003) (compilation album)