As a professional musician and composer, Chris Reccardi has contributed to numerous soundtrack projects as well as live/recording work with bands, fluently exchanging the roles of bassist, guitarist and composer.
In 1990 he co-formed “Der Screamin’ Lederhsen” with Ren & Stmpy sideman Jim Smith and drummer Scott Huml. A blend of avant-guarde Jazz/Blues with a psychedelic penchant for jamming, the trio wrote the title themes to The Ren & Stimpy Show and went on to play a string of live shows in L.A’s underground club scene before the group dissolved in 1993. Chris continued to score various background music music for R&S episodes including “Hermit Ren”, “The Scotsman” and “Rens Brain” to name a few. In 2001, Reccardi co-wrote the score for “IMP, Inc.” an original pilot for Cartoon Network co-created with fellow cartoonist/director Charlie Bean, and in 2005 the entire score for “The Modifyers” Co-Created with Lynne Naylor. In 2010 he penned a musical sequence for the animated pilot “Ella’s World” for Spanish cartoonist/director Jose Cubero.
In late 2011 Chris was recruited by ex-The Cars guitarist Elliot Easton into Elliot Easton’s Tiki Gods as bassist and art director. The band also features Nick Walusko (Brian Wilson, The Beach Boys, The Wondermints) and Todd Jaeger (Marizane) and explores a colorful blend of Exotica, 60’s Spy theme, Tiki and Space-Lounge genres. The group is currently completing it’s debut album and will begin playing live shows in early 2013, featuring stage design, visuals and merchandise designed by Chris.
Chris is contunuing work writing/recording original music at his studio space in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, and plans live shows with his band Seed between work with EE’s Tiki Gods.