Grew up in St. Lous. Worked at Ancora music and was in a great band called The Eyes. They were the big thing until they were signed and changed the name to Pale Devine. The album didn't quite capture their live sound and they were done. He became a studio guy and hired gun. He's played with a lot of people. Enrique Iglesias, Nena, Thin Lizzy, Psychadelic Furs, Guns and Roses to name a few. he's back living in St. Louis now...
Just do a Youtube search on him and watch the few demo videos he's in. He has a very unique style using his fingers the bulk of the time.
This thread rocks! Can we get a Richard Fortus discography going? I've loved the bands of his that I've heard just not sure where to start when it comes to his other stuff. So far I've heard
The Dead Daisies
Some songs by The Eyes (any album suggestions?)
A wicked player with a cool writing style. I used to see him occasionally at the Red Lion on Bleecker St. GnR must really pay well for him to stay in that "outfit". I wonder why he left NY to move back to St. Louis?