Sons of Rico initially started out as a duo with Alex MacRae and Adam Weston (Tragic Delicate, Birds of Tokyo) in early 2004, under the name, Bus#56. The band subsequently expanded to a four piece band with the addition of Glenn Sarangapany (Birds of Tokyo, Dyslexic Fish) and then James Trewenack (Split Seconds, Dyslexic Fish), with MacRae the main song writer.
The way the band works is I produce the songs at home in demo form, then I take it to the others. But of course the songs aren’t 100% complete when I give them out so the others are adding their own flavour to the mix. Everyone in the band comes from different musical backgrounds, the songs can change for the better with more people in the room because you can get stuck in your own ways.