Rick Torres is a founding member of the highly successful electronic pop band Supreme Beings of Leisure, who were voted 2001 LA Weekly Music Award Winner for Best Electronic Music Band. An MI Alumnus from 1991, Rick has also worked as lead guitarist for the pioneering ska band The English Beat over the last decade. His previous band Bitter:Sweet won Independent Music Awards Best Pop Album of 2007 while his current band The Smart Set are currently Independent Music Awards nominees for Best Pop Album of 2011.
A prolific songwriter and producer, Rick has written and produced music for the bands Lazy and Bitter:Sweet. He has worked in nearly all aspects of the music industry, including: being a roadie, live sound engineer, stage manager, guitar tech, club promoter, talent buyer, and currently owns and operates his own independent record label E-RECORDS.
In addition, he has produced music webcasts for the rock band The Bangkok Five, produced the album Midnight Conclusions for Tyler Lane; licensed and written music for dozens of films, television shows, and commercials; worked on re-mixes for bands like Marilyn Manson, L7, Hole, The Incredible Moses Leroy, Angela McCluskey and others.Stylistically eclectic as well as prolific Rick (so far) specializes in: Trip Hop, Pop, Classic Rock, Alternative, Folk, Electronic-Dance, Punk, Ska, Reggae and Experimental.