Downtown Possum is a 3 piece band from Tampa, Florida.
Rick Bales - Vocals and Acoustic Guitar

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Rick Bales - Vocals and Acoustic Guitar
Rick was born in Bellevue Ky

He has been playing guitar since he was 14 years old.
Rick started playing professionally in the Cincinnati area at the age of 16.

He attended GIT (Guitar Institue of Technology) in Los Angeles from 1989 to to 1991.

Rick has 25 years experience in the music business playing everything from 80s Metal to Jazz.

He was the lead singer for the 80's metal bands Valentine and Cruella Díville playing the early 80's here in Tampa, and making a huge impact on the Los Angeles music scene in the late 80's and early 90's. Cruella D'ville released an EP produced by Keith Collins of Savatage called Cruella D'ville in 1989, Face the Future in 1992, and Showdown in Tinsel Town in 2008.