Rick Ayers, the founder, owner, chief songwriter and guitarist of Waste Down Rebels (WDR) has been performing and touring for over 25 years. During this time Rick has recorded and been an integral element in writing, recording and producing over 10 albums. Rick founded Waste Down Rebels in 2012 with WDRs first release entitled “Beyond the Waste”. “Beyond the Waste” was quickly followed by “WDR II” and “Rebel Resurrection”. In 2019, the writing began for the 2023 release “Mercies and Curses” signed with the Global label: “The Store For Music”. The album is scheduled to be released in the UK and Europe April 21st 2023, and the US April 28th 2023.
Musical Influences range from Classical to Metal, with guitar likes of Jimi Hendrix, Randy Rhoads, Dimebag Darrell, Slash, Zakk Wylde and many more. Rick’s endorsements include: Spawn Guitars, Clayton Guitar Accessories, Mental Road Cases, SIT Strings, DirtBag Clothing, and Sponsored by Coldcock Whiskey. Currently, Rick is performing with Carondelet SN-19 and SN-36 models loaded with the Steve Blaze Signature Set, “Love + War” pickups and Diamond amps.