Artist Relations Update – Michael “Nomad” Ripoll

michael_ripoll-1Meet Michael “Nomad” Ripoll, our newest addition to the family. Michael is a music veteran with credits and experience that spans decades. As a professional guitarist, he has worked and played with many of the most respected artists in the music world. He remains committed to pushing the envelope and has broadened his career by seeking and securing opportunities in other facets of the industry such as operating as Musical Director for world renowned artists such as Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds, composing for film, television, and teaching guitar.

Michael’s Website: iLikeNomad.com

Michael’s main instrument is the guitar and can play just about any incarnation; electric, acoustic, steel, nylon, 12-string, you name it, he can rock it! He is fluent in Pop, Rock, R&B, Flamenco, Latin, Country and pretty much any style that requires a guitar and even some that don’t with the help of guitar synths such as the VG-99 and GR-55, his pallet is endless.

Michael’s Credits

ARTIST COLLABORATION ROSTER

  • American Idol
  • Babyface
  • Carrie Underwood
  • The Pussy Cat Dolls
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Leona Lewis
  • Natalie Cole
  • Randy Jackson
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Michael McDonald
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Trisha Yearwood
  • Patti LaBelle
  • Joss Stone
  • Nick Lachey
  • Travis Tritt
  • Vanessa Williams
  • Billy Ray Cyrus
  • Brandy
  • The Temptations
  • Daniel Powter
  • Donny Osmond
  • Eric Benet
  • India Arie
  • KC & JoJo
  • Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child)
  • Mya
  • Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi)
  • Robert Randolph (And The Family
  • Band)
  • Sam Moore (Sam & Dave)
  • Take 6
  • Jaci Velasquez
  • Natalie Grant
  • Ayo
  • CeCe Winans
  • Bo Bice
  • Dave Koz
  • George Huff (American Idol)
  • John Stoddart
  • Johnny Gill
  • Jonathan Butler
  • Josh Groban
  • Barbara Wheathers (Atlantic Starr)
  • Candy Dulfer
  • Cliff Richards
  • Michael W. Smith
  • Kelly Price
  • Boney James
  • Toby Mac
  • Avalon
  • Kimberly Locke (American Idol)
  • Kirk Whalum
  • LaChelle Griffin (Oprah Winfrey)
  • Nicholas Payton
  • Norman Brown
  • Pat Boone
  • Peter White
  • Plus One
  • Rick Braun
  • RJ Helton (American Idol)
  • Trick Daddy
  • Wayman Tisdale

MOTION PICTURE SCORE COMPOSITIONS & CONTRIBUTIONS

  • KNIGHT AND DAY (Flamenco guitar)
  • LORAX (electric guitar)
  • HAPPY FEET I (Flamenco and electric guitar)
  • HAPPY FEET II (electric guitar/bass)
  • KUNGFU PANDA (Chinese mandolin – pipa)
  • MR. & MRS SMITH (Flamenco and electric guitar)
  • PS I LOVE YOU (acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin)
  • LILO & STITCH (ukulele)
  • THE GAME PLAN (guitar)
  • LIZZIE MCGUIRE MOVIE (guitar)
  • STOP LOSS (acoustic and electric guitar)
  • CHICKEN LITTLE (electric guitar)
  • PRINCE OF EGYPT (electric & acoustic guitar)
  • CROSSOVER (composed song)

TELEVISION SCORE COMPOSITIONS

  • AMERICAN IDOL
  • THE TODAY SHOW
  • DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES
  • ABC WORLD NEWS
  • LIPSTICK JUNGLE
  • SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE
  • TODDLERS AND TIARAS (TLC)
  • CITIES OF THE UNDERWORLD (HISTORY CHANNEL)
  • FUNNIEST PETS AND PEOPLE
  • I DIDN’T KNOW I WAS PREGNANT (TLC)
  • MAN MADE (DISCOVERY CHANNEL)
  • MILLIONAIRE MATCHMAKER (BRAVO)
  • PETER PERFECT
  • PITBULLS AND PAROLEES
  • RENOVATION NATION (HGTV)
  • SECRET LIVES OF WOMAN (E!)
  • TWINS BY SURPRISE
  • UNFORGETTABLE WEDDING
  • LOS NINOS EN SU CASA

ADVERTISING AND JINGLE CONTRIBUTIONS

  • PENZOIL
  • PRUDENTIAL
  • DISNEY
  • COCA-COLA

TELEVISION APPEARANCES

  • AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS: LEONA LEWIS
  • OPRAH: BABYFACE
  • TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO: BO BICE/RICHIE SAMBORA
  • THE VIEW: JENNIFER HUDSON, BABYFACE
  • JIMMY KIMMEL: JENNIFER HUDSON, LEONA LEWIS
  • MIKE AND JULIET SHOW: DONNY OSMOND
  • CROSSROADS: TRISHA YEARWOOD/BABYFACE
  • LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON: AYO
  • THE TODAY SHOW: PUSSYCAT DOLLS, DONNY OSMOND, JENNIFER HUDSON,
  • BABYFACE
  • GMA: JENNIFER HUDSON, BABYFACE, DONNY OSMOND, PUSSY CAT DOLLS
  • REGIS AND KELLY: BABYFACE
  • THE CBS EARLY SHOW: JENNIFER HUDSON, BABYFACE
  • TYRA BANKS SHOW: JENNIFER HUDSON
  • 106TH & PARK: JENNIFER HUDSON
  • THE MEGAN MULLALLY SHOW: A MEMBER OF THE HOUSE BAND

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