Bruce Rickerd

Cirque du Soleil

 Bruce Rickerd is a musician who’s been touring, recording and performing professionally with Canadian, American and international artists since the early ‘70s and has never lost his passion for music. He’s played every style from Country and Western to New Age to Rhythm ‘n’ Blues, Disco, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Rockabilly, various ethnic styles, Progressive Rock, Jazz and Blues, drawing from each musical idiom to carve out his unique eclectic stylistic identity. He was approached in 1993 by long time collaborator and colleague, Cirque du Soleil composer Benoit Jutras, to help spearhead the artistic and musical revolution that Cirque du Soleil would unleash inLas Vegas, redefining entertainment in the “Entertainment capital of the world”. Since 1993, Mystère has been Cirque du Soleil’s cornerstone and building block opening the door to “O”, Zumanity, “Ka”, “Love”, the Cirque-Beatles collaboration, Kriss Angel’s “Believe” and “Zarkana”. Through all of this and more than 10,000 shows, Bruce has been the only artist who has performed every single performance of Mystère since its debut in December of 1993 earning him a Guinness World record for “Most Theatrical Performances by a Musician (Male). Having performed before more than 20 Million people live, and more in film and television programs such as “The Tonight Show” among many others. Bruce Rickerd performs nearly 500 shows a year with “Mystère” and still finds time to play with other musicians in the Las Vegas area.