For short tours like a recent trip to the South Island, Rick is using a five piece line-up, with Wayne Baird and Tony MacMaster from the Auckland Jive Bombers on guitar and bass, with Steve Jessup and from Wellington on guitar and sax and Steve Cornane from C L Bob on drums.

"This is the smallest the unit can be, and still have the beginnings of a horn section," says Rick. "That's how I wrote the songs, so it's a pity to lose all the lines, since they're part of the composition."