ER was started by long time Al Di Meola percussionist Gumbi Ortiz to explore the fusion music that he is known for performing thru out the world for many decades. The band has a brand new crop of musicians that brings a new vitality to the fusion world.
Electrik Rendezvous's rhythm section participated in the last electric tour of the great Al Di Meola, who said: - “This band I very was proud of! The crew was the best I've had in decades!”
The repertoire of ER includes 70's hits from Di Meola's solo albums and the legendary super-band Return To Forever. An exellent mix of brilliant individual skills of special-guest Roman Miroshnichenko (Al Di's desciple, by his own words) with a great enthusiasm of Florida musicians led by Gumbi Ortiz force to believe in new revival of "fusion" instrumental genre.
Roman Miroshnichenko just back from Poland, where he took part on the Guiness book of World records! May 1st 2016 was the 14th anniversary edition of the Thanks Jimi Festival in Wrocław, Poland. This time world record of 7,356 guitar players playing together on the song "Hey Joe" in Wrocław's old market square.Special guests this year include: Al Di Meola, Scott Henderson, Status Quo, DragonForce, Within Temptation, Roman Miroshnichenko and top Polish guitar players including festival founder Leszek Cichonski, Krzysztof Pelech and others. Past guests and participants have included Steve Vai, John Scofield, Leon Hendrix, Marcus Miller, Steve Morse, Hiram Bullock, Bruce Kulick (Kiss), John Corabi (Mötley Crüe), Jennifer Batten, Tommy Emmanuel, Ten Years After and many others.