According to Bazooka


"With a blend of rock-a-billy rhythm, country-blues guitar solos and pop vocal harmonies, According to Bazooka is truly unique."

Joshua Gutierrez, Daily Democrat, Freelance Writer

"The melodies are lovely and the lyrics are intelligent and interesting. Their vocals are nothing short of excellent. The CD that they released is delightful."

Gabe Lewin, Owner of Clarity Sound

According to Bazooka features all original music in a folk-pop format that has a fun and energetic vibe. Richard Urbino (vocals, guitar), René Martucci, (vocals, accordion) and Jamie Knapp (vocals, upright bass) offer up a lively show packed with easy to enjoy melodies and relatable themes.  Their unique sound is a blend of archtop guitar layered over the reedy tone of the accordion, built on a solid foundation of bass lines and topped with male and female vocals. 

Based in the San Francisco bay area and Sacramento Valley music scene, songwriters Urbino and Martucci's artistic sensibilities have a distinctively California flavor.  Their catchy Americana Pop tunes infuse roots genres like folk, country, rock, rockabilly and zydeco.  According to Bazooka's first CD "Easy Come, Easy Go” came out in 2015. Recorded at Foxtail Sound in Dixon, it was engineered by local Americana master Steve O’Neill. Their second album is produced by Pop guru David Houston, and recorded at Moon Studio in Sacramento. 

Urbino and Martucci’s love of strong melody and catchy choruses defines their songwriting style. Titles such as “I’m Too Busy (to fall in love),” “Don’t You Worry Bout Me” and “Highway Five” have a playful spirit as they tell short stories inspired by navigating life’s twists and turns.

Holding a strong position in Bazooka’s creative process, the bass is a key element of their sound. Jamie Knapp’s precision on stand up comes after years of performing. Raised on classical and Brazilian guitar, she has an all encompassing love of music.

After years on the scene, these musicians have played just about every gig you can imagine. They are inspired by traveling through different walks of life and find satisfaction in the adventures of performing at traditional venues and unexpected locations. According to Bazooka’s new Cd “Victim of Circumstance” debuts October 2017.

The song writing team of René Martucci & Richard Urbino