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Richaie Sambora

Musician & Longtime Lead Guitarist of the Rock Band Bon Jovi

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Richie knew very early in life that he wanted to be a musician. First he learned to play saxophon, accordion, trumpet and piano. After he heard Eric Clapton for the first time, when he was 12 years old, he started to play the guitar. He said: "Basically, the first time I heard an Eric Clapton record and the fact that he made the guitar talk so that he was communicating without speaking made me want to try it!". Richie started playing in bands 3 years later. The first band he played with was "Rebel", other bands that followed were: Mercy, Duke Williams & The Extremes, The Message, The Next, Hook.

Richie's inspirations for his music have been the Beatles, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin and Johnny Winter.

He joined Bon Jovi in 1983, he saw Jon's act on stage at a concert to promote WAPT's compilation ( where "Runaway" was featured ) and expressed an interest in joining the band: "I said I had a lot of songs and I had a knowledge of making records, and that guitar player (Jon's neighbour and future Skid Row's guitarist Dave Sabo) was very good, but he was very young... The band was kicking and I was the missing piece". The band's debut album was released on Mercury Records one year later.

Sambora has co-written four No. 1 hit singles, 20 Top 10 singles and nearly 40 Top 40 singles.

In 1991 he dated Cher for a while, a relationship that did not last long but was the first one he had in a very long time. In that same year he released his first solo album, Stranger in This Town, on Jambco Records, a mix of blues and rock that shows his diversity as guitar player and as a composer as well. To make a solo album was a dream of him since he was a little boy. He had to do his own thing, show what he couldn't show in the band. He used about 45 guitars and 25 amps in the studio sessions.

He met Heather in early 1994 through a mutual friend and they were married before the end of the year. Their daughter Ava, whom he adores, was born 3 years later.

On October 21th, 1996, Richie launched the CD-ROM Richie Sambora Interactive Guitar for those people that wanted to learn how to play the guitar or to know more about his life.

Undiscovered Soul, his second solo effort, was released on Mercury in 1998. Recorded in Los Angeles, on the Ocean Way Studios e Chomsky Ranch in the end of 1997, containing 12 songs and produced by the renomed Don Was (Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Elton John). Undiscovered Soul shows his qualities as a composer.

Beside his steady gig with Bon Jovi, Sambora has collaborated with writer Desmond Child and recorded the title track, "Guitar Man", for Les Paul's album, an unsurpassable honor for a guitarist. Sambora and his music were also featured in promos for Fox-TV's popular Wednesday night line-up during the 1997 February sweeps. In addition, Sambora has composed songs for the movie soundtracks of "Ford Fairlane", "Days of Thunder" and Zalman King's "Red Shoe Diaries."

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    Richaie Sambora is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Music, Producers and Directors.
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    Richaie Sambora generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Richaie Sambora for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Richaie Sambora for your next private or corporate function.
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    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Musician & Longtime Lead Guitarist of the Rock Band Bon Jovi

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Richaie Sambora Biography

Richie knew very early in life that he wanted to be a musician. First he learned to play saxophon, accordion, trumpet and piano. After he heard Eric Clapton for the first time, when he was 12 years old, he started to play the guitar. He said: "Basically, the first time I heard an Eric Clapton record and the fact that he made the guitar talk so that he was communicating without speaking made me want to try it!". Richie started playing in bands 3 years later. The first band he played with was "Rebel", other bands that followed were: Mercy, Duke Williams & The Extremes, The Message, The Next, Hook.

Richie's inspirations for his music have been the Beatles, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin and Johnny Winter.

He joined Bon Jovi in 1983, he saw Jon's act on stage at a concert to promote WAPT's compilation ( where "Runaway" was featured ) and expressed an interest in joining the band: "I said I had a lot of songs and I had a knowledge of making records, and that guitar player (Jon's neighbour and future Skid Row's guitarist Dave Sabo) was very good, but he was very young... The band was kicking and I was the missing piece". The band's debut album was released on Mercury Records one year later.

Sambora has co-written four No. 1 hit singles, 20 Top 10 singles and nearly 40 Top 40 singles.

In 1991 he dated Cher for a while, a relationship that did not last long but was the first one he had in a very long time. In that same year he released his first solo album, Stranger in This Town, on Jambco Records, a mix of blues and rock that shows his diversity as guitar player and as a composer as well. To make a solo album was a dream of him since he was a little boy. He had to do his own thing, show what he couldn't show in the band. He used about 45 guitars and 25 amps in the studio sessions.

He met Heather in early 1994 through a mutual friend and they were married before the end of the year. Their daughter Ava, whom he adores, was born 3 years later.

On October 21th, 1996, Richie launched the CD-ROM Richie Sambora Interactive Guitar for those people that wanted to learn how to play the guitar or to know more about his life.

Undiscovered Soul, his second solo effort, was released on Mercury in 1998. Recorded in Los Angeles, on the Ocean Way Studios e Chomsky Ranch in the end of 1997, containing 12 songs and produced by the renomed Don Was (Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Elton John). Undiscovered Soul shows his qualities as a composer.

Beside his steady gig with Bon Jovi, Sambora has collaborated with writer Desmond Child and recorded the title track, "Guitar Man", for Les Paul's album, an unsurpassable honor for a guitarist. Sambora and his music were also featured in promos for Fox-TV's popular Wednesday night line-up during the 1997 February sweeps. In addition, Sambora has composed songs for the movie soundtracks of "Ford Fairlane", "Days of Thunder" and Zalman King's "Red Shoe Diaries."

Richaie Sambora Videos

  • Richie Sambora - These Days (Bon Jovi)
    Mix - Richie Sambora - These Days (Bon Jovi)YouTube. 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame BON JOVI Complete Induction Speech - Duration: ...
  • Richie Sambora & Bob Rock with Norm at Richie's Home Studio ...
    Norm visits Richie Sambora and Bob Rock while they're recording at Richie's home studio! They have loads of great new songs, and Richie, ...

FAQs on booking Richaie Sambora

  • How do I book Richaie Sambora to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Richaie Sambora for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Richaie Sambora, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Richaie Sambora or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Richaie Sambora

    Speaking fees for Richaie Sambora, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Richaie Sambora are $100,000 - $200,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Richaie Sambora, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Richaie Sambora speak about?

    Richaie Sambora is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Music, Producers and Directors.
  • Where does Richaie Sambora travel from?

    Richaie Sambora generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Richaie Sambora’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Richaie Sambora for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Richaie Sambora for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Richaie Sambora or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Richaie Sambora is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Richaie Sambora for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. Richaie Sambora generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Tommy Lee, Ryan Murphy, Sasha, Billy Gaus and Greg Holden. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Richaie Sambora for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Richaie Sambora Speaker Videos

  • Richie Sambora - These Days (Bon Jovi)
    Mix - Richie Sambora - These Days (Bon Jovi)YouTube. 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame BON JOVI Complete Induction Speech - Duration: ...
    Richie Sambora & Bob Rock with Norm at Richie's Home Studio ...
    Norm visits Richie Sambora and Bob Rock while they're recording at Richie's home studio! They have loads of great new songs, and Richie, ...

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