Ron Mancuso, enjoyed a happy life in his hometown of Las Vegas, but when he realized that his talent as a guitarist, bassist and keyboardist had a higher calling, he moved to Los Angeles to make his way in rock.

Soon after arriving in L.A., his reputation as a musician got around and he went on to record and tour with various rock acts, including Vanilla Fudge and King Kobra. In the late 80s, Mancuso co-founded Beggars & Thieves and the band had a nice run in the 90s. After moving on from Beggars & Thieves, Ron pivoted into writing tracks for Fox Sports. In 2013, Mancuso was recruited by Jake E. Lee (who had by then moved to Vegas) to form Red Dragon Cartel. Ron recorded and toured on the first album.

Currently, Mancuso is the owner of Studio 77 and mentors up and coming songwriters.

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