Coming from a blues and classic rock background, Ripley discovered 90's rock in his late teens. His guitar playing has been characterized as a mixture of the best of the 90's guitar icons like Tom Morello, Slash, John Frusciante, Dave Navarro, and Dean Deleo with old school influences like Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page and Albert King. Ripley also has a soft place in his heart for pop music ranging from The Beatles to Stone Temple Pilots to Kelly Clarkson.
-Performed as the lead guitarist for Rev Theory, an international level hard rock band charting five billboard Top 20 songs, touring credits including Evanescence, Motley Crue, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Godsmack, and multiple media placements
-Shared the stage with superstars LMFAO, Papa Roach, Shinedown
-Featured on stage with MARTIN BARRE (Guitarist for Jethro Tull)
-Featured on stage with TONY "WILD T" SPRINGER (Guitarist for David Bowie and Wild T & the Spirit)
-Featured on stage with RAY MYERS (Singer & Saxophone player for Aretha Franklin, The Jackson Five, Robert Cray)
-Collaborated in the studio with DJ KEMO (The Rascalz, Akon)
-Collaborated in the studio with Chin Injeti (2010 Grammy Award Winner)
-Performed during the 2010 Olympics
-Airplay for original compositions on Virgin Radio and 99.3 The Fox,
-Star in MTV reality show The Youth Electric
-Appearance on the TV series The Real Housewives of Vancouver
-Music Video Robot Radio by the Tito Deville Band featured on MuchMusic
-Best Music Video Leo Award Nomination
-Top 10 contestant for three straight years in the annual competition Fox Seeds, sponsored by 99.3 The Fox, Canada's largest unsigned band competition.